The WAMX Make Smoking History Junior State Round 2 was hosted by the Lightweight Motorcycle Club the track looked perfect in the morning, but with a forecast temperature of 30 degrees and strong winds the track quickly dried out and dust was an issue, but the track maintenance team worked hard all day to keep the track in great condition.
First up on the start line were the rising stars of Motocross on their 50cc Demo machines Charlie Butler, Jaxx Lintott, Hudson Conduit, Sol Pellicano, Brax Mannion, Ollie Birkitt, Ryder Bolland, Cooper Holden, Cooper Claydon , Jesse Errey, Deegan Chetwynd, Brax Chetwynd and Diesel Donelan all rode like champions.
Like the first round it was Kayden Minear and Deacon Paice were battling out in front of the 85cc 9-U12 years along with Seth Shackleton, and Jaylee Rimbas who has hit some awesome form recently. It was Kayden who took the round win, winning all three moto’s from Seth Shackleton with Deacon Paice taking third. At this stage of the series Minear holds the Red Plate for this class with Paice just 25 points behind.
The 50cc Auto 7-U9 years continued to show that these little guys have what it takes with Mason Brown continuing his form from round one, he was unlucky not to win all three moto’s with Deegan Fort managing a win in the second moto. Brown however took the overall win for the day and top spot on the podium with Deegan Fort in second and Blake Mannion rounding out the top three. Mason Brown holds a commanding lead of 31 points over Deegan Fort.
With Regan Duffy away at the MX Nationals, all eyes were on Corben Weinert and Rhys Burnett in 100-125cc 13-U16 years Class but it was Weinert who would made three straight moto wins on the day, closely followed by Rhys Burnett and Seth Manuel. It would be Manuel to take out second place on the podium after countback as points were tied with Burnett. Corben holds the Red Plate after round 2 with a 21 point lead over Rhys.
The 65cc 10-U12 years again was the race to watch with, Kayden Minear and Deacon Paice trading places throughout the first moto Minear managed to prevail in the first moto but Paice took the win in the second, and then Minear fought hard to take the win in the third, this ensured that Kayden took the round win over Deacon. This left Kai McGinty, Patrick Butler and Charlie Weightman all vying for the last spot on the podium it was Weightman who would take third. Kayden Minear is the series leader in this class with Deacon Paice only 12 points behind with Kai McGinty holding on to third.
The younger class 65cc 7-10 years saw Seth Shackleton take out wins in all three moto’s, leading Sonny Pellicano in second place but it was surprise package Leah Rimbas who put pressure on the boys all day, with some awesome starts and took third place on the podium. Connor Wiese and Indy Radcliffe were close behind with only 4 points separating third and fifth. Shackleton holds the series lead by 22 points over Pellicano and Wiese another 12 points behind in third.
The 85/150cc 12-U16 Years Class, there was some great racing in this class but Liam Atkinson was able to hold off Brock Flynn, who came unstuck in the second moto, to secure first place. Flynn held on to take second on the podium with Jack Turner in third. Liam Atkinson now holds the Red Plate 12 points ahead of Brock Flynn with Dylan Walsh and Jake Turner tied on points for third.
With the Quads 90cc Limited 7-U11 years again not having the numbers at this round, this class sadly will not be part of the Championship this year but hopefully will seem them return next year. The Quads 90cc Competition 8-U12 years did and again it was Keenan Murphy out on his own taking wins in moto’s to take our the number one spot. Murphy holds a strong 26 point lead for the series over McDonnell with Sari Lough a further 10 points behind.
The Quad Up to 250cc Competition 12-U16 Years increased number having twelve on the line. Jae Dowsett looked in spectacular form again showing his race craft with wins in all three moto, Flynn Burton, Joshua McQuade and Brooke Hall were all left to fight it out for the minor placings. Dowsett taking first place overall with Burton in second and McQuade rounding out the top three in third. This reflects the championship standings with Dowestt leading over Burton and McQuade
The next round of the series will be at the West Australian Junior Motocross Club, Chidlow on the 20th May 2018. Entries are open until the 6th May 2018 after this date late fees apply until 13th May so get your entries in so you don’t miss out on seeing how the series unfolds with more heart thumping action from these junior riders. Head to www.wamx.com.au and follow the links.