Porter’s trifecta extends his lead

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
David Birch claimed first in the fifth round of the WAMX Senior State Championships MX Two at Bunbury’s Shrubland Park on Sunday.
Camera IconDavid Birch claimed first in the fifth round of the WAMX Senior State Championships MX Two at Bunbury’s Shrubland Park on Sunday. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Rockingham’s Dean Porter holds a 73-point lead in the WAMX Senior State Championship MX One after a dominant performance in round five of the competition at Bunbury’s Shrubland Park on Sunday.

Porter won all three races at the Bunbury track to claim first from Michael Mahon and stop the six-race winning streak of Jayden Rykers, who missed the event.

Porter rode sensationally, finishing the day with a spectacular performance in the final race, to claim a come-from-behind win.

In the penultimate round of the series, Porter finished 11 points ahead of Mahon to sit on 507 points.

2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times

Mahon finished second in the first two races, before settling for third in the day’s final race and is now on 434 points with one round to go.

David Birch was best in the MX Two division, winning the final two races to win the round by six points from Dylan Sexton, who won the first race and Mitchell Outram, who finished second and third.

2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times

Birch now leads the series by 87 points heading into the final round with 486 points, with Sexton (399), Outram (390) and Bullsbrook’s Josh Adams (384) all trailing.

In the quad-bikes it was Luke Gaisford’s day, with the Rockingham rider winning all three races in his first round of the series.

2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times

Chris Bosnakis holds a 30-point lead in the series, but Shaun Woodhead and Blake Croonen gained some valuable ground after finishing third and second respectively in round five.

Jess Moore continued her dominant season in the women’s division, winning all three races at Bunbury to keep her undefeated streak to nine.

2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times

Moore has not lost at all this season and was in stellar form, dominating the day to claim the top podium position from Hannah Bagnall (92 points) and Lily Kent (94 points.)

With just one round to go, Moore sits 41 points ahead of Bagnall.

More pictures from the event:

2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times
2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times
Luke Gaisford won all three quad bike races on Sunday.
Camera IconLuke Gaisford won all three quad bike races on Sunday. Credit: South Western Times
2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times
2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times
2017 State Senior Motocross Championships.
Camera Icon2017 State Senior Motocross Championships. Credit: South Western Times

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