The weather Gods looked favourably on the Motor Cycle Racing Club of WA for round three of the State Championships. The track was damp to start the day but the rain stayed away for most of the day and the riders responded with some exciting racing across all of the classes.
The B Grade Series got the day’s proceedings underway and it was an all the way win from Rob Fannin (Motorcycle Assist Yamaha R1) which sees him sitting on top with 50 points. This made it back to back wins for the likeable Irishman.
The Professional Printers Sidecar Championship only ran two races, the third race was cancelled due to an on track incident during a previous race. They also were not awarded Championship points due to reduced numbers. Dillan McDermott/Grady Norris (Jetts Gym Averley Suzuki LCR) won both races in convincing fashion from Darren Nash/Ash Shield (Nashtec Electrics/RHR Kawasaki) who were debuting their outfit at Wanneroo, having only previously run with the HCMC at Collie. Third were the pairing of Murray Stronach/Steve Marshall(RHR Suzuki GSXR) and Ollie Onesti/Andy Thorndike (Hamish Engineering Triumph 675) were fourth.
The Triton Electrical Superbike Championship saw the return to racing of the 2020 State Champion Sam Clarke (RS36 & Rick Gill Suzuki GSXR 1000) and what a return it was. Starting from last place on the grid he had moved into fifth place before T1 and was in the lead at the end of lap 1. That was how it remained for the duration of the 8 lap race. Second on the road was Cameron Stronach (Motorcycle Movers Ducati Panigale) third was older brother Ben Stronach (VRT Signs Yamaha R1) and fourth was Adam Senior (Hydroquip Yamaha R1). Following a 15 second penalty for “Exceeding Track Limits” Sam was relegated to fourth place. There was no such mistake in the second or third races with each race a carbon copy of the first.
The Cullys Yamaha Supersport Championship and race one saw the defending champion Tommy King (Keen Edge Construction Kawasaki ZX-6) and runner-up Bronson Pickett (M&B Rubbish Disposals Yamaha R6) battling hard, with King the eventual winner from Pickett and Lachie Hickey (JB Racing Kawasaki ZX-6) in third place. The second race seemed to be heading in much the same direction when King lost the front on lap five in the Basin, crashing out of the race. Pickett went on to win from Hickey and Paul Joshua (Retro Moto Racing Yamaha R6) took third place. It could very well have been a season defining moment with Pickett now holding a handy lead, but King was never going to surrender his title. The final race, with Pickett starting from pole and King on his wet bike from the rear of grid, was a race to watch. Metre by metre King reeled Pickett in. Going into the final lap he was well placed, then coming down the hill for the final time he made his move in the braking area, taking the win by just .15seconds from Pickett with Hickey again third.
The GoMoto Store Production Championship had three former Junior racers at the head of the field going into this round. Race 1 saw Jayden Martin (Aussie Moto Engineering Yamaha R3) take the win from William Wasley (Banhams WA Yamaha R3) with veteran racer David Manson (Turn 1 Motorsports Honda RS125) taking third place. Race 2 saw Jordan White (Go Moto Store Kawasaki Ninja 400) take the win with Martin and Wasley taking the minor places. And in the final race it was White winning from Wasley and Martin.
The Rick Gill Motorcycles Clubman Series saw Jake Wilson(Yamaha R1) clean sweep the class with three strong wins. Runner up to Jake Wilson, with three seconds, was Go Moto Store Kawasaki ZX10R rider Warren French who put in a strong performance, next was newcomer Steve Kelly (Perth Heavy Tow Honda CBR 1000RR) taking two thirds and a forth to place him third outright on the day just two points ahead of Chris Fitzgerald Kawasaki ZX10R
The Senior Engineering Junior State Championship will compete their next round at the Supermoto WA Championships on Sunday 1st August Wanneroo Kart Track. Go along and check out the racing and support our junior riders.
The next event is Round 4 AGV HELMETS AUSTRALIA WA State Road Racing Championships on Sunday 29th August at Wanneroo Raceway!