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.