Queenslanders start qualifying at AJMX

Queenslanders start qualifying at AJMX

Author: Media/Monday, September 28, 2015/Categories: State News

The Queensland Junior Motocross squad have begun qualifying in Bunbury, Western Australia for the 2015 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship (AJMX).

Queensland’s Jett Lawrence is one of the top contenders in the 85cc class. The AJMX crew updates us on the day’s racing:


Alex Larwood and Jett Lawrence have collected the 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 years class qualifying race honors at Shrubland Park, for the first official race-day of the 2015 KTM Australian Motocross Championship today.
 
With the buzz in the pits this morning undeniable, riders prepared for a big day of racing, with the 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 years class providing two qualifying heats for spectators to cheer on to.

HEAT ONE
 
When heat one of the 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 years class hit the deep sandy Bunbury circuit, all eyes were on the line, as the talented grid of riders headed out for their first qualifying race of the day.
 
When gates dropped, it was KTM mounted Cody Chittick who collected the holeshot and moved in to the early race lead, with the likes of Billy Payne and Larwood slotting in to second and third behind him.
 
However the battle for the lead had only just begun - the top three managing to check out on the 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 years field, and put on an outstanding performance for AJMX spectators.
 
By the four-lap mark, riders spread themselves out, with Chittick only just holding down the lead from Larwood who had moved in to second, while Mandurah City KTM’s Liam Atkinson sat comfortably in third.
 
However the battle for the lead was not yet over. With Larwood on an absolute charge, spectators were treated to a new race leader with only two laps to go, when Larwood charged past Chittick, proving that he means business at the AJMX this week.
 
When the qualifying race concluded Larwood managed to hold down his lead to the race win ahead of Chittick, followed by Seth Manuel who crossed the line in third.
 
HEAT TWO

In the final qualifying heat of the morning, the star-studded line up of 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 riders closed off official proceedings for the day.
 
When gates dropped, it was the number 20 machine of Ben Novak who took the holeshot and the early race lead – however with the likes of KTM’s Lawrence hot on his tail, it only took a few turns for Lawrence to take control of the race and pull away from the pack.
 
After the ten-minute moto, Lawrence proved to be unstoppable, taking the heat two race win by an outstanding 26 seconds ahead of fellow Queensland teammate Deegan Mancinelli and Blake Hollis who concluded the moto in second and third places respectively.
 
85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 years class heat one results and points:
 
1.    Alex Larwood – 35 points
2.    Cody Chittick – 32 points
3.    Seth Manuel – 30 points
4.    Billy Payne – 28 points
5.    Liam Atkinson – 26 points
6.    Noah Smerdon– 25 points
7.    Myles Gilmore - 24 points
8.    Dylan Vivian – 23 points
9.    Evan Brownie – 22 points
10.     Brock Flynn – 21 points
11.     Lewis Callow – 20 points
12.     Rhylee Bevin – 19 points
13.     Jayden Slater – 18 points
14.     Jack Kitchen – 17 points
15.     Jordan Johnson – 16 points
16.     Bailey Smith – 15 points
17.     Jake Turner – 14 points
18.     Darcy Medcalf – 13 points
19.     Conor Stocker – 12 points
 
85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 years class heat two results and points:
 
1.    Jett Lawrence – 35 points
2.    Deegan Mancinelli – 32 points
3.    Blake Hollis – 30 points
4.    Levi Rogers – 28 points
5.    Benny Novak – 26 points
6.    Luke Bell – 25 points
7.     Brad West - 24 points
8.     Zachary Watson – 23 points
9.     Kipp Adams – 22 points
10.     Harrison Foster – 21 points
11.     Connor Rossandich – 20 points
12.     Taj Gow-Smith – 19 points
13.     William Kennedy – 18 points
14.     Ryder Kingsford – 17 points
15.     Harrison Huber – 16 points
16.     Brock Ninness – 15 points
17.     Joshua Whatley – 14 points
18.     Jordan Scoby-Smith – 13 points


Results from qualifying for the 100cc to 125cc 2-stroke 13-u15 years class is also available. Heat one results and points:
 
1.    Regan Duffy – 35 points
2.    Mitchell Outram – 32 points
3.    Riley Dukes – 30 points
4.    Rhys Budd – 28 points
5.    Kurt Oinn – 26 points
6.    Mason Semmens– 25 points
7.    Jake Williams - 24 points
8.    Mason Rowe – 23 points
9.    Austin Ridley – 22 points
10.     Dylan Marchand – 21 points
11.     Riley Stephens– 20 points
12.     Sam Baxter – 19 points
13.     Kyal Jackson-Gillespie – 18 points
14.     Brady Gilmore – 17 points
15.     Matthew Marson – 16 points
16.     Seth Patience – 15 points
17.     Luke Porter – 14 points
18.     Jaxson Murphy – 13 points
19.     Thomas Larwood – 12 points
20.     Jack Court – 11 points
21.     Lewis Moloney – 10 points
22.     Jeffrey Head – 9 points
23.     Ben Sainsbury – 8 points
24.     Kristian Hyde – 8 points
25.     Thomas May – 7 points
26.     Ryan Bradshaw – 5 points
27.     Corey Johnston – 4 points
 
100cc to 125cc 2-stroke 13-u15 years class heat two results and points:
 
1.    Caleb Grothues – 35 points
2.    Callum Norton – 32 points
3.    Mat Fabry – 30 points
4.    Liam Walsh – 28 points
5.    Bailey Malkiewicz – 26 points
6.    Kai Stephen– 25 points
7.    Thomas Bell - 24 points
8.    Navrin Grothues – 23 points
9.    Jacob Daniels– 22 points
10.     Jye Dickson – 21 points
11.     Corben Weinert– 20 points
12.     Joshua Whitehead – 19 points
13.     Bradley Cain – 18 points
14.     Travis Lee Edwards – 17 points
15.     Royce Anell – 16 points
16.     Korey McMahon – 15 points
17.     Steven Fairham – 14 points
18.     Connor Pearce – 13 points
19.     Jacob Whatley – 12 points
20.     Bradley Woodhead – 11 points
21.     Seth Watson – 10 points
 


For more information on the 2015 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championships, head to www.ajmxbunbury2015.com.au

Image thanks to Tenaya Smith / TS Photographic

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