Riders gear up for final round of WAMX State Motocross Championships

Photo: Jack Foley
Photo: Jack Foley

STATE motocross champions will be crowned this weekend.

Coastal Park in Henderson is gearing up to host the sixth and final round of the WAMX State Motocross Championships for both juniors and seniors across September 15 and 16.

Saturday will see the juniors hit the sand in classes from 50cc demo to 250cc as well as quads.

Following round five at Wanneroo Junior Motocross Club, Eglinton youngster Kayden Minear leads the 85cc nine to under-12s by 59 points from Carramar’s Deacon Paice and Brigadoon’s Seth Shackleton another 12 points behind – all who recently contested the World Junior Motocross Championships.

Minear also leads the 65cc 10 to under-12s by 71 points over Paice and Patrick Butler 22 points behind in third, while Shackleton leads the 65cc seven to 10 years by 95 points from Indy Radcliffe and Connor Wiese.

In the 85/150cc 12 to under-16s, Brock Flynn is 50 points ahead of Jake Turner and Dylan Walsh only nine points behind and Rhys Burnett holds a narrow 10-point lead over Seth Manuel in 100-125cc 13 to under-16s, with Corben Weinert 13 points behind in third.

Burnett also leads the 128cc-150cc/200cc-250cc 13 to under-16s just 14 points from Conan Forrester and another 12 from Manuel.

In the 50cc auto seven to under-nine years, Mason Brown leads by 65 points from Deegan Fort and Blake Mannion and in the quads, Keenan Murphy leads the 90cc eight to under-12s by 110 points from Sari Lough and Nichole McDonnell, while Jae Dowsett leads the up to 250cc 12 to under-16s by 55 points over Flynn Burton and Brooke Hall.

The Sunday will then see the seniors take to the track.

With their previous round of competition also at Wanneroo, David Birch leads the MX1 class by 61 points from Charlie Creech and Stevie Heilers another 14 behind, while Mat Fabry is leading MX2 by 83 points from Mitchell Outram and another nine points to Billy Middleton.

Tahlia O’Hare leads the women’s championship by 54 points from Kara Cats and Lily Kent.

Northern suburbs racer Chris Bosnakis has already wrapped up the quad division so the battle for second and third is on between with Blake Croonen currently second and Joel Mortimer third.

The veterans and masters classes will also return for round 6.Racing starts at 9am with canteen and bar facilities available.

Entry is free on Saturday, with $20 for adults and kids under 16 free on Sunday.