Round 5 2023 AGV HELMETS AUSTRALIA WA STATE ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 12th of November saw the running of the final round of the 2023 AGV Helmets AustraliaWA State Road Racing Championships at CARCO.com.au Raceway. The weather was hit and miss to say the least with an enforced break of 1 hour half way though the second round of racing due to rain and lightening. But to the credit of Race Control the program was completed, if a little on the late side.
The Dynapumps Superbike Championship run away leader Sam Clarke (RS36 Suzuki GSX-R 1000) was in no mood to denied the State Championship, with three wins on the track, although in race one he was relegated to fourth place following a 15 second penalty for a Turn 2 Chicane Infringement. He broke the existing lap record held by Cameron Stronach (Motorcycle Assist Yamaha R1) with a time of 55.6550seconds. He finished the season with the State Championship with 359 points and lap records at both WA tracks. Second was Cameron Stronach with 294 points with Ben Stronach (Dynapumps Yamaha R1) in third place with 286 points. Warren French (Road2Race Kawasaki ZX-10) took the ‘C’ Grade Superbike Championship with 314 points. Second and third went to father and son Adrian and Ryan O’Callaghan both riding Yamaha R1’s with 298 points and 217 points respectively.
In the Cullys Yamaha Supersport Championship William Wasley(JB Racing Yamaha R6) and Jayden Martin(Aussie Moto Engineering Kawasaki ZX-6) took the wins on the day. Wasley won the two dry races with Martin taking out the wet race. Championship leader Lachlan Hickey(TwoFour Tiling Kawasaki ZX-6) took two second and a third places to win the championship with 331 points. Second was Jordan White(GoMoto Store Yamaha R6) on 270 points with William Wasley(JB Racing Yamaha R6) third with 265 points. White was also the best ‘C’ Grade rider taking the ‘C’ Grade Championship with 281 points.
The VRT Signs Sidecar Championship went right down to the final lap of the final race. In the end the Championship winners were Des Harvey/Steve Marshall(City Panel Beaters Truck Repairs RHR Kawasaki ZX-10) with 273 points. Second were Sam Watson/Eamon Hegarty(Calmack Panel & Paint LCR Suzuki GSX-R100) with 271 points and third were F1 newcomers Ant Metcalf/Sean Fegan(RHR Kawasaki ZX-10) on 231 points. Metcalf and Fegan travel from Merredin in the wheatbelt to every meeting at Collie and CARCO Raceway.
In the GoMoto Store Production Championship Calvin Moylan(Hydro Pneumatics KTM RC390) took three hard fought wins on the day to win the Championship with 320 points. Second was Ethan Thompson(Kawasaki Ninja 400) with 273 points with Bruce Oliver(Jedi Auto Worx Kawasaki Ninja 400) with 235points. Incorporated in this class was the Trinity Mining Services & Supplies Production Lights Series which was won by Dain Hutton(On Track Motorcycles Kawasaki Ninja 250R with 310 points. Second was Martin Monahan(OCC Construction Kawasaki Ninja 300) on 270 points with Tahlia Lang(Stable Watercarting Stable Hire Kawasaki Ninja 300) with 216 points.
In the 4ward Fabrications 150 Production Juniors Rossi McAdam(Bunbury Fiber Exports Yamaha R15) took two wins and a third place along with a new lap record of 1:16.0410 seconds eclipsing the record held by Lenny Cowley of 1”16.6380 seconds. Whilst he dominated the day it was Calvin Moylan(Hydro Pneumatics Yamaha R15) who took the championship with 420 points, second was McAdam with 347 points with Joel Jenzen(Streetwise Transport Yamaha R15) on 308 points.
The Westwide Air Conditioning Services Clubman Stars of Tomorrow was run as a two round Series. The overall winner of the Series was Dain Hutton(On Track Motorcycles Honda CBR 1000RR) with 133 point, second was Will Power(Kelly transport WA Yamaha R1) with 91 points and third was Colm Keene(GoMoto Store Yamaha R1) with 86 points. Martin Calley(Kawasaki ZX-6) took out the Clubman 600 with 107 points.
Congratulations to all of our competitors in 2023, and and extra congratulations to all of our State Championship and series winners and placegetters. We are looking forward to an exciting 2024!
Photos and report courtesy John Innes