Kings of Wanneroo to be crowned at Barbagallo Raceway this weekend

Adam Chambers, Ben Stronach and Adam Senior will battle it out for the superbike King of Wanneroo title.
Sidecars will feature heavily in the two-day event.
Adam Chambers, Ben Stronach and Adam Senior will battle it out for the superbike King of Wanneroo title. Sidecars will feature heavily in the two-day event.

THE inaugural Kings of Wanneroo event was held in 1970.

It was considered by the motorcycle riders of that era to be a very prestigious event to win and it is still seen as such by today’s competitors.

This weekend, riders will go head-to-head at Barbagallo Raceway for the final time this year to decide who will be crowned the king of Wanneroo.

The 2016 state superbike champion Ben Stronach will be looking to finish the year with another win but will find strong competition from the likes of Adam Chambers and Adam Senior, who finished second and third, and Anthony McFadden who, despite not racing competitively this season, had had plenty of track time.

Several B and C grade riders will also battle it out for podium finishes.

The two-day event will also feature the final round of the Sidecar State Championship and the Australian Sidecar Championship finals for Formula 1 and Formula 2.

The 16-strong sidecar field includes three teams from the east coast, but the leading team of the F1 class was unable to transport its outfit to WA from NZ in time for the event.

They currently lead the national championship on 75 points from WA contenders Jero Joyce and Corey Blackman.

Meanwhile, NSW team Mick Alton and Chrissie Clancy are leading the F2 class on 75 points and Murray Stronach and Steve Marshal are leading the state championship.

The first-ever WA Women’s Production Championship (up to 300cc) will also be run on this weekend, with six competitors vying for the inaugural title win.

Support events will include clubman 600cc/1000cc, 125GP, production, supersport and the historic racing class of period 5, period 6 and pre-moderns.

There will also be a kids ‘come and try’ activity, bike displays and swap meet on Sunday.

Saturday: Practice from 8.55am, sidecar qualifying from 10.45am and racing (all classes) from 1.50pm.

Sunday: Warm-up from 8.55am and racing from 12.45pm.