Five South West motorcycle clubs of Southern Capes, Cranbrook, Bunbury, Collie and Manjimup came together for the final round of the South West Interclub Series on September 17. With a few drizzles in the morning, the sun finally appeared and shone down on Manjimup Motocross Track at Cosy Creek to make the perfect conditions to celebrate the winners of the prestigious South West motorcycle series in 2022. It was a fantastic day of close racing across all divisions which made a fast and atmospheric day of riding. A crowd of more than 100 people gathered to witness the riders battle it out with each rider racing three times in each class over the course of the day. Standout performances on the day and series champions in their respective classes were Charlie Butler of Manjimup Motorcycle Club in the 65cc class and 85cc SW class, Jacob Thompson of Southern Capes Motorcycle Club in the 85cc BW class, Patrick Butler of MMC in the 125cc two-stroke class and the 250F/125cc two-stroke class, Jye Tomerini of BMC in the MX2 class, Austin Ridley of BMC in the MX1 class, Josh Reeves of Cranbrook District Motorcycle Club, William Jones of CDMC in the clubman lites, and Ethan Mackie of BMC in the clubman open. BMC were declared the overall winners of the series based on total points accumulated across six rounds. MMC was awarded the handicap overall winner after having an incredibly successful year despite the smaller comparative size of their club. MMC secretary Courtney Blakers said it took so many volunteers to run a club and was incredibly grateful for all of the volunteers across the year and on race-day itself who have contributed their free time and various skills. Ms Blakers said the club was in a great position, having adapted and evolved as new processes have taken effect, including a new online registrations process. “We are growing more successful as a club and growing in popularity which has made for a fantastic year,” she said. Up next in motocross is the 2022 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Champions in Rockhampton, Queensland. Competitors from all over Australia have gathered to battle it out to be crowned in their division as the country’s best, including two of Manjimup’s own, Patrick and Charlie Butler. Patrick and Charlie reside just out of Bridgetown and call the Manjimup Motor Cycle Club their home track. Patrick, who turned 15 this year, is riding the 85cc BW 14 to 16 years and 125cc 13 to 15yrs classes, with his little brother Charlie, 11, competing in the 65cc 10 to under 12 class.