Well the wait is almost over, we are about to embark on a new era with a full blown ‘State Championship’ run on the Collie Circuit, commencing this weekend – the Inaugural MCRC State Road Racing Championship Series – Round 1 (short track).
It is a two-day event with Tuning and practice on Saturday, along with a Ridedays WA Level 2 Coaching Course. Sunday will see a full day of racing with track activities commencing at 9.00am. The following classes will be on track with some seriously fast racers like Ben Stronach (Yamaha R1), Cameron Stronach (Ducati Panagale) both brothers Past State Championship winners, Adam Senior (Yamaha R1) who contests the national Australian Superbike Championships, (heading to Tailem Bend in South Australia on Monday for Round 3), the Boujos boys Leigh Boujos (Yamaha R6 and R1), Tim Boujos (Kawasaki ZX6R), both fast hard chargers plus dad Colin is also competing in the Production 300 and 125GP classes, Terry Teo (Yamaha R6), Josh Mathers (Suzuki GSXR600), Tom Hatton (Honda RS125 multi State Champion) and Tommy King, along with the three wheel warriors like Murray Stronach/Steve Marshall, Des Harvey/Ian Menmuir and young guns Graeme Evans/Jarrod Scott in action and it’s a day not to be missed. A number of classes feature on the day, commencing with the B Grade series race, followed by the entry level Production class for 250 to 390cc, Sidecars then the might of the Superbikes (1000cc) and Supersport (600cc) followed by the 2-stroke class of 125GP’s and the Clubman 600 to 1000cc Novice to C grade riders. Many of the State’s Road Racers haven’t ridden since the closure of Barbagallo but many have ventured down to Collie on more than one occasion. In the Clubman Series there are several seasoned racers who haven’t ridden competitively since 2016 whilst the class has seven ‘Novice racers’ who have been riding at Collie, one of them Gavin Harvey made his debut last weekend in the Historic “Thunderbike Class” and came away with two wins from three starts. So, get yourselves trackside at Collie Motorplex, Powerhouse Road for an action filled day of racing from some of the best in the State. On Track activity commences 9.00am Sunday for Qualifying and First race scheduled to commence at approximately 11.00 am. Spectators are welcome, Entry on exit of the Tunnel is by gold coin donation. Parking is limited on the infield paddock area. Plenty of parking on the outside of the circuit. Story by John Innes Innesphotografix.com.au / www.mcrcwa.com.au