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WA Riders Shine Under The Lights Of Summercross

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Two big nights of motocross action hit Coastal Park in Henderson WA for the first major Perth event of the season hosted by the Coastal Motorcycle Club, one of Australia‰Ûªs oldest Clubs.

The warm summer afternoon gave way to classic summer evening under lights and an almost full moon to add to the evening‰Ûªs atmosphere.

The Coastal Motorcycle Club ensuring the future direction with an impressive Vendor Alley of local businesses comprising of trade displays and information for spectators to enjoy, continuing to lift the profile of the sport for the industry and the exposure for the club.'

A massive crowd lined the fences when the All West Plant Hire Senior Summercross greeted the riders on Saturday night.

The format for the nights shoot out was relatively simple, a knock out competition with the fastest 22 riders in the Opens and Lites classes eligible to compete for two laps. The 22 then reduces down to ten who battle for two laps with six riders going through to the next heat for two lap shootout with the final three riders remaining to compete in the Five Star Yamaha Shootout.

Controversy arose when a series of starting gate malfunctions had the format undergo many re-runs before the gates were abandoned for the traditional flag start. That format too was not without debate and drama before the Shootout was underway.

In the end the crowd went wild when Charlie Creech hung onto the lead to secure the Shootout but not without a big fight from Mitch Taylor who would finish second and Carson Bascombe securing third position.

Luke Davis was on point winning all three of the MANDURAH CITY YAMAHA and KTM Pro Lite motos, despite some hungry competition from Izaac Jones, Mitch Taylor, Eddy Pajewski, Ayden Bridgeford and Cory Woodhead. DNF‰Ûªs hampered results for Jake Pratley, Craig Divitini and Callum Alford.

Racing in together and scored separately with Dillon Kattler securing the FORDHOLD WRECKERS supported Intermediate Opens from Dylan Dejong and Pierce Biffin. Cory Kattler, and Brett Newboult kept Zach Sandow and Caleb Mills on their toes, whilst the Pro Open MANDURAH CITY YAMAHA and KTM class was taken out by Charlie Creech (1-1-1) with strong competition from Carson Bascombe (3-2-2), Chris Errey, Mat Johns, Curtis Dejong and Steven Pocock.

With three different moto winners in the TYRES FOR BIKES /HUSQVARNA Intermediate Lites class, by virtue of the final moto win and two solid second place finishes, Scott Jackman stood on top of the box from Dale Doutch and Justin Parker. Jake Woods and Dylan Furnihough would battle inside the top five, whilst Bailey Houston, Shaun Snow and Josh Piscitelli taded places with James Hoelzl and Mark Rollini.

Due to full gate number of entries in Clubman Lites, organisers opened the entries up for a second grid. The top 22 riders from Heats 1 and 2 progressed through into Heat 3 Final and the remaining riders into Heat 3 Final Rep̻chage.

Supported by MINIQUIP HIRE in Group A Ryan Berryman dominated from Jaiden Ward, Jack Wager, John Warden and Daniel Davis in the final whilst in the Repecharge James Lombard secured the top step of the podium from Ben Fabriziani and Jack Barham. Across the evening the previous moto results from Dion Macmillon, Blake Humphries, Jordan Matthews, Jesse Cream and Joshua Nichols leading up to the final.

Supported by MOTUL and QUADS N BIKES, Luke Gaisford dominated the night with the door wide open for a second place trade between Joel Mortimer, Tyron Robertson, Ashley Mills, Adam Filbey, Ryan Barron, Michael Murphy and Michael Bullock. Colin Balshaw, Wayne Dickinson, Craig Pearse and Jimmy-Lee Caruana enjoyed their own battles through the pack. Media Release

The class supported byDIAMOND DESIGNS and Holeshot Prizes from CULLYS YAMAHA Dylan Hennessey secured the first moto from Dale Doutch whilst moto two had Doutch for the race win ahead of Hennessey. The final moto Hennessey crashed out with a suspected broken collarbone ending his night, allowing Dale Doutch for the race win from Aaron Anderson. Tom Lilly, Callum Alford, Steven Knight, Cam McDonald, Carig Divitini, and Joel Dearden welcoming the return of the 125 class at Coastal Park.

Racing together and scored separately the FIFTH ELEMENT KAWASAKI Veterans class was dominated by Kenny Smith, but not after some terrific starts from Scott Kostin, Paul Mansfield, Nick Stone, Tim Dunstan, Daniel Jordan, Martin Costa and Nathan Carbon.

In the ROB MCCALL SUSPENSION sponsored Women‰Ûªs class Lilly Kent was the standout securing all three race wins. Coastal Park proved to be as unforgiving as ever with both Megan Bagnall and Jodie Maxwell falling victim recording DNF‰Ûªs whilst Emily Pickett, Casey Crisp, Jess Sainsbury, Teleisha Outram and Lana Woodhead breaking through the tough track conditions recording hard earned results.

With support from local sponsors FIFTH ELEMENT KAWASAKI, the Clubman Open would have Doyle Holl on the top step of the podium with his (1-2-1) scorecard. Nathan Campbell, Kane Doyle, Leighton Madden and Joshua Hurley would fight it out in the top five whilst further back Brad Lemmey, Jacob McDonald and Shaun Roser would challenge for a place, yet no-one could stop the strong jump off the line for Doyle Holl.
Credit: Gordon Pettigrew/True Spirit Photos
Friday night was reserved for the Junior classes, and the 50cc Demos supported by RIP N ROLL GOGGLES AUSTRALIA were well gated ensuring the future of this class, strong numbers and terrific competition in the tough sand from riders Deegan Fort, Devin Buckley, Charlie Butler, Makayla Rimbas, Rhys Newman, Tomas Mckeon, Jai Errey, Jake Lightfoot, Dylan Lightfoot, Evyn Adams, Matthew Crosbie, Mason Brown, Jordyn Adams, Ethan and Nate Marchant.

Sponsored by THE ULTIMATE SITE, and Kayden Minear had lost none of his speed coming into the first major race of 2016 securing all three moto wins from the improved Patrick Butler, Charlie Weightman, Leah Rimbas and Sonny Pellicano. These riders will be certainly to watch as the season unfolds.

With MOTUL supporting the 65‰Ûªs Kayden Minear stepped up to the plate dominating, whilst it was a titanic battle between Brock Flynn and the hard charging Myles Gilmore, Jake Turner and Seth Clark. Positions were tight and outside the top five Deacon Paice, Jaylee Rimbas, Liam Hogan, Josh Mcquade and Hayden O‰ÛªLeary fought it out, yet no-one was able to stem the flow of Kayden Minear who took the top step of the podium, again ensuring this class will continue to be an exciting prospect for 2016.

Low numbers did not deter some of the best racing in the class supported by FORDHOLD WRECKERS and Myles Gilmore secured the first two motos with Brock Flynn dialling in some brilliant starts wrapping up the last moto of the evening, with both riders thrilling the crowd. Jake Turner had his bike peculating nicely with a (3-2-3) scorecard with Riley Wager and Aiden Jones inside the top five and Hayden O‰ÛªLeary and Jett Battista, both recording a DNF each, with Battista taking a nasty off in the last moto.

Corben Weinert took out the MINIQUIP HIRE older age group of the 85‰Ûªs, but had to work hard with Evan Browne and Ryan Bradshaw on the pipe and digging deep with strong opposition from Revonn Nieuwoudt, Jake Minear, Christian Silvestro and Kara Cats. Liam Darbyshire, Rylee Bevin and Jacob Woodhead featured in the top ten across the three motos, and this class will be one of the exciting ones to follow this season.

With MOBIWASH backing this class, Australian Champion Mitchell Outram dominated the evening with Riley Stephens, Jack Court and Christian Silvestro fighting it out for a podium result. Troy Austin proved he was a force to be reckoned with strong results and Ben Sainsbury, Lewis Moloney and Jayden Stephens holding out challenges from Tahlia O‰Ûªhare and Bradley Woodhead.

Kyal Gillespie took out the first FIFTH ELEMENT KAWASAKI Junior Lites moto and then took no further part in the evening‰Ûªs racing leaving Riley Stephens to dominate, securing the top step of the podium with Ben Sainsbury, Matthew Marson, Tahlia O‰ÛªHare and Christopher Wheeler. Further back in the packs there were some great battles between Liam Ford, Harry Phillips, Nicholas Claxton, Seth Nicholson and Jayden Olson.

Josh Mcquade stood atop the podium, taking home the QUADS N BIKES trophy with Deegan Lough, Josh Squires, Zara Porter and Keenan Murphy. Whilst the results may not show, there were terrific battles from Azmin Pearse, Brock Beeck, Brooke Hollins, Briana Murphy, Kiera Buckley and newcomer Chloe Fitzsimmons, ensuring the junior quads are indeed a force to be taken seriously, and it was a great initiative by Coastal Park to support the Junior quad classes.

Jae Dowsett and Jacob Bosustow put on a massive show in the first moto trading places for the lead over five times in the QUADS N BIKES larger capacity quad class. Caelan Campione and Flynn Burton would do similar in the battle for third, whilst Blake Croonen DNF-ed the first moto he came back swinging in the second moto with a strong showing for a race win before mechanical issue on the last lap put his race campaign to bed for the evening with a DNF.

Full Class results can be found online at https://www.mylaps.com

Top Image: Luke Davis was in fine form in the Lites class

Credit: Gordon Pettigrew/True Spirit Photos

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