WA Historic Titles
HCMCWA State Historic Racing Championships Rd1
16 April, 2017 – Collie, WA
The testing Collie circuit south of Perth was the venue for the first round of the HCMCWA State Championships on Easter Sunday, with top weather, a good number of entries and great racing throughout the day. The Period 6 – 125/250/500 was the class with one of the largest fields with some seventeen riders fronting the starter for race one. When the lights went out it was #117 Richard Langdon (1990 Suzuki 250) that shot to the front. Second was #120 Matt Powell (1990 Suzuki 250) with #75 Tony Hynes (1991 Suzuki 250) third at the end of the five lap journey. The second race was a carbon copy of the first. The final race again saw Langdon and Powell finish first and second respectively with #145 Mark Laing – Hughes (1988 Suzuki 250) grabbing the final podium position. Langdon has 75 points with Powell on 60 and LaingHughes on 52 points. In the Period 2 & Period 3, it was #58 Glenn Baldwin (1958 BSA 500) who secured the three wins from as many starts and has a perfect 75 points. Period 6 750/Unlimited, Pre Moderns and 125GP saw #46 Daniel Barson (1990 Suzuki 750) complete a clean sweep of the three races, securing 75 championship points. Period 4 – 250/350/500/750 and Period 5 – 250/350/500 saw #87 Brian Richardson (1981 Yamaha TZ 350) come out on top following his second place in the first race with wins in the final two races. He has 70 championship points. Period 5 – 750/Unlimited saw #15 Rory Reibel (1980 Suzuki 1200) clean sweep the three races securing maximum championship points for the round. Historic Sidecars saw #105 Mark Ackermans/Tristan Scalmer score three wins in the championship. Moderns & Thunderbikes saw #777 Joshua Mathers (Suzuki GSX-R 600) take three from three in the class. Whilst in the Modern Sidecars # 20 Graeme Evans/Jarrod Scott took three from three in the modern three wheel brigade.
Richard Langdon was top dog in Period 6 250.
Suzuki GSX-R600 mounted Joshua Maters won the Moderns & Thunderbikes class. Triple winners Mark Ackermans & Tristan Scalmer. Period 4 350 winner Brian Richardson.