**New Year's Special

U16 Australian Junior Title Wrap Up...

WA was well represented with 4 young Pinjar Park products riding at this years Australian U16 Solo Championships at Mildura's Olympic Park speedway. Seeded straight into the Championship was WA#1 Matt Marson with Sheldon Gill & the Ziedas brothers Kobee & Jarryd all required to qualify.

Well the WA boys have finished up at Mildura. In the wash up for the individual title Sheldon Gill made it to the finals to join WA #1 Matt Marson , with Jarryd and Kobee Ziedas just falling short. Matt finished the solo title with 4 points and Sheldon 5, both unlucky to not pick up a few more points. In the best pairs Matt picked up 6 points, however Kobee was plagued by bike problems from race 1. All the WA boys were very competitive and ran with (and sometimes beat) the front runners, all added to their experience with next year looking pretty good in our own back yard.

Thanks to Jnr Solo Rep Rick Gill for the wrap up from Mildura. Well done to all boys, you have done your yourselves, state and club very proud.

Australian Senior solo Title...

Young Aussie international racer Cam Heeps and his dedicated family are on the road heading for Adelaide for Cam's first crack at the senior title. It will certainly be a big test for the talented rider and don't be surprised if he grabs some quality scalps along the way. The first round begins this Saturday night at Gillman speedway followed by rounds at Victoria's Undrea Park and finishing off at the super fast Kurri Kurri venue in the beautiful Hunter Valley NSW.

Talking of Australian Titles, Perth's Kale Ballantyne (Aust U21 Title) & Jett Muller and Sheldon Gill (Aust 250/350cc Title) are also backing their kits ready for the long drive to Kurri Kurri for their respective Australian title bids on January 19. This should be a absolute cracker event with 2 BIG Aussie titles being run on the same card.

From everyone at the Speedway Motorcycle Club WA & Pinjar Park speedway we wish all the boys the best of luck.

Pommie Invasion...

Yet another talented young Englishman arrives at Pinjar Park. Lewis Blackbird makes his Pinjar Park debut on Saturday night and will spend the next couple of months in racing in Perth as he prepares for the upcoming British season. Lewis now joins fellow countrymen Joe Jacobs (Resident Rider), Kyle Newman & Kyle Howarth who have all appeared at the Pinjar Ring this summer.

Born in Peterborough, Lewis is the son of Carl Blackbird and nephew of Mark Blackbird and Paul Blackbird. He started the 2012 season as the Fen Tigers team captain. His good form continued in 2012, although a dislocated shoulder sustained in a fall at King's Lynn in May kept him out for a few weeks.
An injury to Simon Nielsen in June 2012 saw Blackbird guest again in the Premier League for Leicester Lions going on to be declared in the team for the remainder of the season in July.
In July 2012, with Cam Heeps he won the National League Pairs Championship for Mildenhall. With Mildenhall he also won the National League title, the National League Knock Out Cup, the National League Fours, and the National League Trophy in 2012. On 25 November 2012 it was announced that he had re-signed with  Glyn Taylor's Leicester Lions for the full 2013 Premier League season. Shortly afterwards it was also announced that he had also signed to ride for Dudley Heathens in the National League in 2013. A busy season ahead for this very talented young rider, welcome to Perth.

Bikes For Sale...


Tai Woffinden Racing has 1 Elite League standard bike for sale. Super fast PJR tuned Jawa engine in Jawa chassis, all Talon components, Blixt Carb, NEB clutch and all the trick bits you would expect from one of the fastest riders in world speedway. This bike has been professionally maintained to the highest of standards, Fantastic buying at only $6000 that's well below replacement costs. For more details please contact Brad Muller on 0406 925 825 or www.speedwaywa.com.au

Plus -

Ty Proctor Racing has a 125cc Honda powered junior speedway machine for sale. Very clean and tidy, race proven and comes with some spares this bike will suit a beginner right through to an intermediate type rider. Jawa chassis, Talon rims, Selectra ignition, Renthal bars, KW seat and ready to race. Well priced at $3000 ono, For more details please contact Brad Muller on 0406 925 825 or www.speedwaywa.com.au

The 2013 Pinjar Park Sidecar Spectacular...

Already 7 or so of the state's best sidecar crews have nominated for the 2013 Pinjar Park Sidecar Spectacular. This is the next big meeting at Pinjar set down for January 19th. Keep an eye on E News, Pinjar Park & Speedway Motorcycle Club WA's Facebook pages and the West Australian newspaper for more details as they come to hand.

Jan 5th, SMCWA Club racing night...

Due to the amount of riders away or still competing on the East Coast this coming Saturday night at Pinjar it will be a SMCWA Club racing night only. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience.

RWC Race Jacket Auction Results...
WINNERS -
Jacket One: Bid $450 Highest Bidder: Steve (WA)

Jacket Two: Bid $470 Highest Bidder: Jenny

Well done to both Jenny & Steve on these very special and prized speedway memorabilia pieces. Please notify for payment & postage asap so we can organize to have them sent out.

Regards,

Brad Muller
Media Liaison
SMCWA




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