Cranbrook members perform well on home track in fourth round of South West Interclub Series

Great Southern Herald
Action from the junior classes at Sukey Hill.
Camera IconAction from the junior classes at Sukey Hill. Credit: MLH Photography

Almost 100 riders from six motocross clubs battled it out in round four of the South West Interclub Series at Sukey Hill in Cranbrook earlier this month.

Despite heavy rainfall prior to the event the track held up well and great weather conditions greeted riders from Bunbury, Collie, Southern Capes, Manjimup, Cranbrook and Narrogin on August 15.

Cranbrook Districts Motorcycle Club president Justin Shepherd said organisers couldn’t have asked for a better day.

“Riders compete across 12 competition classes over three rounds, following one round of practice, which makes it a very packed day for club officials and riders,” Shepherd said.

Local riders Scott Ericsson, Harry Leov, Coby Ravenhill, Sawyer Watts, Noah Francis, Brock Curtis, Laura Featherstone-Dawes and Lincoln Preston, who have been attending monthly coaching clinics, performed well, drawing on the cornering and rider positioning skills learnt.

Cranbrook had a host of members finish on the podium across the different classes.

There was a clean sweep in the seniors as the clubman open class was won by Albany’s Todd Knuiman from Tambellup’s Owen Kay and club coach Jacob Jones.

Kendenup resident Paul Smithson was second in the vets, in front of Josh Reeves.

For the premier senior events, Jasmine Clark was second in the ladies’ class, Broomehill local Braydon Baynes was second in the MX2 lites, and Albany’s Dion Knuiman won the MX1 category, while local junior Callum Reeves placed third in the 85cc big wheels division.

Cranbrook will now prepare to host a round of the WA MX Senior Series on Sunday, September 19.

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