Kyle Webster is the WA Pro Open motocross champoion in 2014
Shelley Connor thrashes through the mud at Noble Falls

Webster Wins WA MX Champs

24 Sep 2014

Wellard/BRM/Yamaha has captured Western Australia’s premier Motocross Championship along with the much coveted number one plate for 2015.

Eighteen year old Kyle Webster (Cully’s Yamaha) powered his YZ450F to the Pro Open Championship win over the weekend in some of the harshest conditions the series had seen as a freak storm rolling across the Noble Falls circuit turned the hard pack circuit into a mud fest.

Webster only needed to finish 8th or better in the first Moto to clinch the title and with the rain steadily falling he was happy to maintain a top five position and collect the required points to secure the championship win.

“Today was pretty gnarly out there especially as the rain got heavier. I tried to keep out of the roost as much as possible but there was nowhere on the track that was any good,” Webster commented.

“It’s an awesome feeling and I’m really happy to have won the Championship. I’ve had so much support his year from my Wellard/BRM/Yamaha team and Brian and Strett at Cully's Yamaha, so it feels good to be able to bring home a Championship for them.”

Webster has been doing double duties all year riding in the Pro Lites as well and secured second overall in that Championship aboard his YZ250F.

“The 250’s class was just as crazy and having less horsepower made the mud just a bit harder to ride in. Second in the championship is a good result so I’m pretty happy.”

Shelley Connor (Five Star Yamaha) capped off a good year and brought the third championship podium to the team by securing second outright in the Women’s title.

“I really like Noble Falls and usually ride well here, but the conditions were really tough out there today. I just did what I needed to and rode consistent.”

“My YZ250F was awesome out of the gate today which made it a lot easier but the mud was really bad and trying to keep your goggles clean was an issue.” Connor added.

“Today is a red letter day for our team,” stated team manager Peter Strickland. “To be able to repay Wellard, BRM, Yamaha and all of our other partners with this championship and number one plate for next season is perfect. Kyle has been solid all season and right from the first round back in April he showed he was a contender for the 450 title.

“Shelley improved her speed as well and I really don’t know how she fits everything in from her university studies, fitness and on bike training, she just never stops.

“Ash Whisler was a little low keyed this year but still finished inside the top ten in the Pro Open class. His results don’t really convey how good a rider he really is. From here we will take some time off to evaluate our program for next season and put some plans around defending that number one plate,” Strickland ends.

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