State Title

500cc WA STATE TITLE SPEEDWAY REPORT 12TH DECEMBER 2020

by Grant Woodhams

Matt Marson’s rare double as he wins second WA Title in 20-21

In winning the WA Solo Championship on a night where he went undefeated Matt Marson has quite possibly achieved what no other rider in WA history has done previously. He has won both the WA Flat Track Title and WA Solo Championship in one season.

 Marson combined superb gating with excellent track craft to qualify with top points and then elected to run from the outside gate in the Final. He was never headed and took a well-deserved and popular victory. Former WA Champion Dan Winchester was second and Kobee Ziedas third. Veteran Frank Smart who also qualified for the Final fell during the race and eventually finished fourth.

It was a night of incidents in the Solos with Jarryd Ziedas crashing during practice. He was out for the night with a badly damaged bike and some bruising to his shoulder. However, the major solo incident was during the running of the B Final when Declan Killeen rode Des Heys back wheel bringing them both down. Bryan Miller who was following had nowhere to go and dropped his bike to avoid the pair. Heys and Miller were alright but Killeen suffered a broken leg.

 

Nash and Shield take Sidecar Final

A stunningly good last corner pass saw Darren Nash / Ash Shield take an unlikely win in the Sidecar Final when it appeared that Reece Liptrott / Jesse Thomas had the race in their keeping. Sidecar racing was bolstered by the return of Mark Drew / Matt Young. The heat racing was particularly competitive. In a nasty looking turn one encounter passenger Steve McQueen was knocked from the side of Jack Fewster’s outfit. Stephen McMurray / Jayson Williams did their best to avoid the stricken McQueen who suffered a broken hand.

 

Mick Godbold rules the Flat Track

Just missing out on place in the State Final at the previous meeting spurred Mick Godbold on to great things with a clean sheet winning five races from five starts. James Keen was in good form as was Brian Watson. Jai Davis, Scott Townson and Scott Bartlett made for a small but competitive field of Flat Trackers.

 

250 Sidecars is all Fewster/Grigson

Adam Fewster / Thomas Grigson had a fantastic night of racing winning all their heats plus the Final. In the absence of Jake Harvey / Tyler Solomon, the relatively new combination of Chayne and Porsha Roe provided strong opposition.

 

Thirteen 125cc Solos turn it on

In their final hit out before the State Title at the Woffy track on December 19th, thirteen riders took to the track for sixteen heats plus an A and B Final. It was no surprise that Luke Killeen, the current WA champion and Australian champion emerged from the night undefeated. He met some spirited opposition on the night particularly from Linkin Metcalf, Mitchell McDiarmid and Hunter Mason. In his first ride of the night McDiarmid set what is arguably the fastest time recorded on the new Pinjar junior track of 39.96 seconds.

 

250cc Solos sees Jack McDiarmid and Colby Mason share the spoils

As their experience grows so their riding improves. Mason was able to annex the Final courtesy of a fantastic start. Earlier in the night McDiarmid had won three of their four Heat races. Both Mitchell McDiarmid and Xander Smith also had some separate trial runs on the 250’s.

 

 110’s Elliott or Madgen?

Both Phoenix Elliott and Tyler Madgen are producing some excellent 110cc rides. Madgen would win the Final but Elliott was victorious in three of the four 110cc Heats. Both boys also step up and run 125cc’s. A busy night for both who were joined by Mason Robins, Cody Prime, Pace Sturmfels and Coby Robson in the 110’s.

50cc’s

The 50cc boys had five opportunities to practice their track and bike knowledge and skills. Ollie Corbett, Blake Colmore, Jax Cuttriss, Kaden Keen and Pace Sturmfels were ever eager to do their laps.

 

RESULTS

WA 500cc Solo Championship

Heat 1: Dan Winchester, Declan Killeen, Bryan Miller, Kobee Ziedas, Lincoln Worroll DNS 62.22

Heat 2: Matt Marson, Frank Smart, Des Heys, Jason Marzoli -fell 61.15 secs

Heat 3: Matt Marson, Kobee Ziedas, Des Heys, Jason Marzoli, Lincoln Worroll 66.32 secs

Heat 4: Frank Smart, Declan Killeen, Bryan Miller ET, Dan Winchester DQ 62.05 secs

Heat 5: Matt Marson, Frank Smart, Declan Killeen, Kobee Ziedas, Des Heys, 62.08 secs

Heat 6: Dan Winchester, Bryan Miller, Jason Marzoli, Lincoln Worroll DNF 62.22 secs

Heat 7: Frank Smart, Kobee Ziedas, Jason Marzoli, Declan Killeen – fell 64.95 secs

Heat 8: Matt Marson, Dan Winchester, Des Heys, Bryan Miller, Lincoln Worroll 61.77 secs

B Final: Kobee Ziedas, (Des Heys, Declan Killeen, Bryan Miller crash) Declared.

A Final: Matt Marson, Dan Winchester, Kobee Ziedas, Frank Smart – fell 62.69 secs

 

Senior Sidecars

Heat 1: Fewster/McQueen, Nash/Shield, J Bishop/Holmwood 66.48 secs

Heat 2: Liptrott/Thomas, D Bishop/Winchester, McMurray/Williams DNF 66.27 secs

Heat 3: Drew/Young, D Bishop/Winchester, J Bishop/Holmwood 67.36 secs

Heat 4: Liptrott/Thomas, Nash/Shield, Fewster/McQueen, McMurray/Williams NTT

Heat 5: Nash/Shield, D Bishop/Winchester, J Bishop/Holmwood, McMurray/Williams 66.06 secs

Heat 6: Liptrott/Thomas, Fewster/McQueen, Drew/Young 67.53 secs

Heat 7: Liptrott/Thomas, Nash/Shield 65.70 secs

Heat 8: J Bishop/Holmwood, D Bishop/Winchester,

(Fewster/McQueen & McMurray/Williams crash DNF) 66.34 (re-run)

 

Flat Track Motorbikes

Heat 1: Mick Godbold, James Keen, Brian Watson 75.97 secs

Heat 2: Mick Godbold, James Keen, Brian Watson 76.71 secs

Heat 3: Mick Godbold, James Keen, Brian Watson 76.68 secs

Heat 4: Mick Godbold, James Keen, Brian Watson 74.69 secs

Final:  Mick Godbold, James Keen, Brian Watson 76.41 secs

 

250cc Solos

Heat 1: Jack McDiarmid, Colby Mason 69.15 secs

Heat 2: Colby Mason, Jack McDiarmid 66.82 secs

Heat 3: Jack McDiarmid, Colby Mason 69.43 secs

Heat 4: Jack McDiarmid, Colby Mason 68.96 secs

Final: Colby Mason, Jack McDiarmid 68.63 secs

 

250cc Sidecars

Heat 1: Adam Fewster/ Thomas Grigson, Chayne Roe/Porsha Roe 42.94 secs

Heat 2: Adam Fewster/ Thomas Grigson, Chayne Roe/Porsha Roe 43.52 secs

Heat 3: Adam Fewster/ Thomas Grigson, Chayne Roe/Porsha Roe 40.28 secs

Heat 4: Adam Fewster/ Thomas Grigson, Chayne Roe/Porsha Roe 41.36 secs

Final: Adam Fewster/ Thomas Grigson, Chayne Roe/Porsha Roe NTT

 

125cc Solos

Heat 1: Dom Colmore, Axel McCarthy, Jake Corbett, Alex Prall – fell 46.99 secs

Heat 2: Phoenix Elliott, Tyler Madgen, Noah Sandilands 49.01 secs

Heat 3: Luke Killeen, Xander Smith, Linkin Metcalf – fell 41.98 secs

Heat 4: Mitchell McDiarmid, Trevar Dossett, Hunter Mason 39.96 secs

Heat 5: Alex Prall, Tyler Madgen, Jake Corbett, Noah Sandilands 47.98 secs

Heat 6: Dom Colmore, Phoenix Elliott, Axle McCarthy 45.46 secs

Heat 7: Hunter Mason, Linkin Metcalf, Xander Smith DNF 43.34 secs

Heat 8: Luke Killeen, Mitchell McDiarmid, Trevar Dossett 40.27 secs

Heat 9: Tyler Madgen, Phoenix Elliott, Axle McCarthy, Alex Prall 46.18 secs

Heat 10: Dom Colmore, Jake Corbett, Noah Sandilands 44.62 secs

Heat 11: Luke Killeen, Hunter Mason, Trevar Dossett DNF 41.92 secs

Heat 12: Linkin Metcalf, Mitchell McDiarmid, Xander Smith 40.27 secs

Heat 13: Axle McCarthy, Jake Corbett, Noah Sandilands NTT

Heat 14: Dom Colmore, Tyler Madgen, Phoenix Elliott, Alex Prall 45.38 secs

Heat 15: Luke Killeen, Mitchell McDiarmid, Hunter Mason 41.22 secs

Heat 16: Xander Smith, Linkin Metcalf DNF, Trevar Dossett DNF 48.52 secs

B Final: Axle McCarthy, Tyler Madgen, Phoenix Elliott, Dom Colmore DNF 47.35 secs

A Final: Luke Killeen, Mitchell McDiarmid, Hunter Mason, Xander Smith 40.44 secs

 

110cc Motorbikes

Heat 1: Tyler Madgen, Phoenix Elliott, Coby Robson 48.50 secs

Heat 2: Phoenix Elliott, Tyler Madgen, Coby Robson 47.90 secs

Heat 3: Phoenix Elliott, Tyler Madgen, Coby Robson NTT

Heat 4: Phoenix Elliott, Tyler Madgen, Coby Robson NTT

Final: Tyler Madgen, Phoenix Elliott, Coby Robson, Cody Prime 48.11 secs

 

125cc Solo – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
A – 125cc Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final A FINAL GATE FINISH
Luke Killeen 15 3 3 3 3 12 3 Luke Killeen R 1st
Mitchell McDiarmid 11 3 2 2 2 9 2 Mitchell McDiarmid B 2nd
Hunter Mason 8 1 3 2 1 7 1 Hunter Mason Y 3rd
Xander Smith 6 2 DNS 1 3 6 Xander Smith W 4th
Linkin Metcalf 5 EX 2 3 DNF 5
Trevar Dossett 3 2 1 DNF DNF 3
B – 125cc Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final B FINAL GATE FINISH
Dom Colmore 12 3 3 3 3 12 Dom Colmore W DNS
Tyler Madgen 11 2 2 3 2 9 2 Tyler Madgen B 2nd
Axle McCarthy 11 2 2 1 3 8 3 Axle McCarthy R 1st
Phoenix Elliot 8 3 1 2 1 7 1 Phoenix Elliot Y 3rd
Jake Corbett 6 1 1 2 2 6
Alex Prall 3 DNF 3 0 0 3
Noah Sandilands 3 1 0 1 1 3
Regan Dolssett 0 DNS DNS DNS 0 0
110cc Flat Track – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL – 110CC GATE FINISH
Pheonix Elliot 11 3 0 3 3 9 2 Pheonix Elliot R 2nd
Tyler Madgen 11 2 2 2 2 8 3 Tyler Madgen B 1st
Coby Robson 5 1 1 1 1 4 1 Coby Robson W 3rd
Cody Prime 3 0 3 0 0 3 Cody Prime Y DNS
Mason Robins 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pace Sturmfels 0 0 0 0 0 0
250cc Sidecars – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL GATE FINISH
Chayne Roe / Porsha Roe 12 3 3 2 2 10 2 Chayne Roe / Porsha Roe R 2nd
Adam Fewster / Thomas Grigson 9 EX DNF 3 3 6 3 Adam Fewster / Thomas Grigson B 1st
250cc Solo Lites  – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final  
Mitchell McDiarmid 0 DEMO 0
Colby Mason 0 DEMO 0
Xander Smith 0 DEMO 0
250cc Solos – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL GATE FINISH
Jack McDiarmid 13 3 2 3 3 11 2 Jack McDiarmid r 2nd
Colby Mason 12 2 3 2 2 9 3 Colby Mason b 1st
 500cc Solo – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL GATE FINISH
Matt Marson 15 3 3 3 3 12 3 Matt Marson y 1st
Frank Smart 10 2 3 2 3 10 0 Frank Smart w
Daniel Winchester 10 3 EX 3 2 8 2 Daniel Winchester b 2nd
Declan Killeen 5 2 2 1 F 5 Kobee Ziedas r 3rd
Kobee Ziedas 5 0 2 0 2 4 1
Bryan Miller 3 1 DNS 2 0 3 SEMI FINAL GATE FINISH
Desmond Heyes 3 1 1 0 1 3 Declan Killeen W
Jason Marzoli 2 0 0 1 1 2 Kobee Ziedas B Winner
Jarryd Ziedas 0 DNS DNS DNF DNS 0 Bryan Miller Y
Lincoln Worroll 0 DNS DNS DNS DNS 0 Desmond Heyes R
1000cc Sidecars – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL GATE FINISH
Darren Nash / Ash Shield 13 2 3 3 2 10 3 Reece Liptrott / Jesse Thomas b 2nd
Reece Liptrott / Jesse Thomas 12 3 1 3 3 10 2 Darren Nash / Ash Shield y 1st
Daniel Bishop / Juston Winchester 8 2 2 2 2 8 Jack Fewster / ??? r 3rd
Jack Fewster / Steve McQueen 8 3 2 2 EX 7 1
Jeffrey Bishop / Chromie Holmwood 6 1 1 1 3 6
Mark Drew / Matt Young 4 DNS 3 1 DNS 4
Steven Sutherland / Matty Mauger 0 DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
Stephen McMurray / Jayson Wiliams 0 DNF DNS 0 DNF 0
Senior Flat Track – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL FINISH  
Mick Godbold 30 6 6 6 6 24 6 Mick Godbold 1st
James Keen 25 5 5 5 5 20 5 James Keen 2nd
Brian Watson 20 4 4 4 4 16 4 Brian Watson 3rd
Scott Bartlett 12 3 3 3 1 10 2 Scott Bartlett 5th
Jai Davis 10 2 1 1 3 7 3 Jai Davis 4th
Scott Townson 8 1 2 2 2 7 1 Scott Townson 6th

 

125cc Solo – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
A – 125cc Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final A FINAL GATE FINISH
Luke Killeen 15 3 3 3 3 12 3 Luke Killeen R 1st
Mitchell McDiarmid 11 3 2 2 2 9 2 Mitchell McDiarmid B 2nd
Hunter Mason 8 1 3 2 1 7 1 Hunter Mason Y 3rd
Xander Smith 6 2 DNS 1 3 6 Xander Smith W 4th
Linkin Metcalf 5 EX 2 3 DNF 5
Trevar Dossett 3 2 1 DNF DNF 3
B – 125cc Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final B FINAL GATE FINISH
Dom Colmore 12 3 3 3 3 12 Dom Colmore W DNS
Tyler Madgen 11 2 2 3 2 9 2 Tyler Madgen B 2nd
Axle McCarthy 11 2 2 1 3 8 3 Axle McCarthy R 1st
Phoenix Elliot 8 3 1 2 1 7 1 Phoenix Elliot Y 3rd
Jake Corbett 6 1 1 2 2 6
Alex Prall 3 DNF 3 0 0 3
Noah Sandilands 3 1 0 1 1 3
Regan Dolssett 0 DNS DNS DNS 0 0
110cc Flat Track – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL – 110CC GATE FINISH
Pheonix Elliot 11 3 0 3 3 9 2 Pheonix Elliot R 2nd
Tyler Madgen 11 2 2 2 2 8 3 Tyler Madgen B 1st
Coby Robson 5 1 1 1 1 4 1 Coby Robson W 3rd
Cody Prime 3 0 3 0 0 3 Cody Prime Y DNS
Mason Robins 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pace Sturmfels 0 0 0 0 0 0
250cc Sidecars – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL GATE FINISH
Chayne Roe / Porsha Roe 12 3 3 2 2 10 2 Chayne Roe / Porsha Roe R 2nd
Adam Fewster / Thomas Grigson 9 EX DNF 3 3 6 3 Adam Fewster / Thomas Grigson B 1st
250cc Solo Lites  – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final  
Mitchell McDiarmid 0 DEMO 0
Colby Mason 0 DEMO 0
Xander Smith 0 DEMO 0
250cc Solos – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL GATE FINISH
Jack McDiarmid 13 3 2 3 3 11 2 Jack McDiarmid r 2nd
Colby Mason 12 2 3 2 2 9 3 Colby Mason b 1st
 500cc Solo – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL GATE FINISH
Matt Marson 15 3 3 3 3 12 3 Matt Marson y 1st
Frank Smart 10 2 3 2 3 10 0 Frank Smart w
Daniel Winchester 10 3 EX 3 2 8 2 Daniel Winchester b 2nd
Declan Killeen 5 2 2 1 F 5 Kobee Ziedas r 3rd
Kobee Ziedas 5 0 2 0 2 4 1
Bryan Miller 3 1 DNS 2 0 3 SEMI FINAL GATE FINISH
Desmond Heyes 3 1 1 0 1 3 Declan Killeen W
Jason Marzoli 2 0 0 1 1 2 Kobee Ziedas B Winner
Jarryd Ziedas 0 DNS DNS DNF DNS 0 Bryan Miller Y
Lincoln Worroll 0 DNS DNS DNS DNS 0 Desmond Heyes R
1000cc Sidecars – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL GATE FINISH
Darren Nash / Ash Shield 13 2 3 3 2 10 3 Reece Liptrott / Jesse Thomas b 2nd
Reece Liptrott / Jesse Thomas 12 3 1 3 3 10 2 Darren Nash / Ash Shield y 1st
Daniel Bishop / Juston Winchester 8 2 2 2 2 8 Jack Fewster / ??? r 3rd
Jack Fewster / Steve McQueen 8 3 2 2 EX 7 1
Jeffrey Bishop / Chromie Holmwood 6 1 1 1 3 6
Mark Drew / Matt Young 4 DNS 3 1 DNS 4
Steven Sutherland / Matty Mauger 0 DNS DNS DNS DNS 0
Stephen McMurray / Jayson Wiliams 0 DNF DNS 0 DNF 0
Senior Flat Track – 500CC WA STATE TITLE
Rider Total Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Points Final FINAL FINISH  
Mick Godbold 30 6 6 6 6 24 6 Mick Godbold 1st
James Keen 25 5 5 5 5 20 5 James Keen 2nd
Brian Watson 20 4 4 4 4 16 4 Brian Watson 3rd
Scott Bartlett 12 3 3 3 1 10 2 Scott Bartlett 5th
Jai Davis 10 2 1 1 3 7 3 Jai Davis 4th
Scott Townson 8 1 2 2 2 7 1 Scott Townson 6th