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Sunday 7th November will see the best road racers in Western Australia gather at Wanneroo Raceway for the running of the final round of the AGV Helmets Australia WA State Road Racing Championships. With all Championships still up for grabs it promises to be an exciting day of racing across all the classes, two of them (Supersport and Production) will almost certainly go down to the final race.
The Triton Electrical Superbike Championship sees any of 5 riders filling the top three spots at the end of the round. At the top of the standings Ben Stronach (Dynapumps Yamaha R1) holds a 43 point advantage over second placed Adam Senior (Senior Engineering Yamaha R1). He in turn has a 44 point advantage over third placed Raymond Kleyn (Go Moto Store Kawasaki ZX-10). On the face of it you could be forgiven if you thought the Championship was pretty much done and dusted. Bring in Cameron Stronach (C&S Mining Ducati Panigale) and defending champion Sam Clarke (Rick Gill Motorcycles Suzuki GSXR 1000). The younger Stronach was sitting in a comfortable third place until a crash at the Collie round saw him score no points and a broken collarbone (since plated), he will be keen to reclaim third spot and it will not be beyond him as he is only two points away from Kleyn. Clarke on the other hand missed the first two rounds following a pre-season training accident but since returning has dominated proceedings and if he continues his winning form could grab the minor podium placing away from both Kleyn and Cameron Stronach. Only time and three races will tell!!!!!
The Cullys Yamaha Supersport Championship will almost certainly go down to the final race and possibly even the final lap between the 2020 title holder and runner -up. Bronson Pickett (M&B Rubbish Disposal Yamaha R6) holds a slender 6 point advantage over defending champion Tommy King (Keen Edge Construction/AS Racing Kawasaki ZX-6). The final podium place will almost certainly go to Andrew Biffen (GoMoto Store Yamaha R6) he trails King by 68 points so is not really a championship threat. There is 6 points and 24 laps between Pickett and King and the 2021 title, it is really too close to call. Be there to see for yourselves. There can only be one winner and whilst my heart says Pickett, I think King might just pip him to the title. Sunday will tell!!!
The GoMoto Store Production Championship is another that will go down to the final lap. Ten riders will front the starter but in reality there are only three who will be vying for championship honours. At the top and tied on points are Jordan White (Go Moto Store Kawasaki Ninja 400) and Jayden Martin (Mandurah City Yamaha R3) both on 238 points. Next best is Patrick ‘Paddy’ Browne (LPB Industries Kawasaki Ninja) on 184 points with William Wasley(Tyres 4 Bikes Yamaha R3) on 156 points. Once again this is anyone’s guess as to the eventual winner with both of the front runner more than capable of winning races, the round and indeed the championship. The final race will decide which rider wins the title.
The Professional Printers Sidecar Championship is all but sewn up with Dillan McDermott/Corey Blackman (Super Spray LCR Suzuki 1000) having a 40 point buffer over nearest rivals Graeme Evans/Robert Dillon (RHR Kawasaki 1000) and a 78 point adavantage over third placed Murray Stronach/Steve Marshall (RHR Suzuki 1000). They will be joined by Andrew Davies/Sammy Lloyd-Cox (Davies Electrical LCR) and the Merredin outfit of Ant Metcalf/Sean Fegan (Formula 2 Kawasaki 636). In this championship unless something unforeseen happens the top three will more than likely finish in the order they are in starting this final round.
The Senior Engineering Junior Road Racing Championship sees Calvin Moylan (Major Luck Lottery Centre Yamaha R15) holding a 43 point advantage at the top over second placed Jack Dowling( Castrol Yamaha R15), with Ethan Thompson (Yamaha R15) currently sitting in third spot with 185 points. Unfortunately Ethan won’t be taking part in this round as he is recovering from a broken arm, leaving both Joel Jenzen (Streetwise Automotive& Transport Yamaha R15) on 182 and Bruce Oliver (Trinity MSAS Yamaha R15) on 180 points to overtake him.The minor podium places are certainly up for grabs and with all of the top four riding really well they are anyone’s to win on the day. Moylan I predict will be strong enough to take the title but he will have to overcome the other three who won’t go down without a fight.
There will also be races for the Rick Gill Motorcycles Clubman series and also the ‘B Grade Series’ thoughout the day to round out the on track activity.
Off-track there will be a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting for the kids, Static displays, Show & Shine plus Parade Laps along with a Raffle to support the Volunteers with some great prizes on offer.
Don’t forget to hang around at the end of the day for award presentations and the awesome burgers provided by our amazing team!
Photos and preview courtesy of John Innes