AJMX Nationals Day Five Report

By Jeremy Hammer

Day five of the Australian Junior Motocross Nationals was once again filled with tight racing across numerous classes, as each category took part in their final races.

Weather conditions were perfect for the fifth consecutive day, with the Bunbury circuit receiving a minor touch up.

Hunter Lawrence would once again control both the 125cc, and 250cc 15-year age groups. Lawrence demonstrated a commanding performance; capturing two Moto wins with ease.

Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence

Justin Hart claimed another second place result behind Lawrence in the 125cc class, however he was unable to secure a podium position aboard his 250cc.

Wyatt Chase would round out the 125cc podium, while Wade Kirkland and Cooper Pozniak finished second and third respectively in the 250cc category.

Taj Marshall backed up his 250cc 13-U15 Years win from yesterday with another victory today, Callum Norton followed in second while Caleb Grothues concluded the podium in third.

Taj Marshall – “I’m so pumped to get a race win today and yesterday. They were both really good days and the bike is handling so well. I have to give a massive shoutout to Tim Vare at Eight Eleven Racing and Lee Hogan as well from the BCP Pro Circuit Junior Honda Team. The track is super rough and it’s getting pretty gnarly out there. For me it’s a case of I like the sand and it suits me to a tee.”

The 125cc 13-U15 Years category underwent their first two final races, after contesting three qualifying Moto’s throughout the week.

The opening Moto was dominated by Mat Fabry, who passed Regan Duffy mid-moto, eventually gapping the field. Duffy ended the Moto in second despite Riley Dukes putting on a late race charge to finish third.

Moto two saw Fabry out front again, however Caleb Grothues returned to his usual form, passing Fabry a couple of laps in. Fabry was unable to stay within striking distance of the KTM rider, and settled for a comfortable second place position. Callum Norton completed the podium in third.

Caleb Grothues
Caleb Grothues

Riley Dukes captured the 85cc 14-U16 Years final #3 win, while Regan Duffy and Jett Lawrence won their respective 85cc age groups.

Riley Dukes: “I’m defintiley happy getting the win today. I had a few moto’s where I struggled with the bumps a bit but I came back strong today so I’m really happy. A good start definitely helps with a good track position, and you’re not copping as much roost that’s for sure. The bike setup is really important. You pretty much have to tune your suspension every race to suit the changing conditions. I’m feeling really relaxed now. I got the nerves and that out of the way in the first two races, so going to consolidate and do my best for the rest of the event.”

100cc to 125cc 2-stroke 13-u15 years – Championship Standings

1) Mat Fabry – 67 points

2) Caleb Grothues – 61 points

3) Callum Norton – 60 points

4) Riley Dukes – 56 points

5) Regan Duffy – 52 points

85cc 2-stroke / 150cc 4-stroke std wheel 9-u12 years – Championship Standings

1) Jett Lawrence – 70 points

2) Alex Larwood – 64 points

3) Levi Rogers – 58 points

4) Myles Gilmore – 50 points

5) Cody Chittick – 50 points

85cc 2-stroke / 150cc 4-stroke std/big wheel 14-u16 years – Championship Standings

1) Mitchell Outram – 132 points
2) Riley Dukes – 126 points
3) Liam Walsh – 126 points
4) Morgan Fogarty – 107 points
5) Thomas Bell – 105 points

85cc 2-stroke / 150cc 4-stroke std/big wheel 12-u14 years – Championship Standings

1) Regan Duffy – 137 points
2) Rhys Budd – 120 points
3) Corben Weinert – 107 points
4) John Bova – 100 points
5) Bailey Malkiewicz

65cc Solo 7-u9 years– Championship Standings

1) Seth Burchell – 127 points
2) Kayden Minear – 126 points
3) Tyler Collins – 121 points
4) Reece Weissel – 111 points
5) Braden Plath – 109 points

100cc – 150cc 2-stroke / 200cc – 250cc 4-stroke Girls 13-u16 years – Championship Standings

1) Danielle Foot – 137 points
2) Tahlia O’Hare – 124 points
3) Lily Kent – 114 points
4) Tanesha-Rose Harnett – 103 points
5) Emilee McPherson – 101 points

50cc Division 2 7-u9 years – Championship Standings

1) Seth Burchell – 137 points
2) Kayden Minear – 122 points
3) Seth Clark – 116 points
4) Deacon Paice – 93 points
5) Taj Moore – 91 points

65cc Solo 11 years – Championship Standings

1) Jett Lawrence – 100 points

2) Cody Chittick – 96 points

3) Tyran Tomich – 95 points

4) Benny Novak – 84 points

5) Alex Larwood – 77 points

100cc to 125cc 2-stroke 15 years – Championship Standings

1) Hunter Lawrence – 105 points

2) Justin Hart – 92 points

3) Wyatt Chase – 92 points

4) Wade Kirkland – 86 points

5) Cooper Pozniak – 77 points

128cc – 150cc 2-stroke & 200cc – 250cc 4-stroke 13-u15 years – Championship Standings

1) Taj Marshall – 98 points

2) Callum Norton – 95 points

3) Mason Semmens – 81 points

4) Michael Driscoll – 81 points

5) Trent Collins – 76 points

65cc Solo 9-u11 years – Championship Standings

1) Noah Smerdon – 102 points

2) Deegan Mancinelli – 90 points

3) Zachary Watson – 88 points

4) Liam Atkinson – 86 points

5) Lewis Callow – 80 points

85cc 2-stroke / 150cc 4-stroke all wheel Girls 12-u16 years – Championship Standings

1) Danielle Foot – 102 points

2) Tahlia O’Hare – 99 points

3) Tanesha-Rose Harnett – 86 points

4) Britney Boyce – 82 points

5) Kara Cats – 78 points

128cc – 150cc 2-stroke & 200cc – 250cc 4-stroke 15 years – Championship Standings:

1) Hunter Lawrence – 70 points

2) Wade Kirkland – 64 points

3) Justin Hart – 60 points

4) Cooper Pozniak – 56 points

5) Ryan Kenney – 50 points