AGV HELMETS AUSTRALIA WA STATE ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUND 2 – 2023
The 28th May saw the running of Round 2 of the AGV Helmets Australia WA State Road Racing Championshipsat Collie Motorplex, some two and half hours south of Perth. The weather on the day was perfect despite being just a touch on the cool side, and there were good numbers across all of the classes.
First up was the Dynapumps Superbike Championship, which saw all of the front runners at the track with only one notable absentee. Adam Senior, a rider who hasn't missed an event in living history, was sitting home in Perth following an MX accident. which resulted in a leg injury. Sam Clarke (Rick Gill Motorcycles Suzuki GSX-R1000) dominated with three solid wins. Second in each race was the defending champion Cameron Stronach (Motorcycle Assist Yamaha R1) with older brother Ben Stronach (Dynapumps Yamaha R1) running three third places on the day. Bronson Pickett (K.E.B. Truck Parking R1) came away with three consistent 4th places followed by Ray Kleyn (Yamaha R1). In fact, the top six riders all had three identical placings over the three races. Clarke left after round 2 with a perfect score of 75 points and leads the Championship on 142 points. Second is Ben Stronach on 119 points with younger brother Cameron rounding out the top three on 116 points. Making up the top ten in Championship are Pickett 98, Forry 81, French 80, A O’Callaghan 70, S McHale 67, R O’Callaghan 57 and Mammoliti 51.
In the C Grade Superbike Series for the round, it was Ray Kleyn 75, Patrick Forry 57, Adrian O’Callaghan 52 and Warren French 51pts.
For the GoMoto Store Production Championship, incorporating the Trinity Mining Services & SuppliesProduction Lights, the Club was lucky enough to have Jayden Martin (Track Action Yamaha R3) on the grid a day before he flew back to Europe to continue in the Yamaha Blu Cru R3 European Championship, and he didn't disappoint, with three strong wins on the day. He also broke the existing lap record that was held by Jordan White with a time of 1:17.3510 seconds. Second in each race was Ethan Thompson (JB Racing Kawasaki Ninja 400) with Calvin Moylan (Hydro-Pneumatics KTM RC 390) third in each race. Moylan leads the Championship on 117 points, Thompson is second on 116 points, with Bruce Olivier third on 98 points. Fourth is Lauchy Williams on 97 points. 5th overall is Luke Warner on 94 pts with Steve Martin on 90 in 6th. Jayden Martin is in 7th place with 75 points having missed Round 1 due to his European commitments. In the Lights Division Dain Hutton (On Track Motorcycles Kawasaki Ninja 300) leads the way with three wins on the day and leads the Series on 128 points, second is Martin Monahan (Under-Xs Kawasaki Ninja 250R) with 100 points and third is Tahlia Lang (Stable Water Carting Kawasaki Ninja 300) on 98 points. First female home on the day was Abbie Cameron finishing with 41pts overall next up was Tahlia Lang, followed by Suzanne Mapleson and season newcomer Taylor-Jane Allan rounding out the day with 6 pts.
In the Cullys Yamaha Supersport Championship Lachlan Hickey (TwoFour Tiling Kawasaki ZX-6) won the round and leads the Championship, but he made a small error in Race 1, running off at the Chicane which cost him the clean sweep on the day. Paul Joshua (Turn 1 Motorsports Yamaha R6) took the win in Race 1, and a 2nd in race two with Hickey taking the wins in Races 2 and 3. Jordan White(GoMoto Store Yamaha R6), William Wasley(JB Racing Team Yamaha R6) Josh Cook(Yamaha R6) and Paul Joshua shared the minor podium places. Hickey leads the Championship with 145 points, second is Josh Cook on 110 points and third is Jordan White on 103, with Lino Mazzali managing to gain some points and salvage his weekend after a big off on Saturday during a tuning session, sitting 4th overall with Paul Joshua 5th.
In the Supersport C Grade series Jordan White took the round class win from Wil Wasley and Josh Cook with all three tying on 63 points overall for the day.
In the VRT Signs Sidecar Championship Darren Nash/Ash Shield (Rick Hanger Racing Kawasaki 1000) made their first appearance for the season following on from their Speedway Commitments, and made it a clean sweep of the days races. Sam Watson/Eamon Hegarty (Calmack Panel & Paint LCR Suzuki), Morgan and Dion Marshall (PDA Caravan Repairs Suzuki 1000), Murray Stronach/Darryl McLeod (Turn a part machining Suzuki 1000) and Des Harvey/Steve Marshall (City Panel Beaters RHR Kawasaki 1000) all shared the minor podium places. Watson/Hegarty lead the Championship on 113 points, second are Morgan & Dion Marshall on 102 points with Ant Metcalf/Sean Fegan third on 99 points. Championship leader after round 1 Graeme Evans/ Rob Dillon nonstarters for this round, now relegated to 4th overall in the Championship.
In the Westwide Air Conditioning Services Clubman 1000 Andrew Shields(Yamaha R1) won the round with a fourth followed up by two wins. 2nd overall on the day was Chris Fitzgerald (Water Boys Plumbing & Gas R1) who took race 1 win following up with two 2nd places, followed by Dain Hutton (On Track Motorcycles CBR 1000RR) coming in 3rd overall, closely followed by Colm Keane (GoMoto Store ZX10R).Whilst in the Clubman 600, season newcomer Eddie McCarthy (Yamaha R6) made it a clean sweep with 75 points, Connor Southern (Yamaha R6) took three second places and Dan Hughes (Marc Cartier Race Tyres and Service Yamaha R7) took three third places. Go Moto’s Jordan White, also on a Yamaha YZF-7, finished 4th overall followed by Glen Johnson (Yamaha R6) rounding out the top 5.In closing, at this round we saw the retirement of our longtime Starter and club member Ivan Campbell. Ivan has been involved with the Club for 14 years, not only at race meetings but also at Tuning and RidedaysWA, setting up the Grid and Start Line equipment and coordinating the on track activity for the Tuning and Ridedays. He was passionate about his position, always reliable and was well respected. We wish Ivan all the best in his new endeavors and hope to see him trackside from time to time