Moto News Wrap for June 30, 2015

By Darren Smart

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Australasian News

Queensland Motocross Championships: Round two of the Queensland Motocross Championships was held at Tivoli Raceway last weekend and once again Robbie Marshall put his experience and speed to good use to win the Pro-Open Class ahead of Richard Evans and Darcy Jones while Nathan Crawford took out the Lites Class ahead of Wade Hunter and Wilson Todd. Crawford racked up another title with his win at Tivoli while Evans won the Pro-Open championship.

Hunter Lawrence was on fire at Tivoli. The Yamaha rider took out both the 13-15 years 125cc and the 15 years 250cc classes and went undefeated in the championship on both bikes.

Hunter Lawrence
Hunter Lawrence

Victorian Motocross Championships: Down in Victoria we saw Maffra host round 3 of the Victorian Motocross Championships and it was Dylan Long who took out the Pro-Open Class ahead of Ross Beaton and Tomas Ravenhorst while Jed Beaton won the Pro-Lites class from Jack Simpson and Matt Ryan.

WAMX Junior Motocross Championships: Way over in West Australia round 3 of WAMX Junior Motocross Championships was held at Hedley Park, Byford and the turn-out was huge. Billy Middleton won the 100cc/125cc 13-u15 Yrs while Justin Hart won the 100cc/125cc15 Yrs and the 128cc-150cc/250cc 13-u16 Yrs classes. Kayden Minear took out the 50cc Auto 7-u9 Yrs, Liam Atkinson and Seth Clark won the two 65cc classes while Regan Duffy and Atkinson were the winners in the two 85cc classes.

MX Nationals Returns: Next weekend we have the second half of the MX Nationals kicking off at Raymond Terrace and it should be an absolute cracker. All of the front runners have been getting some extra training and practice and whether they are still in title contention or not, each and every rider will look to make a name for themselves over the next five rounds.

  • Rd6 – 5 July – Raymond Terrace, NSW
  • Rd7 – 19 July – Shepparton, VIC
  • Rd8 – 2 August – Nowra, NSW
  • Rd9 – 23 August – Toowoomba, QLD
  • Rd10 – 29-30 August – Coolum, QLD

 

The BIGGEST Motocross Meeting in Queensland!!: The annual Conondale Classic is almost upon us and it will be the biggest and best yet. The line-up of riders is looking very strong with Craig Anderson now entered on a Husky CR500 while Shayne and Darryl King will be keen to give Ando a bit of stick on their usual CR500 and KX500 mounts. There has been plenty of rain up at Green Park, Conondale so there will be plenty of grass coverage on the track so it will just like the good old days.

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Reed Speaks: You will have read by now that Chad Reed’s Two Two Motorsport team has folded so instead of me dribbling on about it here is what Chad himself had to say – there are some pretty powerful insights here. “Today we share the unfortunate news that our journey with TwoTwo Motorsports has ended. Five years ago, we built this race team from the ground up. With a team of the best guys in our industry, we created a successful winning team. I’ve always said, if you’re going to do something, do it right! We worked hard to compete at a level with the factory teams and to meet our goals of being championship contenders.”

“On the outside we were great, but on the inside the stress and cost of wearing both the team owner and the rider hats were taking a toll. I’m not someone who gives up, so when the tough times came I worked harder to push through them. 2014 was a tough year for the team, financially and mentally. My injury almost cost us the team, but I couldn’t handle the thought of losing everything we had worked for. 2015 has been a crazy year of everything going wrong. We had flashes of brilliance, but titles aren’t won with flashes. My ‘Mr. Consistent’ status was gone and I was back on the ‘has-been’ list in my own head.”

“At this point in my career, I needed to make a choice of which hat I was going to wear moving forward: a team owner or rider. I can’t be both. I’ve been living and working at an unsustainable rate and I’ve emotionally, physically, and financially exhausted myself. I’m stubborn and haven’t wanted to let go. I don’t like the thought of giving up on anything. It’s taken a year of swimming against the current to finally realize I needed to make changes quickly. I’m lucky to have the support of my wife and family who have helped me see that I was not only losing my love of racing, but also heading for a breakdown. My family and my health come first.”

Chad Reed - Thunder Valley  - 2015
Chad Reed – Thunder Valley – 2015

New Team: Expect Chad to sign with one of the top teams for the 2016 season very soon. RCH Suzuki, JGR Yamaha or Monster Energy Kawasaki are the three teams I would put my money on.

New Team: After two-plus seasons with CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha, Alex Martin has signed with Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha for the 2016 season. Alex will join his younger brother Jeremy on the team next year.

JAB Out: JAB Motorsports, which has backed Matt Lemoine since 2013 will not race the remainder of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross due to financial reasons.

Jatz Out: Aussie Jackson Richardson missed the Budd’s Creek National after sustaining a broken hand in a practice crash leading up to the event. Richardson was nineteenth in 250MX points after five rounds, is the only privateer in the top twenty in points and has been in the top 20 in eight of the ten motos this season with his best finish a fourteenth in the second moto at Thunder Valley.

Strang Strong: With the GNCC series on a two month break our own Josh Strang is competing in a few Triathlons to keep himself in shape but get this, at the recent Hickory Sprint Triathlon Strang scored 10th outright among a fleet of pro and semi-pro triathletes.

Milner at ClubMX: Meanwhile, fellow Aussie and GNCC punter Daniel Milner has been down at the ClubMX facility in the heart of South Carolina belting out motos in preparation for the second half of the season.

Euro News

ADAC Masters – Germany: Round four of the ADAC MX Masters at Aichwald was held last weekend and it was won by the hottest MX2 rider in Europe at the moment, Tim Gajser. In front of nearly 22,000 fans, Gjaser took his CRF250R to victory ahead of Suzuki factory rider and current ADAC MX Masters championship leader Glenn Coldenhoff while Pascal Rauchenecker managed third overall on the day.

Coldenhoff retains his ADAC points lead on 173 points, 28 ahead of second placed Dennis Ullrich with Jeremy Seewer sitting third on 131 points.

British National Motocross Championships: Max Anstie and Shaun Simpson won the MX2 and MX1 classes respective at the latest round of the British National Motocross Championships held at the aptly named Blaxhall Pits in the east of England. Anstie blitzed all three motos to now lead the MX2 championship while Simpson lost the opening moto to Stephen Frossard but bounced back to win the second and third motos to take the overall and retain the MX1 championship lead.

Swedish Motocross Championships: Filip Bengtsson has won the third round of the Swedish Motocross Championships held in Västerås last weekend. Bengtsson dominated the event with a double moto win and was joined on the podium by Filip Thuresson and Viktor Björklund. Despite only scoring 7th on the da, Rasmus Sjöberg still leads the championship.

Kawasaki Chaos: It hasn’t been a good week for the Euro factory MX1 Kawasaki team. Former World Motocross Champion Tyla Rattray announced at the German GP that he will finish out the 2015 GP series and then retire while there is a strong rumour around that his teammate Ryan Villopoto will not return to the MXGP series at all after injury sidelined him in May.

Everts at World Junior Motocross Championships: There will be several Aussie on hand at the 2015 World Junior Motocross Championships set for El Molar in Spain on 19 July but there is one rider that all eyes will be on and that is Liam Everts, who is contesting the Over 50cc to 65cc 2-stroke Class.

Liam Everts will be at the 2015 World Junior Motocross Championship in Spain during July
Liam Everts will be at the 2015 World Junior Motocross Championship in Spain during July

Liam is the son of 10-time World Motocross Champion Stefan Everts and grandson of four-time World Motocross Champion Harry Everts.

World Trials: Adam Raga finally got a win over Toni Bou in the French round of the FIM Trails World Championships. Bou won the opening day but a fall on day two handed the win to Raga and stopped what was looking like a perfect season with Bou winning every round to date. Bou still has a handy 34 point lead in the championship.

Smarty’s Race Reports and Official Results from last Weekend

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AMA Motocross Championships – Round 6 – Budds Creek, MD
450 Race Report

Mud brings up and whole new game plan when it comes to motocross and championship leader Ryan Dungey looked like he had it all dialled in after a HUGE win in the opening moto and even when he came out of the first corner of moto two in second place behind Justin Barcia you would have thought another moto win was in the bag but that is not how it worked out.

Reminiscent to the trip over the bars by Romain Febvre and Jeffrey Herling over the last two MXGP rounds, Dungey came up short on the first step up at Budd’s Creek and flew through the air and landed well in front of his KTM. Fortunately Dungey wasn’t hit by any of the 38 riders cresting the jump and was able to remount, do some straightening out before storming through to 12th place by moto end for fifth outright on the day and more importantly maintain his 37 point lead over Roczen.

Here is what the Dunge tweeted after the event: ‘Good weekend at Budds Creek considering the 2nd Moto crash in the mud, very thankful to be okay and healthy leaving and ready to move forward –  1-12 Moto scores.’

Thanks to the spectacular trip over and bars by Dungey at the start of the second moto we saw Justin Barcia take his first 450 overall for 2015 with 3-1 finishes. Here is what he had to say to RacerX: “Well, I can’t say the day was bad. Overall, it was awesome. First moto, decent start. Just kind of was stuck in third. I really wanted to get Christophe [Pourcel] for second but just couldn’t make it happen. He rode really well and I made a few mistakes. But went back to the truck, was warming up, headed down to the line and they postponed the race for a while. So I was like, well, is this even going to happen? The weather was bad, but I was like, I want to race. I’m pretty good in the mud. I’m from New York, so it’s a good time usually. But second moto was unreal. I just was having so much fun. I wasn’t really thinking about anything, just riding. Doing little turn-down whips off the jumps and stuff on the last lap and just fist-pumping for the fans. My mechanic Ben [Schiermeyer] was putting on the pit board every lap I was a few seconds ahead. At one point I was close to a thirty-second lead, so I was just on cruise control having fun. It was awesome. It’s been an awesome day.”

AMA Motocross 2015 - Round Six - Budds Creek - Justin Barcia
AMA Motocross 2015 – Round Six – Budds Creek – Justin Barcia

Second place on the day was Christophe Pourcel who is looking better and better on the Husqvarna and I still have him down as a round winner by season’s end. Here is what the Frenchman had this to say to RacerX. “I started the day fastest qualifying, so that’s always good. I think it’s good for me because it’s a new team and I felt more comfortable with the bike and stuff. I feel like we’re going in the right direction with the setting of the bike, suspension, and the chassis. That is good news. Then, during the moto, just two decent starts first of all. I think we got a good setup for the start now, so it’s good news. Last year I had a lot of holeshots, and it’s always nice to be up front and just get the rhythm with the top guys. Made a few mistakes in the first moto and just ended up second. In the second moto, I was just riding behind Justin [Barcia] and I just crashed. I never do that kind of crash. I just lost it in a corner. It was just so slippery. I just crashed. I knew that it was going to cost me in the overall. It was just so close for me. I felt good. Justin was riding amazing too. I think we could have had a good battle because first moto we had a good one, too, and we could have had another one in the second.”

Blake Baggett is also looking more and more comfortable at the pointy end of the 450 field and scored third overall on the day, one spot ahead of the defending champion Ken Roczen who was crook at Budds Creek and had this explanation to RacerX. “I had a really good week before the off weekend. I felt really strong, getting a lot better. I got really sick the week after, and I’m still fighting it, got a virus. So the first moto, I tried the best I can. I was good for the first half of the moto, then I slowly started to fade. Struggled with my lungs, just felt congested and stuff. Second moto, we had a really bad storm and lightning and rain. I got a good start, I was in fourth the whole race. Not the ideal weekend, but I think [Ryan] Dungey crashed in that second one. I don’t really know where we’re at in points or if we gained anything, but I’m just glad the weekend is over and I have time to heal up.”

Defending champ Ken Roczen was off the pace at Budds Creek
Defending champ Ken Roczen was off the pace at Budds Creek

450 Overall: 1. Justin Barcia 3-1. 2. Christophe Pourcel 2-3. 3. Blake Baggett 4-2. 4. Ken Roczen – 5-4. 5. Ryan Dungey 1-12. 6. Jason Anderson 7-7. 7. Broc Tickle 6-9. 8. Phil Nicoletti 1-5. 9. Tommy Hahn 12-6. 10. Wil Hahn 8-14.

AMA Motocross 2015 - Round Six - Budds Creek - 450 Podium
AMA Motocross 2015 – Round Six – Budds Creek – 450 Podium

450MX Series Standings: 1. Ryan Dungey – 256pts. 2. Ken Roczen – 219pts. 3. Justin Barcia – 193pts. 4. Blake Baggett – 185pts. 5. Jason Anderson – 178pts. 6. Broc Tickle – 158pts. 7. Christophe Pourcel – 157pts. 8. Weston Peick – 140pts. 9. Phil Nicoletti – 132pts. 10. Eli Tomac – 125pts.

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250 Race Report

Marvin Musquin was taken out by his practice partner Adam Cianciarulo in the opening moto and had to fight back to 7th place but he made the best of the second moto to take the overall. Here is what he had to say to RacerX: “No, it was actually really bad for myself, also, because I didn’t ride the way I wanted to. My technique was no good. The bike was not working good. My lines were not good. I was not happy. Actually, before AC [Adam Cianciarulo] and I crashed together, I was actually very patient and tried to stay calm. Then, when I went down, it was a tough moto. Before the second moto, to be honest, I was like, man, that’s going to be a bad day, a tough second moto, but I got to try my best. If I want to win a championship I got to be strong and try hard. So I got a decent start and then, actually, I was second and I got the lead because AC went down and then I was in front by myself. I was having fun and hitting the lines really nice. It was hard with the lappers, but I made it happen.”

AMA Motocross 2015 - Round Six - Budds Creek - Marvin Musquin
AMA Motocross 2015 – Round Six – Budds Creek – Marvin Musquin

Fresh off signing to ride alongside his brother on the Star Racing Yamaha team in 2016, Alex Martin got his first national moto win at Budd’s Creek but the second moto didn’t go to plan – here is the explanation he gave to RacerX: “To be honest, it was really hard, really tough to pass that second moto, so I was kind of just waiting for some of the guys to crash or tip over because it seems like that usually happens. Toward the end of the second moto is when it gets tough and you get tired or whatever. Unfortunately, I couldn’t see the mechanics area very well just because the rut that was there in that corner made it hard to look over at the same time, so I had no idea that I was that close to the overall. Maybe had I known, I would have gone for it or something, but maybe next time.”

Alex Martin won the opening 250 moto at Budds Creek
Alex Martin won the opening 250 moto at Budds Creek

Young Joey Savatgy is getting stronger and stronger and scored third overall at Budd’s Creek, here is what he had to say to RacerX: “I’d say overall it was a good day. We’re on the box. Nothing wrong with those days. But it’d be a lot cooler to be farther up on the box. Mitch [Payton] always tells me the middle of the box you get the biggest trophy and the biggest paycheck. So it would be cool to be in the middle or on top of the box, but we’re getting there. We’ve been struggling a little bit with starts. I think over the last two or three rounds we’ve been progressively getting better. Two good starts today, just kind of didn’t make it happen on the first two laps. A few guys got around me, and with it raining and being muddy as it is, it was kind of follow the leader in a lot of spots. I’m happy with the day. Two good starts. Qualified pretty good and landed up on the box. Not a lot more that you can ask for besides a win.”

Aussie Hayden Mellross earned a solid 18th place in the opening moto and was running 16th in the second moto before his bike stopped – here is what he posted on his FB page: ‘Leaving buds creek yesterday was quite eventful, not a great day in the mud but got out of there safe and ready to move on. I finished 18th in Moto 1 and DNF Moto 2 with my bike overheating from the mud. Thanks for everybody who makes it possible.’

250 Overall: 1. Marvin Musquin 7-1. 2. Alex Martin 1-7. 3. Joey Savatgy 4-3. 4. Jeremy Martin 2-6. 5. Zach Osborne 3-5. 6. Adam Cianciarulo 8-2. 7. Christian Craig 5-10. 8. Cooper Webb 6-14. 9. Matt Bisceglia 21-4. 10. Jessy Nelson 12-12. 24. Hayden Mellross 18-34.

AMA Motocross 2015 - Round Six - Budds Creek - 250 Podium
AMA Motocross 2015 – Round Six – Budds Creek – 250 Podium

250MX Series Standings: 1. Marvin Musquin – 258pts. 2. Jeremy Martin – 248pts. 3. Adam Cianciarulo – 178pts. 4. Joey Savatgy – 173pts. 5. Zach Osborne – 165pts. 6. Jessy Nelson – 164pts. 7. Alex Martin – 154pts. 8. Matt Bisceglia – 124pts. 9. Shane McElrath – 121pts. 10. Aaron Plessinger – 118pts. 21. Jackson Richardson – 31. 24. Hayden Mellross – 23.

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Yamaha Junior Racing Report from QLD MX Titles

Queensland Yamaha Junior Racing racked up two more Queensland Motocross Championships victories and a second place after the final round of the championship was completed at Tivoli Raceway, over the weekend.

The two day event saw Queensland’s best riders duke it out for the state championship and Yamaha riders prominent in the results across all major classes.

Hunter Lawrence was again the star of the show, taking the win in both the 13-15 years 125cc and also the 15 years 250cc. Lawrence took the double, winning the round as well as the championship and went undefeated in championship on both bikes.

With the World Junior Motocross Championship looming in July, Lawrence was in full stride all weekend and trying to put the finishing touches on his preparations for the event in Spain on a track that will be similar to what he experienced at Tivoli.

“I spent the last two weeks in New Zealand working with Josh Coppins so it was good to put some of the things we worked on in a race situation.

“My starts were pretty good all weekend, which will be important in Spain and I felt my speed was good on a track that offered some tricky ruts and jumps.

“Thank you to the Yamaha Junior Racing and all our team sponsors for the effort and energy they put into my racing as well as my family who devote so much time to motocross for me,” Lawrence said sincerely.

Levi Rogers also chipped in on the podium action, finishing the day second overall in the 9-11 years 85cc class and in the same position for the championship. Rogers rode well all weekend as he put in fast laps and was aggressive with his attack on the track.

Rogers finished second in all three motos contested during the weekend but continues to show huge improvement every time he hits the track.

“I really like the Tivoli track and have always done pretty well when I have raced here,” Levi explains. “My starts were better today so that was cool and I didn’t make too many mistakes on the track and no crashes, so that’s good.

“Finishing second in a state championship is good and I’m happy with how I went. Thanks to our team and our sponsors for the awesome support,” Rogers ends.

Yamaha riders also excelled in other junior classes, with Jake Williams taking the win in the 13-14 years 250cc class on his YZ250F. Reece Rayner grabbed a podium position on his YZ125 while Wilson Norman took second on his YZ250F in the 15 years class as well.

In the senior divisions, Luke Weaver claimed second in the Pro Open championship on his YZ450F just ahead of fellow Yamaha rider, Darcy Jones in third, while Wade Hunter finished second in the Pro lites class.

Final Championship Standings
15 years 250cc

1st Hunter Lawrence – 175 

2nd Wilson Norman – 148 (

3rd Mitch Johnstone – 143

13-15years 125cc

1st Hunter Lawrence – 175 

2nd Reece Rayner – 144 

3rd Billy Harth – 137

9-11years 85cc

1st Jett Lawrence -172

2nd Levi Rogers – 156 

3rd Deegan Mancinelli -137

Pro Lites

1st Nathan Crawford – 168

2nd Wade Hunter – 155 

3rd Nicholas Sutherlund – 127

Pro Open

1st Richard Evans – 160

2nd Luke Weaver – 148 

3rd Darcy Jones – 140

Husqvarna Report from QLD MX Titles

Husqvarna riders claimed more than their share of the trophies when the 2015 Queensland Motocross Championships concluded at Tivoli Raceway near Brisbane over the weekend.

Husqvarna factory support rider and national MX2 big gun Nathan Crawford led the way with a resounding victory in the Pro Lites championship, ahead of Wade Hunter and Nick Sutherland.

Crawford won the opening round of the championship in Rockhampton in back April, and underlined the point in red pen with a three-moto domination at Tivoli aboard his Husqvarna FC 250.

It completed a Husqvarna Pro Class clean sweep on the day, with Pro Open honours at Tivoli going to Robbie Marshall (Husqvarna FC 450) ahead of Richard Evans and Darcy Jones.

The win was enough to give Marshall eighth place in the championship from just one appearance.

The Husqvarna winners kept on coming through the junior classes, with Husqvarna junior factory rider Bailey Malkiewicz winning the 12/13 years 85cc class from Joshua Livsey and Mason Rowe.

Husqvarna racer Mitchell Dark powered his Husqvarna TC 85 to victory in the 14-15 years 85cc category to leave home Akia Smith and Samuel Barrass.

MPE Husqvarna-backed Kobe Drew took the victory in the 65cc 7-9 years class on a countback, ahead of William Kennedy and Jet Alsop.

Nathan Crawford – FC 250 “We try and make the Queensland titles an event we do every year, me and Dad, and it was held on to different tracks this year which was a lot better than last year. I ended up winning all three races, which was good enough to win the championship so that was better than last year when I had a shocking Queensland titles with things not going my way. St was good to rebound this year and get Husky the win, and the win for me as well. It’s good race time and it gives me a good bit of confidence for my preparation for the second half of the nationals season.”

KTM Report from QLD MX Titles

He might be KTM’s youngest factory racer, but KTM Factory Junior Team rider Jett Lawrence led the way as the Queensland motocross titles concluded at Tivoli Raceway on the weekend, adding another two State Championships to his collection.

Lawrence, who won the 65cc World Champion title at last year’s junior world motocross championships at Lierneux in Belgium, was again victorious on a KTM 65 SX, winning the 10-11 years category in spectacular fashion, with five victories from five races.

Jett Lawrence, who won the 65cc World Champion title at last year's junior world motocross championships at Lierneux in Belgium, was again victorious on a KTM 65 SX, winning the 10-11 years category in spectacular fashion, with five victories from five races.
Jett Lawrence, who won the 65cc World Champion title at last year’s junior world motocross championships at Lierneux in Belgium, was again victorious on a KTM 65 SX, winning the 10-11 years category in spectacular fashion, with five victories from five races.

He led home Deegan Mancinelli and Noah Smerden in second and third.

On his 85cc machine, the story was nearly identical with Lawrence forging the championship lead at the first round at Rockhampton in April, then dominating the weekend’s final three motos at Tivoli to defeat Levi Rogers and Deegan Mancinelli.

“It feels good winning another Queensland title,” said Lawrence, “because I want to see how many of them I can put together. It wasn’t too hard but with my starts, even though I get a good jump, because I’m big it’s harder to get away with the younger guys.

My bikes were both awesome, but I like my 85 the most because I can control it better than my 65, but I can get more rhythm out of it and more power, and I can scrub harder because it’s heavier and I can push harder and control it more. With my 65 it’s easy to get wheelies off the starts to have to be careful to find the right balance of traction and drive.”

In the Women’s Unlimited Championship, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Guthrie successfully defended her title aboard the QB4 Toowoomba KTM 250 SX, winning the first round in Rockhampton with 1-2 scores, despite a crash in the second moto.

Two months later at Tivoli she completely asserted her dominance in the class, going undefeated to wrap up the crown.

KTM Northside rider and 8-time Queensland motocross champion Tamara Gray was second in the championship with Nicole Kenny third.

Guthrie was delighted to share the podium with Gray, who had been a heroine of Guthrie’s since back when her race bike was a KTM65.

“I’m stoked to have won it again and defended my title. It was tough at Tivoli, Tamara definitely kept me honest. When I was a junior she was my hero and I always said that I wanted to be just like her so it’s great now to be able to race her.”

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Make Smoking History WAMX Junior State Championships 2015 – Round Three – Byford

Byford turned it on for the third round of the Make Smoking History WAMX Junior State Championships, on Sunday June 28th.  A brilliant Perth winter day with sun and blue skies and a track that was well prepared and rated as fast by the riders to ensure a top day for racing hosted by the Lightweight Motorcycle Club, which was well attended by spectators as the day went on.

Mitch Outram taking the holeshot in WA last weekend
Mitch Outram taking the holeshot in WA last weekend

The 50cc Demo class was a little down on numbers than at previous rounds, yet they still put their hearts and souls into the three motos with Max Harvey, Mason Brown, Makayla Rimbas, Chantz Napier, Nate Marchant, Ryder Matthews-Taylor, Ethan Marchant, Belle Monkley, Oskar Thomas, Jack Bakker, Tamsyn Slater, Blake Baldacchino, Jett Harvey and Patrick Day enjoying the conditions and competition.

Kayden Minear maintains the series lead in the 50cc Auto class after taking the top step of the podium (2-1-2) from Cohen Guyatt in second after his (3-2-3) results and Taj Moore picking up third for the day by one point from Seth Clark who still holds down second in the championships from Moore, Deacon Paice and Jake Rumens.  The points chase will be tight now for the remaining three rounds in the championship.

The 65cc class have been combined and scored separately this season, and the racing between the classes has been sensational.  It was a day of mixed results in the 7-U10 years with Seth Clark taking the round win (2-2-1) from Jake Harvey and Jaylee Rimbas third overall.  Series leader Tylar Soloman holds the top of the leader’s board salvaging fourth for the day ahead of Cobey Brown who finished in fifth.  Soloman holds the championship lead from Jake Harvey and Seth Clark in third position in the series.

In the older age group 10-12 Years Liam Atkinson had a perfect scorecard (1-1-1) securing the round win from Seth Manuel and Cody Chittick.  Myles Gilmore, Kaj Radcliffe, Bailey Smith, Jack Doyle and Jordan Scoby-Smith were all in contention for the day.  Atkinson holds the series lead from Cody Chittick and Seth Manuel with Gilmore and Radcliffe rounding out the top five.

85/150cc  9-12 years class had Liam Atkinson take over the series leader as a result of his round win (1-1-1) with Seth Manuel finishing second and Cody Chittick taking the third step of the podium.  Myles Gilmore had a consistent day and Evan Browne used his home track advantage to pick up some strong results from Jake Minear and Bailey Smith. Cody Chittick now sits 15 points behind Liam Atkinson in second in the standings with Seth Manuel, Jake Minear and Evan Browne in fourth and fifth respectively.

85/150ccc 12-16  series leader Regan Duffy maintains his outstanding form taking the round win from Mitchell Outram second overall, also now holding second place in the championships with Jacob Daniels securing third overall moving his championship standings now to third ahead of Corben Weinert and Rhys Burnett.  Riley Stephens, Jai Gimenez, Jack Court and Sam Baxter will be the riders to keep an eye on heading into the next hardpacked round at Chidlow next month.

100/125cc 13-15 years continued to deliver close bar to bar racing with Billy Middleton taking the round win from Mat Fabry and Mitch Outram.  Kai Stephen and Kurt Oinn battled with Kyle Gillespie and Jeffrey Head who, was the surprise package for the day recording strong results.  Despite finishing third for the day, Mitch Outram maintains a 15 point lead in the championship from Billy Middleton in second and Mat Fabry in third.  Kurt Oinn and Austin Ridley make up the top five positions.

In the older age group, 100/125 cc 15 Years,  Justin Hart (1-1-1) continued his dominance with another three outstanding motos where he was able to carry an average 58 second lead and be able to lap back to tenth position.  Matt Fabry picked up second ahead of his team mate Kai Stephen finishing on the third step of the podium for the day at Byford.  Billy Middleton, Jonathon Hartley and Kurt Oinn .  The results now have Hart back as the series leader ahead of Doutch and Hartley with Tom West, Ryder Smith, Cody Heggs, Dylan Hennessey all recording mixed results yet keeping their positions inside the top ten.
100/125cc 15 years Overall Championship Results after 3 Rounds

The 128-150cc/250cc Justin Hart (1-1-1) continued his dominance with another three outstanding motos where he was able to carry an average 58 second lead and be able to lap back to tenth position.  Matt Fabry picked up second ahead of his team mate Kai Stephen finishing on the third step of the podium for the day at Byford.  Billy Middleton, Jonathon Hartley and Kurt Oinn maintained their consistent form with Cory Perkin, Justin Walker, Jake Woods and Cory Woodhead keeping in amongst the points across the day.  The results now have Justin Hart 48 points clear of Mat Fabry and Jonathon Hartley with Kai Stephen and Billy Middleton holding down positions inside the top five.

Round 4 of the 2015 Make Smoking History WAMX Junior State Championships heads to the hardpack surface of Chidlow on July 19th.

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