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Good King Daniel’s reign continues

Daniel Winchester’s third successive King of Pinjar title concluded another highly successful season at Western Australia’s leading speedway motorbike venue for the man in green leathers.

Winchester went through the night undefeated to claim the win in a final in which two of the four qualifiers were riding at Pinjar Park for the first time this season. South Australian youngster Dakota Ballantyne last rode here several seasons ago as a visiting junior, while Doug Scoble was making his first appearance since last season. The other qualifier was PP regular Jarryd Ziedas who made up the four virtue of his win in the Last Chance Qualifier.

Ten senior solo riders contested ten heats with Winchester winning his four rides and taking his heat win tally this year to a staggering twenty six. Incredibly Scoble was also undefeated in heat rides while the next best was Ballantyne who took the remaining two heats on a bike he had borrowed a bike from Matt Marson. Winchester was never really challenged for the win in the final, while Ballantyne had the better of the battle with Scoble to claim second.

While Winchester, Ballantyne and Scoble dominated proceedings all riders were among the points which made the Last Chance Qualifier a very willing affair. Ryan Pope, Des Heys, Kobee Ziedas and Jarryd Ziedas all were looking for the win with Jarryd Ziedas out of gate four prevailing.

Carley Gittus, Jack Hunter and New Zealand visitor Brian Miller had their chances and grabbed places but they fell short of the necessary qualifying points.







Senior Sidecars
Eight senior sidecar teams turned on some great racing. After twelve heats the final turned into a match race when both the Mills/Thomas and Fanderlinden Brothers outfits had mechanical issues prior to the start. Josh Wells and Corey Blackman raced to victory over the team of Scott Charsley and Morgan Cornwall.
Going into the final Charsley/Cornwall were the form team of the night with four heat wins, followed by Wells/Blackman with three and Mills/Thomas and the Fanderlinden with two each. The team of Greg Chaplin and Dave Mercer who from this scribe’s knowledge were making their first appearance at Pinjar Park also took a win. It was also great to see the lanky one, Clayton Mills back in the saddle after his big tumble at the ‘Gittus’ several weeks back.
A fire on board Chad Harvey/Jamie Thomson’s outfit on the infield after the eleventh heat provided some drama. The boys were OK, but some of the ‘chair’ looked a little worse for wear. While they didn’t take a win on the night the pairing of Ron Hankin and Andy Gajek ran strongly as did the flying ‘Pinjar Pensioner’ Horrie Payne with his partner Clinton Holmwood. Although their night ended early with engine issues.

Junior Sidecars
Once again the Fewster Brothers Jack and Adam along with the Jake Harvey & Tylar Solomon combination and the Keenan Murphy & Josh McQuade team turned it on. All their races are totally unpredictable with plenty of passing throughout. Highly entertaining and great sport! On the night the Fewster brothers won the final but as usual it was anyone’s race. The heats were divided between Harvey/Solomon on two wins with Murphy/McQuade and the Fewster’s with a win apiece.
250cc Solos
Brad Gordon and Ryan Phillipson did battle over four heats before their final. Gordon won the first three with Phillipson grabbing the fourth. Gordon and Phillipson have very different riding styles, Gordon preferring the low line, while Phillipson works mid track with a lot of speed. It was Gordon’s final however. We look forward to seeing these boys making further progress towards senior ranks.
125cc Solos
Eight heats for the 125’s with the outcome that the Killeen brothers Declan and Luke and the McDiarmid brothers Jack and Mitchell along with Lincoln Worroll met in the final. Declan has returned to near his best form and won the final over his younger brother Luke who has had a huge 17-18 season. Mitchell McDiarmid finished third, a great result for him.
125cc Lites
Xander Smith won the Final which was part of the main program. It was good to see Xander in form after his hard fall at our last meeting. Axel McCarthy was second in this one with Max Harvey in third. The heats saw all three with wins with Trevor Dossett who also races Stockbikes just out of the picture.
125cc Stockbikes
Mitchell McDiarmid rode another maximum taking his four heats plus the final. Axel McCarthy was a more than worthy challenger to McDiarmid leading on several occasions. Max Harvey, Trevor Dossett and Ethan Vearing spent time chasing the two Mc’s! Great racing by all!
50cc Pee Wees
The most competitive ‘non-competitive’ division going around! I bet they hate seeing that club flag, they just want to keep on ‘racing’! A top night for the 50’s with Braxton Thompson, Coby Robson, Jett Harvey, Noah Young and Jake Corbett.
Balance Bike Race
How could I not mention this? After the huge success of our Balance Bike race at our last meeting we held two during our final pre-program of the year. As a consequence the new ‘Queen’ of Pinjar is young (very) Alicia Phillipson who won both races on the night.

See you next season. Grant Woodhams

Quit Pinjar Park Speedway – Junior 125 Solo Lites
King of Pinjar – 24 March 2018
RiderTotalHeat 1Heat 2Heat 3Heat 4Heat 5Heat 6PointsFinal
Max Harvey5325
Xander Smith1011
Axle McCarthy5235
Trevar Dossett1101
Quit Pinjar Park Speedway – 125cc Solo
King of Pinjar – 24 March 2018
RiderTotalHeat 1Heat 2Heat 3Heat 4Heat 5Heat 6PointsFinal
Luke Killeen133233112
Declan Killeen142333113
Mitchell McDiarmid10322291
Jack McDiarmid813228
Lincoln Worroll521115
Xander Smith412104
Final RiderPointsPlaceGate
Declan Killeen31
Luke Killeen22
Mitchell McDiarmid13
Jack McDiarmid04
Lincoln Worroll05
Quit Pinjar Park Speedway – 250cc Solo
King of Pinjar – 24 March 2018
RiderTotalHeat 1Heat 2Heat 3Heat 4Heat 5Heat 6PointsFinal
Brad Gordon143332113
Ryan Philippson11222392
Final RiderPointsPlaceGate
Brad Gordon31
Ryan Philippson22
Quit Pinjar Park Speedway – 500cc Solo
King of Pinjar – 24 March 2018
RiderTotalHeat 1Heat 2Heat 3Heat 4Heat 5Heat 6PointsFinal
Daniel Winchester153333123
Doug Scoble133333121
Dakota Ballantyne11321392
Ryan Pope721227
Des Heys621126
Jarryd Ziedas512F250
Jack Hunter523005
Kobee Ziedas302013
Carley Gittus10DNFDNF11
Brian Miller110001
Last Chance Qualifier
Ryan Pope
Des Heys
Jarryd ZiedasThru
Kobee Ziedas
Daniel Winchester1
Doug Scoble3
Jarryd Ziedas4
Dakota Ballantyne2
Quit Pinjar Park Speedway – Sidecars (Juniors)
King of Pinjar – 24 March 2018
RiderTotalHeat 1Heat 2Heat 3Heat 4Heat 5Heat 6PointsFinal
Jack Fewster / Adam Fewster10232DNF73
Jake Harvey / Tylar Solomon9313DNF72
Keenan Murphy / Josh McQuade8121371
Quit Pinjar Park Speedway – Sidecars (Seniors)
King of Pinjar – 24 March 2018
RiderTotalHeat 1Heat 2Heat 3Heat 4Heat 5Heat 6PointsFinal
Scott Charsley / Morgan Cornwell123331102
Clayton Mills / Jesse Thomas8323X8
Josh Wells / Corey Blackman8332X80
Ryan and Adam Fanderlinden923DNS381
Chad Harvey / Jamie Thomson6222X6
Greg Chiplin / David Mercer62DNF316
Ronald Hankin / Andy Gajek512EX25
Horrie Payne / Clinton Holmwood0DNSDNSDNSDNS0
Rocky Bryan / Matt Young0DNSDNSDNSDNS0
Final RiderPointsPlaceGate
Scott Charsley / Morgan Cornwell22
Josh Wells / Corey Blackman0DNS
Ryan and Adam Fanderlinden31