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WAMX Junior State Championship round 5 wrap-up

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WAMX Junior State Championship round 5 wrap-up
Round 5 of the Make Smoking History WAMX Junior State Championships greeted riders with rain, wind and cooler conditions at Wanneroo Junior Motocross Club with the penultimate round providing plenty of thrills, spills and a shake- up in the points heading into next month‰Ûªs final round.

Quads Limited 7-11Years Brooke Hollins took a clean sweep of the round (1-1-1) with series leader Nichole Mc Donnell (2-2-2) picking up second place and Kiera-Lily Buckley the third step of the podium. Mea Dowsett and Bridie Pearse would battle for the remaining places, and with one round remaining, the championship is still open for the taking next month at Byford with only 13 points separating the top two places in the series standings.

Quads Competition 8-12 Years Series leader Josh McQuade took the round win from Keenan Murphy and Azmin Pearse, who would join them on the podium for third. Deegan Lough was in contention for a podium finish before a mechanical failure in the last moto ended his day and damaged his championship point‰Ûªs chase. Amira Schmid, Harrison Hayes, Zara Porter, Josh Squires and Brooke Hollins would secure points heading into the final round at Byford next month, ensuring an exciting finish to the Junior Quad Championship.

Quads Blasters 12-16 Years Jae Dowsett was unstoppable taking the round win (1-1-1) from Jacob Bosustow second and third placed Andrew Soltoggio. Caelen Campione and Flynn Burton would battle further back with Zac O‰ÛªDonnell unable to line up for racing. Dowsett retains the series lead heading into the final round from Bosustow and Campione.

50cc Auto Series leader Kayden Minear not only secured the round win with a faultless display but further extended his lead in the series by 51 points. Seth Shackleton would finish second with Patrick Butler holding down third for the day and securing second place in the season standings. Third place in the series leader board is Jake Rumens who worked hard for a top five finish across the day as Ricky Skalecki, Jack Bakker and Connor Wiese would feature in the top ten with Tyson Silvestro Sonny Pellicano and Jai Love.

65cc 7-10 Years Seth Clark edged out Kayden Minear by just two points to secure the round win as Minear secured second overall and Seth Shackleton securing the third step on the podium. Deacon Paice, Patrick Butler, Taj Moore, Sonny Pellicano, Tate Paganini, Dylan Dixon and Nate Graham were all terrific. Kayden Minear holds the series lead heading into the final round by 18 points from Seth Clark ensuring a sensational finale at Byford next month.

65cc 10-12 Years Liam Atkinson (1-1-2) took the overall round win from Myles Gilmore and Atkinson now has the series lead by a mere 3 points from second placed Gilmore, as Brock Flynn wrapped up third for the day. Tylar Soloman, Harrison Tapper, Jake Turner, Seann Arrowsmith, Isaac Atkins, Finley Maton and Jye Tomerini recorded solid results across the day. The Atkinson and Gilmore showdown will come to its cracking conclusion on the hardpacked surface at Byford, a fitting final to an outstanding race series between these two fierce competitors.

85/150cc 9-12 Years As with the 65‰Ûªs, Liam Atkinson and Myles Gilmore continued their epic battle with Atkinson picking up the round win with Gilmore second and Brock Flynn third for the day. Kaj Radcliffe, Riley Wager, and Jordan Minear would endure the battles just outside the top three, as the momentum was all with Atkinson and Gilmore. Myles Gilmore now holds a 9 point lead in the series from Atkinson, and you can be guaranteed of another three outstanding races come next month at Byford for the series final.
WAMX Junior State Championship round 5 wrap-up
128cc-150cc/250cc 13-16 Years Terrific trio Middleton, Duffy and Outram
85/150cc 12-16 Years Hot favourites Brady Gilmore went down in the opening moto ending his day and possibly his season, and Corben Weinert was out with injury, and firm favourite Seth Manuel sat this round out. This opened up opportunities for other contenders and Conan Forrester was in super form securing the round win (2-1-2) from Christian Silvestro second and Tyler Mitchell third overall. Sam Stephen, Revonn Nieuwoudt, Kallum Jackman and Liam Darbyshire were to duke it out as did Rhys Burnett who was contention for a podium result before a DNF in moto one destroyed his chances, although Burnett would bounce back with a second place in moto two and final moto win, the opening moto results was see him miss the podium. The final round at Byford will be one not to miss with Conan Forrester now taking over as the series leader by 26 points from Rhys Burnett.

100cc-125cc 13-15 Years It was a clean sweep of the round for Regan Duffy who now carries a 54 point lead heading into the final round of the championship. With Corben Weinert and Brady Gilmore absent through injury, this allowed Jacob Daniels to secure second overall and move into second in the series behind Duffy. Christian Silvestro put in three solid motos to pick up third for the day ahead of Revonn Nieuwoudt and Tahlia O‰ÛªHare.

100cc-125cc 15 Years Billy Middleton took the round win (2-1-1) from second placed Mitch Outram, and Kurt Oinn third for the day. Austin Ridley and Sam Baxter were in great form, and Outram‰Ûªs results for today have him holding the series lead by 16 points from the hard charging Middleton. An exciting finish will conclude the year next month at Byford.

128cc-150cc/250cc 13-16 Years Regan Duffy secured the overall in the Junior Lites with a clean sweep (1-1-1) as Billy Middleton would pick up second overall and Mitchell Outram third for the day. Kai Stephen and Nick Williamson would remain consistent through the day for the top five, and Duffy tightened up the points charge with the gap between series leader Billy Middleton and Duffy now 50 points. Kurt Oinn, Tahlia O‰ÛªHare, Nathan Rodgers, Liam Ford and Joe Di Guilio were left to slog it out picking up valuable points heading into the next exciting and final round at Byford on September 17th.

Whilst various classes look to be locked up and decided, it is never over until the final flag fall and with a mixed bag of results at the penultimate round, the final round will go down to the wire. Round 6 is a massive double header of juniors and seniors on September 17th and 18th, the Lightweight Motorcycle Club will be the destination for Western Australia‰Ûªs top motocross riders all vying for championship glory.

Main Photo: Seth Clark and Seth Shackleton battle for the lead
Credit: www.truespiritphotos.com


Quads Limited 7-11Years Standings After Two Rounds:
1 NICHOLE MCDONNELL 195 Points
2 KIERA-LILY BUCKLEY 182 Points
3 BROOKE HOLLINS 175 Points
4 MEA DOWSETT 168 Points
5 BRIDIE PEARSE 131 Points

Quads Competition 8-12 Years Standings After Two Rounds:
1 JOSH MCQUADE 207 Points
2 KEENAN MURPHY 180 Points
3 AZMIN PEARSE 151 Points
4 JOSH SQUIRES 150 Points
5 DEEGAN LOUGH143 Points

Quads Blasters 12-16 Years Standings After Two Rounds:
1 JAE DOWSETT 210 Points
2 JAKOB BOSUSTOW 192 Points
3 CAELAN CAMPIONE 170 Points
4 ANDREW SOLTOGGIO 169 Points
5 FLYNN BURTON 163 Points

50cc Auto Standings After 5 Rounds
1 KAYDEN MINEAR 471 Points
2 PATRICK BUTLER 420 Points
3 JAKE RUMENS 399 Points
4 SONNY PELLICANO 390 Points
5 SETH SHACKLETON 390 Points

65cc 7-10 Years Standings After 5 Rounds
1 KAYDEN MINEAR 491 Points
2 SETH CLARK 473 Points
3 TATE PAGANINI396 Points
4 DEACON PAICE 395 Points
5 SETH SHACKLETON 361 Points

65cc 10-12 Years Standings After 5 Rounds
1 LIAM ATKINSON 496 Points
2 MYLES GILMORE 493 Points
3 TYLAR SOLOMON 399 Points
4 BROCK FLYNN 388 Points
5 HARRISON TAPPER 379 Points

85/150cc 9-12 Years Standings After 5 Rounds
1 MYLES GILMORE 489 Points
2 LIAM ATKINSON 480 Points
3 BROCK FLYNN 431 Points
4 KAJ RADCLIFFE 413 Points
5 JAKE TURNER 369 Points

85/150cc 12-16 Years Standings After 5 Rounds
1 CONAN FORRESTER 448 Points
2 RHYS BURNETT 422 Points
3 BRADY GILMORE 390 Points
4 SAM STEPHEN 371 Points
5 CORBEN WEINERT 356 Points

100cc-125cc 13-15 Years Standings After 5 Rounds
1 REGAN DUFFY 473 Points
2 JACOB DANIELS 419 Points
3 CORBEN WEINERT 362 Points
4 EVAN BROWNE 351 Points
5 REVONN NIEUWOUDT 345 Points

100cc-125cc 15 Years Standings After 5 Rounds
1 MITCHELL OUTRAM 497 Points
2 BILLY MIDDLETON 481 Points
3 KURT OINN 412 Points
4 AUSTIN RIDLEY 393 Points
5 SAM BAXTER 384 Points

128cc-150cc/250cc 13-16 Years Standings After 5 Rounds
1 BILLY MIDDLETON 476 Points
2 REGAN DUFFY 426 Points
3 KURT OINN 398 Points
4 MITCHELL OUTRAM 340 Points
5 KAI STEPHEN 333 Points

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