2014 KINGS OF WANNEROO
Incorporating AUSTRALIAN SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL sponsored by Hydroquip
This weekend the Motorcycle Racing Club of WA will host the Final motorcycle race meeting of the season – the Kings of Wanneroo incorporating the Final round of the Australian Sidecar Championships.
Australian Superbike Champion, Wayne Maxwell (Champions Ride Days Honda CBR 1000RR) headlines the ‘The 2014 Kings of Wanneroo’ entry list. Along with Aaiden and Mason Coote who will be returning to their home state, forgoing the Supersport class to contest the ‘Kings’. Aaiden will be aboard the Paul Cox ZX-10 Kawasaki whilst Mason will ride the Steve Mitchell Ducati. Also making the trip West will be NSW rider Brandon Demmery who will contest the Helmet House 250 Production class.
All of the top local Superbike riders will be on the grid. Local rider Cameron Stronach riding a BMW 1000 has just come off back to back WA Superbike Championships and is keen to finish the season with the Kings Title, a title that runs in his family with Uncles Trevor & Stuart Adams, brother Ben and father Murray as previous Winners.
Maxwell last raced at the Barbagallo Circuit in 2011 when the Australian national Superbikes supported the WA V8 round, but he also attends regularly here as a Coach for the Champions Ride Day group. Anthony McFadden (My Carebook BMW) and Adam Senior will also be keen to give Maxwell some competition with home track knowledge.
The final round of the National Sidecar Championship will also be contested over the weekend and along with all of the main title aspirants heading our way, the cream of WA’s Sidecar races will also hit the track. The top six national teams are covered by just 24 points, and the top two by a mere 4 points so everyone who is making the effort to come to WA is in with a chance of the 2014 title. Eight outfits are making the trip to WA and the current championship leaders are the pairing of Jason and Brett James who have 127 points, second are Ron Marten and Damien Edis with 123 points, who will also be well placed to take the F2 title with the absence of leaders Glenn and Andrew West. Chrissie Clancy and Leanne March are currently third in both championships with 108 points.
As in the solo division they can’t expect to have everything their own way with the likes of the 2014 State Champions Murray Stronach and Joanne Thompson, former State and National Champions Lindsay Fagan and Josh Wintle making a one off appearance, Des Harvey and Gary Cushnahan who scored 40 points at the NSW round 1 and Jero Joyce and Corey Blackman who scored 29 points at round 1 as well. Add the likes of Duncan Rogers and Rodney Bell, Jeff Brown and Darren Sheldlick, Chris Pym and Matthew McKinnon, Billy Sayers and Josephine Voltic, Justin and Melissa Foot and Mickey Robbins and Karen Dore and you have the best Sidecar field for many years.
Good strong fields of riders will be contesting the support events of 600 Supersport Challenge Cup, Adam Chambers the 2014 State Championship Supersport winner will be keen to finish the year with another win, but will come under pressure from Thyron Van Vuuren and Sam Clarke.
In the 125 GP class it will be new local Championship winner Scott Pettit fending off Graham Jeans and Nathan Smith.
The Clubman Class riders in both 600cc and 1000cc capacity events will contest two heats which will see the top 29 riders go into the Stars of Tomorrow Final and the remainder orf the field contest the Consolation race.
The new class for the 2014 season – 4 stroke 250 Production racing will see some new competition in this field for the final round. New South Wales teenager Brandon Demmery will be riding the Helmet House 250 Kawasaki. Current Series leader Tim Boujos has a 27 point lead over his nearest rival Vinnie Chew who is competing in his first season of racing. Sam Clarke is also stepping onto a 250 production bike for the first time as is Supersport rider Thyron Van Vuuren. These two along with Demmery could upset Boujos’s chances of a Series Win for 2014.
Saturdays Schedule commences 9.00am on track with practice sessions, followed by Qualifying and racing in the afternoon with the top 8 Superbikes contesting Superpole for a front row grid position.
Sunday warm up sessions stat on track at 9.00am with racing from 10:20am.
Children 15 years and under free both days.
Saturday Pit paddock entry is only $5 and Sunday Main Gate entry is $20 (includes program) and pit paddock walk in entry free.
Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo – Ticket & event information available at www.mcrcwa.com.au
Link – A look back at the biggest and best Kings of Wanneroo ever in 2008 –