Day 7 of the Australian Junior Motocross Championship heat races were wrapped up by mid-morning and as the finals got under way the nerves of riders and parents alike was felt across the pits and track side. Some intense battles and uncommon mistakes would unfold through the day, read about how all the WA riders went below.
65cc 9-U11 Final 2 Seth Shackleton, Kayden Minear & Jake Rumens
The 2 stroke machines burst out the gates with two heavy hitting numbers leading the pack with the big #6 beginning numbers both out front early with Minear and Shackleton holding down the Top 3 positions from start to finish. As our WA boys crossed the finish line Minear managed to take victory over Shackleton in 3rd place and Rumens was able to hold down a top 10 finish crossing the line with a clear 10th place.
85cc 9-U12 Final 1 Seth Shackleton, Kayden Minear & Jake Rumens
This Moto was a mirror image start for the WA duo of Minear and Shackleton with Minear being involved in a very intense bar banging fight for the lead but was able to control the pressure and race lead right up to the chequered flag. Shackleton dropped back to a stable 5th place whilst Rumens succumbed to track conditions and went down towards the end of the race, picked himself up and was able to cross the line in 36th place.
85cc 12-U14 Final 1 Liam Atkinson & Camball McMahon
In this Moto Atkinson salvaged a top 10 start in the first final and climbed up to the Top 5 before being involved in a nasty crash in the second lap. This dropped him back to 15th position he then remounted and charged hard back through the pack with McMahon climbing from the top 20 up to 16th. Atkinson would have a small wobble in the last lap leaving him to cross the finish in 12th position.
125cc 15yrs Final 2 Regan Duffy, Rhys Burnett, Corben Weinert & Jarrod Payne
Weinert jumped out of the gates in a solid 2nd position just missing out on the hole shot with Duffy and Burnett able to get a top 10 start. Duffy would make the move to 2nd position in the following laps with Weinert dropping to 4th position while Burnett would hold down battles between 8-6th position. When the chequered flag was flown Duffy would make a last lap charge but falling short by less than 1 second of the win, Weinert would cross the line in 5th with Burnett crossing in 8th position.
250cc 15yrs Final 2 Regan Duffy, Rhys Burnett, Corben Weinert & Jarrod Payne
A dominant performance was seen by the #61 Duffy in this race, he grabbed the hole shot without looking back taking the win by 22 seconds with Weinert able to fight hard back to 5th position along with Burnett able to tag on early with Weinert but letting go on the final stages to finish in 10th position.
Motorcycling Australia Day 7 Report HERE
WA Team Manager-Luke Davis #14
Seth Shackleton 65cc
Jake Rumens 65cc
Liam Atkinson 85cc
Corben Weinert 125cc
Rhys Burnett 250cc
Kayden Minear 85cc class
Update on Interstate Challenge HERE
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Today's Results from My Laps: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1598786
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Thanks to WA Team Manager, Luke Davis and the parent's for keeping us updated daily and sending through photos.