State Round 5
BSA HD Motorcycle Club
Sunday Sept 2nd September
This weekend promises to be the round of the year. Noble Falls Motorcycle Track is notorious for inflicting a cat among the pigeons on the points list, whether its mechanical, or injury, the people tallying the points for race teams are kept hard at work all day, making sure however the day pans out, it doesnít cost or cause too much havoc.
The State Championship title is awarded to the Pro Class winner which is why more emphasis is placed on the riders at the top of this tree. Brenton sitting on 263 Points started the season recovering from a Broken ankle and Broken Leg, it seems like a lifetime ago, but serious injury isnít something easily carried on board a high performance race Quad. Brenton riding for Honda Australia and the current AU#1 has won 3 of the 4 rounds already completed, but the margin is slim, Lancaster and Yewers are certainly chomping on the rear wheels of Brenton and every win is hard fought. Anthony Yewers has been on the podium almost every race, with Kalgoorlies Round 2 splitting the difference in the points. Yewers travelled to Victoria 3 weeks ago and came home with the 35+ Vets State Title and 5th in the Proís. Lancaster also made the journey to Maffra, where the 2007 ATV Nationals will be held, and had a clean sweep of 5 race wins to leave everyone wondering where this rider from Tom Price had come from.
WA spectators have been lucky enough to see young Ryan racing over the last few seasons and hard pack is certainly his forte. One dnf at the Bunbury round has set him back a few points, but with Noble Falls next on the list, it will be interesting to see where the chips fall come Sunday evening.
Chad Mckay started the season with a round win at AJS and currently sits in 4th position, unfortunately Mckay sustained a wrist injury at Southern Cross and will be unlikely to return to racing this season.
The Intermediate riders are certainly gaining interest and Iím sure everyone now knows who Dave Sanders(210) and Taylor Milling(261) are, this round will have the intermediates back racing on the grid with the Proís and some of the Proís will have to lift their game not be trounced by these younger guys from the country. Tom Stevens(246) always races hard at Noble Falls and will certainly mix it with the boys after some good results last weekend at the Pigfarm Classic. Coby Holland will also be in the mix along with Michael Harcourt(220) making this race one of the most exciting for intermediates since the class was introduced.
Clubman Quads has seen 24 riders compete this year, with a mixture of 16 year olds, right through to the over 40ís. What is good for these young guys is to have the leadership of the older guys to teach them race etiquette to help keep them a little safer as they learn their craft. Dean Terry (250) has slowly extended his lead with young Papas(222) and Udell(220) in hot pursuit. Luke Harrison suffered a push bike injury mid season and will be eager to be back up the front of the pack at Noble Falls. Luke Gaisford will be competing in his first Senior State Round, having just turned 16 he is eager to compete on new tracks against some old and new friends in the clubby class.
Get yourselves up to Noble Falls Sunday and check out the action packed program of racing, including some of WAís fastest MX Racers.
$20 Adults and kids U/16 Free
State Round #5 Promises's to be the round of the year !