Rob Woffinden Classic Wrap 2017!

 

Make Smoking History Pinjar Park Speedway opened 2017 with a bang, with the 8th annual Rob Woffinden Classic.


Three time and reigning WA state champion Cameron Heeps made history as he became the first Western Australian born rider to win the Rob Woffinden Classic in the 8th running of the event. Heeps was joined on the podium in an eventful meeting by fellow West Aussies Daniel Winchester and Kale Ballantyne. The final was declared on the last lap as visiting British rider Ben Morley fell with Ballantyne dropping the bike to avoid running into him. Heeps was leading Winchester at the time of the stoppage with Morley in third. Young star Matt Marson was a point short of making the final as he notched up 10 points from his 5 heat rides, including a stunning win over Cameron Heeps in heat 14. Marson led the race from start to finish and just managed to hold off the man who would go on to win the meeting.  Another Brit, Ellis Perks, racked up 8 points in his first meeting at Pinjar Park. Perks was unlucky not to score more points after packing up in the rerun of his first heat and a non-start in his second, presumably due to bike problems.

 

Doug Scoble matched the score of Perks to finish inside the top half of the scorers. Kobee Ziedas and Joey Furfaro were close behind him with 7 points apiece. Former state champion Leigh Boujos returned to racing with 6 points, including a win in his fourth race. Carley Gittus scored 4 points but fell while leading a race, however Gittus managed to get back on the bike and finish the race in third place to take a point from it. Des Heys also returned to action after a lengthy layoff due to injury with 3 points. The third of three visiting British riders, Tyler Govier, had a tough night only managing to score 3 points. Jason Bishop finished just two races but he picked up a point in both of them. Jarryd Ziedas had a crash in his first race but luckily he was ok and could continue to race. The crash still affected him with Ziedas only scoring 1 point which came in his last heat.

 

Ash Brown celebrated his birthday with victory in the sidecar racing for the night on back of Tony Shield’s machine. The gladiators of speedway were out in force for their last runout before the Jeff Gittus Memorial in 2 weeks on January 21st. 2nd place in the final went to Clayton Mills and his passenger Steve McQueen. The dynamic duo of Russell Mitchell and Andy Gajek started from a 15 metre handicap in the final and made their way into 3rd place after finishing the heats unbeaten. Shield and Brown were also dominant in the heats with only 1 point dropped from their 4 rides before their win in the final. Ben and Jamie Thomson returned to action as they collected 7 points in the heats before an unfortunate exclusion in the final. Scott Charsley and Matt Reece only raced twice and managed to pick up 3 points before their night ended early. Horrie Payne and Clinton Holmwood scored 3 points in an impressive showing, with 2 exclusions for them in the heats in a night where racers of all divisions saw exclusions for running on the infield.


Declan Killeen made a welcome return to his best form with a scintillating performance in the 125cc junior solo division. Killeen went unbeaten in the heats before taking out the win in the final, triumphing ahead of Chris Bogdan. Bogdan has kept up his recent run of form with 9 points from 4 rides before finishing 2nd in the final. Luke Killeen, younger brother of Declan, took 3rd place as he started off 2017 well. Jack Mcdiarmid and Jayden King completed the field in a 5 rider final for the always exciting junior solos. They scored 6 and 3 points respectively in the heats. Cuan Shirley had a steady night with a point in each of his four heat races. Breea King scored a respectable 2 points. Unfortunately in the second 125cc race of the night, Ryan Phillipson crashed and suffered a suspected broken collarbone. Everyone at Pinjar Park wishes young Ryan Phillipson all the best for a speedy recovery.

 

It was just the two junior sidecar teams who took to the track and it was the combination of Jake Harvey and Tyler Solomon who won all four races. The Fewster brothers, Jack and Adam, were unfortunately excluded in three of the four heats but that didn’t stop the duo from providing superb racing just as they’ve done many times this season. Jack and Adam Fewster will be looking to avoid putting all 3 wheels on the infield next time around while Harvey and Solomon will want to keep their momentum going.

 

Next up on the calendar is the Jeff Gittus Memorial meeting for the sidecars, in honour of the late Jeff Gittus. This is a meeting not to be missed. The sidecars are very popular in Western Australia and are roaring to go in their biggest meeting on the calendar. Established South Australian brother and sister duo Aaron and Teagan Hartwig will travel across the Nullarbor for this event as they look to make their mark in the west. All the regulars of Pinjar Park will take to track including Russell Mitchell and Andy Gajek, Tony Shield and Ash Brown, and many more.

 

Quit Pinjar Park Speedway - Competitive Pee Wee Event

Rob Woffinden Classic - 7 January 2017

Rider

Heat 1

Heat 2

Heat 3

Heat 4

Heat 5

Heat 6

Points

Final

Total

Zachary Graham-Boyce

NO SCORES KEPT

 

 

0

 

0

Axle McCarthy

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

0

Joshua Birnie

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

0

Callum Prowse

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

0

Tristan Roesch

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

0

Quit Pinjar Park Speedway - Junior 125 Solo Lites

Rob Woffinden Classic - 7 January 2017

Rider

Heat 1

Heat 2

Heat 3

Heat 4

Heat 5

Heat 6

Points

Final

Total

Mitchell McDiarmid

3

3

3

3

0

 

12

 

12

Xander Smith

2

2

2

2

3

 

11

 

11

Quit Pinjar Park Speedway - 125cc Solo

Rob Woffinden Classic - 7 January 2017

Rider

Heat 1

Heat 2

Heat 3

Heat 4

Heat 5

Heat 6

Points

Final

Total

Declan Killeen

3

3

3

3

 

 

12

3

15

Christopher Bogdan

3

3

2

1

 

 

9

2

11

Luke Killeen

2

2

3

0

 

 

7

1

8

Jack McDiarmid

0

2

2

3

 

 

7

 

7

Jayden King

1

1

1

2

 

 

5

 

5

Brad Gordon

2

NF

EX

2

 

 

4

 

4

Cuan Shirley

1

1

1

1

 

 

4

 

4

Ryan Phillipson

0

NS

NS

NS

 

 

0

 

0

Breea King

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

 

0

FINAL

Points

Finish

Gate

Declan Killeen

12

3

 

Chris Bogdan

9

2

 

1st

Declan Killeen

Luke Killeen

7

1

 

2nd

Christopher Bogdan

Jack McDiarmid

7

 

 

3rd

Luke Killeen

Jayden King

5

 

 

 

 

Quit Pinjar Park Speedway - 500cc Solo

Rob Woffinden Classic - 7 January 2017

Rider

Heat 1

Heat 2

Heat 3

Heat 4

Cameron Heeps

3

3

3

2

Kale Ballantyne

2

3

3

1

Daniel Winchester

3

3

3

EX

Ben Morley (UK)

2

2

3

2

Matt Marson

3

2

EX

3

Doug Scoble

3

1

EX

2

Ellis Perks (UK)

NF

NS

2

3

Joey Furfaro

2

0

1

3

Leigh Boujos

1

NF

1

3

Kobee Ziedas

EX

2

2

0

Carley Gittus

0

1

2

1

Tyler Govier (UK)

1

EX

2

0

Des Heys

1

0

0

2

Jason Bishop

F

1

EX

1

Jarryd Ziedas

EX

NS

NF

1

Ethan Ballantyne

NS

NS

NS

NS

FINAL Rider

Points

Final

Gate

Cameron Heeps

14

3

 

Ben Morley

12

Ex

 

Kale Ballantyne

12

1

 

Daniel Winchester

11

2

 

 

Quit Pinjar Park Speedway - Sidecars (Juniors)

Rob Woffinden Classic - 7 January 2017

Rider

Heat 1

Heat 2

Heat 3

Heat 4

Heat 5

Heat 6

Points

Final

Total

Jack Fewster/Adam Fewster

2

2

EX

EX

2

2

8

 

8

Jake Harvey/Tyler Soloman

3

3

3

3

3

3

18

 

18

Quit Pinjar Park Speedway - Sidecars (Seniors)

Rob Woffinden Classic - 7 January 2017

Rider

Heat 1

Heat 2

Heat 3

Heat 4

Heat 5

Heat 6

Points

Final

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Shield/Ash Brown

3

3

2

3

 

 

11

3

14

Russell Mitchell/Andy Gajek

3

3

3

3

 

 

12

1

13

Clayton Mills/Matt Young

EX

2

3

2

 

 

7

2

9

Ben Thompson/Jamie Thompson

2

2

1

2

 

 

7

0

7

Horrie Payne/Clinton Holmwood

EX

1

2

NF

 

 

3

 

3

Scott Charsley/Matt Reese

2

NS

NS

NS

 

 

2

 

2

FINAL Rider

Points

Final

Gate

Tony Shield/Ash Brown

11

3

 

1st

Shield / Brown

Ben Thompson/Jamie Thompson

7

0

 

2nd

Mills/Young

Clayton Mills/Matt Young

7

2

 

3rd

Mitchell/Gajek

Russell Mitchell/Andy Gajek

12

1