Lachlan Russell is national championship class winner

Archie McDonald and Cameron Dunker in action.Archie McDonald and Cameron Dunker in action.

Only two riders were able to win more than one championship class over two days of racing at the 2019 Honda Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships, hosted by the Central Coast Junior Motorcycle Club (CCJMC) at Allen Park Speedway at Somersby.

Thirteen classes produced 11 different winners, and a string of other placegetters who all helped confirm that the future of the sport is in good hands. Albury Wodonga rider, Archie McDonald, won both of the classes for the 11 to Under 13 years classes, which is currently the most hotly contested of all the age brackets.

The always highly competitive 13 to Under 16 years classes produced the other dual winner in Forbes rider, Tom Drane, who was denied a third win in the last of the weekends finals. After finishing runner-up in three other classes, Gold Coast rider, Seth Qualischefski, finally got the better of Drane to add a win to his medal haul.

Qualischefski was a tireless performer on the weekend being one of a few riders to contest four classes, which in total meant he rode 84 laps of racing. There were also three other Gold Coast riders who claimed a championship class win. Ashleigh Adamson took out the Girls class beating Ava Faulkhead from Mildura and Molly Fairey from Cobar, to produce a very geographically diverse rostrum.

The other Gold Coast successes went to Rory McQualter who added two third placings to his win, and Viv Muddle who placed third as he strived to make it a double. Two other class winners also added to their medal haul with Cowra rider, Noah Grabham, adding two seconds to his win, while Kempseys, Jayden Holder, scored one third place.

Tom Drane will have to start making room for his brother Sam to build his trophy collection as Sam won his first ever Australian Championship. The CCJMC boasted one championship class winner in Lachlan Russell, a feat matched by the Kurri Kurri Junior Club thanks to a win by Thomas Bullen.

With such a classy line-up of talent assembled even qualifying for the finals in some classes was no easy feat, as some of the minor placegetters still left pleased with their efforts, including a number who gained their best ever results. Special mention must be made of Cameron Dunker and Remmie Fyffe who were both dual placegetters.

Source: Media release, Sep 30 Peter Baker, Central Coast Junior Motor Cycle Club