Racers roar at the North West champs
More than 100 riders from around the Pilbara descended on Newman Motorcycle Club for round 4 of the North West Championships last month.
North West Motorcycle Association president Kim Meagher said the event went well, adding he was pleased to report there had been no injuries or accidents during the weekend event.
“It was a very wet Saturday with lots of mud, but I think it was something different for the Pilbara people not used to racing in those conditions,” he said.
“Newman was slightly down on numbers from the previous rounds, but I think that’s primarily because it’s only a week out from the school holidays.” Mr Meagher said some star performers at the event included Broome’s Wylie Scott, who he said had a perfect weekend and won every race in his 125 junior lites class as well as Ethan Burmaz, who is sitting in top place in the senior two-wheel division after winning first place in both his classes.
Tom Price rider Ross Oreo took out the senior open quad class title at the weekend, and currently sits second in the standings, while Karratha rider Haiden Hills scooped the 85cc under-12s division from Newman riders Rory Woodall and Jeremy Samwell, who came second and third respectively.
The next round of the championships will be held in Tom Price on July 23 and 24.
Mr Meagher said it wasn’t too late for new riders to join the series and have a bit of fun.
For more information or to register, visit www.northwest ma.com.au.
Karratha, Tom Price and Hedland riders vied for the North West Championships senior title last month.
Conner Johnson in the 50cc demo class.