South Australia’s Junior Motocross Stars Rail Ceduna Sand
South Australia’s Junior Motocross stars railed the Ceduna sand at the second round of the 2015 Peter Stevens South Australian Motocross Championship held at the West Coast Motorcycle Club on Saturday the 13th of June.
Over 140 of South Australia’s up and coming racers took to the track on Saturday morning ready for a full day of racing action as the series headed to the Eyre Peninsula for the first time since 2012.
When the gates dropped for racing is was Mitchell Munzer who made his intentions clear, winning all three races in the 128-150/200-250 13-U16 class to extend his championship lead.
Zac Bradbery and Oscar Maule finished second and third for the day respectively and hold down the same position in the series standings.
In the 100-125CC 13-U16 YRS, it was YJR Yamaha’s Thomas Larwood who took a clean sweep of the round winning all three races ahead of Travis Edwards and Morgan McNicol, to increase his points lead after two rounds of racing.
The 85/150CC 12-U16 YRS class saw Peter Stevens Motorcycles backed Cooper Sheidow win the opening race before Liam Dinnage won the final two races to seal the round win ahead of Sheidow with Coast Yamaha sponsored Aaron Dent in third.
The three riders finishing order on the day matches their current championship standings.
YJR Yamaha riders dominated the 85/150CC 9-U12 YEARS class with Alex Larwood and Taj Gow-Smith running first and second in all three races with Clay Burnett rounding out the podium in every race.
Larwood now has a 18 point lead over his Yamaha team-mate after two rounds of the championship with Burnett a close third.
The 65CC 10-U12 YRS class was a near mirror image of the 85/150CC 12-U16 YRS class with Alex Larwood winning all three races.
Taj Gow-Smith finished second to Larwood in the final two races for second overall for the round, while Laden Panozzo rounded out the podium with a second place finish in the opening race of the day followed by two third place finishes.
Clay Burnett added to his trophy collection in the 85/150 class by winning the 65CC 7-9 YRS class ahead of Liam Buckley and Ripley Rowbotham.
In the 50cc Div2 class Brock Symons scored two race wins on his way to taking the class win ahead of Davey Gear who won the opening race of the day.Will Carpenter rounded out the podium.
In another great indication of the growth of motocross in South Australia in the past few years, the 50CC Non-Competition class saw 17 riders head to Ceduna for round two of the state titles.
“Anticipation was building on Friday as we were all thinking are we going to pull this off.” West Coast MCC’s Kelli Hoffrichter reflected after a sensation weekend of racing. “But as the cars, bikes and trailers started rolling in and all the pieces of the jigsaw starting coming together the anticipation was replaced with excitement and pride.
“We were greeted with great weather conditions and our track came up a treat. The numbers were down with the amount of entrants but as I always say the ones that want to ride will be here despite the distance.
“Those that did make the trek, I believe had an awesome time. We have only had good feedback so far and I’m sure if there were any issues we would have heard by now.
It meant a lot to us as a club to have been given the opportunity to host another state round as it shows our community what all their help and sponsorship goes toward and also gives them a taste of why we all love motocross so much.
“I’ve had so many locals come up to me and congratulate us as a club for what we achieved and also saying things like” I didn’t realize MX was so big in South Australia, it’s awesome’ and “let me know when the next one is I’ll help for sure”
“The only hitch for the whole weekend was dear old Mother Nature. Who would have thought we would get fog at three in the afternoon? But it’s also another thing to remember Ceduna for.
“Now when can we do it all again!!!!!
“Thank you to all that came and helped make our state round a success” concluded.
For full round results and championship standings head to http://www.orion-timing.com/1028/20150612/
The third round of the 2015 Peter Stevens South Australian Motocross Championship will take place at Andy Caldecott Park in Keith on the 25th of July.