Wayne Maxwell cleans up in WA. – By Russell Colvin – Images by Steve Thibou
Victorian’s Wayne Maxwell has been crowned King of Wanneroo after a dominating performance at the annual feature races at the 2.4km Western Australian Barbagallo Raceway.
Riding the Champion’s Ride Days Honda CBR 1000RR, Maxwell was simply untouchable at Barbagallo. The only minor hiccup for Maxwell was his get off at ‘The Basin’ during qualifying, a front end lose taking him into the sand. Maxwell bounced back to take out superspole with a time of 56.264sec, 1.307sec clear of Cameron Stronach on his MyCarebook BMW S 1000RR with Adam Senior in third on his Suzuki GSX-R 1000.
When the lights went out, it was all about Maxwell who snared the hole-shot in all three races. Maxwell defeated Stronach in race one by a massive 11.866sec with Anthony McFadden, also mounted on an S 1000RR in third.
Maxwell’s winning margin in race two blew out to 14.938sec victory in race two, once again Cameron Stronach best of the rest and trailed home by older brother Ben.
Maxwell once again dominated race three, this time the margin a whopping 16.276sec, with McFadden in third.
“Fantastic effort from the team, many thanks to Champions Ride Days and Honda Racing for giving me the chance to race at the event.
“Many thanks to everyone for a great weekend, awesome event to be part of. Look forward to coming back next year.”
Maxwell posted on social media. “Massive thanks to my mechanic Wazza [Warren Monson] & the whole crew at Champions Ride Days for doing an awesome job this weekend!”
Maxwell’s three victories carded him 75-points and a $5000 winners cheque. Cameron Stronach picked up $2,000 from his string of second place results. McFadden completed the top three and stuck $1,000 in his pocket.
McFadden finished one point ahead of the other Stronach, Ben. Adam Senior was fifth, just two points clear of ‘ex’ Western Australian rider, now a Victorian, Aaiden Coote who was racing a ZX-10R.
In the 250 Production class, coming out on top was New South Welshman Brandon Demmery who was racing for the Helmet House WA team. Demmery scored a 1-1-2 result. In the last race Demmery got too defensive in the last turn which allowed Sam Clarke to take advantage with a better run to the line. Clarke pipped Demmery to the line by .054sec. “I got out-braked around the outside and I didn’t have enough drive to get Sam over the line,” explained Demmery. “We only missed out by a tiny bit but that’s racing and I got out smarted in that one. I want thank Jess and Tim Boujos for their help and the whole JB Racing team for helping me get on track every session. Most of all Helmet House for getting me over here for such an awesome experience!”
Sam Clarke took second in the class with Thyron Van Vuuren rounding out the 250 Production podium.
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