It is a formidable mixture, heavy rain, more heavy rain, undulating terrain and dirt, the mixture resulted in slush, mud and more mud for the 4th Round of the Make Smoking History WAMX Junior State Championships, held in extreme conditions in the Perth hills at Chidlow on Sunday July 31st.
With the weather and track conditions, came the scramble for points in the championships, and this round was a smorgasboard of surprise results, which have shaken up the series standings, making the next two rounds absolutely crucial for competitors.
In the 50cc Auto there were different moto winners for the day with Sonny Pellicano the surprise package taking the top step of the podium from series leader Kayden Minear who finished second and Jai Love picking up third for the day. With both Patrick Butler and Jake Rumens having disappointing first moto results, and Seth Shackleton picking up a points only in the last moto of the day, the results have taken a slight dent for these contenders. Minear maintains a 34 point lead as the series leader.
Taking the round win in the 65cc 7-10 Years class with a perfect scorecard (1-1-1) Seth Clark topped the podium and narrowed the points chase down to only 20 points from series leader Kayden Minear picking up second and Tate Paganini‰Ûªs consistency securing third overall for the day. Kai McGinty, Seth Shackleton, Max Devery, Patrick Butler, Taj Moore, Jett Matthews and Jordan White were all terrific and recorded strong results in tough conditions for the smaller capacity bikes.
Liam Atkinson (2-1-1) took the round win and the title chase in the 65cc 10-12 Years class is now down to two points from Myles Gilmore who secured the second step on the box today with Brock Flynn taking third place. Racing for the top five throughout the day were Harrison Tapper, Seann Arrowsmith, Tylar Soloman and Jake Harvey all of whom have recorded strong results for the season thus far.