Riders reach racing heights

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Riders from Perth to Derby descended on Brome Speedway over the weekend for the 2011 Motocross Championships.

Notable mentions go to Joshua Ellis from Derby, who came first in the junior 50CC pro senior, Jacob Ellis (Derby) who was first in the 65CCs and Tyra Curly who was first in the feature 85cc race.

The pro lites saw John Ellis take out first place, with Travis Ryder close behind on second and Nick Stone in third place.

Winners of the senior veteran and female racers were Bec and Rob McGregor, with the awards for senior clubman seeing Jack Mathews from Port Hedland in first, Jamie Woolen in second and Raine White in third.

Broome Motorcross president Steve Gray said the event was a success overall with no injuries on the track and great sportsmanship on the whole.

“The pro ran really smoothly this year, which is very unusual… no unhappy accidents,” he said.

Notable wins went to John Squires from Port Hedland who took out first prize in the pro open, with Cameron Shultz and Benny Williams taking second and third place.

All riders also joined together to ride a memorial lap for late rider Dan Williams.

“It has been so touching to the family,” his brother Ben Williams said.

“Each year you think the memory dies down, but it doesn’t, and that’s incredible to us.”

The Dan Williams Memorial trophy was given to John Squires from Derby, who won overall with his superb performance in the feature race.

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