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.
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.
Alex Larwood – 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 years class heat one winner:
“I’m so happy to get the win this morning, I just need to get past two more qualifying races and then we’ll go from there,” he said.
“I was hoping to get the win, I didn’t get a good start but I got past the guys and finished the race.
“I’ve been trying to get the passes, get the gap and just go.
“The plan this week is I want to get a top three on both bikes and just go.”
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 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:
- Alex Larwood – 35 points
- Cody Chittick – 32 points
- Seth Manuel – 30 points
- Billy Payne – 28 points
- Liam Atkinson – 26 points
- Noah Smerdon– 25 points
- Myles Gilmore – 24 points
- Dylan Vivian – 23 points
- Evan Brownie – 22 points
- Brock Flynn – 21 points
- Lewis Callow – 20 points
- Rhylee Bevin – 19 points
- Jayden Slater – 18 points
- Jack Kitchen – 17 points
- Jordan Johnson – 16 points
- Bailey Smith – 15 points
- Jake Turner – 14 points
- Darcy Medcalf – 13 points
- Conor Stocker – 12 points
85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke standard wheel 9-u12 years class heat two results and points:
- Jett Lawrence – 35 points
- Deegan Mancinelli – 32 points
- Blake Hollis – 30 points
- Levi Rogers – 28 points
- Benny Novak – 26 points
- Luke Bell – 25 points
- Brad West – 24 points
- Zachary Watson – 23 points
- Kipp Adams – 22 points
- Harrison Foster – 21 points
- Connor Rossandich – 20 points
- Taj Gow-Smith – 19 points
- William Kennedy – 18 points
- Ryder Kingsford – 17 points
- Harrison Huber – 16 points
- Brock Ninness – 15 points
- Joshua Whatley – 14 points
- Jordan Scoby-Smith – 13 points