McLellan’s historic Cup win

Teenage motorcycle star Sean McLellan created his own piece of history last weekend when he became the first rider to have won both the Junior and Senior classes of the Tumut Motorcycle Accessories / Honda Central Coast Cup for dirt track motorcycles.

The Central Coast Junior Motorcycle Club Inc. complex at Debenham Road North, Somersby was the scene for a gathering of some of the nation’s top riders chasing this prestigious event.

During his stellar junior career McLellan won the Junior Central Coast Cup in 2010.

After moving in the senior ranks McLellan finished runner-up in the Senior Cup in 2012 behind North Brisbane star Jace Castles, who in winning became the first ever dual winner of the Senior Cup.

This year’s Tumut Motorcycle Accessories Senior Cup always loomed as a battle between the two, but the eight lap final proved an anti-climax as McLellan emerged as an emphatic victor.

“That’s special, they cannot take that away from me,” said McLellan in reaction to becoming the first rider to ever win the junior and senior Cups.

Castles, who finished second, was gracious in defeat saying that: “Sean was just too fast’.

Another teenager, local club rider Brayden Elliott finished third just ahead of Macleay District rider Carew Dickinson.

The Honda Junior Cup saw a dominant performance by Cowra rider Thomas Duggan who shook off the early threat of North Brisbane rider Jarred Brook to score a comfortable win.

Duggan turns 16 this year so this will be his last shot at the Junior Cup.

Hunter rider Mitchell James picked himself up after a heavy fall in an earlier race to finish third and failed to emulate his brother Bayley who won the Junior Cup last year.

Besides the Cup events there were plenty of other classes contested over the two days which produced close and exciting racing, marred unfortunately for some spills.

McLellan also won the finals of both the Pro 250cc and Pro 450cc classes while Castles came out on top over the five rounds of the MX Open class.

Brayden Elliott scored a clean-sweep of the five rounds in the Under 19 class and also picked up two minor placings.

Carew Dickinson and Nick Leahey both grabbed two placings in the senior classes.

It was a similar story in the juniors were Thomas Duggan was able to add to his Central Coast Cup success with two further class wins, but only after constant battles with Jarred Brook.

There was a contingent of four riders who traveled down from the North Brisbane club and all took home additional baggage in the form of trophies.

Besides Castles. (win and two seconds) and Brook (three seconds), Max Whale (win and second) and Callan Davies (win and fourth on countback) had plenty of reason to enjoy the trip.

Aaron Fulton was the only dual class winner in the juniors, outside of Duggan, while three class winners did it in style winning all rounds – Senna Agius, Benjamin Hart and Caleb Porter.

Other junior winners were James Pearson, Harrison Ryan, Josh Dominello, Mackenzie Childs, Lincoln Griffiths and the girls Tia Davis and Keegan Pickering, the latter duo also impressive in the open classes.

Dominello deserves praise for saying at the presentation that Mitchell Cluff was the best rider on the weekend (in that class) after Cluff was denied the victory when a broken chain meant he didn’t add any points to four clear wins.




Sean McLellan (Central Coast Jnr) Jace Castles (North Brisbane) Brayden Elliott (Central Coast Jnr)


Thomas Duggan (Cowra) Jarred Brook (North Brisbane) Mitchell James (Hunter)


Under 19 yrs Lites Brayden Elliott (Central Coast) Nick Lahey (City of Penrith) Kieran Gaskin (Tamworth)

Pro 250cc Sean McLellan (Central Coast Jnr) Brayden Elliott (Central Coast Jnr) Nick Leahy (City of Penrith)

MX Open Unlimited Jace Castles (North Brisbane) Carew Dickinson (Macleay) Brayden Elliott (Central Coast Jnr)

Pro 450cc Sean McLellan (Central Coast Junior) Jace Castles (North Brisbane) Carew Dickinson (Macleay)


50cc Auto Div.2 7 – U / 9 yrs James Pearson (Central Coast Jnr) Rory Hutchinson (Kurri Kurri) Jake Garrick (Central Coast Jnr)

65cc 7 – U / 9 yrs Senna Agius (Central Coast Jnr) Nicholas Brooks (Central Coast Jnr) Curtis Austin (Taree)

65cc 9 – U / 13 yrs Harrison Ryan (Central Coast Jnr) Angus Hutchinson (Kurri Kurri) Jake Farnsworth (City of Penrith)

85c 4-str. Modified 7 – U/10 yrs Callan Davies (North Brisbane) Max Stauffer (Kurri Kurri) Ben Lachlan (ACT)

80cc 4-str. Standard 7 – U/11 yrs  Benjamin Hart (Central Coast Jnr) Tyler Evans-Brereton (Central Coast Jnr) Ethan McCrea (Central Coast Jnr)

85cc 4-str. Modified 10– U/14 yrs Josh Dominello (Wagga Wagga) Mitchell Cluff (Central Coast Jnr) Jordon Ussher (Kurri Kurri)

85cc  2-str./ 150cc 4-str. Caleb Porter (Central Coast Jnr) Josh Dominello (Wagga Wagga) Kye Andrews (Taree)

Std. Wheel 9 – U / 11 yrs 

85cc 2-str./ 150cc 4-str. Mackenzie Childs (Kurri Kurri) Max Whale (North Brisbane) Connor Ryan (Central Coast Jnr) 

Big Wheel 11 – U / 13yrs   

85cc 2-str. / 150cc 4-str. Max Whale (North Brisbane) Mitchell Cluff (Central Coast Jnr) Mackenzie Childs (Kurri Kurri) 

Std. Wheel 11 – U/13 yrs

80-160cc 4 str. 11- U16 yrs Aaron Fulton (Central Coast Jnr) Ryan Sellen (Central Coast Jnr) No third

85cc 2-str. / 150cc 4-str. Lincoln Griffiths ((Central Coast Jnr) Aaron Fulton (Central Coast Jnr) Nathan Pryor (Kurri Kurri)

Big Wheel 13 – U/16 yrs   

85cc 2-str. / 150cc 4-str. Aaron Fulton (Central Coast Jnr) Lincoln Griffiths ((Central Coast Jnr) Harry Scott (Central Coast Jnr)

Std. Wheel 13 – U / 16 yrs

85cc 2-str. / 150cc 4-str. Tia Davis (Central Coast Jnr) Keegan Pickering (Kurri Kurri) Georgia Gray (Central Coast Jnr)

Std. Wheel 11 – U / 16 yrs Girls

100-150cc 2-str. 13 – U / 16 yrs Thomas Duggan (Cowra) Jarred Brook (North Brisbane) Nathan Erichsen (Central Coast Jnr)

200-250cc 4-str. 13 – U / 16 yrs Thomas Duggan (Cowra) Jarred Brook (North Brisbane) Taylor Johnston (Central Coast Jnr)

Up to 250cc Girls Keegan Pickering (Kurri Kurri) Georgia Gray (Central Coast Jnr) No third


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