Tag Archives: Austin Forkner

Moto Wrap | AMA SX | MXN | UK MX | X-Trial | Trackmasters

Moto News Wrap for April 16, 2019 by Darren Smart

Proudly brought to you by Dunlop Geomax
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

The LATEST News

  • Another Kawasaki sweep at Denver AMA SX
  • Gibbs, Todd and Duffy win at Broadford MX Nationals
  • Jasikonis and Jacobi win in Holland
  • Searle and Mewse win in UK
  • Spain wins X-Trial of Nations
  • Barcia OUT!
  • 2019 A4DE cancelled
  • Team Australia sorted for 2019 WJMX
  • Brook and Koppe Shine at Trackmasters
  • Ultimate Motocross Coaching wins Australian Small Business Award
  • Entries open for 2019 Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship

Another Kawasaki sweep at Denver AMA SX

Denver was the 15th straight weekend of the AMA Supercross Championship and it was Eli Tomac who kept his slim 450SX championship hopes alive with a win over Cooper Webb. Meanwhile Adam Cianciarulo extended his narrow championship lead in the penultimate 250 West Coast main with a win over his closest rival Dylan Ferrandis.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Tomac Savatgy Webb Multiple JK SX Denver
Tomac, Savatgy, Webb – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

There were several extra challenges for the riders at Denver, the first being the freezing cold, in fact, the first practice session was cancelled because of the snow all over the circuit. Horse-power sucking altitude also caused issues as the riders stretched their way over some of the trickier jump combinations, and finally the cold soil became hard and slippery leaving the riders fighting for traction on what ended up being a relatively one-lined layout.

450SX Report

Marvin Musquin grabbed the holeshot over Joey Savatgy, Ryan Breece, Justin Bogle, Webb, Tomac and Zach Osborne and as Breece dropped outside the top ten, Tomac was storming forward to pass Webb, Bogle, Savatgy and finally Musquin to take the lead by the end of lap four.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Bogle Starts JK SX Denver Cover
Justin Bogle – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

All eyes were on Webb who looked patient in fifth but steadily, and I mean steadily, the championship leader moved by Bogle and Savatgy to take the final podium position but Cooper was not done and methodically closed in to pass teammate Musquin for second and that is where they all stayed to the line with Tomac taking the win from Webb, Musquin, Bogle and Savatgy.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Savatgy Webb Tomac Multiple JK SX Denver
Joey Savatgy – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

Behind the front runners we saw Blake Baggett, Ken Roczen, Osborne, Josh Grant and Justin Hill rounding out the top ten while Cole Seely and Dean Wilson were both involved in separate crashes that ended with neither rider crossing the finish line.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Roczen Osborne Multiple JK SX Denver
Ken Roczen, Zach Osborne – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

With just the East Rutherford and Las Vegas rounds remaining, Webb holds an 18-point lead over Tomac while Musquin sits a further 5 points back.

Eli Tomac

“That was the loudest race I have ever been in with the crowd noise, it was so much fun, gosh, it wouldn’t be Denver without some snow, we even rode in hail on Wednesday, but what a cool day for us, luckily the track stayed good so overall a pretty good weekend.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Tomac JK SX Denver
Eli Tomac – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld
Cooper Webb

“We were hitting first gear in a couple of places (because of the horsepower loss) and then when it started snowing you almost had to laugh it off, in the end the track was dry and slick, you had to have good throttle control but overall the crowd was really into it which was cool and there was some good racing so it was a good weekend for me.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Webb JK SX Denver
Cooper Webb – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld
Marvin Musquin

“Coming into this weekend we knew it was going to be tough on the bikes (horsepower wise), the track was super slick but I did my best, I am glad I got a good start and had a better feeling in the main to land on the podium.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Musquin Savatgy Multiple JK SX Denver
Marvin Musquin – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

450SX Main Event Results

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Cooper Webb
  3. Marvin Musquin
  4. Justin Bogle
  5. Joey Savatgy
  6. Blake Baggett
  7. Ken Roczen
  8. Zach Osborne
  9. Joshua Grant
  10. Justin Hill
    …19. Cole Seely
    …20. Dean Wilson
AMA SX Rnd Denver Tomac Webb Musquin Podium JK SX Denver
450SX Podium – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

 450SX Points after 15 of 17 Rounds

  1. Cooper Webb – 332
  2. Eli Tomac – 314
  3. Marvin Musquin – 309
  4. Ken Roczen – 283
  5. Blake Baggett – 255
  6. Dean Wilson – 223
  7. Joey Savatgy – 192
  8. Cole Seely – 180
  9. Justin Bogle – 157
  10. Justin Barcia – 154
  11. Chad Reed – 151

250 West Coast Report

Rookie Michael Mosiman earned the holeshot from Cianciarulo, Gareth Marchbanks, Jimmy Decotis, RJ Hampshire and Dylan Ferrandis so the expectation was that Cianciarulo would move to the lead and check out. But Mosiman was enjoying his time at the front to keep the championship leader at bay for a full six laps.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Decotis McAdoo Starts JK SX Denver
AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Start – Image by Hoppenworld

Just as Cianciarulo moved into the lead, Ferrandis slotted into third with a move on Decotis and it wasn’t long before both Ferrandis and is teammate Colt Nichols sliced by Mosiman for second and third.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Ferrandis JK SX Denver
Dylan Ferrandis – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

That was where the main players remained to the flag with Cianciarulo taking maximum points over Ferrandis, Nichols, Hampshire, Mosiman and Cameron McAdoo.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Mosiman Starts JK SX Denver
Michael Mosiman – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

Cianciarulo takes an eight-point lead over Ferrandis as they head to Vegas for the East/West Shootout in two weeks’ time so nothing is in stone as far as this championship goes.

Adam Cianciarulo

“I, like most was struggling with the lack of horsepower and the dirt got really hard and slick but luckily I had a good night, I felt pretty good in those conditions, I can’t say enough about the crowd, they were unreal so a shout out to those guys.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Cianciarulo Mosiman Multiple JK SX Denver
Adam Cianciarulo & Michael Mosiman – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld
Dylan Ferrandis

“It wasn’t a great weekend, the temperature made it not so much fun to ride for me in particular, I struggled to get warm, I know it is the same for everyone but for me it was difficult so to be second is good.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Ferrandis Nichols Podium JK SX Denver
Dylan Ferrandis & Colt Nichols – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld
Colt Nichols

“It was definitely different with the snow during practice but the track was pretty simple but became technical with the way the soil was so you had to be on your toes, overall we are happy, third is good, we needed to start a little better but all good.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Nichols Starts JK SX Denver
Colt Nichols – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

250 West Coast Main Event Results

  1. Adam Cianciarulo
  2. Dylan Ferrandis
  3. Colt Nichols
  4. RJ Hampshire
  5. Michael Mosiman
  6. Cameron McAdoo
  7. James Decotis
  8. Justin Starling
  9. Dylan Merriam
  10. Enzo Lopes
AMA SX Rnd Denver Cianciarulo Ferrandis Nichols Podium JK SX Denver
250SX West Podium – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Image by Hoppenworld

250 West Coast Points after 9 of 10 Rounds

  1. Adam Cianciarulo – 208
  2. Dylan Ferrandis – 200
  3. Colt Nichols – 163
  4. RJ Hampshire – 145
  5. James Decotis – 128
  6. Michael Mosiman – 128
  7. Cameron McAdoo – 128
  8. Shane McElrath – 123
  9. Chris Blose – 119
  10. Garrett Marchbanks – 100

250 East Coast Points after 7 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 151
  2. Chase Sexton – 148
  3. Justin Cooper – 144
  4. Martin Davalos – 115
  5. Mitchell Oldenburg – 105
  6. Alex Martin – 105
  7. Brandon Hartranft – 100
  8. Kyle Peters – 98
  9. Kyle Cunningham – 97
  10. Jordon Bailey – 76
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Gibbs, Todd and Duffy Win at Broadford MX Nationals

Victoria’s Broadford circuit hosted the third round of the 2019 Pirelli MX Nationals and after a hard days racing on a technically demanding layout Kirk Gibbs, Wilson Todd and Regan Duffy came away with the overall victories in the MX1, MX2 and MXD classes respectively.

R Broadford MX Nationals PQ Todd Waters
Todd Waters – MX Nationals Round 3, Broadford, 2019

The Broadford motocross track always has been and always will be a hard packed, rock infested layout which demands huge amounts of watering to keep the dust down.

This translates into everything from deep boggy ruts in patches of the track coupled with slippery blue groove, square edged acceleration and braking bumps as well as loose powdery berms on the outside of some corners but all up it is a test of man and machine which is what motocross is all about.

R Broadford MX Nationals PQ Rowe
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

THOR MX1 Report

The MX1 class riders were faced with two back-to-back 8 lap motos which when the points were tallied accounted for one moto result with the third 17 lap moto being the second points paying moto.

R Broadford MX Nationals MX
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Todd Waters led all eight laps of the first moto with fellow Husqvarna rider Daniel Sanders of enduro racing fame convincingly holding down second place for the first four laps before Gibbs got past to claim second.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Kirk Gibbs
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Sanders finished a solid third ahead of Hayden Mellross, Luke Clout and Jesse Dobson who was once again fastest privateer with sixth. Interestingly, another enduro ace in Daniel Milner earned ninth place ahead of Brett Metcalfe.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Daniel Sanders
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Moto two saw Mellross take the holeshot with Sanders in second once again, this time ahead of Waters, Lawson Bopping, Gibbs and Clout but it wasn’t long before Water got around Sanders and Mellross for first.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Hayden Mellross
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Clout and Sanders then went toe to toe before Sanders got crossed up on the face of the triple at the top of the hill and came off second best with a huge crash.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Luke Clout
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

This left Clout and Gibbs to battle over the final podium spot but Gibbs sliced by his CDR teammate before mowing down Mellross for second place with a lap to go. Waters took the win from Gibbs, Mellross, Clout and Dobson while Milner ended the race in seventh. On a very bent bike Sanders was forced to retire from the race.

R Broadford MX Nationals PQ Jesse Dobson
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

MX1 – Raceline Superpole

  1. Todd Waters – 1:30.125
  2. Hayden Mellross – 1:30.630
  3. Kirk Gibbs – 1:31.643
  4. Jesse Dobson – 1:31.686
  5. Justin Rodbell – 1:32.106

MX1 – Moto 1 – Race Time: 14:35.210

  1. Todd Waters
  2. Kirk Gibbs
  3. Daniel Sanders
  4. Hayden Mellross
  5. Luke Clout
  6. Jesse Dobson
  7. Justin Rodbell
  8. Erki Kahro
  9. Daniel Milner
  10. Brett Metcalfe

MX1 – Moto 2 – Race Time: 14:40.220

  1. Todd Waters
  2. Kirk Gibbs
  3. Hayden Mellross
  4. Luke Clout
  5. Jesse Dobson
  6. Justin Rodbell
  7. Daniel Milner
  8. Richie Evans
  9. Ryan Shadbolt
  10. Erki Kahro

MX1 – Moto 1 and 2 Combined

  1. Todd Waters
  2. Kirk Gibbs
  3. Hayden Mellross
  4. Luke Clout
  5. Jesse Dobson
  6. Justin Rodbell
  7. Daniel Milner
  8. Erki Kahro
  9. Richie Evans
  10. Jayden Rykers

In the third moto Richie Evans led the first of the 17 laps with a solid holeshot over Sanders, Mellross, Waters, Gibbs and Clout.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Richie Evans
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

After the dust settled (literally) it was Mellross over Bopping, Waters, Gibbs and Clout while the gutsy Sanders, feeling the effects of the earlier crash as well as racing Enduro-X during the lunch break dropped back to sixth.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Bopping
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Bopping soon dropped out of the front running leaving a fast freight train of Mellross, Gibbs, Waters and Clout trading fastest lap times. With three laps to go Gibbs needed to pass Mellross for the round win and just when it looked like Mellross had everything in hand the KTM rider crashed on one of the downhill sections with a lap to go.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Hayden Mellross
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

This allowed Gibbs into the lead and he went on to take the race win over Waters, Clout, Mellross, Dobson and Sanders while Milner bounced back from a poor start to finish 12th.

Gibbs took his first round win for the year over Waters and Clout while Mellross keeps the red plate for another round as he leads the championship by five-points over Gibbs, seven-points over Clout and nine-points over Waters.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Todd Waters
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3
Kirk Gibbs

“The weekend was much better for me and it’s nice to finally get a win under my belt for the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team. It was also good to have a dry round and actually get a gauge of how things are progressing and what our strengths and weaknesses are as the first two rounds were extremely wet and difficult to get a handle on the opposition as well as our own riding. But, really pleased to get the win and get my season back on track. The team did a great job again today and my bike was working well on a pretty technical race track. We now have a couple of weeks off before Murray Bridge so lots of riding and training still to be done and lots of laps still left in this championship.”

R Broadford MX Nationals M Kirk Gibbs
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3
Luke Clout

“I felt pretty good all day and the track was good to ride but I was probably just a bit off in my starts. With the track watered heavily and multiple ruts around every corner, it was difficult to move forward at times so getting a good start and being up the front early was the key here. Everything else was good and its always nice to be on the podium and be right in contention for the championship. It’s a long haul, especially with these back to back races so it’s important to keep logging good results in every race and be there at the end of round 10.”

R Broadford MX Nationals M Luke Clout
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Australia’s two best enduro riders were far from outclassed by our best motocross riders with Milner ending the day in ninth overall. That was one place ahead of the hard charging Sanders despite not finishing the second moto and let’s not forget, both of these riders did three 10-minute EnduroX races during the lunch break while the rest of the MX1 riders were resting in the pits.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Daniel Milner
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

MX1 – Moto 3 – Race Time: 27:33.009

  1. Kirk Gibbs
  2. Todd Waters
  3. Luke Clout
  4. Hayden Mellross
  5. Jesse Dobson
  6. Daniel Sanders
  7. Erki Kahro
  8. Jayden Rykers
  9. Justin Rodbell
  10. Brett Metcalfe
  11. Daniel Milner

MX1 – Round 3 Overall

  1. Kirk Gibbs – 67
  2. Todd Waters – 67
  3. Luke Clout – 58
  4. Hayden Mellross – 58
  5. Jesse Dobson – 52
  6. Erki Kahro – 47
  7. Justin Rodbell – 47
  8. Jayden Rykers – 44
  9. Daniel Milner – 43
  10. Daniel Sanders – 40

MX1 – Championship Standings After Round 3

  1. Hayden Mellross – 152
  2. Luke Clout – 147
  3. Kirk Gibbs – 145
  4. Todd Waters – 143
  5. Jesse Dobson – 121
  6. Justin Rodbell – 110
  7. Erki Kahro – 107
  8. Jayden Rykers – 102
  9. Brett Metcalfe – 97
  10. Charlie Creech – 94
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Pirelli MX2 Report

Wilson Todd scored the opening moto holeshot and the eventual win but it was only by a few meters after a late moto charge by Kyle Webster with Nathan in tow throughout the last couple of laps making for the by far most exciting MX2 race this season.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Wilson Todd
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Moto two was less exciting with Todd blitzing his way through the first corner to earn another holeshot. This time the DPH Husqvarna pilot cleared out from the fast-starting duo of Isaac Ferguson and Cooper Pozniak while Crawford was way down in 18th place.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Kyle Webster
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Webster was once again in good flow around the rough and technical layout and soon broke free from Ferguson, Riley Dukes, Aaron Tanti and Jay Wilson. As the race wore on Wilson also found some lines to make his way to third place before make a late charge at second placed Webster.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Aaron Tanti
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

As Todd was cruising his way to another win, Jay Wilson had worked his way up to the back of Webster and was looking to take second place but ultimately fell a few seconds short and had to settle for third, ahead of Tanti, Dukes, Dylan Wills and Crawford.

Todd once again scored maximum points for the round to extend his lead in the championship to 28 over Wilson with Tanti, Webster and Crawford rounding out the top five in the championship chase.

Kyle Webster

“I was definitely under the weather on Friday but thankfully that cleared by race day and it turned out to be a solid weekend. The first moto was good, right away I was able to make a bunch of passes and got myself up into second behind Wilson Todd and in the closing stages of the race I made a charge at Wilson, but just couldn’t get him. Then in the second moto I got an okay start but Wilson got away from me a bit, and we just stayed the same gap through the rest of the race and I finished second, with a 2-2 score giving me second overall on the day.”

R Broadford MX Nationals M Kyle Webster
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3
Jay Wilson

“Today was the best I have felt on the bike in motocross so far this year. The first race I was covered in mud and just did what I had to do to get back to fifth as the first four were long gone but in the second moto I really began to gel with the bike and attack the track. I felt awesome and just wished it was the 30 minute race and not the 20. So, happy with today and happy to come out with some good points. It wasn’t looking real good after Wonthaggi but thanks to the RACESAFE team we were able get on track and keep the championship alive.”

R Broadford MX Nationals M Jay Wilson Jay Wilson
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3
Aaron Tanti

“A lot of good to come from today but also a few things I need to improve on to get some round wins. My starts were good, and I had excellent track position in both races but just didn’t keep pace later in the race, so that’s something we will need to look at. But the racing is tight in the MX2 class and I was never further than 10 seconds out of the lead all day but didn’t make the podium. No one can afford to take their foot off the peddle at the moment as there are five guys who ride at a similar pace and the intensity is there all the way to the end. I’m now third in the championship after three rounds which considering a couple of races I have had, isn’t too bad but there is always room for improvement.”

R Broadford MX Nationals M Aaron Tanti
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3
Nathan Crawford

“It feels good to finally be back in the battle again. It’s been a long eight months off the bike and I have worked so hard to get, not just my fitness and speed back, but also my health in general. My one was awesome and just after half way I felt things begin to come easier for me, like a little barrier was broken. I was able to ride my turns better, flow on the track better and ride with some speed. While I didn’t win it, it was a little victory to me as I come back. Race two and I did all I could to salvage the best result I could. First turn crashes are tough as the whole field goes past and it’s a long way back but I fought hard and feel like things are on the right track. The weekend gives me more motivation to keep working hard.”

R Broadford MX Nationals PQ Nathan Crawford
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Pirelli MX2 Results

MX2 – Moto 1 – Race Time: 28:11.686

  1. Wilson Todd
  2. Kyle Webster
  3. Nathan Crawford
  4. Aaron Tanti
  5. Jay Wilson
  6. Dylan Wills
  7. Jye Dickson
  8. Bailey Malkiewicz
  9. Ricky Latimer
  10. Joel Evans

MX2 – Moto 2 – Race Time: 18:32.870

  1. Wilson Todd
  2. Kyle Webster
  3. Jay Wilson
  4. Aaron Tanti
  5. Riley Dukes
  6. Dylan Wills
  7. Nathan Crawford
  8. Isaac Ferguson
  9. Cooper Pozniak
  10. Bailey Malkiewicz
R Broadford MX Nationals M Wilson Todd
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

MX2 – Round 3 Overall

  1. Wilson Todd – 70
  2. Kyle Webster – 64
  3. Jay Wilson – 56
  4. Aaron Tanti – 56
  5. Nathan Crawford – 54
  6. Dylan Wills – 50
  7. Bailey Malkiewicz – 44
  8. Jye Dickson – 43
  9. Riley Dukes – 42
  10. Ricky Latimer – 42

MX2 – Championship Standings After Round 3

  1. Wilson Todd – 170
  2. Jay Wilson – 142
  3. Aaron Tanti – 133
  4. Kyle Webster – 126
  5. Nathan Crawford – 122
  6. Cooper Pozniak – 115
  7. Dylan Wills – 113
  8. Jye Dickson – 107
  9. Riley Dukes – 103
  10. Issac Ferguson – 93
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Motul MXD Report

Rhys Budd led the early running in the first moto ahead of Max Purvis, Regan Duffy, Jack Kukis and Mason Semmens. The pace was hot in the early going but after just over 18 minutes of racing it was Kiwi Purvis who got the win from Budd, Semmens and Duffy.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Rhys Budd
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Duffy scored the holeshot in the second moto but he had to contend with the determined duo of Budd and Semmens in the early laps. He eventually broke away while first moto winner Purvis was making his way through the pack after a poor start.

R Broadford MX Nationals PQ Regan Duffy
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Duffy got the win ahead of Semmens and Budd who rode unchallenged to second and third while Purvis was only able to make it back to sixth by race end. Duffy’s 4-1 moto results was good enough for the round overall while Semmens and Budd tied on points for second and third, with Semmens getting the nod for second on account of his better second moto result.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Mason Semmens
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Duffy now has a five-point lead over Budd who in turn has a 12-point gap back to Purvis.

Rhys Budd

“P1 in Qualifying is always a great start to the day! I then made a good start in the first moto and made my way into the lead on lap one and held the lead until two laps to go and eventually finished second just 4.6 seconds behind Maximus Purvis (Yamaha). I made another great start in race two and made my way into the lead early but unfortunately I didn’t have the pace to hold it, as the track was pretty brutal by the end of the day. So I was happy to eventually finish third behind Regan Duffy and Mason Semmens and take third overall for the round with 2-3 placings.”

R Broadford MX Nationals PQ Rhys Budd
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Motul MXD Results

MXD – Moto 1 – Race Time: 18:15.696

  1. Maximus Purvis
  2. Rhys Budd
  3. Mason Semmens
  4. Regan Duffy
  5. Jayce Cosford
  6. Noah Ferguson
  7. Brodie Ellis
  8. Jack Kukas
  9. Liam Walsh
  10. Jai Walker

MXD – Moto 2 – Race Time: 18:39.787

  1. Regan Duffy
  2. Mason Semmens
  3. Rhys Budd
  4. Brodie Ellis
  5. Jack Kukas
  6. Maximus Purvis
  7. Liam Walsh
  8. Korey McMahon
  9. Jai Walker
  10. Mackenzie O’Bree
R Broadford MX Nationals MXD Podiums
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

MXD – Round 3 Overall

  1. Regan Duffy – 63
  2. Mason Semmens – 62
  3. Rhys Budd – 62
  4. Maximus Purvis – 60
  5. Brodie Ellis – 52
  6. Jack Kukas – 49
  7. Liam Walsh – 46
  8. Jayce Cosford – 45
  9. Jai Walker – 43
  10. Noah Ferguson – 42

MXD – Championship Standings After Round 3

  1. Regan Duffy – 157
  2. Rhys Budd – 152
  3. Maximus Purvis – 140
  4. Mason Semmens – 125
  5. Jack Kukas – 113
  6. Noah Ferguson – 111
  7. Brodie Ellis – 110
  8. Jayce Cosford – 99
  9. Mason Rowe – 98
  10. Liam Walsh – 98

Yamaha Rising Star Rookies Report

The opening round of the Yamaha Rising Star Rookies was held at Broadford and it was Yamaha’s Levi Rogers who took both wins. Alex Larwood and Brad West rounded out the podium on 56 points but front runners Blake Hollis (2-dnf) and Blake Fox (4-dnf) will look for better results in future rounds.

R Broadford MX Nationals M Levi Rogers
2019 MX Nationals – Broadford Round 3

Yamaha Rising Star Rookies Overall and Championship Points

  1. Levi Rogers – 70
  2. Alex Larwood – 56
  3. Brad West – 56
  4. Joe O’Donnell – 50
  5. Benny Novak – 49
  6. Jake Kowal – 47
  7. Cameron Torpy – 46
  8. Brock Ninness – 44
  9. Ryan Alexanderson – 43
  10. Kipp Adams – 43
R Broadford MX Nationals RSR Podiums
Rising Star Rookies Podium – MX Nationals Round 3, Broadford, 2019

The championship now moves to Murray Bridge in South Australia for the first of the double round weekends in two weeks’ time.

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Jasikonis and Jacobi win in Holland

Despite each class being riddled with GP regulars Arminas Jasikonis and Henry Jacobi have won the MXGP and MX2 class respectively at the opening round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross which was held at Oss in Holland last weekend.

Jasikonis rode hard to score two wins to better Gautier Paulin and Max Anstie while Jacobi got the nod over Jago Geerts and Adam Sterry while Jed Beaton went 10-5 for sixth overall.

MXGP Moto 1

  1. Arminas Jasikonis
  2. Gautier Paulin
  3. Glenn Coldenhoff
  4. Max Anstie
  5. Pauls Jonass
  6. Brian Bogers
  7. Benoit Paturel
  8. Petar Petrov
  9. Lars Van Berkel
  10. Yentel Martens

MXGP Moto 2

  1. Arminas Jasikonis
  2. Gautier Paulin
  3. Max Anstie
  4. Brian Bogers
  5. Pauls Jonass
  6. Petar Petrov
  7. Lars van Berkel
  8. Yentel Martens
  9. Benoit Paturel
  10. Alfie Albers

MX2 Moto 1

  1. Henry Jacobi
  2. Ben Watson
  3. Tom Vialle
  4. Jago Geerts
  5. Adam Sterry
  6. Mike Kras
  7. Eric Leijtens
  8. Davey Pootjes
  9. Kade Walker
  10. Jed Beaton

MX2 Moto 2

  1. Henry Jacobi
  2. Jago Geerts
  3. Rohen vd Moosdijk
  4. Horgmo
  5. Jed Beaton
  6. Adam Sterry
  7. Kade Walker
  8. Dankers
  9. Freek vd Vlist
  10. Eric Conijn
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Searle and Mewse win in UK

The old-school sand circuit at Cadders Hill in Norfolk hosted the second round of the British Motocross Championship last weekend and it was Tommy Searle who came away with the MXGP class overall. Searle swapped moto wins with arch rival Shaun Simpson while Conrad Mewse won both of the MX2 motos.

Maxxis British Motocross Championship Rnd Norfolt Tommy Searle
Tommy Searle – Image www.mxgb.co.uk

Searle went 2-1 on the day to earn the overall ahead of Simpson’s 1-2 moto results with Harri Kullas scoring third with 5-3 finishes so in the championship chase Simpson has 94 points and Searle 92 points.

MXGP Overall

  1. Tommy Searle – 47
  2. Shaun Simpson – 47
  3. Harri Kullas – 36
  4. Lewis Tombs – 36
  5. Mel Pocock – 34
  6. Gert Krestinov – 29
  7. Ryan Houghton – 28
  8. Jake Millward – 28
  9. Brad Todd – 21
  10. Brad Anderson – 21

MXGP Championship Points

  1. Shaun Simpson – 94
  2. Tommy Searle – 92
  3. Lewis Tombs – 70
  4. Harri Kullas – 58
  5. Jake Millward – 57
  6. Ryan Houghton – 55
  7. Gert Krestinov – 53
  8. Mel Pocock – 52
  9. Brad Todd – 48
  10. Brad Anderson – 43

Conrad Mewse won the opening moto by 18 seconds over Josh Gilbert, Alvin Ostlund, Bas Vaessen and Martin Barr. The second moto saw Kiwi Dylan Walsh come home second ahead of Vaessen, Gilbert, Ostlund and Barr.

Mewse now has a 12-point lead over Vaessen who in turn has a nine-point lead over Ostlund.

MX2 Overall

  1. Conrad Mewse – 50
  2. Josh Gilbert – 40
  3. Bas Vaessen – 38
  4. Dylan Walsh – 36
  5. Alvin Ostlund – 36
  6. Martin Barr – 31

MX2 Championship Points

  1. Conrad Mewse – 97
  2. Bas Vaessen – 85
  3. Alvin Ostlund – 76
  4. Josh Gilbert – 70
  5. Dylan Walsh – 70
  6. Martin Barr – 64

Spain Wins X-Trial of Nations

Toni Bou and Jaime Busto set the record for the biggest margin of victory in the history of the FIM X-Trial of Nations as Spain continued its X-Trial of Nations domination at Vendéspace, France last weekend.

X Trial TDN Spain ps
Toni Bou – 2019 X-Trial of Nations

Behind the dominating Spanish duo the French pairing of Benoit Bincaz and Alexandre Ferrer earned second ahead of British youngsters Jack Price and Toby Martyn who performed superbly to take third for the second year in a row.

X Trial TDN Spain ps
Toni Bou – 2019 X-Trial of Nations

The Italian team of Luca Petrella and Matteo Grattarola finished fourth ahead of Norway’s Sondre Haga and Hakon Pedersen who had a pdium in their sights after the first round but struggled badly on their second lap to finish in fifth place.

Toni Bou

“It has been an extraordinary triumph because we had two superb rounds to start and the Final was more demanding. We endured the pressure of competing against France well, largely because we had an important points advantage starting the Final. Jaime rode to a great level and I think we have done a great job as a team.”

X Trial TDN Spain ps
Toni Bou – 2019 X-Trial of Nations
Jaime Busto

“Competing with Toni is always exceptional and it possibly makes you feel less pressure. I think we have ridden to a high standard right from the start and have not left anything to chance. The atmosphere and the spectators have been extraordinary and they really recognised our great performance.”

X Trial TDN Spain ps
Toni Bou and Jaime Busto – 2019 X-Trial of Nations

The FIM X-Trial World Championship season comes to an end at X-Trial Andorra la Vella on April 27th.

X Trial TDN Podium ps
2019 X-Trial of Nations podium

X-Trial des Nations 2019 Vendée Final Tally

  • Spain – Toni Bou (Montesa); Jaime Busto (Gas Gas) 12
  • France – Benoit Bincaz (Beta); Alex Ferrer (Sherco) 34
  • Great Britain – Jack Price (Gas Gas); Toby Martyn (Beta) 13
  • Italy – Matteo Grattarola (Honda); Luca Petrella (Beta) 16
  • Norway – Hakon Pedersen (Gas Gas); Sondre Haga (TRRS) 41
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Barcia OUT!

Yamaha’s Justin Barcia will sit out the remaining rounds of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship to spend the time needed to return to full fitness in time for the start of the AMA Motocross Championships which kicks off on May 18 at Hangtown.

Justin Barcia

“At this point it seems that the best thing to do is to let my body recover. I’m just going to keep on training, skip the last few Supercross races and let my body heal up. Thinking about that now, I probably should have done that a few weeks ago because I was injured already but I really wanted to be at the Supercross race with my team and fans, and put on a good showing. For right now, I’m going to regroup and be ready for the first Outdoor.”

AMASX Rnd Glendale Pits Justin Barcia JK SX Glendale
Justin Barcia

2019 A4DE Cancelled

Motorcycling Australia (MA) has advised that government red tape has forced the cancellation of the 41st Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) which was set for Moruya, NSW in late April.

The Motorcycling New South Wales (MNSW) Enduro Committee and Far South Coast Motorcycle Club have confirmed that due to government approval delays surrounding the environment in which the event was to be held, the postponement of the event has officially been changed to cancellation.

The top Masters riders about to head off on Day 3
A4DE 2019 cancelled! 2020 event in the making – Image by Jeff Mawston

Ensuring that Moruya, NSW has the opportunity to host a National Enduro event, MA can confirm that 2020 will feature a two-day, two round Enduro format in Moruya for the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).

This new two-day Enduro event will provide both club and competitor to experience a multi-day Enduro competition in preparation for the 2020 A4DE and FIM International Six Day Enduro (ISDE).

Following the same format as the A4DE and ISDE, this two-day two-round AORC event will feature a parc ferme, overnight lock-up, plus the opportunity for competitors who dropped out on day one to return for day two with a new, scrutineered bike.

Upholding Australia’s undisputed Enduro talent internationally, this new two-day AORC event will support in fostering the growth of Off-Road competitors across the nation.

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Team Australia Sorted for 2019 WJMX

Motorcycling Australia has officially announced the selected competitors chosen for Team Australia in the 2019 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship (WJMX) which will be held in Moscow, Russia in July.

With over 20 nations expected to take part in the internationally renowned event, Team Australia will land in Russia with a large target on their back as the nation to beat this year!

MX Juniors Australian team
Australia’s 2018 WJMX team

2018 was the year of Australian domination in WJMX, with our own Bailey Malkiewicz taking out the WJMX 125cc Championship, Braden Plath taking out the WJMX 65cc World Cup and Australia being awarded the 2019 Team of Nations trophy!

The 2019 WJMX classes Team Australia riders have been selected for include:

FIM Junior 65cc Motocross World Cup – Age Restrictions-minimum 10 years of age and maximum 12 years of age:

  • Kayden Minear
  • Ky Woods

FIM Junior 85cc Motocross World Championship – Age Restrictions-minimum 12 years of age and maximum 14 years of age:

  • Cambell Williams
  • Ryder Kingsford

FIM Junior 125cc Motocross World Championship – Age Restrictions- minimum 13 years of age and maximum 17 years of age:

  • Alex Larwood
  • Blake Fox
Mark Willingham – Team Manager

“I’m looking forward to this year’s trip to Russia! We have a fantastic group of riders this year that brings a variety of experienced and first-timers to the table, as far as overseas trips go. This collection of riders are all products from our successful 2018 event in Horsham, so they understand what it takes to win but also how to work together as a team who represents their nation.”

MA thanked all applicants for their submissions during the application period and said all queries regarding team selection should be forwarded to Willingham, via [email protected]. You can get updated on all news and updates via the MA website, Facebook and Instagram.


Brook and Koppe Shine at Trackmasters

The Barleigh Ranch dirt track facility near Raymond Terrace (NSW) hosted the 30th annual Trackmasters event and despite several of the finals being cancelled due to rain, it was Jarred Brook and Damien Koppe who battled tooth and nail in the premier Pro-Open and Pro 450 classes while James Chapman won the Pro 250 class.

With most of the heats done and dusted a heavy downpour put pay to any chance of the Pro 250, Pro 450 and Pro Open class finals being run so it was the heat scores that the final results were declared on.

Trackmasters img ShereeGriffin
Trackmasters 2019 – Koppe (560) leading Vecchi (329) and Davies (65) – Image by Sheree Griffin

In the Pro 450 class Jarred Brook won all three of his heats so he edged out Damien Koppe who earned two wins and a loss to Brook with Connor Ryan coming home third. In the Pro Open class Brook and Koppe were declared joint winners after both were unbeaten in the heats, obviously not having met, with Jordan Dall taking third.

After a string of impressive performances on the oiled tracks, James Chapman was able to transfer that form to the Barleigh Ranch track to take the honours in the Pro 250 class ahead of Jake Farnsworth and Kye Andrews.

Briony Hendrickson continued her domination of the women’s class while Jim Jobling / Ben Gardner got the better of Kai Frame / Lync Frame in the Dirt Track Sidecars class.

Kevin Griffith took the overall victory in the ATVs before Anthony Farrell (Over 35s) and Jake Farnsworth (Pre 90s) won their respective classes.

Harrison Ryan added two more class wins to his record in the 13 to Under 16s ahead of Forbes rider Tom Drane who also cleaned up in the 2-stroke class, while his brother Sam earned two class victories as did Jayden Holder.

Other class winners were Luke Bush, Thomas Bullen, Anika Loftus, Lachlan Russell and Chayse Trappel.

Despite the rain, Hunter Motor Cycle Club President Keith Davies was well pleased with the weekend. With the track again widely praised by riders it augers well for the 2019 Australian Senior Dirt Track Championship which will be held at the Barleigh Ranch track on the weekend of October 5-6.

PRO OPEN

  1. Jarred Brook (North Brisbane)
  2. Damien Koppe (Townsville)
  3. Jordan Dall (Gunnedah)

PRO 450

  1. Jarred Brook (North Brisbane)
  2. Damien Koppe (Townsville)
  3. Connor Ryan (Kurri Kurri)

PRO 250

  1. James Chapman (Kempsey)
  2. Jake Farnsworth (Hunter)
  3. Kye Andrews (Taree)

OVER 35s

  1. Anthony Farrell (Central Coast)
  2. Jason Griffin (Hunter)
  3. Peter Knight (Central Coast)

PRE 90s

  1. Jake Farnsworth (Hunter)
  2. Darren Saxon (Hunter)
  3. Angus Maslin (Forbes)

WOMENS PRO OPEN

  1. Briony Hendrickson (North Brisbane)
  2. Laura Saxon (Hunter)
  3. Shannon Fyfe (Tamworth)

DIRT TRACK SIDECAR

  1. Jim Jobling / Ben Gardner (Gunnedah)
  2. Lync Frame / Kai Frame (Cowra)

ATV OPEN

  1. Kevin Griffith (Hunter)
  2. Josh White (Hunter)
  3. Shay Walker (Hunter)

50cc Auto Div.2 7 – U/9

  1. Chayse Trappel (Kempsey)
  2. Bailey Carpenter (Central Coast)
  3. Jaxon Ekert(Maitland)

65cc 7 – U/9

  1. Sam Drane (Forbes)
  2. Brendan Eklund (Central Coast)
  3. Ruby James (Kurri Kurri)

65cc 9 – U/13

  1. Jayden Holder (Kempsey)
  2. Jordy Loftus ((North Brisbane)
  3. Lachlan Russell (Central Coast)

85cc 4-str Modified 7- U/10

  1. Sam Drane (Forbes)
  2. Jordy Loftus ((North Brisbane)
  3. Ruby James (Kurri Kurri)

85cc 4-str Modified 10- U/14

  1. Lachlan Russell (Central Coast)
  2. Varis Fleming (Harley, Vic)
  3. Cody Wilby (Taree)

85cc 2str / 150cc 4str 9 – U/12

  1. Jayden Holder (Kempsey)
  2. Cody Wilby (Taree)
  3. Lachlan Russell (Central Coast)

85cc 2str / 150cc 4str 12 – /16

  1. Thomas Bullen (Kurri Kurri)
  2. Lincoln Knight (Central Coast)
  3. Caleb Wilkes (Hunter)

85cc 2str / 150cc 4str 11 – /16 Girls

  1. Anika Loftus (North Brisbane)
  2. Kirby Maslin (Forbes)

100-150 2-str 13 – U/16

  1. Tom Drane (Forbes)
  2. Luke Bush ((Kurri Kurri)
  3. Jarred Loveday (Kempsey)

200-250 4-str 13 – U/16

  1. Harrison Ryan (Kurri Kurri)
  2. Tom Drane (Forbes)
  3. Jayden Rogers (Kurri Kurri)

2str &  4str. 13 – U/16

  1. Harrison Ryan (Kurri Kurri)
  2. Tom Drane (Forbes)
  3. Jayden Rogers (Kurri Kurri)
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Ultimate Motocross Coaching wins Small Business Award

Ultimate Motocross Coaching from Alexandra Hills, Brisbane has been named ‘Champion Sport and Recreation’ at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held on Saturday 6th April at The Star – Sydney, with over 1,100 guests in attendance.

Ultimate Motocross Coaching Jodie Herson and wife awards night
Ultimate Motocross Coaching awarded

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the only national recognition program for Australian small businesses and the program aims to recognise outstanding Australian small businesses and encourage high standards of excellence in small business practice.

Steve Loe – Managing Director of Precedent Productions

“The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a way to recognise the efforts of small business people whose efforts contribute to the prosperity and vitality of communities across Australia. As a small business owner myself, I know the vision and dedication to excellence required to succeed. These traits have been displayed in abundance by all of our 2019 Small Business Champions.”

Small businesses from across Australia delivered an impressive array of entries, with winners representing a broad range of industries from all states and territories and Jodie Herson and his wife (pictured), of Ultimate Motocross Coaching received an award statuette, certificate and gained national recognition as an industry leader for their on-going coaching and support of junior dirt bike riders in Brisbane.

Ultimate Motocross coaching has won the Australian Small Business Award
Ultimate Motocross Coaching awarded

The Awards are proudly presented by Precedent Productions, a small business in its own right, and supported by Major Sponsors, NOVA Employment and Castaway Forecasting.


Entries open for 2019 Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship

As the countdown begins for the 2019 Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship, Motorcycling Australia have announced that entries are now open, ahead of the massive weekend from 8-9 June at Broadford State Motorcycle Complex, Victoria.

2019 Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship heads to town
2019 Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship heads to town

Entries are open until last mail on Friday 10th May. All late entries received between 10-17 May will incur an additional fee of $30.00. Racing will commence after practice on Saturday 8th June, followed on Sunday 9th June at 9AM.

The entry form can be accessed and downloaded here (link). Any queries regarding entries or the upcoming event should be directed to the Race Secretary, Kelly Spargo, via [email protected].

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Source: MCNews.com.au

Kawasaki claim Denver SX wins with Tomac & Cianciarulo

2019 AMA Supercross

Round 15 – Broncos Stadium, Denver

Images by Hoppenworld

Denver was the 15th straight weekend of the AMA Supercross Championship and it was Eli Tomac who kept his slim 450SX championship hopes alive with a win over Cooper Webb.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Baggett Bogle Starts JK SX Denver
AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – 450SX Start

Adam Cianciarulo meanwhile extended his narrow championship lead in the penultimate 250 West Coast main with a win over his closest rival Dylan Ferrandis.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Pits JK SX Denver
Broncos Stadium at Mile High – Denver, Co

There were several extra challenges for the riders at Denver, the first being the freezing cold, in fact, the first practice session was cancelled because of the snow all over the circuit.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Pits JK SX Denver
AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver – Huge crowds made for a memorable event decide freezing conditions

Horse-power sucking altitude also caused issues as the riders stretched their way over some of the trickier jump combinations and finally the cold soil became hard and slippery leaving the riders fighting for traction on what ended up being a relatively one-line layout.


450SX Report

Marvin Musquin grabbed the holeshot over Joey Savatgy, Ryan Breece, Justin Bogle, Webb, Tomac and Zach Osborne and as Breece dropped outside the top ten, Tomac was storming forward to pass Webb, Bogle, Savatgy and finally Musquin to take the lead by the end of lap four.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Musquin Savatgy Starts JK SX Denver
Marvin Musquin – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

All eyes were on Webb who looked patient in fifth but steadily, and I mean steadily, the championship leader moved by Bogle and Savatgy to take the final podium position.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Bogle JK SX Denver
Justin Bogle – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

Cooper was not done and methodically closed in to pass teammate Musquin for second and that is where they all stayed to the line with Tomac taking the win from Webb, Musquin, Bogle and Savatgy.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Tomac Savatgy Webb Multiple JK SX Denver
Tomac, Savatgy, Webb – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

Behind the front runners we saw Blake Baggett, Ken Roczen, Osborne, Josh Grant and Justin Hill rounding out the top ten. Cole Seely and Dean Wilson were both involved in separate crashes that ended with neither rider crossing the finish line.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Roczen Osborne Multiple JK SX Denver
Ken Roczen – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

With just the East Rutherford and Las Vegas rounds remaining, Webb holds an 18-point lead over Tomac while Musquin sits a further five points back.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Tomac Webb Multiple JK SX Denver
Tomac & Webb – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver
Eli Tomac

“That was the loudest race I have ever been in with the crowd noise, it was so much fun, gosh, it wouldn’t be Denver without some snow, we even rode in hail on Wednesday, but what a cool day for us, luckily the track stayed good so overall a pretty good weekend.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Tomac JK SX Denver
Eli Tomac – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver
Cooper Webb

“I rode really well once I got around Joey [Savatgy], I was really good in the whoops, good on the whole track and I was able to catch Marvin and actually pass him put a little gap. I felt like I caught Eli a little bit but he was kind of riding his own race. Overall, it was a good weekend. Obviously, I want to win but it’s still good points and we’ll enjoy this off-weekend.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Webb JK SX Denver
Cooper Webb – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver
Marvin Musquin

“I was not very confident going into the Main after a difficult heat race but good thing we made some changes and they helped me pull off a good start – that was the key to getting on the podium tonight. The track was very difficult with the hard surface and ground but no excuses I gave my best.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Musquin Roczen Multiple JK SX Denver
Marvin Musquin – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

450SX Main Event Results

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Cooper Webb +07.774
  3. Marvin Musquin +13.171
  4. Justin Bogle +21.021
  5. Joey Savatgy +22.661
  6. Blake Baggett +24.914
  7. Ken Roczen +27.503
  8. Zach Osborne  +36.145
  9. Josh Grant +39.160
  10. Justin Hill +40.276
    …19. Cole Seely
    …20. Dean Wilson
AMA SX Rnd Denver Tomac Webb Musquin Podium JK SX Denver
450SX Podium 1) Eli Tomac, 2) Cooper Webb, 3) Marvin Musquin – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

450SX Points after 15 of 17 Rounds

  1. Cooper Webb – 332
  2. Eli Tomac – 314
  3. Marvin Musquin – 309
  4. Ken Roczen – 283
  5. Blake Baggett – 255
  6. Dean Wilson – 223
  7. Joey Savatgy – 192
  8. Cole Seely – 180
  9. Justin Bogle – 157
  10. Justin Barcia – 154
  11. Chad Reed – 151

250 West Coast Report

Rookie Michael Mosiman earned the holeshot from Cianciarulo, Gareth Marchbanks, Jimmy Decotis, RJ Hampshire and Dylan Ferrandis so the expectation was that Cianciarulo would move to the lead and check out.  But Mosiman was enjoying his time at the front to keep the championship leader at bay for a full six laps.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Hampshire Starts JK SX Denver
250SX Start – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

Just as Cianciarulo moved into the lead, Ferrandis slotted into third with a move on Decotis and it wasn’t long before both Ferrandis and is teammate Colt Nichols sliced by Mosiman for second and third.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Cianciarulo JK SX Denver
Adam Cianciarulo – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

That was where the main players remained to the flag with Cianciarulo taking maximum points over Ferrandis, Nichols, Hampshire, Mosiman and Cameron McAdoo.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Ferrandis JK SX Denver
Dylan Ferrandis – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

Cianciarulo takes an eight-point lead over Ferrandis as they head to Vegas for the East/West Shootout in two-weeks’ time so nothing is in stone as far as this championship goes.

AMA SX Rnd Denver Nichols Starts JK SX Denver
Colt Nichols – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver
Adam Cianciarulo

“I, like most was struggling with the lack of horsepower and the dirt got really hard and slick but luckily I had a good night, I felt pretty good in those conditions, I can’t say enough about the crowd, they were unreal so a shout out to those guys.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Cianicarulo Podium JK SX Denver
Adam Cianciarulo – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver
Dylan Ferrandis

“It wasn’t a great weekend, the temperature made it not so much fun to ride for me in particular, I struggled to get warm, I know it is the same for everyone but for me it was difficult so to be second is good.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Ferrandis JK SX Denver
Dylan Ferrandis – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver
Colt Nichols

“It was definitely different with the snow during practice but the track was pretty simple but became technical with the way the soil was so you had to be on your toes, overall we are happy, third is good, we needed to start a little better but all good.”

AMA SX Rnd Denver Ferrandis Nichols Podium JK SX Denver
Dylan Ferrandis & Colt Nichols – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

250 West Coast Main Event Results

  1. Adam Cianciarulo
  2. Dylan Ferrandis +05.756
  3. Colt Nichols +09.268
  4. RJ Hampshire +17.714
  5. Michael Mosiman +18.222
  6. Cameron McAdoo +21.155
  7. James Decotis +29.781
  8. Justin Starling +1 Laps
  9. Dylan Merriam +1 Laps
  10. Enzo Lopes +1 Laps

250 West Coast Points after 9 of 10 Rounds

  1. Adam Cianciarulo – 208
  2. Dylan Ferrandis – 200
  3. Colt Nichols – 163
  4. RJ Hampshire – 145
  5. Michael Mosiman – 128
  6. Cameron McAdoo – 128
  7. Shane McElrath – 123
  8. Chris Blose – 119
  9. Garrett Marchbanks – 100
AMA SX Rnd Denver Cianciarulo Ferrandis Nichols Podium JK SX Denver
250SX Podium 1) Adam Cianciarulo, 2) Dylan Ferrandis, 3) Colt Nichols – AMA Supercross Round 15 Denver

250 East Coast Points after 7 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 151
  2. Chase Sexton – 148
  3. Justin Cooper  – 144
  4. Martin Davalos – 115
  5. Mitchell Oldenburg – 105
  6. Alex Martin – 105
  7. Brandon Hartranft – 100
  8. Kyle Peters – 98
  9. Kyle Cunningham – 97
  10. Jordon Bailey – 76

Source: MCNews.com.au

Moto News | AMA SX | MXN | GNCC | AFT | Ferris to MXGP

Moto News Wrap for March 19, 2019 by Darren Smart

Proudly brought to you by Dunlop Geomax
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

The LATEST News

  • Musquin and Forkner victorious in Indianapolis SX
  • Waters and Roberts Win at Appin mudfest
  • Russell fights back at Georgia GNCC
  • Bauman wins Daytona TT
  • Janisch wins Daytona TT AFT Singles – Max Whale fifth
  • Ferris replaces Febvre in MXGP
  • Ryan brothers shine at Canberra Long Track
  • Courtney Duncan joins Bike It DRT Kawasaki for WMX

Musquin and Forkner Victorious at Indy SX

Indianapolis has hosted the latest round of the AMA Supercross Championships and on a predominantly one lined, rut infested layout it was KTM’s Marvin Musquin who won the 450 main event for the second year in a row while Austin Forkner slaughtered the 250 East class by winning the main by over six seconds.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Baggett Tomac Multiple JK SX Indy
Baggett, Tomac, Webb

450SX

Musquin entered Indianapolis 19 points back from his teammate Cooper Webb, and by lap 18 it was a four rider freight train with Musquin, Baggett, Webb and Tomac all within a few seconds of each other but no matter how hard each rider tried.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Webb JK SX Indy
Cooper Webb

That is how they finished while Justin Barcia’s first ride back from concussion earned the veteran a sensational fifth ahead of Savatgy, Zach Osborne, Ken Roczen, Dean Wilson, Justin Brayton and Chad Reed who passed 11 riders to earn solid points and stay seventh in the championship.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Tomac JK SX Indy
Eli Tomac

As far as the championship goes Webb leads by 14 points over Musquin who in turn has a seven-point gap back to Tomac while the biggest looser on the night was former red plate holder Roczen who just couldn’t get his shit together to end up 27 points back from Webb with six rounds remaining.

Marvin Musquin

“It was a long main event and I knew they were charging behind me so I just wanted to stay smooth, my whoops were pretty clean, I didn’t know if it was the best way but towards the end I was able to get it all clean and it feels good to get it done. Tonight I was very confident on the starting gate and to get a holeshot tonight was super important so yeh, it was time (for the win).”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Musquin JK SX Indy
Marvin Musquin

450SX Main Event Results

  1. Marvin Musquin
  2. Blake Baggett
  3. Cooper Webb
  4. Eli Tomac
  5. Justin Barcia
  6. Joey Savatgy
  7. Zach Osborne
  8. Ken Roczen
  9. Dean Wilson
  10. Justin Brayton
  11. Chad Reed
AMA SX Rnd Indy Podium JK SX Indy
450SX Main Event Results
Marvin Musquin
Blake Baggett +02.449
Cooper Webb +05.298

 450SX Points after 11 of 17 Rounds

  1. Cooper Webb – 243
  2. Marvin Musquin – 229
  3. Eli Tomac – 222
  4. Ken Roczen – 216
  5. Blake Baggett – 184
  6. Dean Wilson – 163
  7. Chad Reed – 149
  8. Joey Savatgy – 141
  9. Justin Brayton – 140
  10. Justin Barcia – 138

250 East Coast Report

Unfortunately for the fans of close racing when Austin Forkner gets the holeshot in the East Coast series it is game over, with his Ryan Villopoto like style racking up the best lap times over and over which left long time arch rival Chase Sexton to reluctantly settle for second place all of the way to flag while Justin Cooper had to make his way from tenth to third to land on the podium.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Starts Davalos JK SX Indy
250 Start
Austin Forkner

“Justin (Cooper) was beside me in the heat race and I didn’t want to let off until he did, went in way too deep, jumped into the tuff block and got run over by a couple of guys so that sucked but in the main I ended up with a decent gate two inside the box and got a good start in the main and that helped.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Forkner JK SX Indy
Austin Forkner

250 East Coast Main Event Results

  1. Austin Forkner
  2. Chase Sexton
  3. Justin Cooper
  4. Mitchell Oldenburg
  5. Martin Davalos
  6. Kyle Peters
  7. Kyle Cunningham
  8. oshua Osby
  9. Alex Martin
  10. Jordan Bailey
AMA SX Rnd Indy Podium JK SX Indy
250 East Coast Main Event Results
Austin Forkner
Chase Sexton +06.289
Justin Cooper +09.098

250 East Coast Points after 6 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 151
  2. Chase Sexton – 125
  3. Justin Cooper – 123
  4. Alex Martin – 92
  5. Martin Davalos – 89
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg – 88
  7. Brandon Hartranft – 82
  8. Kyle Cunningham – 81
  9. Kyle Peters – 79
  10. Jordon Smith – 70
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Waters and Roberts Win at Appin Mudfest

In what has been a massive disappointment to everyone who is involved with or a fan of the Australian MX Nationals, the opening round of the 2019 championships ended up being a mudfest of the highest calibre and it was Todd Waters and Jy Roberts who won the premier MX1 and MX2 classes respectively while Kiwi Max Purvis won the MXD class.

MX Nationals Rnd
MX Nationals 2019 – Round 1, Appin

A massive low across a large part of the East Coast of Australia caused torrential rain fall in Sydney and the surrounding areas so due to safety concerns WEM, the series promoter, reduced each championship class to one moto.

MX1 Report

Little known American Justin Rodebell grabbed the holeshot in the lone MX1 moto and led for the best part of the opening lap before Hayden Mellross made his way to the lead. Todd Waters was making his way from dead last after getting tangled with a track side sprinkler going into the first corner.

ISDE winner Daniel Milner was also a victim of multiple first corner incidents while pre-race favourites Kirk Gibbs and Brett Metcalfe also got less than ideal starts but both managed to edge their way through the treacherous conditions to move by Rodebell, Luke Clout and Jesse Dobson to slot into third and fourth.

After six laps that took almost 17 minutes, Hayden Mellross greeted the chequered flag ahead of Waters, Gibbs, Metcalfe and Dobson but thanks to a couple of incidents where it was deemed that Mellross rode outside the track barriers Waters was gifted maximum points ahead of Mellross.

Todd Waters

“It’s kind of strange, I didn’t think I won it. It was quite good for me because when I get excited, I go full gas and make big mistakes. I had no goggles and thought this is a bit of a write off. I just rode smooth and tried my best to just stay on the track.”

MX Nationals Rnd Appin MX Todd Waters
Todd Waters

Rodbell, Tomas Ravenhorst, Luke Clout, Joben Baldwin and Cody Dyce rounded out the top 10 while the likes of Richie Evans, Jayden Rykers, Caleb Ward ended the moto far from where they would have like but they fared better than Dylan long and Milner who didn’t get to finish the race.

Richie Evans

“The result today wasn’t what I was after, but the conditions threw up all sorts of challenges. It was hard work out there today. I went all out at the start and got the track position I needed but that crash just made things so hard to ride and grip the bike that I had to swap gloves and goggles to even continue. But despite the result, I know my preparation has been good and I have done the work over the off season so I’m not going to let this affect me. I will learn from todays round and improve myself in these conditions and I’m ready to get things back on track at round two regardless of what we are faced with.”

MX Nationals Rnd podium
MX Nationals 2019 – Round 1, Appin

Thor MX1 – Moto Result and Overall

  1. Todd Waters
  2. Hayden Mellross
  3. Kirk Gibbs
  4. Brett Metcalfe
  5. Jesse Dobson
  6. Justin Rodbell
  7. Tomas Ravenhorst
  8. Luke Clout
  9. Joben Baldwin
  10. Cody Dyce
  11. Charlie Creech
  12. Joel Wightman
  13. Levi McManus
  14. Richie Evans
  15. Jayden Rykers
  16. Brandon Gray
  17. John Prutti
  18. Caleb Ward
  19. Zak Small
  20. Izak Maule

MX2 Report

Jay Wilson scored the holeshot and for most of the moto the Yamaha rider looked like a shoe-in for the win until a mistake near the end allowed Jy Roberts to come through to claim the win ahead of Wilson and third placed defending champion Wilson Todd. Todd ended the race ahead of Issac Ferguson, Riley Dukes, Nathan Crawford, Cooper Pozniak, Dylan Wills and Wyatt Chase.

MX Nationals Rnd Appin MX Podum Roberts Wilson Todd
Pirelli MX2 – Moto 1 – Appin Results – Top 15
Jy Roberts
Jay Wilson +15.866
Wilson Todd +1:03.716
Jy Roberts

“It was brutal, every line just crisscrossed and there where holes you couldn’t see. I had to throw my goggles on the second lap, so I was just getting roosted by lappers, but I ended up getting it done by just pulling off consistent laps. I made it work, so I am happy with that.”

MX Nationals Rnd Appin MX Jy Roberts
Jy Roberts
Jay Wilson

“It was a strange set of circumstances that lead to us finishing second and as a team, everyone was a little disappointed in the outcome given we have such as good lead. But, we will move on from here, learn from what happened and ensure we aren’t in that situation again. We had a chat about it and its no-one’s fault, just the way it played out but from now on, we have decided we are just going to be ruthless if we are ever in the situation again.  The team did a great job today on the bike and keeping it running smoothly. It’s tough because the track was so hard on the bikes. They get so hot, you have to keep off the clutch and stay away from the deep water, ruts and mud but the bike was awesome and for me, I’m happy with the start we have made for the championship and ready to go the full ten rounds.”

Aaron Tanti was up front in the early going but thanks to a series of mistakes the hard charger ended up tenth ahead of talented enduro rider Lyndon Snodgrass who in turn got the nod over some of the best MX2 riders in Australia including Morgan Fogarty, Kyle Webster, Bailey Malkiewicz and Joel Evans.

Kyle Webster

“It was a bloody tough day to say the least; the track was so next-level wet to state the obvious. I actually made a good start in the MX2 race and was running fourth or fifth after a couple of laps when I got completely and utterly bogged. I was stuck for almost a lap! Luckily another rider stopped to help me, otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten the bike out. That incident dropped me back to about 28th place, and from there I just clawed my way up to 15th by the finish of the race. It certainly wasn’t an ideal day, but I’m just super-lucky and thankfully I managed to keep going and it wasn’t a DNF result.”

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Pirelli MX2 – Moto Result and Overall

  1. Jy Roberts
  2. Jay Wilson
  3. Wilson Todd
  4. Issac Ferguson
  5. Riley Dukes
  6. Nathan Crawford
  7. Cooper Pozniak
  8. Dylan Wills
  9. Wyatt Chase
  10. Aaron Tanti
  11. Lyndon Snodgrass
  12. Jai Constantinou
  13. Morgan Fogarty
  14. Chandler Burns
  15. Kyle Webster
  16. Jye Dickson
  17. Ricky Latimer
  18. Sam Pelz
  19. Riley Stephens
  20. Jesse Bishop

MXD Report

Leading riders Rhys Budd and Regan Duffy were back and forth for several laps before Budd looked to have the race in the bag but a small over on the last lap gave Kiwi flyer Max Purvis the win over Budd, Michael Murphy, Hugh Roach and Caleb Clifton.

Rhys Budd

“What a day! I got out in front in Qualifying and put down one heater lap to get the fastest time, which gave me first gate pick for the race, which just helped make things a little easier. I got a great start in the race and got the holeshot and pretty much tried my best to keep it up on two wheels. I had the lead with one lap to go and unfortunately, I put it down, but I managed to get up in second place and hold it to the end. It was a really challenging race and I have never raced in mud that bad before. But I just tried to make the most of it and tried to have fun, which is all you can really do in situations like that.”

Motul MXD – Moto Result and Overall

  1. Maximus Purvis
  2. Rhys Budd
  3. Micheal Murphy
  4. Hugh Roache
  5. Caleb Clifton
  6. Liam Walsh
  7. Regan Duffy
  8. Jayce Cosford
  9. Dale Lyons
  10. Liam Andrews
  11. Jack Kukas
  12. James Beston
  13. Tye Jones
  14. Lochie Smith
  15. Mason Rowe
  16. Noah Ferguson
  17. Aaron Mason
  18. Jake Barron
  19. Mason Semmens
  20. Denzel Woulfe

Russell Fights back at Georgia GNCC

Washington, Georgia hosted the second round of the 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series with the 15th Annual Specialized General GNCC and it was defending champion Kailub Russell who bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to take the win and garner the championship lead.

GNCC Washington Kailub Russell Podium KH
Kailub Russell claimed top honours – Image by Ken Hill

XC1 Report

On his new Kawasaki KX450F Josh Strang grabbed the holeshot but it was Kailub Russell who pushed his way to the front of the pack as they came through timing on the opening lap. But it wasn’t a runaway victory for Russell who had Trevor Bollinger and Thad Duvall not only holding pace but also at times looking for a way around the defending champ.

GNCC Washington Josh Strang KH
Josh Strang took the holeshot – Image by Ken Hill

Bollinger would in fact make the pass on Russell, holding the lead spot as they came through scoring on the second and fourth laps but when it mattered Russell crossed the finish line in the lead ahead of Bollinger, Duvall and last week’s winner Steward Baylor Jr.

Baylor Jr. found himself running in fourth overall for the majority of the race to now sit second, just seven points behind Russell in the National Championship points standings.

Strang would battle throughout the day to stay inside the top five ahead of Josh Toth, Jordan Ashburn, Andrew Delong, Cory Buttrick and Christopher Venditti.

XC1 Pro Event Results

  1. Kailub Russell (KTM)
  2. Trevor Bollinger (HQV)
  3. Thad Duvall (HQV)
  4. Steward Baylor Jr. (KTM)
  5. Josh Strang (KAW)
  6. Josh Toth (KTM)
  7. Jordan Ashburn (KAW)
  8. Andrew Delong (HON)
  9. Cory Buttrick (YAM)
  10. Christopher Venditti (KAW)

Overall National Championship Standings

  1. Kailub Russell (55)
  2. Steward Baylor Jr. (48)
  3. Thad Duvall (42)
  4. Trevor Bollinger (41)
  5. Ben Kelley (32)
  6. Josh Strang (30)
  7. Josh Toth (30)
  8. Andrew Delong (23)
  9. Jonathan Girroir (23)
  10. Jordan Ashburn (22)
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

XC2 Report

Beta’s Michael Witkowski grabbed the holeshot but it wouldn’t take long for Ben Kelley to take over the lead and proceed to gap the rest of the field by 2 minutes and 23 seconds at the chequered flag while Evan Smith, Jonathan Girroir, Witkowski and KTM’s Ryder Lafferty rounded out the top five.

XC2 250 Pro Event Results

  1. Benjamin Kelley (KTM)
  2. Evan Smith (HQV)
  3. Jonathan Girroir (KTM)
  4. Michael Witkowski (BET)
  5. Ryder Lafferty (KTM)
  6. Tegan Temple (KTM)
  7. Liam Draper (KTM)
  8. Austin Lee (HON)
  9. Zack Hayes (KTM)
  10. Jesse Groemm (KTM)

XC2 250 Pro Series Standings

  1. Benjamin Kelley (60)
  2. Jonathan Girroir (46)
  3. Evan Smith (43)
  4. Michael Witkowski (39)
  5. Tegan Temple (31)

XC3 Report

In the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class, it was Jason Thomas who held the lead position throughout the first lap but Cody Barnes would make the move around Thomas for the lead on the second lap and the Beta rider would not look back after taking the lead. Barnes ultimately finished five minutes ahead of Thomas who was followed by Yamaha’s Jason Raines, while defending Champion Jesse Ansley would find himself only completing four of the six laps after spending a lot of time in his pit area trying to figure out what looks to be a carby issue.

GNCC Washington Becca Sheets KH
Becca Sheets – Image by Ken Hill

WXC Report

Tayla Jones held the lead in the WXC class but as the women headed out on on lap three Becca Sheets would make her move to take over the lead, with Mackenzie Tricker following her as she moved into the second place. Sheets would hold onto the lead, taking the chequered flag ahead of Tricker, Jones, Rachel Gutish and New Zealand’s Rachael Archer rounding out the top five.


Bauman Wins Daytona TT

AFT Daytona AFT Twins ERV
AFT Twins prepare at the Daytona TT – Image by Scott Hunter

The annual Daytona TT kicked off the 2019 American Flat Track season and it was Indian factory rider Briar Bauman who kicked off his championship campaign with a 5.149-second margin ahead of fellow Indian rider Henry Wiles and Yamaha’s Jake Johnson.

AFT Daytona TT Briar Bauman AXI
Briar Bauman – Image by Scott Hunter
Briar Bauman

“To hop out there in the front — it’s all about trying to put in a gap in the beginning. I’ve been training hard this offseason. I tried to throw down as much as I could and get a little bit of a gap and maintain the rest of the race.”

AFT Daytona TT Bryan Smith AXI
Bryan Smith – Image by Scott Hunter

Bauman’s triumph also brings defending champion Jared Mees’ Daytona TT win streak to a halt at two after Mees retired with a mechanical issue in the Main while running fifth.

AFT Twins – Main Event Daytona – 2019

  1. Briar Bauman
  2. Henry Wiles +5.149
  3. Jake Johnson +16.037
  4. Jarod Vanderkooi +19.248
  5. Bronson Bauman +22.314
  6. Kayl Kolkman +1 Lap
  7. Robert Pearson +0.517
  8. Brandon Robinson +2.161
  9. Donald Mullen II +2.200
  10. Jeffrey Carver Jr. +6.174
AFT Daytona TT AFT Twins Podium ERV
2019 AFT Twins Round 1 Podium – 1) Briar Bauman, 2) Henry Wiles, 3) Jake Johnson – Image by Scott Hunter

AFT Twins Standings

  1. Briar Bauman 25 points
  2. Henry Wiles 20
  3. Jake Johnson 17
  4. Jarod Vanderkooi 15
  5. Bronson Bauman 14
  6. Kayl Kolkman 13
  7. Robert Pearson 12
  8. Brandon Robinson 11
  9. Donald Mullen II 10
  10. Jeffrey Carver Jr. 9
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Janisch Wins Daytona TT AFT Singles – Max Whale fifth

AFT Daytona TT Singles AXI
AFT Singles – Image by Scott Hunter

At the Daytona TT Yamaha’s Jesse Janisch battled hard all day and in particular the AFT Singles main event to take the win ahead of Dalton Gauthier (KTM), Dan Bromley (KTM), Mikey Rush (Honda) and Max Whale (Kawasaki).

Jesse Janisch

“To start off Daytona with a victory… it’s amazing. Last year, we left here with a second, and that was a great way to start off the season. Just putting in all the work over the course of the winter and leaving here with a win is amazing. The Roof Systems team has really made a home for me. We’ve really built a great program.”

AFT Daytona TT Jesse Janisch AXI
Jesse Janisch – Image by Scott Hunter

After earning last year’s crown on the strength of 13 podiums in 18 races, Bromley began his title defence with a solid third-place result while neither Shayna Texter (KTM) nor Jeff Ward (Honda) qualified for the night program. Former ISDE winner Ryan Sipes (KTM) made the program and rounded out the top 10 in the Singles final after competing in the Daytona Supercross and the GNCC during the previous weekend.

AFT Daytona TT Singles Podium ERV
Daytona TT Singles Podium – – Image by Scott Hunter

American Flat Track will be back in action for round two of the 2019 season in just over a week’s time as the series travels to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., for the Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear on Saturday, March 23.

AFT Daytona TT Jesse Janisch AXI
Jesse Janisch – Image by Scott Hunter

AFT Singles – Main Event Daytona – 2019

  1. Jesse Janisch
  2. Dalton Gauthier +2.577
  3. Dan Bromley +4.665
  4. Mikey Rush +5.179
  5. Max Whale +6.320
  6. Ferran Cardus +7.112
  7. Jacob Lehmann +9.342
  8. Jake Lewis +9.833
  9. Oliver Brindley +10.526
  10. Ryan Sipes +11.022

AFT Singles Standings

  1. Jesse Janisch 25 points
  2. Dalton Gauthier 20
  3. Dan Bromley 17
  4. Mikey Rush 15
  5. Max Whale 14
  6. Ferran Cardus 13
  7. Jacob Lehmann 12
  8. Jake Lewis 11
  9. Oliver Brindley 10
  10. Ryan Sipes 9

Ferris Replaces Febvre in MXGP

Dean Ferris is arguably the fastest Aussie on the planet right now and on the back of a text to the team manager the multiple Australian champ will join Yamaha Motor Europe into the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team as a temporary replacement for the injured Romain Febvre.

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Dean Ferris
Dean Ferris joins the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team to replace Febvre temporarily

After a crash during the second moto at the opening round of the World MX Champs a few weeks ago in Argentina, Febvre underwent a successful operation on Wednesday March 13 at the University Antwerp Hospital (UZA) and it is expected to take six-weeks to heal. Therefore Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP has called upon Ferris to fill the Frenchman’s seat for the next three rounds of the MXGP World Championship.

The next three World Motocross Championship rounds are back-to-back so Ferris will make his 2019 MXGP debut this weekend at Matterley Basin, England before heading to round three in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, and round four in Pietramurata, Italy.

Dean Ferris

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity. I know the next GP is close but we still have a few days to get comfortable with the bike. I have ridden these three tracks before so I will be pulling on my experience a lot. It’s great that I can stay with Yamaha as I’ve had a great experience with them in the past few years. It’s a bummer that Romain got hurt, we never want to see that but it can happen. I will be trying my very best for these GP’s and I look forward to the experience and opportunity.”

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Ryan Brothers Shine at Canberra Long Track

Connor and Harrison Ryan have dominated the annual Stay Upright Kings and Queens of Canberra two-day long track meeting last weekend.

Since entering the senior ranks Connor Ryan has not had a problem qualifying for finals, but his victory in the Pro 450 final in Canberra ranks as his biggest success to date.

Connor took the lead early in the 6-lap final and the classy line-up could make no impact on his advantage, with David Smith, Thomas Herrick, Michael Vecchi, Jesse Davies and Kale Galeano chasing him home.

Kings and Queens Day
2019 Stay Upright Kings and Queens of Canberra

Earlier in the Pro Open final the same six riders finished in the top half of the field with Herrick an impressive winner ahead of Vecchi, Smith, Galeano, Davies and Ryan.

The Pro 250 class as usual produced a close tussle on points over the five rounds with Jake Farnsworth outpointing Victorian Bradley Burns and Kye Andrews.

Albury rider Jesse Davies scored a double with victory in the Slider class, after having won the exciting IDH Projects Senior Shoot-out on the Saturday afternoon.

The Canberra Motorcycle Centre Junior Shoot-out started the run of success for 15 year old Harrison Ryan who later went on to win the 2-stroke and Lites classes as well as the Feature Race. Harrison had to overcome some good starts by Victorian Max Berry with Callan Butcher always finishing in third place.

Brothers Kai and Lync Frame dominated the Dirt Track Sidecars while Lawrence Fairey was the stand-out in the racing from the old riders and old bikes.

Besides Harrison Ryan in the juniors there were good displays from Hayden Nelson from Taree, Hugh Hope-Hodgetts from Forbes, Kurtis Jackson and Alexander Codey from Sydney.


Courtney Duncan joins Bike It DRT Kawasaki for WMX

New Zealander Courtney Duncan joins the Bike It DRT Kawasaki team to compete in the FIM Women’s World Motocross Championship which kicks off at Valkenswaard in The Netherlands later this month.

With two world titles and a further three medals in the Women’s World Championship, Kawasaki is proud to announce that talented New Zealander Courtney Duncan joins the Green family this season to compete in the high-profile five-round series.

AFT Daytona TT Courtney Duncan joins Kawasaki
Courtney Duncan joins Bike It DRT Kawasaki for WMX

The fast twenty-three-year-old young lady has been a major protagonist in the series since her debut three years ago, claiming an amazing seven GP victories and fourteen heat wins from just fifteen starts within that short space of time. Twice she was denied the world title through injury and lost the title by just two points on the other occasion.

More determined than ever to finally achieve her goal Courtney has made the conscious decision to join the highly-experienced British Kawasaki squad run by Steve Dixon to race a KX250 alongside male teammates Darian Sanayei from the USA and Brazilian Gustavo Pessoa in a truly international squad. Apart from the GPs Courtney, currently in Europe to prepare for the GP season, will also race in her native country with the support of Kawasaki New Zealand.

Courtney Duncan

“I’m stoked to announce my signing with the Bike It DRT Kawasaki race team. They’ve given me an awesome opportunity and I’m very motivated to put them on top in 2019. A fresh start is what I needed and I couldn’t be more excited than to do that with Kawasaki. Kawasaki New Zealand have also come on board to support me at home, for which I am also very thankful.”

Steve Dixon, DRT team owner

“It’s ten years since our team was involved in the Women’s World Championship with Tarah Gieger, when she even helped Puerto Rico to qualify for the Motocross of Nations, but we have always maintained a keen interest in the series. It was actually a friend who mentioned to me that Courtney was looking around for a competitive ride in this year’s GPs; it took some thinking about but Kawasaki were keen, especially since their previous champion Livia Lancelot retired. I confidently expect Courtney to bring Kawasaki the world title.”

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Source: MCNews.com.au

Musquin leads home KTM 1-2-3 at Indy Supercross

2019 AMA Supercross
Round 11 – Indianapolis

By Darren Smart
Images by Hoppenworld


Indianapolis hosted the latest round of the AMA Supercross Championships and on a predominantly one-lined, rut-infested lay-out, it was KTM’s Marvin Musquin who won the 450 main event for the second year in a row.


Indy 450SX Report

Musquin entered Indianapolis 19-points behind KTM team-mate Cooper Webb but the French star won at Indianapolis last year, and tghe #25 was looking good for a repeat performance after garnering the holeshot in the 20-minute main event ahead of Joey Savatgy, Eli Tomac, Blake Baggett and Webb in tow. Meanwhile Chad Reed started lap two dead last after tangling with another rider.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Starts JK SX Indy
Indy Supercross kicks off

Marvin was looking as sharp as ever to etch out a small lead, but on lap seven Tomac made his way past Savatgy for second, then Baggett passed Webb who was looking far from comfortable.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Baggett Webb JK SX Indy
Baggett, Webb

It all got very interesting after Savatgy crashed back to sixth before Baggett caught and passed Tomac who in turn lost another place to Webb.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Baggett Tomac Multiple JK SX Indy
Baggett, Tomac, Webb

On lap 18 it was a four rider freight train with Musquin, Baggett, Webb and Tomac all within a few seconds of each other, but no matter how hard each rider tried that is how they finished.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Musquin JK SX Indy
Marvin Musquin celebrates victory at Indy

Justin Barcia’s first ride back from concussion earned the veteran a sensational fifth ahead of Savatgy, Zach Osborne, Ken Roczen, Dean Wilson and Justin Brayton.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Barcia JK SX Indy
Justin Barcia

Chad Reed passed 11 riders to earn solid points and retain seventh place in the championship.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Reed JK SX Indy
Chad Reed

As far as the championship goes Webb leads by 14-points over Musquin, who in turn has a seven-point gap back to Tomac.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Podium JK SX Indy
Cooper Webb

The biggest loser on the night was former red plate holder Ken Roczen, the German just couldn’t seem to get his shit together and is now 27-points behind Webb with six-rounds still remaining.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Pits JK SX Indy
Ken Roczen

Marvin Musquin – P1

“It was a long main event and I knew they were charging behind me so I just wanted to stay smooth, my whoops were pretty clean. I didn’t know if it was the best way but towards the end I was able to get it all clean and it feels good to get it done. Tonight I was very confident on the starting gate and to get a holeshot tonight was super important so yeh, it was time [for the win].”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Podium JK SX Indy
Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb
Blake Baggett – P2

“The track was busy and tight, there was one line in the whoops and there was one main jump line so if someone (a lapped rider) was there you had to go around so you lost time but we are all racing the same guys on the same track. I gotta give it up to Marvin for leading and Cooper who was keeping me honest, ideally I would have liked to be the top KTM but to be in the middle of em’ is cool.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Baggett JK SX Indy
Blake Baggett

With the 450 main events now 20-minutes long, instead of the old 20-lap format, it means that most of the points paying races go to 25 or 26 laps and championship leader Cooper Webb has introduced an all new aspect to supercross, and that is ‘patience.’

AMA SX Rnd Indy Webb JK SX Indy
Copper Webb

Webb actually stalled his KTM mid race, looked way out of contention as he dropped back to fifth well behind Musquin, Tomac, Savatgy and Baggett. The championship leader though refocussed, put his head down and ‘slowly’ edged his way to another podium finish.

Cooper Webb – P3

“This is our third KTM sweep of the season which is cool, during the week me and Marv are riding together so it is great so see all of the hard work transfer to race day. After the last two years not going well this year has been great to be in this position and to click off a lot of great results, surpassing my expectation and being up front, obviously the goal has changed regarding the championship so I need to keep strong every weekend and just keep it going.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Webb JK SX Indy
Blake Baggett
Justin Barcia – P5

“After having a tough couple of weeks, months really, since winning Anaheim, it’s been difficult. Then my injury was pretty huge to me, actually, so for me I thought it was going to be difficult to come back from it. The basic thing for me was just to get comfortable and get back in the zone and I progressed all day. I don’t like saying I surprised myself, but I kind of surprised myself tonight. I stayed pretty calm all day, patient. I didn’t really let being off the pace a little bit in practice frustrate me, I just stayed focused, used my positive thinking and good mentality and it was a good race. It was a solid race for the first race back. We definitely want to keep progressing from here and get back on the podium. We’ll take a fifth and move on to next weekend.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Barcia JK SX Indy
Justin Barcia
Zach Osborne – P7

“In the Main Event, I had a really bad gate and made a really good start of it to put myself in a good position to hang in there. I made some mistakes but I have to take the positive of turning a bad day into a good day and a decent result and move forward.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Osborne JK SX Indy
Zach Osborne
Dean Wilson – P9

“The heat race was awesome! It was really stacked, so it was good for me to win. It was good for my mental side of things to know that I can still be up there. In the Main Event, I didn’t get the best start but I was able to wrestle my way out of it and into ninth. I would say it’s an improvement for sure but I know that getting a good start makes a big difference in staying out of trouble and I’m going to keep working.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Wilson JK SX Indy
Dean Wilson

450SX Main Event Results

  1. Marvin Musquin
  2. Blake Baggett +02.449
  3. Cooper Webb +05.298
  4. Eli Tomac +20.508
  5. Justin Barcia +27.428
  6. Joey Savatgy +30.484
  7. Zach Osborne +33.661
  8. Ken Roczen +42.993
  9. Dean Wilson +45.557
  10. Justin Brayton +55.957
  11. Chad Reed 25 Laps
  12. Cole Seely 25 Laps
  13. Bowers Lake 25 Laps
  14. Justin Hill 25 Laps
  15. Justin Bogle 25 Laps
  16. Kyle Chisholm 25 Laps
AMA SX Rnd Indy Podium JK SX Indy
450SX Main Event Results
Marvin Musquin
Blake Baggett +02.449
Cooper Webb +05.298

450SX Points after 11 of 17 Rounds

  1. Cooper Webb – 243
  2. Marvin Musquin – 229
  3. Eli Tomac – 222
  4. Ken Roczen – 216
  5. Blake Baggett – 184
  6. Dean Wilson – 163
  7. Chad Reed – 149
  8. Joey Savatgy – 141
  9. Justin Brayton – 140
  10. Justin Barcia – 138
  11. Cole Seely 128
  12. Aaron Plessinger 123
  13. Justin Bogle 96
  14. Justin Hill 96
  15. Tyler Bowers 79

Indy 250 East Coast Report

Unfortunately for the fans of close racing, when Austin Forkner gets the holeshot in the East Coast series it is game over with his Ryan Villopoto like style racking up the best lap times over and over.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Forkner JK SX Indy
Austin Forkner

This left long time arch rival Chase Sexton to reluctantly settle for second place all of the way to flag while Justin Cooper had to make his way from 10th to third to land on the podium ahead of Mitchell Oldenburg, Martin Davalos, Kyle Peters, Kyle Cunningham, Joshua Osby, Alex Martin and Jordan Bailey.

AMA SX Rnd Indy Justin Cooper JK SX Indy
Justin Cooper

Martin actually crashed in the first corner and started the race dead last so the ride to ninth is more credible, while Oldenburg spent the week with his wife who gave birth to a baby boy the day before Indianapolis, so hats off to the new dad.

Austin Forkner – P1

“I am so pumped to be heading into this break with a full race points lead. I got sick this week so I told myself tonight we were going to damage control, and fortunately damage control tonight was good enough for another win. I am going to use this break to let my body rest, do some outdoor testing, and then get a nice base of supercross practice in before we get going again. The only thing on my mind right now is this championship and I would love to wrap it up before Vegas if possible, but regardless I am going to keep doing what I am doing because right now it is working for me.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Forkner JK SX Indy
Austin Forkner
Chase Sexton – P2

“This is my closest race to home in Illinois so it is cool having everyone here so it was good to get the heat win then I wish I could have put on more of a show in the main event but to be on the podium is always good.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Sexton JK SX Indy
Chase Sexton
Justin Cooper – P3

“It was a hard fight all night, honestly. I had to work for the heat win and then main event time, I got a really good start and was just leaning in to the inside and everyone came in and kind of pushed me wide. I had to go off the track and it put me way back. Honestly, it was a pretty crappy feeling going around the first lap in 19th; looking over and seeing those guys already two straightaways ahead. I knew I had a lot of work ahead of me, so I just put my head down and made some quick passes. I think I was up to seventh or eighth… I had raced with so much energy getting to that point and trying to make quick passes that I kind of hit a wall and was like, ‘Wow. I got to breathe a little bit and regroup.’ That’s kind of what did it. I kind of got a second wind towards the end and felt really good. I felt like I was back on pace and just making up a lot of time. I was keeping an eye on third. I didn’t even know if it was going to happen, but was I able to get in position to make a pass last lap for third. It was a good night for me. Good learning, good building, good progress. So I can’t complain. It just would have been nice to get away clean in that firs turn in that top three to see what we could have done towards the end of the race when those guys were getting a little tired.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Starts JK SX Indy
AMA SX 2019 – Indy
Mitchell Oldenburg – P4

“It was a crazy week for me. My wife went into labor Thursday morning at 1:00 a.m. a month early, so it has been a pretty stressful and a scary last couple days, but baby and mama are healthy and doing good. It was pretty hard to leave them to come to race this week. It was hard to get my head straight and to get back in race mode and ride my dirt bike. “We had a decent day overall. The main event was good until the last four laps. I had no idea Justin was coming and kind of just checked out mentally and let it go. We live and we learn. I’m not going to let that happen again. We’ll keep working on our progress in the next couple weeks and come into Nashville swinging.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Starts JK SX Indy
AMA SX 2019 – Indy

Martin Davalos – P5

“There are a lot of positives for me to take away from tonight’s race. I obviously would have liked to get that heat race win and found the podium in the main event. I went to California this past week and we did a lot of testing that pointed us in the right direction. I am kind of sad we have the break because I feel like we are on to something. I am going to do some outdoor testing during the break with my teammates and then get ready for the last three races to finish the season out strong.”

AMA SX Rnd Indy Davalos JK SX Indy
Martin Davalos

250 East Coast Main Event Results

  1. Austin Forkner
  2. Chase Sexton +06.289
  3. Justin Cooper +09.098
  4. Mitchell Oldenburg +09.887
  5. Martin Davalos +22.823
  6. Kyle Peters +27.162
  7. Kyle Cunningham +45.965
  8. Joshua Osby +50.939
  9. Alex Martin 19 Laps
  10. Jordan Bailey 19 Laps
  11. Henry Miller 19 Laps
  12. Brandon Hartranft 19 Laps
  13. Fredrik Noren 19 Laps
  14. Chase Marquier 19 Laps
  15. Mitchell Falk 19 Laps
AMA SX Rnd Indy Podium JK SX Indy
250 East Coast Main Event Results
Austin Forkner
Chase Sexton +06.289
Justin Cooper +09.098

250 East Coast Points after 6 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 151
  2. Chase Sexton – 125
  3. Justin Cooper  – 123
  4. Alex Martin – 92
  5. Martin Davalos – 89
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg – 88
  7. Brandon Hartranft – 82
  8. Kyle Cunningham – 81
  9. Kyle Peters – 79
  10. Jordon Smith – 70
  11. Jordan Bailey 64
  12. Joshua Osby 56
  13. Lorenzo Locurcio 41
  14. Henry Miller 37
  15. John Short 26

Source: MCNews.com.au

Moto News | AMA SX | GNCC | NZ MX | AORC | X-Trial

Moto News Wrap for March 12, 2019 by Darren Smart

Proudly brought to you by Dunlop Geomax
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

The LATEST News

  • Kawasaki tames ‘The Beast’ at Daytona
  • Bollinger Draws First Blood at GNCC
  • Cooper and Harwood Win NZ MX Champs
  • Snodgrass, Milner and Sanders Win Toowoomba AORC
  • Simpson Wins Opening Round of British MX Champs
  • Toni Bou Wraps Up 2019 X-Trial Championship
  • Major Sponsors Announced for MX Nationals
  • Honda Switches to Bridgestone Tyres
  • Kings and Queens of Canberra This Weekend
  • Honda ‘Ride Red’ Program continues in 2019

Kawasaki Tames ‘The Beast’ at Daytona

The famous Daytona Speedway hosted the tenth round of the AMA Supercross Championships last weekend and it was as good a night as it can get for Kawasaki with Eli Tomac earning an important win in the 450 class while Austin Forkner kept his championship win streak alive in the 250 East class.

AMA SX Rnd Starts JK SX Daytona
Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10 – Image by Hoppenworld

You can find the full report here:
Tomac & Forkner give Kawasaki the sweep at Daytona SX (link)

The Ricky Carmichael designed layout was nicknamed ‘the beast’ as it had a bit of everything thrown in with a very technical ‘1000 feet’ rhythm lane, two sand sections, a wall jump and a series of off-set small whoops called ‘moguls’.

AMA SX Rnd Pits JK SX Daytona
Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10 – Image by Hoppenworld

Despite the deteriorating track conditions Tomac looked untroubled as he went on to win for the third time this season while Webb showed his intestinal fortitude to finish second despite looking far from comfortable in the early laps and once again it was Musquin rounding out the podium in third, this time ahead of Baggett, Joey Savatgy, Zach Osborne, Justin Hill, Roczen, Justin Brayton, Reed, Dean Wilson and Shane McElrath who rode his KTM250SX-F at Daytona.

Eli Tomac

“Earlier in the day Marvin had a lap time that was two and a half seconds faster than me so I was questioning myself so we were playing catch up but then we made some improvements through practice and even in the main, it took some time to get into the groove and I got shuffled back to third but I finally found my lines, was making good time in the whoops and to get this third win at Daytona is pretty special.”

AMA SX Rnd Tomac JK SX Daytona
Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10 – Image by Hoppenworld

450SX Main Event Results

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Cooper Webb
  3. Marvin Musquin
  4. Blake Baggett
  5. Joey Savatgy
  6. Zach Osborne
  7. Justin Hill
  8. Ken Roczen
  9. Justin Brayton
  10. Chad Reed
  11. Dean Wilson
  12. Shane McElrath

450SX Points after 10 of 17 Rounds

  1. Cooper Webb – 222
  2. Eli Tomac – 203
  3. Marvin Musquin – 203
  4. Ken Roczen – 201
  5. Blake Baggett – 161
  6. Dean Wilson – 149
  7. Chad Reed – 137
  8. Justin Brayton – 127
  9. Joey Savatgy – 124
  10. Aaron Plessinger – 123

250 East Coast Report

Forkner and Sexton have been the fastest riders all day and it wasn’t long before they were 1-2 with Cooper in third and that is the way it stayed until the chequered flag while Mitchell Oldenburg, Alex Martin and Brandon Hartranft all made their way into the top six after poor starts.

AMA SX Rnd Forkner JK SX Daytona
Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10 – Image by Hoppenworld
Austin Forkner

“The start helped and doing that big rhythm every lap, it was easy to miss-time it and the whoops were tough so the difference for me was to not make any mistakes, I made some small ones but there were only six turns in the track which weren’t a big deal, it was getting the ruts in the rhythm sections and the whoops which were tough.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Forkner JK SX Atlanta
Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10 – Image by Hoppenworld

250 East Coast Main Event Results

  1. Austin Forkner
  2. Chase Sexton
  3. Justin Cooper
  4. Mitchell Oldenburg
  5. Alex Martin
  6. Brandon Hartranft
  7. Kyle Peters
  8. Joshua Osby
  9. Kyle Cunningham
  10. Martin Davalos
AMA SX Rnd Podium JK SX Daytona
250SX Podium – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10 – Image by Hoppenworld

250 East Coast Points after 6 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 125
  2. Justin Cooper  – 102
  3. Chase Sexton – 102
  4. Alex Martin – 78
  5. Martin Davalos – 71
  6. Brandon Hartranft – 71
  7. Jordon Smith – 70
  8. Mitchell Oldenburg – 69
  9. Kyle Cunningham – 65
  10. Kyle Peters – 62
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Bollinger Draws First Blood at Wildboar GNCC

The deep sand of Palatka, Florida hosted the opening round of the GNCC and it was Steward Baylor Jnr who managed to earn the outright win against his KTM teammate and defending champion Kailub Russell while Josh Strang earned a solid seventh outright and sixth in the XC1 class in his debut for the Kawasaki team.

GNCC Florida Rnd Steward Baylor Jr KH
Steward Baylor Jr – Image by Ken Hill

Ben Kelly scored fourth outright and first in the XC2 class ahead of rising stars Jonathan Girroir and Michael Witowski while Aussie girls Tayla Jones and Mackenzie Tricker were split on the WMX podium by the talented Becca Sheets and it was Jesse Ansley who won the 125cc XC3 class.

GNCC Florida Rnd Tayla Jones KH
Tayla Jones – Image by Ken Hill

The second round will be next weekend in Washington for ‘The General’ GNCC where the inaugural eMTB (Electric Mountain Bike) round will be included in the championship.

Overall Top 10 with Points

  1. Steward Baylor Jr – 30
  2. Kailub Russell – 25
  3. Thaddeus Duvall 3 – 21
  4. Benjamin Kelley – 18
  5. Trevor Bollinger – 16
  6. Joshua Toth – 15
  7. Josh Strang – 14
  8. Jonathan Girroir – 13
  9. Michael Witkowski – 12
  10. Andrew Delong – 11
GNCC Florida Rnd Steward Baylor KH
Steward Baylor Jr on the podium – Image by Ken Hill

XC2 250 Pro with Points

  1. Ben Kelley. 30
  2. Jonathan Girroir – 25
  3. Michael Witkowski – 21
  4. Evan Smith – 18
  5. Tegan R Temple – 16
  6. Ben Parsons – 15
  7. Jonathan T Johnson – 14
  8. Philippe Chaine – 13
  9. Alex Teagarden – 12
  10. Zack Hayes – 11

FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am with Points

  1. Jesse Ansley – 30
  2. Cody J Barnes – 25
  3. Jake H Froman – 21
  4. Michael Beeler Jr – 8
  5. Nate Smith – 16

WXC with Points

  1. Tayla Jones – 30
  2. Becca N Sheets – 25
  3. Mackenzie Tricker – 21
  4. Korie Steede – 18
  5. Brooke Cosner – 16
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Cooper and Harwood Polish Off NZ MX Champs

Taupo’s iconic Digger McEwen Park hosted the fourth and final round of the New Zealand Motocross Championships and it was veteran Cody Cooper who managed to win his seventh MX1 championship by just six points over defending champion Kirk Gibbs while ironman Hamish Harwood won the MX2 and MX125 championships.

Cooper came into the final round with a slender 3-point lead over Gibbs and he extended that to 6 after winning the opening moto but he then lost the second shortened moto to Gibbs before completely dominating the final race to earn the championship.

Cody Cooper

“It was hard, one of the hardest races I’ve ever done I think, it was kind of good that I got a bad start because I managed to find some good lines that I would not have seen. It was a blessing in disguise really.

Kirk Gibbs

“I wasn’t feeling well actually at the start of the day. I woke up last night feeling cold and hot and I had diarrhoea this morning. I felt like I wanted to be sick. I drank some sugary drinks and that seemed to help. The last race I got out front early but struggled with the track a bit. Cody rode really well and passed me. I made a big mistake and came off the track. I lost a lot of ground and he got away and ended up winning.”

NZ MX Champs Kirk Gibbs final round MX Champs Taupo
Kirk Gibbs

Kayne Lamont finished 3-8-3 after a crash in the red-flagged second race, giving him fourth overall for the weekend and third in the championship.

Kayne Lamont

“I was third in the championship, the same as last year, behind the same two riders – they just swapped places this season. I was a bit frustrated with my pre-season injury but I’m pleased to be healthy coming out of these three rounds. I’ve got a good base to work from for the winter and I’ll prepare better and hope to stay injury-free for next season.”

NZ MX Champs Kayne Lamont final round MX Champs Taupo
Kayne Lamont

There was a unique sound that rang out throughout the entire 12 motos that made up the four rounds of the MX1 championship and that was the screaming KTM250SX two-stroke of apprentice electrician Blake Gillard who ended the championship in a more than credible fifth outright.

MX1 – Total Points Round 3

  1. Cody Cooper – 72
  2. Kirk Gibbs – 69
  3. Cohen Chase – 56
  4. Kayne Lamont – 53
  5. Hadleigh Knight – 47
  6. Blake Gillard – 44
  7. Cam Negus – 40
  8. Sam Guise – 40
  9. Roydon White – 35
  10. Richard Horne – 29

2019 FOX NZ Motocross Championship – MX1

  1. Cody Cooper – 285
  2. Kirk Gibbs – 279
  3. Kayne Lamont – 233
  4. Cohen Chase – 186
  5. Blake Gillard – 166
  6. Brad Groombridge – 151
  7. Hadleigh Knight – 141
  8. Roydon White – 139
  9. Sam Guise – 130
  10. Jacob Steel – 129
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Hamish Harwood competed in 24 motos and won most of them to earn the MX2 and MX125 championships ahead of class fields and it even more impressive when you figure in the fact that Hamish is working full time as a house builder between each round.

Wyatt Chase and Max Purvis rounded out the podium in the MX2 class while it was 15-year-old Ben Broad who earned the runner up position in the MX125 class ahead of Joshua Bourke-Palmer.

Hamish Harwood

“This is the first time I’ve won two titles in one season, four in a row for MX2 and now a 125cc title too. I didn’t make it easy for myself in the MX2 class. I had a couple of bad starts, but I only finished outside of the top three on one occasion. I had good points lead at the start of racing at Taupo, so I wasn’t too concerned about winning every MX2 race today.”

MX2 – Total Points Round 3

  1. Wyatt Chase – 72
  2. Hamish Harwood – 67
  3. Mason Semmens – 56
  4. Ethan Martens – 49
  5. Morgan Fogarty – 44
  6. Kyle Hartley – 41
  7. Maximus Purvis – 40
  8. Broc Martens – 35
  9. Sam Cuthbertson – 33
  10. Shaun Fogarty – 32

2019 FOX NZ Motocross Championship – MX2

  1. Hamish Harwood – 265
  2. Wyatt Chase – 214
  3. Maximus Purvis – 203
    Morgan Fogarty – 177
  4. Brad Groombridge – 108
NZ MX Champs Maximus Purvis final round MX Champs Taupo
Maximus Purvis

MX 125 – Total Points Round 3

  1. Hamish Harwood – 75
  2. Benjamin Broad – 66
  3. Tommy Watts – 56
  4. Joshua Bourke-Palmer – 56
  5. Jack Dunlop – 46
  6. Cam Dillon – 44
  7. Ethan Waters – 43
  8. Zac Jillings – 39
  9. Joseph Andrell – 32
  10. Charlie Richardson – 25

2019 FOX NZ Motocross Championship – MX 125

  1. Hamish Harwood – 300
  2. Benjamin Broad – 234
  3. Joshua Bourke-Palmer – 221
  4. Tommy Watts – 215
  5. Jack Dunlop – 172

Snodgrass, Milner and Sanders Win Toowoomba AORC

The Queensland country town of Toowoomba hosted the opening two rounds of the AORC last weekend and it was an action packed weekend in dry and dusty condition but as you would expect the cream always rises to the top and it was Daniel Sanders, Daniel Milner, Lyndon Snodgrass and Luke Styke who managed victories in the major classes.

Sanders was three minutes ahead of Beau Ralston and Andrew Wilksch on the opening day and it was a similar margin back to Wilksch and Ralston on the second day – Jesse Lawton and Matt Murray rounded out the top five on both days.

Daniel Sanders

“I experienced some crashes this weekend but kept my body healthy to recover as quickly as I could. Coming out of this weekend I know how much harder I need to work on my fitness to close those gaps ahead of Dungog next month.”

AORC Rnd Toowoomba Daniel Sanders
Daniel Sanders – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Yamaha AORC E3 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Daniel Sanders 58:18.484
  2. Beau Ralston 1:02:19.321
  3. Andrew Wilksch 1:02:35.440
  4. Jesse Lawton 1:06:09.427
  5. Matt Murry 1:08:07.233
  6. Daniel Welsh 1:10:06.429
  7. Timothy Lonsdale 1:10:45.304

AORC E3 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Daniel Sanders 37:27.786
  2. Andrew Wilksch 40:10.830
  3. Beau Ralston 40:31.481
  4. Jesse Lawton 41:47.381
  5. Matt Murry 43:37.824
  6. Daniel Welsh 45:26.922
  7. Daniel Middleton 45:49.855
  8. Timothy Lonsdale 46:42.994
  9. Jackson Caldwell 46:48.398
  10. Luke Morrison 48:28.428
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Milner clocked the fastest day outright both days but in the E2 class he won the opening day by well over two minutes from Joshua Green, Jeremy Carpentier, Broc Grabham and Brad Hardaker and that line-up was repeated on Sunday with Milner’s margin cut to just 90 seconds over Green.

Daniel Milner

“Yesterday I found myself struggling in navigating the track, keeping the ball rolling and knowing what gear to ride. It doesn’t matter how hard we test in the off season, conditions seen today really put you to the test, all in all it was an awesome weekend for me, and I’ve picked up where I left off from last year. Everyone on the field seems to be getting faster, and it really goes to show that us Aussie riders are putting it to the world.”

AORC Rnd Toowoomba Daniel Milner F
Daniel Milner – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Yamaha AORC E2 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Daniel Milner 58:12.545
  2. Joshua Green 1:00:36.815
  3. Jeremy Carpentier 1:01:43.370
  4. Broc Grabham 1:05:06.627
  5. Brad Hardaker 1:05:19.209
  6. Kristian Sprenger 1:06:58.993
  7. Kaleb Treasure 1:07:18.907
  8. Brent Dean 1:08:08.480
  9. Jack Judge 1:08:24:042
  10. Wesley Keeley 1:08:35.773

AORC E2 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Daniel Milner 37:04.789
  2. Joshua Green 38:33.191
  3. Jeremy Carpentier 39:03.107
  4. Broc Grabham 41:17.709
  5. Brad Hardaker 41:57.983
  6. Kristian Sprenger 42:34.533
  7. Kaleb Treasure 42:56.997
  8. Wesley Keeley 43:17.885
  9. Brent Dean 43:30.524
  10. Jack Judge 43:31.188

Defending champion Styke narrowly got the win on day one over Snodgrass, Michael Driscoll, Fraser Higlett and Matthew Phillips (digest that line-up for a second) but on Sunday Snodgrass got the win by just 4 seconds over Styke, Driscoll and Higlett – unfortunately Phillips retired with an injury.

Lyndon Snodgrass

“Round 2 featured a different track that was more technical than yesterday. Coming into today I made some small changes, studied the new track extensively during yesterday’s walk, and today ended up being a lot better!”

AORC Rnd Toowoomba Lyndon Snodgrass
Lyndon Snodgrass – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Yamaha AORC E1 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Luke Styke 1:00:11.804
  2. Lyndon Snodgrass 1:00:44.286
  3. Michael Driscoll 1:01:12.331
  4. Fraser Higlett 1:01:27.354
  5. Matthew Phillips 1:03:22.590
  6. Jonte Reynders 1:04:10.772
  7. Seton Broomhall 1:07:58.887
  8. Lachlan Allan 1:09:14.454
  9. Kye Malone 1:11:00.681
  10. Alexander Ruloff 1:12:36.447

AORC E1 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Lyndon Snodgrass 38:03.337
  2. Luke Styke 38:07.726
  3. Michael Driscoll 38:48.957
  4. Fraser Higlett 39:09.410
  5. Jonte Reynders 40:35.042
  6. Seton Broomhall 43:43.988
  7. Lachlan Allan 44:30.347
  8. Joseph Cole 46:05.772
  9. Mackenzie Bowser 46:07.220
  10. Jarrad Vanderhor 46:15.756

Matthew Phiilip’s protégé Kyron Bacon lived up to expectations to win the EJ class while Jess Gardner (Womens), Kirk Hutton (Masters), Lee Stephens (Veterens), Adam Giles (2-Stroke Cup), Blake Hollis (J4), Riley McGillivray (J3) and Campbell Hall (J2) all won their respective classes.

AORC Rnd Toowoomba EJ Kyron Bacon
Kyron Bacon – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Yamaha AORC EJ Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Kyron Bacon 1:03:47.489
  2. Joshua Brierley 1:04:06.772
  3. Harrison Teed 1:05:20.839
  4. William Price 1:06:57.405
  5. Korey McMahon 1:07:55.681
  6. Cooper Sheidow 1:08:00.325
  7. Matt Waters 1:09:45.791
  8. Riley Nancarrow 1:10:22.995
  9. Nathan Howe 1:11:08.932
  10. Jordan Ryan 1:11:24.177

AORC EJ Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Kyron Bacon 40:21.778
  2. Joshua Brierley 41:09.418
  3. Harrison Teed 41:53.032
  4. Korey McMahon 42:38.214
  5. William Price 43:05.254
  6. Cooper Sheidow 43:38.153
  7. Riley Nancarrow 44:00.211
  8. Nathan Howe 44:08.461
  9. Matthew Pye 44:31.791
  10. Matt Waters 44:32.447

AORC Women’s Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Jessica Gardiner 1:13:37.414
  2. Emelie Karlsson 1:15:26.672
  3. Ebony Nielsen 1:18:10.896
  4. Emma Milesevic 1:18:41.568
  5. Danielle Foot 1:21:02.977
  6. Zoe Boccari 1:35:23.828
  7. Charlotte Gamble 1:58:19.594
  8. Isabella Hood 2:11:14.505

AORC Women’s Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Jessica Gardiner 44:21.944
  2. Emma Milesevic 47:36.299
  3. Ebony Nielsen 48:16.332
  4. Danielle Foot 48:57.051
  5. Emelie Karlsson 49:28.960
  6. Zoe Boccari 56:57.933
AORC Rnd Toowoomba Womens Podium
Women’s Podium – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

AORC Masters Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Kirk Hutton 1:10:43.091
  2. Timothy Martin 1:15:21.955
  3. John Baker 1:17:56.029
  4. Ian Jenner 1:18:18.986
  5. Craig Treasure 1:18:20.476
  6. Peter Rudd 1:18:20.476
  7. Adam O’Connor 1:20:46.668
  8. Andrew Dennett 1:21:20.530
  9. Ian McGillivray 1:21:54.783
  10. Kenneth Hicks 1:22:29.499

AORC Masters Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Kirk Hutton 44:12.694
  2. Timothy Martin 45:34.107
  3. John Baker 47:36.194
  4. Ian Jenner 48:11.147
  5. Craig Treasure 48:30.065
  6. Peter Rudd 49:47.717
  7. Ian McGillivray 49:58.049
  8. Kenneth Hicks 50:19.411
  9. Andrew Dennett 50:29.575
  10. Zac Williams 50:40.066

AORC Veterans Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Lee Stephens 1:10:18.984
  2. Benjamin D’Arcy 1:12:16.018
  3. Matthew Keipert 1:12:23.882
  4. Christopher Thomas 1:12:57.099
  5. Jason Pearce 1:15:20.680
  6. Daniel Sawtell 1:16:22.776
  7. Paul Chadwick 1:17:00.579
  8. Luke Ablitt 1:20:20.680
  9. Phillip Chillemi 1:21:57.526
  10. Phil Newman 1:22:35.185
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

AORC Veterans Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Lee Stephens 43:19.237
  2. Matthew Keipert 43:43.326
  3. Christopher Thomas 44:30.010
  4. Benjamin D’Arcy 45:30.266
  5. Jason Pearce 45:55.472
  6. Daniel Sawtell 47:39.455
  7. Paul Chadwick 47:40.939
  8. Luke Ablitt 48:41.890
  9. Phil Newman 51:19.834
  10. Daniel Wall 51:54.248

AORC 2 Stroke Cup Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Adam Giles 1:10:52.544
  2. John Isherwood 1:15:40.846
  3. Todd Charlick 1:18:53.919
  4. Luke Francis 1:23:35.349

AORC 2 Stroke Cup Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Adam Giles 42:25.605
  2. John Isherwood 46:53.488
  3. Todd Charlick 48:56.977
  4. Luke Francis 50:56.691

AORC J4 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Blake Hollis 53:02.256
  2. Mackenzie Johnson 54:32.036
  3. Zac Perry 55:33.284
  4. Oscar Collins 55:58.836
  5. Charlie Milton 56:14.068
  6. Hayden Campbell 59:00.487
  7. Cody Chittick 59:22.145
  8. Kobe Conley 59.25.085
  9. Jay Simister 59:43.729
  10. Lochie Stafford 1:01:05.230

AORC J4 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Blake Hollis 40:11.651
  2. Mackenzie Johnson 41:29.590
  3. Oscar Collins 41:58.118
  4. Charlie Milton 42:04.277
  5. Cody Chittick 42:08.592
  6. Zac Perry 42:23.625
  7. Kobe Conley 43:30.128
  8. Jay Simister 45:34.060
  9. Hayden Campbell 45:51.944
  10. Clay Parsons 46:42.581

AORC J3 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Campbell O’Donnell 55:19.273
  2. Riley McGillivray 55:25.586
  3. Kodi Stephens 56:49.768
  4. William Dennett 57:20.674
  5. Tom Park 58:08.907
  6. Jack Bithell 58:58.440
  7. Maxwell Liebekner 59:11.116
  8. William Cooper 1:00:41.351
  9. Kelly Woolston 1:00:53.803
  10. Jake Hayes 1:02:32.856

AORC J3 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Riley McGillivray 40:57.774
  2. Campbell O’Donnell 41:25.296
  3. William Dennett 43:17.461
  4. Kodi Stephens 43:18.250
  5. Jack Bithell 44:11.868
  6. Maxwell Liebeknech 44:24.802
  7. Kelly Woolston 46:47.542
  8. Jethro Carriage 46:57.343
  9. William Cooper 47:03.253
  10. Jake Hayes 47:12.359
AORC Rnd Toowoomba J Podium Overall
J3 Podium – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

AORC J2 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Billy Hargy 57:11.271
  2. Campbell Hall 57:27.053
  3. Jett Arnold 58:38.884
  4. Max Phillips 59:46.669
  5. Luke Chellas 1:04:36.666
  6. Kyle Sandstrom 1:05:49.553
  7. Jack Shearer 1:06:02.664
  8. William Vella 1:06:18.928
  9. Jack Hendrickson 1:07:35.950
  10. Eli Tripcony 1:08:33.760

AORC J2 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Jett Arnold 43:59.560
  2. Campbell Hall 44:40.490
  3. Max Phillips 45:00.793
  4. Kyle Sandstrom 47:43.948
  5. Luke Chellas 48:30.285
  6. Jack Shearer 48:55.449
  7. Thomas Vance 50:08.795
  8. Jack Hendrickson 51:34.044
  9. Max Mensforth 52:32.781
  10. Jet Brien 54:46.064

Simpson Wins Opening Round of British MX Champs

Shaun Simpson has put together a 1-2 result to win the opening round of the British MX1 championships ahead of Tommy Searle who was second overall with 3-1 results and third was Lewis Tombs with 5-4 results.

MX1 Moto One

  1. Shaun Simpson 31:07.023
  2. Harri Kullas 31:49.581
  3. Tommy Searle 32:36.734
  4. Mel Pocock 32:45.749
  5. Lewis Tombs 33:02.766

MX1 Moto Two

  1. Tommy Searle 32:15.581
  2. Shaun Simpson 32:38.463
  3. Jake Millward 32:57.623
  4. Lewis Tombs 33:04.516
  5. Ryan Houghton 33:06.107

MX1 Overall

  1. Shaun Simpson – 47
  2. Tommy Searle – 45
  3. Lewis Tombs – 34
  4. Jake Millward – 29
  5. Ryan Houghton – 27
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Toni Bou Wraps Up 2019 X-Trial Championship

Marseille, France has hosted the penultimate round of the 2019 FIM X-Trial World Championship and as expected Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou won his 13th X-Trial title to incredibly take his world championship tally to 25.

X Trial Rnd Toni Bou
Toni Bou

Bou´s direct rival for victory in Marseille was Gas Gas’ Jeroni Fajardo, who progressed from Heat One in sensational fashion by countback after he and TRRS’ Adam Raga were tied. But Fajardo was unable to complete any of the demanding Grand Final sections, and Bou already had victory on the night sewn up with a clean Section Five – his third completed section of the lap.

Toni Bou

“It´s been as demanding as it has enjoyable. This was my first chance to claim the Championship and I took it, even though it wasn´t easy. The sections meant we had to give our absolute best, and that meant the spectators enjoyed the show. But I was keen to claim the title here and avoid being under pressure in X-Trial Andorra, where there were will already be enough expectation as it is my home race. Now I know that we will be there to celebrate, and I hope to win in front of my fans to finish the season. This thirteenth title has been more complicated than some of the others, since my rivals have really pushed hard all season and I have never been able to relax. But I have gradually been improving and tonight has been the culmination of my hard work.”

X Trial Rnd Toni Bou
Toni Bou

Adam Raga, meanwhile, saw his fading Championship hopes extinguished for another year against Bou´s dominance.

Adam Raga

“It was a tough X-Trial right from the start, and I didn´t manage the time very well on the second lap, so ended up short on time and out of the Final. The atmosphere was incredible and the public really pushed us with their encouragement.”

X Trial Rnd Toni Bou
Toni Bou tops the X-Trials podium

The next date on the X-Trial calendar will see another Champion declared as the riders head on to Vendée for the X-Trial of Nations on 13th April.


Major Sponsors Announced for MX Nationals

Williams Event Management (WEM), promoters of the MX Nationals, have announced that on the back of an ongoing relationship with LINK International, Pirelli has the naming rights to the MX2 class while Motul will be the MXD title sponsor along with brands including Polisports and RK Chains.

mx nationals coolum rnd saturday start ImageScottya
MX Nationals – Image by Scottya

GAS Imports via their leading product THOR will be the MX1 title sponsor as well as round six and eight presenting partners, GAS will also be represented by other key products including Neken, EBC Brakes, Akrapovic throughout the series.

Kevin Williams – Series Director

“As I approach my 23rd year of running the Australian MX Nationals, I’m very excited to announce the continued support of LINK International as well as GAS Imports, these brands play an integral part in the motocross industry and it’s great to have their support for the 2019 championship.”

In other MX Nationals news, Yamaha Motor Australia have again renewed their partnership within the national motocross scene, their continued support and commitment to the Pirelli MX Nationals insures a strong 2019 series ahead.

Series promoter Kevin Williams also expressed his thoughts on the long and ongoing partnership with Yamaha Motor Australia.

Kevin Williams

“Yamaha have been an integral part of the motocross landscape for as long as i can remember. The on going support for not only the series but teams and privateers alike, along with the innovative bLU cRU experience engaging and capturing the future talents of the sport. They are a brand I’m proud to be partnered with.”

National Sales and Marketing Manager Matthew Ferry, explained the importance of the long partnership they have with the MX Nationals.

Matthew Ferry

“We have been a long time partner of the MX Nationals. The series provides for a large variety of motocross talent from the professionals all the way down to the bLU cRU 65 cup riders. The series helps create the dreams and aspirations for the up and coming riders and stars.”

The opening round of the 2019 season takes place next weekend (March 17th) at Appin Raceway on the outskirts of Sydney, NSW.

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Honda Switches to Bridgestone Tyres

With the full support of their lead rider Brett Metcalfe, Honda’s factory off road/motocross racing team in Australia have partnered with Bridgestone Tyres for the 2019 Australian MX Nationals and Supercross Championships.

Lincoln McFayden – Executive General Manager of McLeod Accessories

“McLeod’s are committed to providing race ready Bridgestone tyres to customers. The new range of Battlecross tyres are the race level spec ‘Made in Japan’ tyres that Bridgestone now sell to the general public as well. This is so important to us, to be able to sell the exact products we race, right here in Australia; it’s something not all tyre manufacturers can claim, it’s the Bridgestone advantage that’s for sure.”

After finishing the year out with a solid 2nd overall in the Australian Supercross Championship, Brett Metcalfe was eager to get some solid testing under his belt before making any changes to his set up.

Brett Metcalfe

“At this level we are always working on ways to improve ourselves and the bike. I have raced with Bridgestone before and I know what they are capable of. We needed to be sure we would stay at that level and I believe we will be at an advantage on many tracks with the new tyres. The predictable drive in certain conditions was incredible. Bridgestone has such a good variety with 4 different terrain options and we will be able to take advantage of them as conditions change throughout the day when racing.”

Honda Brett Metcalfe Bridgestone tyres Australian MX Nationals

Metcalfe and the team have made it clear they want to come into the new season with the same competitive momentum they finished with in 2018.

Round 1 of the MX Nationals will be held on 17th March in Appin, NSW.


Kings and Queens of Canberra This Weekend

Fairbairn Park will host the annual Stay Upright Kings & Queens of Canberra dirt track meeting this coming weekend Both the Pro Open and Pro 450 classes have attracted the biggest entry which will necessitate three heats of racing in each round.

Abrum and Bailey Richards lead the locals in those classes taking on a blend of experienced campaigners and some more recent recruits in to the senior ranks.

Victorian Bradley Burns always rides the Canberra track well, and he leads the experienced brigade along with South Coast rider Kale Galeano, former Canberra rider Michael Vecchi, consistent Sydneysider Nathan Smith and Edward Grabham from Forbes.

Racing this weekend will showcase the likes of former Australian Junior champion Kye Andrews from Taree, Melbourne rider Bryce Holmes, Tom Herrick from Temora, Connor Ryan and Jake Farnsworth from the Central Coast.

Albury rider Jesse Davies and South Coast Jake Schneiders will contest the Pro Open class as well as clashing in the small line-up of slider machines.

ACT riders are prominent among the entries for the older age brackets (over 35s and 45s) and the Pre 1985 machines which invariably provide plenty of close racing amid invariably great spirit shown by the competitors. Dirt Track Sidecars are also programmed with entries drawn by various NSW country clubs.

Junior racing continues to impress with all the age divisions produce exciting racing from riders who quickly establish themselves as polished performers.

Taree rider Hayden Nelson has an Australian Junior Dirt Track Championship to his credit and his most recent outing showed his versatility as he contested the Australian Junior Championship round for road racing and supermoto.

The oldest junior class (for 13 to Under 16s) is always a feature with Melbourne rider Max Berry likely to be battling for honours with Central Coast rider Harrison Ryan, Callan Butcher from Temora and Jack Joel from Gunnedah.

Saturday sees practice at 9am followed by the first round of competition, while on Sunday it will be straight in to racing at 9am.

While the finals of all classes of racing will wrap up the meeting on Sunday, an additional feature has been added to the Saturday afternoon schedule when fans will see two Shoot-Outs when senior and junior riders will compete in a series of one-on-one battles to find the winners.

The Fairbairn Park track is situated on Pialligo Avenue, Majura and best of all spectator entry is free.


Honda ‘Ride Red’ Program continues in 2019

In 2018, Honda Racing in Australia launched a new off road racing program, geared around supporting privateer riders working towards a factory seat and becoming future Motocross and Supercross stars.

Lachie Davis

This year, Honda have extended the program to incorporate three new female riders in a bid to support more of Australia’s up and coming talent in all areas of off road racing.

Emma Milesevic, Tanesha Harnet and Alysha Goullet will spearhead Honda’s female Ride Red campaign, with hopes to inspire other sportswomen to chase their respective dreams.

Glyn Griffiths – Honda’s Brand and Motorsport Manager

“Over 1000 females compete across all disciplines of motorcycle racing each year and when these three talented riders contacted Honda for support we were thrilled to provide them with a RIDE RED contract. Tanesha Harnett is no stranger to the Honda family, having raced as a very successful rider in Honda’s Junior program with Lee Hogan. Supporting female talent is something we are proud of and to offer a pathway for Tanesha to continue to grow her moto career was really important to us, along with the inclusion of 2 other talented riders, it’s going to be a great season.”

Tanesha Harnett will race in the MXD of the MX Nationals and the Women’s Nationals as well as her State Championship.

Tanesha Harnett

“Honda supported me through juniors and their loyalty towards me as I head into seniors is sincerely appreciated. This program is fantastic and to be given the chance to continue my career with Honda is awesome. I look forward to another year of competition and learning.”

Emma Milesevic will race selected Australian Off Road Championship events, including Hattah and the Women’s Nationals.

Emma Milesevic

“Wow, this is an amazing opportunity. I have raced around the world and to come home and get an opportunity like this is a dream come true. My Auntie raced Honda and won many women’s motocross titles and I hope to do the same and make my family, Honda and our sponsors proud.”

Emma Milesevic Catherine Owen Photography
Emma Milesevic

Alysha Goullett will race in selected MXD races, the Women’s Nationals and her respective State Championship.

Alysha Goullett

“This is my first real sponsorship and I won’t take it for granted. Sometimes all we need is some encouragement and I will do my best to represent everyone and show all of the girls out there that all you need to do is try and not to give up on your goals.”

Honda’s Ride Red program was developed to encourage senior competition participation by providing support to privateers. Penrite Honda Racing’s team owner Yarrive Konsky worked with Honda to get the program up and running.

Yarrive Konsky

“Growing up racing was difficult. The hardest part, aside from the expense was getting the right information. I didn’t know how to train, eat or set my bike up effectively. RIDE RED provides riders with what they need. Not all riders use our factory suspension and engine providers, but they can. They can also talk to our factory riders and capitalise on their wealth of experience. We have an open door policy.”

Honda Genuine will continue to be the Ride Red team’s title sponsor and the entire 2019 Honda Genuine Ride Red includes:

  • Emma Milesevic – CRF250R – MXD, Women’s Nationals and selected Off Road Events
  • Tanesha Harnett – CRF250R – MXD and Women’s Nationals
  • Alysha Goullet – CRF250R – MXD and Women’s Nationals
  • Lachie Davis – CRF450R – MX1 and SX1
  • Joel Wightman – CRF450R – MX1 and SX1
  • Izak Maule – CRF450R – MX1 and SX1
  • Caleb Goullet – CRF250R – MXD and SX2
  • Jai Constantinou – CRF250R – MX2 and SX2

For more information on Honda’s MX range, visit: https://motorcycles.honda.com.au/Off_Road_Competition (link)

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Source: MCNews.com.au

Tomac & Forkner give Kawasaki the sweep at Daytona SX

2019 AMA Supercross – Daytona Report

Images by Hoppenworld

The famous Daytona Speedway hosted the tenth round of the AMA Supercross Championships last weekend and it was as good a night as it can get for Kawasaki with Eli Tomac earning an important win in the 450 class while Austin Forkner kept his championship win streak alive in the 250 East class.

AMA SX Rnd Starts JK SX Daytona
Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10

450SX Report

The Ricky Carmichael designed layout was nicknamed ‘the beast’ as it had a bit of everything thrown in with a very technical ‘1000 feet’ rhythm lane, two sand sections, a wall jump and a series of off-set small whoops called ‘moguls’ but that didn’t seem to bother Blake Baggett who grabbed the holeshot and the early lead ahead of Eli Tomac, Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin while Ken Roczen was picking himself out of the first sand pit after being a victim of a Chad Reed bobble.

AMA SX Rnd Baggett JK SX Daytona
Blake Baggett – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10

Despite Baggett spectacularly launching off the wall jump each lap, Musquin was looking the fastest in the early going as he passed Webb and Tomac to move into second but then the French star made a few mistakes to drop back to sixth just as Tomac sliced his way under Baggett for the lead with his legs off the pegs and eyes forward.

AMA SX Rnd Webb JK SX Daytona
Cooper Webb – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10

Despite the deteriorating track conditions Tomac looked untroubled as he went on to win for the third time this season while Webb showed his intestinal fortitude to finish second despite looking far from comfortable in the early laps and once again it was Musquin rounding out the podium in third, this time ahead of Baggett, Joey Savatgy, Zach Osborne, Justin Hill, Roczen, Justin Brayton, Reed, Dean Wilson and Shane McElrath who rode his KTM250SX-F at Daytona.

AMA SX Rnd Musquin JK SX Daytona
Marvin Musquin – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10

Web now holds a 19-point lead over Tomac and Musquin and a further two points ahead of Roczen who dropped from second to fourth in the points after Daytona.

The luckless Cole Seely was also part of the Reed/Roczen incident to finish back in 13th while Aaron Plessinger crashed out of the main and is in doubt for the coming rounds leaving Yamaha without a 450 rider unless Justin Barcia is able to return to racing after being forced out of Daytona with concussion.

AMA SX Rnd Reed JK SX Daytona
Chad Reed – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Eli Tomac – P1

“Earlier in the day Marvin had a lap time that was two and a half seconds faster than me so I was questioning myself so we were playing catch up but then we made some improvements through practice and even in the main, it took some time to get into the groove and I got shuffled back to third but I finally found my lines, was making good time in the whoops and to get this third win at Daytona is pretty special.”

AMA SX Rnd Tomac JK SX Daytona
Eli Tomac – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Cooper Webb – P2

“It was a battle the whole time, I came around the first lap in third then Marvin got by me but then he made a mistake but I was then battling with Blake, then right to the end Marvin was all over me, it was a fun race, a difficult race but it is good to get a second and another podium at Daytona.”

AMA SX Rnd Webb JK SX Daytona
Cooper Webb – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Marvin Musquin – P3

“I had a great day, practice was awesome but I went down in the second turn in the heat which put me behind but I came back to fifth place so I was a bit on the outside on the gate for the main but I came out of the sand in the top five then I made some passes but then I hit neutral on the far side of the track which cost me some places but I got back up to third, and almost second, I am a little bit bummed but it was a tough race for sure.”

AMA SX Rnd Musquin JK SX Daytona
Marvin Musquin – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Joey Savatgy – P5

“It’s nice to be back in Daytona, especially since it was close enough to drive to and have somewhat of a hometown crowd come out and support me. I felt comfortable all night and our speed and consistency has been showing every weekend. The unique track layout here really emphasized our strengths, so I’m feeling pretty good. I’m pumped on a top-5 finish and to earn some more points.”

AMA SX Rnd Savatgy JK SX Daytona
Joey Savatgy – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Zach Osborne – P6

“Daytona was good to me this year, sixth-place, that’s my best finish so far. I had some good times in qualifying and I’m starting to find my feet in this class and starting to kind of flow and know my place a little bit. This is something that I can definitely build from and move forward from. It’s been a rough, tough start to the season with an injury before the season and obviously trying to get back at it has been a tough deal but I’m still here, still plugging away, and I know the work that I’m doing during the week will pay off soon and it’s going to be good.”

AMA SX Rnd Osborne JK SX Daytona
Zach Osborne – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Dean Wilson – P11

“This weekend was okay, I feel like my riding was really good in the heat race and then the Main Event was looking like it would be off to a great start but then I got roosted in the sand section, I couldn’t see and I went right into a tuff block and fell. After that, I was in dead last and was able to come back to 11th. It’s obviously a huge disappointment on the result but onto next weekend.”

450SX Main Event Results

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Cooper Webb +06.889
  3. Marvin Musquin +12.291
  4. Blake Baggett +14.825
  5. Joey Savatgy +28.804
  6. Zach Osborne +30.702
  7. Justin Hill +35.560
  8. Ken Roczen +38.371
  9. Justin Brayton +40.004
  10. Chad Reed +42.246
  11. Dean Wilson +55.261
  12. Shane McElrath +59.061

 450SX Points after 10 of 17 Rounds

  1. Cooper Webb – 222
  2. Eli Tomac – 203
  3. Marvin Musquin – 203
  4. Ken Roczen – 201
  5. Blake Baggett – 161
  6. Dean Wilson – 149
  7. Chad Reed – 137
  8. Justin Brayton – 127
  9. Joey Savatgy – 124
  10. Aaron Plessinger – 123

250 East Coast Report

Championship leader Forkner earned the holeshot in the 250 main but it in the second corner Kyle Peters railed the left hand sand berm like it was the last of his life to launch himself into the lead and for the first few laps Peters was looking solid as Forkner, Justin Cooper and Chase Sexton settled themselves into the race.

AMA SX Rnd Forkner JK SX Daytona
Austin Forkner – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10

Forkner and Sexton have been the fastest riders all day and it wasn’t long before they were 1-2 with Cooper in third and that is the way it stayed until the chequered flag while Mitchell Oldenburg, Alex Martin and Brandon Hartranft all made their way into the top six after poor starts.

AMA SX Rnd Sexton JK SX Daytona
Chase Sexton – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10

Peters ended the race in seventh ahead of Joshua Osby, Kyle Cunningham and Martin Davalos so with three rounds remaining Forkner has a healthy 23-point lead over Cooper and Sexton while Martin, Davalos, Hartranft and Oldenburg are vying for fifth in the points, some 50 points out of the championship lead. Jordan Smith is out of the series after suffering an injury last weekend.

Austin Forkner – P1

“The start helped and doing that big rhythm every lap, it was easy to miss-time it and the whoops were tough so the difference for me was to not make any mistakes, I made some small ones but there were only six turns in the track which weren’t a big deal, it was getting the ruts in the rhythm sections and the whoops which were tough.”

AMA SX Rnd Podium JK SX Daytona
Austin Forkner – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Chase Sexton – P2

“I got the holeshot in my heat race then fell which didn’t help me with my gate pick for the main but I got a top five start, move up a few place then got around Justin when he made a mistake but Austin was about four seconds in front of me which is where is stayed for the rest of the race, track was awesome, it was easy to make mistakes and Austin didn’t make any.”

AMA SX Rnd Sexton JK SX Daytona
Chase Sexton – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Justin Cooper – P3

“I got a decent start and it was a three-way battle early but I made a big mistake in the long rhythm which put me back from the leaders but it was a long race. I made some more mistakes which put me behind the front two guys.”

AMA SX Rnd CooperJ JK SX Daytona
Justin Cooper – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10
Mitchell Oldenburg – P4

“The night was actually really good for me considering how last weekend went. So I’m stoked to walk away healthy, safe and keep it on two wheels. My bike worked amazing all day and night. I can’t thank the Star Racing Yamaha guys enough for all the work they do in and out each week. The track was a difficult Daytona; gnarly, brutal and really demanding, but my fitness was good tonight and I’m happy with my finish.”

AMA SX Rnd Oldenburg JK SX Daytona
Mitchell Oldenburg – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10

Former GP winner Thomas Covington was back in action at Daytona and managed 12th in the main event.

Thomas Covington – P12

“This weekend was a step in the right direction for me, I had a solid heat race and got into a decent rhythm. In the Main, I just messed up my start a bit and nearly went down in the second corner in the sand and lost a lot of positions. All-in-all, it was another good building weekend for me coming back off my knee injury.”

250 East Coast Main Event Results

  1. Austin Forkner
  2. Chase Sexton +05.906
  3. Justin Cooper +15.036
  4. Mitchell Oldenburg +28.303
  5. Alex Martin +32.597
  6. Brandon Hartranft +37.657
  7. Kyle Peters +45.872
  8. Joshua Osby +49.548
  9. Kyle Cunningham +53.158
  10. Martin Davalos +55.449
AMA SX Rnd Podium JK SX Daytona
250SX Podium 1) Forkner, 2) Cooper, 3) Sexton – Daytona AMA Supercross 2019 – Round 10

250 East Coast Points after 6 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 125
  2. Justin Cooper – 102
  3. Chase Sexton – 102
  4. Alex Martin – 78
  5. Martin Davalos – 71
  6. Brandon Hartranft – 71
  7. Jordon Smith – 70
  8. Mitchell Oldenburg – 69
  9. Kyle Cunningham – 65
  10. Kyle Peters – 62

Source: MCNews.com.au

Moto Wrap | Atlanta SX | MXGP | Enduro | AORC

Moto News Wrap
March 5, 2019 – By Darren Smart

Proudly brought to you by Dunlop Geomax
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Moto News Latest

  • Webb and Cianciarulo storm Atlanta AMA SX
  • Cairoli and Prado take first blood at Argentina MXGP
  • Evans creates history at Argentina
  • Barcia concussed – misses Atlanta
  • Holcombe kicks off 2019 with win in Italy
  • Price to be honoured at Aussie F1 GP
  • Dacka ready for season 2019
  • The stars of the AORC hit Toowoomba this Weekend
  • Mentoring role brings Matthew Phillips to AORC
  • Cosford wins Coolum 2-Stroke Cup
  • 2020 Aussie Speedway Solo Champs calendar announced
  • 2020 & 2021 Australian Junior and Senior Speedway Sidecar calendar

Webb and Cianciarulo storm Atlanta AMA SX

Atlanta, Georgia hosted the ninth round of the AMA Supercross Championships last weekend and it was an all KTM podium in the 450 class with championship leader Cooper Webb taking the win over Blake Baggett and Marvin Musquin while it was Adam Cianciarulo who won the first of the 250 East/West Shootouts ahead of Dylan Ferrandis and Austin Forkner.

See the full report here:
KTM 1-2-3 in Atlanta as Webb takes fifth victory of season (link)

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Webb Roczen Tomac Multiple JK SX Atlanta
2019 AMA SX Round 9 Atlanta – Image by Hoppenworld

Unfortunately, Chad stalled his Suzuki late in the race to drop back to a disappointing 13th place but the Aussie still sits seventh in the championship, two spots ahead of Justin Barcia who was forced to sit out the event thanks to suffering a concussion after crashing during the week.

Cooper Webb

“Yeh, it was tough, the track was changing a lot but I knew where I was good but there were also places where Marv would catch me, I knew where he was catching me but I didn’t know what line he was using, it is hard when you are leading so I just hit my marks and they weren’t working as good as I would have liked so I started changing things up, made a few mistakes in front of Blake who I knew would be good through the whoops but towards the end I found some lines so another win, that was sweet.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Webb JK SX Atlanta
Cooper Webb – 2019 AMA SX Round 9 Atlanta – Image by Hoppenworld

Blake Baggett

“It was really hard to pass, you could make a run on someone but to get by was another thing, Marv and Cooper were making runs at each other, I could see it going on in front of me then I got into second and could do the same but when they have that horseshoe sand section over the tunnel I will hands down voice my opinion that I am not for it, it is supercross with steep obstacles and no sand.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Baggett JK SX Atlanta
Blake Baggett – 2019 AMA SX Round 9 Atlanta – Image by Hoppenworld
Marvin Musquin

“It was tough being the chaser tonight, you had to follow through the sand section and same with the whoops, I didn’t want to chance going to the right, it was a really tough track, I missed the main line in the sand and Blake got me and I would gain some ground then lose some ground, it was tough.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Musquin JK SX Atlanta
Marvin Musquin – 2019 AMA SX Round 9 Atlanta – Image by Hoppenworld

450SX Main Event Results

  1. Cooper Webb
  2. Blake Baggett
  3. Marvin Musquin
  4. Ken Roczen
  5. Aaron Plessinger
    …13. Chad Reed

    AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Webb Baggett Musquin Podium JK SX Atlanta

    450SX Main Event Results
    Cooper Webb
    Blake Baggett
    Marvin Musquin

 450SX Points after 9 of 17 Rounds

  1. Cooper Webb – 199
  2. Ken Roczen – 186
  3. Marvin Musquin – 182
  4. Eli Tomac – 177
  5. Blake Baggett – 142
  6. Dean Wilson – 137
  7. Chad Reed – 124

250 East-West Shootout Report

There was no catching Cianciarulo with the East Coast championship leader taking the win by four second over Ferrandis who dropped Forkner by seven seconds while Sexton, Cooper, McElrath, Nichols, Martin Davalos, Michael Mosiman and Brandon Hartraft rounded out the top ten.

Adam Cianciarulo

“After the start I stayed patient behind Chase, made the move to second behind Austin and obviously didn’t want to do anything stupid which came to mind but I had a good race, mistake free and learned a lot throughout the day.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Cianciarulo JK SX Atlanta
Adam Cianciarulo – 2019 AMA SX Round 9 Atlanta – Image by Hoppenworld

250SX East/West Shootout Results

  1. Adam Cianciarulo
  2. Dylan Ferrandis
  3. Austin Forkner
  4. Chase Sexton
  5. Justin Cooper
  6. Shane McElrath
  7. Colt Nichols
  8. Martin Davalos
  9. Michael Mosiman
  10. Brandon Hartranft

250 East Coast Report

For the current top three riders in the East Coast series the shootout did them no harm with Forkner’s third place earning him a handy 18-point margin back to Cooper, who in turn has a two-point buffer back to Sexton.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Forkner Sexton JK SX Atlanta
Austin Forkner – 2019 AMA SX Round 9 Atlanta – Image by Hoppenworld

250 East Coast Points after 4 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 99
  2. Justin Cooper – 81
  3. Chase Sexton – 79
  4. Jordon Smith – 70
  5. Alex Martin – 60

West Coast Report

The shootout couldn’t have gone better for Cianciarulo who now holds a 15-point lead over Ferrandis who moved into second in the championship by two points over McElrath, who in turn has a three-point lead over Nichols.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Ferrandis JK SX Atlanta
Dylan Ferrandis – 2019 AMA SX Round 9 Atlanta – Image by Hoppenworld

250 West Coast Points after 6 of 10 Rounds

  1. Adam Cianciarulo – 140
  2. Dylan Ferrandis – 125
  3. Shane McElrath – 123
  4. Colt Nichols – 120
  5. RJ Hampshire – 86
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Cairoli and Prado take first blood at Argentina MXGP

The MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina hosted the opening round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship and it was the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo of Antonio Cairoli and Jorge Prado who earned double moto victories in the MXGP and MX2 classes respectively.

MXGP Rnd Patagonia prado start qual
2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

MXGP Race Report

The only thing Cairoli failed at all weekend was his starts but the Italian managed to use all of his veteran savvy to squeeze his way to the lead before the end of the opening lap in moto 1 but it took 6 laps in the second moto to move into the lead.

While defending champion Jeffrey Herlings is on the sidelines with injury Cairoli is under no illusion as to how important these points are and he was doggedly determined to walk away with maximum points in Argentina.

Antonio Cairoli

“I am happy overall today because after yesterday I wasn’t sure how I will do off the starts. The rhythm was high in the beginning but I was just trying to see where I could gain some time. I managed to have 2 good starts, both were in the top ten…I found some good lines and I had a good race taking the overall which makes me really happy. There are a lot of Argentinian fans who cheer for me all year on social media so it is nice to give them a win especially on this track which I have never had the chance to win at, I was close last year but it is always nice to race where people don’t see us often and make them happy.”

MXGP Rnd Patagonia antonio cairoli on the finish line
Antonio Cairoli – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

Honda’s Tim Gajser took a hit after crashing on Saturday and was on the sore side on race day but he came through from a poor start in moto one to end the race in second, just 6 seconds back from a cruising Cairoli but in the second moto Tim was right there all race and was just 2 seconds back at the chequered flag – the former champ is showing form that will see him win races in 2019 – Herlings or no Herlings.

Tim Gajser

“It was good, I am really happy, yesterday I had a big crash and today I was a bit sore. In the first race I had a solid start inside the top ten and had to work hard to come through the pack but I finished 2nd which was good. In the second race I was a bit tight and didn’t relax, then Febvre and Tony passed me. I tried to stay with them to see where I was losing time then I passed Romain and with Tony we were about the same times, I tried to push but couldn’t get closer. It was a nice race and I’m looking forward to the next round already.”

MXGP Rnd Patagonia Gajser shotbybavo
Tim Gajser – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

Romain Febvre scored third in the opening moto and was running a solid third in the second moto until a huge crash on lap 14 put the French Yamaha star out of the race and to rub salt into the wound former Yamaha rider Jeremy Van Horebeek put his Honda into third in the moto and third overall in his debut for his new team.

Jeremy Van Horebeek

“It is still unbelievable, until two weeks ago I didn’t know we would be here so it has been a crazy ride since last year. I am so thankful to this team for giving me the chance. I am thankful and I am going to keep on working to make this a great season.”

MXGP Rnd Patagonia vanhorebeek action
Jeremy Van Horebeek – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

Veterans Clement Desalle and Gautier Paulin earned top five positions with Arminas Jasikonis, Tommy Searle. Shaun Simpson, Jeremy Seewer and Pauls Jonass rounding out the top ten while Romain Febvre ended up 12th, one position ahead of Max Anstie and several ahead of Glenn Coldenhoff who was on deck to score points while recovering from injury.

MXGP Round 1, 2019 – Race 1

  1. Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM 34:41.270
  2. Gajser, Tim SLO Honda +0:06.253
  3. Febvre, Romain FRA Yamaha +0:09.838
  4. Desalle, Clement BEL Kawasaki +0:11.464
  5. Paulin, Gautier FRA Yamaha +0:02.566
  6. Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL Honda +0:32.226
  7. Lieber, Julien BEL Kawasaki +0:39.435
  8. Jasikonis, Arminas LMSF Husqvarna +0:49.752
  9. Jonass, Pauls LAT Husqvarna +0:50.285
  10. Seewer, Jeremy SUI Yamaha +0:59.164

MXGP Round 1, 2019 – Race 2

  1. Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM 34:56.475
  2. Gajser, Tim SLO Honda +0:02.386
  3. Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL Honda +0:37.829
  4. Anstie, Max GBR KTM +0:42.332
  5. Paulin, Gautier FRA Yamaha +0:43.070
  6. Desalle, Clement BEL Kawasaki +0:47.509
  7. Searle, Tommy GBR Kawasaki +0:49.602
  8. Jasikonis, Arminas LTU Husqvarna +0:58.810
  9. Simpson, Shaun GBR KTM +1:01.941
  10. Tonus, Arnaud SUI Yamaha +1:03.513
MXGP Rnd Patagonia RA MXGP Podium
2019 MXGP Round 1 – Argentina – 1) Tony Cairoli, 2) Tim Gajser, 3) Jeremy Van Horebeek

MXGP Round 1, 2019 – Standings

  1. Cairoli, A. ITA KTM 50
  2. Gajser, Tim SLO HON 44
  3. Van Horebeek, J. BEL HON 35
  4. Desalle, C. BEL KAW 33
  5. Paulin, G. FRA YAM 32
  6. Jasikonis, A. LTU HUS 26
  7. Searle, Tommy GBR KAW 22
  8. Simpson, Shaun GBR KTM 22
  9. Seewer, Jeremy SUI YAM 21
  10. Jonass, Pauls LAT HUS 21
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

MX2 Race Report

The defending champ Prado was expected to be the man to beat in Argentina but the Spaniard led every lap to win the opening moto from Thomas Kjer Olsen, Henry Jacobi, Calvin Vlaanderen and Mitchell Evans before handing down the same punishment in the second moto to take the win from Kjer Olsen, Evans, Vlaanderen and Jacobi.

Jorge Prado

“It was great to be back at the GPs, it is a long season but I have so much fun. Yesterday I had a good day but today I woke up and felt even better. I had 2 good starts which is very important because everyone is going fast and it is hard to make a difference. I am very happy with two firsts, for first overall, and points lead so it is a good start to the season.”

MXGP Rnd Patagonia jorge prado
Jorge Prado – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

Kjer Olsen and his Husqvarna were working a treat all weekend but his starts on Sunday saw the Dane playing catch up all day.

Thomas Kjer Olsen

“The first race I did slide on the gate…I felt like a came through the pack pretty good but once I got to second Prado was already like 12 seconds ahead so I tried to save some energy for the second race. Again not the greatest of starts but we will go back and work on those for sure to be more consistent. Overall I feel my riding was good and I felt good on the bike so I’m happy about that and it is a great feeling at the start of the season.”

MXGP Rnd Patagonia olsen action
Thomas Kjer Olsen – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

Mitch Evans sat in seventh place for most of the opening moto before passing Ben Watson and Tom Vialle late in the race to earn fifth place but in the second moto Evans was right on leader Prado’s rear wheel until Kjer Olsen dropped the Aussie to third on lap 5 but Mitch pushed hard to end the moto in third, only 12 seconds behind Prado after 18 laps – impressive!

Mitch Evans

“I couldn’t be any happier, I didn’t really know what to expect being my first GP.  I enjoyed every moment of it, it was awesome being here, the fans were awesome so I really enjoyed it. I knew the work that we put in during the off season and the preseason races that we had if I got good starts I could run with these boys.”

MXGP Rnd Patagonia Mitch Evans
Mitch Evans – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

Vlaanderen, Jacobi, Watson, Vialle, Jago Geerts, Adam Sterry and Davy Pootjes rounded out the top ten while New Zealand’s Dylan Walsh ended up in 15th overall, five spots ahead of Evans’ teammate Zach Pichon who would have been hoping for better than 20th overall.

Jed Beaton was unable to compete in Argentina thanks to picking up an injury just a week before the opening GP but the Aussie will definitely be at the second round in the UK in a few week’s time so two Aussies on the podium in the coming rounds is more than possible.

MX2 Round 1, 2019 – Race 1

  1. Prado, Jorge ESP RFME KTM 34:50.385
  2. Olsen, Thomas Kjer DEN DMU Husqvarna +0:16.677
  3. Jacobi, Henry GER DMSB Kawasaki +0:23.565
  4. Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV Honda +0:25.535
  5. Evans, Mitchell AUS MA Honda +0:27.289
  6. Watson, Ben GBR ACU Yamaha +0:29.198
  7. Vialle, Tom FRA FFM KTM +0:37.127
  8. Sterry, Adam GBR ACU Kawasaki +0:39.496
  9. Mewse, Conrad GBR ACU KTM +0:41.631
  10. Pootjes, Davy NED KNMV Husqvarna +0:52.057
    …13 Walsh, Dylan NZL Husqvarna +1:07.458
MXGP Rnd Patagonia Mitch Evans
Mitch Evans – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

MX2 Round 1, 2019 – Race 2

  1. Prado, Jorge ESP RFME KTM 33:48.208
  2. Olsen, Thomas Kjer DEN DMU Husqvarna +0:04.825
  3. Evans, Mitchell AUS MA Honda +0:12.437
  4. Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV Honda +0:23.647
  5. Jacobi, Henry GER DMSB Kawasaki +0:30.601
  6. Geerts, Jago BEL FMB Yamaha +0:31.623
  7. Watson, Ben GBR ACU Yamaha +0:34.405
  8. Vialle, Tom FRA FFM KTM +0:46.909
  9. Sterry, Adam GBR ACU Kawasaki +0:51.470
  10. Pootjes, Davy NED KNMV Husqvarna +0:53.754
    …18. Walsh, Dylan NZL Husqvarna +1:26.232
MXGP Rnd Patagonia evans action
Mitch Evans – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

MX2 Round 1, 2019 – Standings

  1. Prado, Jorge ESP KTM 50
  2. Olsen, T. DEN HUS 44
  3. Evans, M. AUS HON 36
  4. Vlaanderen, C. NED HON 36
  5. Jacobi, Henry GER KAW 36
  6. Watson, Ben GBR YAM 29
  7. Vialle, Tom FRA KTM 27
  8. 193 Geerts, Jago BEL YAM 25
  9. Sterry, Adam GBR KAW 25
  10. Pootjes, Davy NED HUS 22
  11. Mewse, Conrad GBR KTM 21
  12. Vaessen, Bas NED KTM 15
  13. Cervellin, M. ITA YAM 13
  14. Östlund, Alvin SWE HUS 13
  15. Walsh, Dylan NZL HUS 11
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Evans creates history at Argentina

Mitch Evans has sensationally created history by becoming the first Aussie to podium on his GP debut, bettering the likes of Robert Scott, Lyndon Heffernan, Jeff Leisk, Craig Dack, Andrew McFarlane, Chad Reed, Hunter Lawrence and Jed Beaton (to name a few) along the way.

MXGP Rnd Patagonia Mitch Evans shotbybavo
Mitch Evans – 2019 MXGP Round 1 – Patagonia-Argentina

After his solid performance in tough conditions at the 2018 Motocross of Nations in America, Evans was starting to get calls from teams in Europe and it wasn’t long before Hunter Lawrence’s old team Honda 114 came knocking and the rest is history.

Mitch Evans

“I am grateful for the opportunity that Honda 114 Motorsports has presented me. Racing in the FIM Motocross World Championship has been a goal of mine since I competed in the world junior championship in 2010. There is a lot for me to learn and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. I am excited to be racing with the best in the world.”

MXGP Rnd Patagonia Mitch Evans CreditTeamMotorsportsFacebook
2019 MXGP Round 1 – Argentina – Mitch Evans – Image courtesy of Team 114 Motorsports Facebook Page

Evans will now head to the MXGP of Great Britain at Matterley Basin in three weekend’s time and there is nothing surer that the Aussie has learned a lot in Argentina and will hit the second round with a belly full of confidence.


Barcia concussed – misses Atlanta

Justin Barcia has been evaluated to see if he sustained a concussion and was forced to sit out last weekend’s Atlanta Supercross following a training crash at his riding facility in Florida. Barcia

Below is the Monster Energy Yamaha statement:

“Following a medical check at TOC in Tallahassee, Florida, Barcia is being evaluated for concussion and as a precautionary measure will not take part in this weekend’s Monster Energy Supercross round at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

AMA SX Rnd Texas Justin Barcia Pits JK SX Arlington
Justin Barcia

“The news of Justin’s accident this morning is a real pity, but our main concern is Justin’s health and recovery. Following the Concussion Protocol, we hope that Justin will be back to 100% and cleared to participate soon.”

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Holcomba kicks off 2019 with win in Italy

In an effort to get some valuable race miles under his belt ahead of the Enduro World Championships in March, Beta Factory Racing’s Steve Holcombe has started his 2019 racing season with a confidence inspiring result at the opening two rounds of the Italian Enduro Championship in Gioia dei Marsi last weekend.

Steve Holcombe imgCristianoMorello
Steve Holcome – Image by Cristiano Morello

As the reigning Assoluti d’Italia champion, Holcombe was bettered by TM rider Loic Larrieu on the opening day but the World Champ rose to the occasion on day two to take the win from Larrieu and his teammate Daniel McCanney who scored third on both days.

Steve Holcombe

“It’s been a really strong start to the 2019 season for me. I had a good ride on Saturday to finish second and then with some improvements to our setup I was able to take the win on Sunday, which is a real boost. On day one we opted to use a hard compound rear tyre. But with overnight rain that choice didn’t work in our favour and I struggled to find grip on the first lap, especially in the enduro test. As conditions improved, so did my pace and I worked my way back into contention. Fastest on the final extreme test, I got close to topping the results but I wasn’t able to make it happen on the last cross test. However, with a strong end to the day I was able to carry that speed into Sunday. I won the first test to put myself into the lead, before going on to set the fastest time in three more tests and claim victory. I honestly didn’t expect to hold this sort of pace so soon in the year as this race is part of my training plan towards the Enduro World Championship. Overall, it’s been a great result for us as a team and one that will keep us pushing hard as we head towards round one of EnduroGP in Germany at the end of this month.”

Results – Italian Enduro Championship
Round 1

  1. Loic Larrieu (TM) 48:18.93
  2. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 48:25.39
  3. Daniel McCanney (TM) 48:29.79

Round 2

  1. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 47:46.11
  2. Loic Larrieu (TM) 48:01.61
  3. Daniel McCanney (TM) 48:01.98

Price to be honoured at Aussie F1 GP

In an unprecedented move and with global television coverage to boot, 2019 Dakar Rally Champion Toby Price is set to join the Formula One drivers’ parade for a lap of honour ahead of the season opening race of the FIA Formula One World Championship at 2.30pm on Sunday, March 17.

Dakar Rally Toby Price ImgMarcinKin
Toby Price – Image by Marcin Kin

Price will follow the convoy of Formula One drivers during the parade to salute fans while riding aboard the KTM machinery he rode to his second Dakar victory.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, acknowledged that the scheduled lap of honour is a fitting way to allow the fans to celebrate the popular two wheel and four wheel racer’s ackomplishments.

Andrew Westacott – Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO

“Toby Price is the only Australian to have ever conquered the gruelling Dakar Rally, and to have now won it for a second-time in defying circumstances is an incredible achievement. What better way to celebrate Toby’s accomplishment than allowing him to join 20 of his peers that are the best racing drivers in the world in a lap of honour on the world stage. We are thrilled to honour Toby at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 and see him receive the global recognition he deserves, when the world’s eyes are on Melbourne for the opening round of the FIA Formula One World Championship.”

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Dack ready for season 2019

It is hard to believe that it was 27 years ago that Craig Dack Racing (CDR Yamaha) was formed but what is not hard to believe that Craig himself, a multiple Australian Motocross and Supercross Champion still has the competitive juices flowing and is pumped for the new season.

Craig Dack

“I love this time of year. All the hard work over the off season from both the riders and the teams comes to the surface now and it’s time to go racing. This is why we do the work – to see how it plays out on the weekends. Having Appin as the opening round this year should make for a great start to the season as the track always turns on great racing and its well supported by the fans. Our team has a good history at the venue and we hope for that to continue this year. Both Luke (Clout) and Kirk (Gibbs) have had a great pre-season, and both are showing good form. Kirk has raced in New Zealand and showed plenty of speed and quickly adapted to the YZ450F while Luke has done a couple of local races and been successful at those, so I feel we are well placed heading into round one.”

mx nationals coolum round mx cdr dacka ImageScottYa
CDR Yamaha’s Craig Dack

“This is our second full season on the current generation YZ450F and it’s a sensational bike with a great chassis and powerful motor. Our time isn’t spent trying to develop the bike a great deal but rather personalise it for the individual rider as the production platform is so good. Brad, Aiden and Gary are able to get the most from it and the riders respect the fact we have such high quality technical staff at CDR. We value the long term partnerships we have with the best companies in the industry. It takes a lot of support to run a team like CDR and I’m proud of the relationships we have built over the years.”

Long term and loyal sponsors like Fox, Pro Circuit, Dunlop, NGK, DID as well as major partner Yamaha have been with CDR Yamaha since the early days and the continued building of relationships with companies like Monster Energy, Kincrome tools and Renthal keep the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team at the front of the pack.

Kirk Gibbs' 2019 CDR Monster Energy YZ450FLook for ‘Dacka’ as he is known, the big blue Yamaha rig and the rest of the team on March 17 at Appin Raceway, south west of Sydney.


The stars of the AORC hit Toowoomba this weekend

This coming weekend Toowoomba will host then opening two rounds of the AORC and all of the heavy hitters will be on hand to have a crack at drawing first blood on their competition – let’s see what is going down in the three main classes.

E1

Reigning 2018 E1 Champion Luke Styke (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) has to go into the series as class favourite but the former motocross star will have to contend with four-time world champion Matthew Phillips (MX Store, KTM) in 2019.

Yamaha Active Yamalube Racing AORC Luke
Luke Styke

The trouble doesn’t end there for Styke, Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) will no doubt come into Rounds 1 and 2 with a point to prove as will Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM Enduro Racing Team) and Michael Driscoll (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) make thids class the hottest in the series.

E2

2018 E3 Champion Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team) will move across to the E2 class this season and the early money is on Jeremy Carpentier (Yamaha MX Store Ballards Off-Road Team), Joshua Green (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) and Broc Grabham to be Milner’s biggest competition this season.

Daniel Milner

“The 500cc bike was awesome, no doubt, but for me as a rider I find I suit a smaller bike better. So switching to a 350cc E2 class bike has been a really enjoyable change. I’m finding I’m moving faster and achieving better results with the smaller bike.”

Daniel Milner will be heading to Toowoomba for the opening round of the AORC
Daniel Milner – AORC heads to Toowoomba for 2019 opener

 E3

After taking out the E2 crown in 2018, Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) has moved to the E3 class and by all accounts Andy Wilksch (Motul Pirelli Sherco Team), Beau Ralston and Western Australian Jesse Lawton will all look to keep Sanders on his toes throughout the series.

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Mentoring role brings Matthew Phillips to AORC

After a couple of tough years overseas and right in the midst of potentially retiring from the sport, four-time World Champion Matthew Phillips has committed to the 2019 AORC on KTM machinery and it is in the role of mentoring young Kyron Bacon who will be competing in the EJ class that will see Phillips riding for the ‘love for the sport’ once again.

Matthew Phillips

“My plan is to compete in all 11 rounds of the AORC 2019 season, beginning in Rounds 1 and 2 in the E1 class. As the season moves on I’ll change things up a bit by moving across the senior classes with different bikes. The main thinking is that I want to maintain the love for the sport and by changing things up each round will definitely help that! Kyron rode at my property already, and he explained his situation back in 2018. I then offered my support to help him grow and climb up the ranks. Since we became a team, Kyron has been putting in an enormous number of hours, working his bike hard to get faster and faster. I definitely see him as a title contender in the EJ class for 2019 and beyond!”

Matthew Phillips
Matthew Phillips

Look for the KTM/MX Store team this weekend at the opening round of the 2019 AORC at Toowoomba.


Cosford wins Coolum 2-Stroke Cup

Young Jayce Cosford has overcome the weight of his three-digit race number to better some of the fastest riders in Australia to win the premier class at the second round of the 2019 2-Stroke Nationals held at Coolum raceway last weekend.

Cosford won all three motos of the YMI All Powers Cup to take the overall ahead of local shot-shot Jai Walker and round one winner Joel Milesevic while Andrew Shacklock (Hallman Retro Cup). Alex Larwood (125 Junior Cup), Hunter Collins (Yamaha 85cc Cup) and Ky Woods (Raceline 65cc Cup) all took out the support class wins.

YMI All Powers Cup

  1. Jayce Cosford
  2. Jai Walker
  3. Joel Milesevic
  4. Jesse Bishop
  5. Ryan Kenney
  6. Nicholas Kefford
  7. Danny Ham
  8. Wilson Greiner-Daish
  9. Cale Harkin
  10. Kobe Barton
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

2020 Aussie Speedway Solo Champs calendar announced

On the back of a highly successful 2019 championship, a completely revamped 2020 Australian Speedway Solo Championship calendar has been announced with five rounds running from 2-11 January, commencing first in Kurri Kurri, NSW and moving South through VIC and landing at the iconic Gillman Speedway in SA.

Reflecting on the new calendar, defending champion Max Fricke is wrapped with the new schedule.

Max Fricke

“The new tighter schedule is a really great change! It matches the European style and suits what we’re used to as we compete throughout the year. It’s also a great experience for riders and fans alike, with such a tight window to collect as many points as you can whilst maintaining your fitness and drive. Going up against such strong competition back in January, which seemed to include everyone bar Jason Doyle, and then taking out my first Australian Senior Solo Championship title was such a great feeling! As we prepare for the European season, I am finding myself increasingly comfortable competing against the likes of Tungate and Holder. It’s also great to come back home to Australia and compete against locals that you haven’t experienced before, who may have different tactics and styles. The growth in Australian Speedway talent that competes in the Senior Solo Championship is really impressive and continues to grow the sport” highlighted Fricke.

Max Fricke
Max Fricke

 2020 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship

  • 2nd Jan – Qualifying Meeting (If Required) – Kurri Kurri, NSW
  • 3rd Jan – Round One – Kurri Kurri, NSW
  • 6th Jan – Round Two – Albury, VIC
  • 7th Jan – Round Three – Undera, VIC
  • 9th Jan – Round Four – Mildura, VIC
  • 11th Jan – Round Five – Gillman, SA

Stay in the loop with all things Australian Speedway by checking out the Australian Speedway Championships website and Facebook!


2020 & 2021 Australian Junior and Senior Speedway Sidecar calendar

The 2020 and 2021 Australian Junior and Senior Speedway Sidecar Championship calendar has also been announced, and reflecting the ever-increasing Speedway Sidecar talent that resides within the Australia, the Championship will land in Mildura, Victoria for 2020 and then venture across the Nullarbor Plain to Pinjar, Western Australia (WA) in 2021!

The 2020 Championship will run from 27-28 April* (*TBA), following on from the festivities of the Easter long weekend. Across in WA for 2021, the Championship will run over the Easter long weekend from 20-21 April.

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Source: MCNews.com.au

KTM 1-2-3 in Atlanta as Webb takes fifth victory of season

Webb and Cianciarulo storm Atlanta AMA SX

By Darren Smart – Images by Hoppenworld


Atlanta, Georgia hosted the ninth round of the AMA Supercross Championships over the weekend and it was an all KTM podium in the 450 class with championship leader Cooper Webb taking the win over Blake Baggett and Marvin Musquin.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Pits JK SX Atlanta
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta

Adam Cianciarulo who won the first of the 250 East/West Shootouts ahead of Dylan Ferrandis and Austin Forkner.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Pits JK SX Atlanta
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta

450SX Report

The KTM trio of Webb, Musquin and Baggett led the pack out of the first corner with Aaron Plessinger and Ken Roczen in tow while Chad Reed and Eli Tomac sat in eighth and 11th respectively.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Webb Starts JK SX Atlanta
450 Main gets underway in Atlanta

As Tomac slowly worked his way up the field it was Webb, Musquin and Baggett no more than a few bike lengths from each other until lap 14 when Musquin made a small mistake in the tricky sand section and lost a spot to Baggett who then reeled in Webb and started making life tough for the championship leader.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Webb Musquin Baggett Multiple JK SX Atlanta
Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin and Blake Baggett

Meanwhile, back in the pack, Plessinger was holding off Roczen for fourth as Tomac had brushed aside Reed, Tyler Bowers, Dean Wilson and Justin Brayton to move into sixth place. On the lap 17 Plessinger went down in the sand and Roczen made his way by for fourth, well back from the three KTM riders.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Plessinger Roczen Multiple JK SX Atlanta
Aaron Plessinger leads Ken Roczen

When the chequered flag dropped Webb won his fifth 450 main event of the 2019 season by just 1.1 seconds over Baggett who had a similar gap back to Musquin. We had to wait another 18-seconds before we got to see Roczen cross the line ahead of Plessinger, Tomac, Brayton, Wilson, Joey Savatgy and Cole Seely.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Webb JK SX Atlanta
Cooper Webb takes fifth victory of the nine AMA SX rounds staged so far this season and extended his championship lead over Roczen to 13-points

Unfortunately, Chad Reed stalled his Suzuki late in the race to drop back to a disappointing 13th place but the Aussie still sits seventh in the championship, two spots ahead of Justin Barcia who was forced to sit out the event due to suffering a concussion after crashing during the week.

Cooper Webb – P1

“Yeh, it was tough, the track was changing a lot but I knew where I was good but there were also places where Marv would catch me, I knew where he was catching me but I didn’t know what line he was using, it is hard when you are leading so I just hit my marks and they weren’t working as good as I would have liked so I started changing things up, made a few mistakes in front of Blake who I knew would be good through the whoops but towards the end I found some lines so another win, that was sweet.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Webb Podium JK SX Atlanta
Cooper Webb
Blake Baggett – P2

“It was really hard to pass, you could make a run on someone but to get by was another thing, Marv and Cooper were making runs at each other, I could see it going on in front of me then I got into second and could do the same but when they have that horseshoe sand section over the tunnel I will hands down voice my opinion that I am not for it, it is supercross with steep obstacles and no sand.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Baggett JK SX Atlanta
Blake Baggett
Marvin Musquin – P3

“It felt like it was going to be a better race for me – I had a great start so I was running second, which was good but I was eating a lot of sand in the sand section it was definitely tough. I was pushing really hard – I was better than Cooper in some areas of the track, so I was able to really put pressure on him in some areas but then I would go through the sand and I had to go in the main line because it was the safest and the quickest line but you kind of had to follow. I made a mistake and went off the main line and then Baggett got me. At this point, I just could not make the pass on Blake, even though I showed some really good speed. It’s only a third place tonight and I’m not very happy with the result.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Musquin Baggett Multiple JK SX Atlanta
Marvin Musquin
Aaron Plessinger – P5

“Atlanta supercross was pretty awesome! I was struggling in the first practices a little bit, but we made a little shock change and it was definitely for the better. I qualified thirteenth and went into the heat race with a pretty good gate pick. I came out pretty bad on the start, but I made it work and was able to come back to fifth. Then the main event, I lined up in a pretty good spot and yanked a really good start. I was running fourth for a while and crashed right in the sand, then got up in fifth and stayed there. We made a lot of steps in the right direction. I’m really, really excited about tonight and looking forward to Daytona next weekend!”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Plessinger JK SX Atlanta
Aaron Plessinger
Eli Tomac – P6

“I was feeling great all day, especially with the fastest lap time in qualifying. I made a few errors in my heat race but still felt confident heading into the main, I just wasn’t able to get out in front off the gate and it really cost me. I’m glad we were able to make up some positions and wrap up the first half of the season healthy. I’m really looking forward to Daytona next weekend, it’s definitely one of my favorite tracks and a great one to kick off the second half of the series.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Wilson Tomac Multiple JK SX Atlanta
Eli Tomac chasing Dean Wilson
Dean Wilson – P8

“I think it was a pretty positive day, I qualified third and was riding really well in my heat race. In the Main Event, I kind of didn’t get a great start and just pushed all the way through the checkers. Unfortunately, I only ended up with an eighth and that’s not where I want to be but I’m just going to keep pushing every week and aim for that podium because I know that’s where I can be. I’ve been through a lot, so I’m happy to just be at every race but the big goal for me is the podium because that’s where I really want to be.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Wilson JK SX Atlanta
Dean Wilson
Joey Savatgy – P9

“Another top-10 finish for my rookie year. I’m still learning quite a bit and adjusting to the longer, full season in the 450SX class. Obviously, I would like to be up on that podium but it’s all about progress and I feel that’s exactly what we continue to do each week. I’m looking forward to another round close to home and I’ve always loved racing Daytona, so I feel we have a real shot at a podium next weekend!”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Savatgy JK SX Atlanta
Joey Savatgy

450SX Main Event Results

  1. Cooper Webb
  2. Blake Baggett
  3. Marvin Musquin
  4. Ken Roczen
  5. Aaron Plessinger
  6. Eli Tomac
  7. Justin Brayton
  8. Dean Wilson
  9. Joey Savatgy
  10. Cole Seely
  11. Justin Hill
  12. Tyler Bowers
  13. Chad Reed
AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Webb Baggett Musquin Podium JK SX Atlanta
450SX Main Event Results
Cooper Webb
Blake Baggett
Marvin Musquin

 450SX Points after 9 of 17 Rounds

  1. Cooper Webb – 199
  2. Ken Roczen – 186
  3. Marvin Musquin – 182
  4. Eli Tomac – 177
  5. Blake Baggett – 142
  6. Dean Wilson – 137
  7. Chad Reed – 124
  8. Aaron Plessinger – 122
  9. Justin Barcia 120
  10. Justin Brayton – 113

250 East-West Shootout Report

The first of the East West Shootouts in Atlanta was highly anticipated with all of the talk about the thus far undefeated Austin Forkner and the not so consistent Adam Cianciarulo. Both are leading their respective championships, and going head-to-head it was Forkner who quickly shot into the lead at the start of the 15-minute main event while Cianciarulo was just outside the top five.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Forkner Cianciarulo Starts JK SX Atlanta
Austin Forkner leads Adam Cianciarulo

Chase Sexton sat in second place for seven laps until Cianciarulo sliced up the inside in the right hand turn after the whoops and the troubles didn’t end there for Sexton with Dylan Ferrandis clocking the fastest time of the race as he inched closer to the Honda pilot.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Forkner Sexton Multiple JK SX Atlanta
Austin Forkner leads Chase Sexton

Forkner was riding smooth and fast but by lap 10 Cianciarulo had chopped the margin to just one second. A few seconds further back Ferrandis got around Sexton for third with Justin Cooper, Shane McElrath and Colt Nichols all moving into the top seven after poor starts.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Sexton Cianciarulo Multiple JK SX Atlanta
Chase Sexton and Adam Cianciarulo

On lap 11 Cianciarulo made the pass on Forkner, with Ferrandis surprisingly moving around Forkner with four minutes to go but there was no catching Cianciarulo. The East Coast championship leader took the win by four second over Ferrandis, who dropped Forkner by seven seconds while Sexton, Cooper, McElrath, Nichols, Martin Davalos, Michael Mosiman and Brandon Hartraft rounded out the top ten.

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Cianciarulo JK SX Atlanta
Adam Cianciarulo
Adam Cianciarulo – P1

“I learned a lot throughout the day, kept a positive attitude to not let the bad moments of the day get to me. This is the best Pro Circuit bike I’ve ridden and I think it shows with both Austin and I leading laps. My team never stops pushing for the best and I’m very grateful to give them another win. It’s crazy because I never even had two wins in a row and now I have three. It feels great.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Cianciarulo Podium JK SX Atlanta
Adam Cianciarulo
Dylan Ferrandis – P2

“Last year I left here with a broken arm, a busted jaw and broken teeth so it is good to be on the podium tonight, we showed that the West Coast series is strong, AC was fastest tonight but all up I am happy.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Ferrandis JK SX Atlanta
Dylan Ferrandis
Austin Forkner – P3

“I tried to latch on the Adam after he passed me but they were just a little quicker than me, particularly in the whoops, I crashed twice there in practice and didn’t want a repeat of that so I told myself that I was just going to jump through them, then bam, Dylan got me but I had a good gap (to the next rider) so I figured that this is still a win for the East Coast as far as I am concerned and after the day that I have had I am happy to salvage a third.”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Cianciarulo Forkner Podium JK SX Atlanta
Adam Cianciarulo and Austin Forkner
Justin Cooper – P5

“The bike was awesome all day. We didn’t play around with the settings much, I felt pretty comfortable all day with the bike. The track conditions were deteriorating every lap out there so it was pretty tough to hit your marks every lap, but all in all I’m very happy with both of my starts tonight, I just didn’t get aggressive enough through the first turn. I’m still making little steps forward each weekend and am happy with the progress. It was another solid night with positives to take away. It’s time to turn up the heat because we are hungry for more!”

AMA SX Rnd Atlanta Davalos Cooper Multiple JK SX Atlanta
Justin Cooper
Colt Nichols – P7

“I just got a bad start on a night when I didn’t need to get a bad start. The bike was great. I didn’t really make any changes to it all night, but the track conditions were really tough. It was very, very technical and hard to do the same thing lap after lap. It made it really critical to not make any mistakes, and I didn’t do that very well. So I’m a little upset looking back on the night, but it’s all good. I still salvaged some decent points. Now it’s just get ready for Seattle.”

Martin Davalos – P8

“It felt really good to be back in Atlanta, especially since some of my best finishes have been earned here. The bike felt good all night and I felt that my speed was there but with the shootout format and all of the riders in the mix made it a little more difficult. There is a lot of great talent out here so I’m proud of a top-10 position, but I’m always looking to improve. We’ll get back to work and be ready for Daytona.”

250SX East/West Shootout Results

  1. Adam Cianciarulo
  2. Dylan Ferrandis
  3. Austin Forkner
  4. Chase Sexton
  5. Justin Cooper
  6. Shane McElrath
  7. Colt Nichols
  8. Martin Davalos
  9. Michael Mosiman
  10. Brandon Hartranft
  11. Jacob Hayes
  12. RJ Hampshire
  13. Chris Blose
  14. Alex Martin
  15. Kyle Cunningham
  16. Cameron Mcadoo
  17. Jordan Bailey
  18. Jordon Smith
  19. Anthony Rodriguez
  20. Garrett Marchbanks
  21. Kyle Peters
  22. Joshua Osby

250 East Coast Report

For the current top three riders in the East Coast series the shootout did them no harm, with Forkner’s third place earning him a handy 18-point margin back to Cooper who in turn has a two-point buffer back to Sexton.

The big losers on the night were championship contenders Jordan Smith and Alex Martin who came home 18th and 14th respectively to drop them more than a whole round points-wise back from the championship leader.

250 East Coast Points after 4 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 99
  2. Justin Cooper – 81
  3. Chase Sexton – 79
  4. Jordon Smith – 70
  5. Alex Martin – 60
  6. Martin Davalos – 58
  7. Brandon Hartranft – 54
  8. Kyle Cunningham – 51
  9. Mitchell Oldenburg – 50
  10. Kyle Peters – 46

West Coast Report

The shootout couldn’t have gone better for Cianciarulo who now holds a 15-point lead over Ferrandis who moved into second in the championship by two points over McElrath.

McElrath in turn has a three-point lead over Nichols but the big loser was RJ Hampshire who ended the shootout in 12th which has dropped the Honda rider to 54 points behind Cianciarulo.

Other West Coast riders who had sub-par finishes at the shootout were Chris Blose (13), Cameron Mcadoo (16) and Garrett Marchbanks (20) while Jimmy Decotis didn’t even make it to the main event after finishing ninth in the LCQ.

250 West Coast Points after 6 of 10 Rounds

  1. Adam Cianciarulo – 140
  2. Dylan Ferrandis – 125
  3. Shane McElrath – 123
  4. Colt Nichols – 120
  5. RJ Hampshire – 86
  6. Michael Mosiman – 80
  7. Chris Blose – 80
  8. Cameron Mcadoo – 79
  9. Jacob Hayes – 77
  10. Garrett Marchbanks – 74

Source: MCNews.com.au

Moto Wrap | SX | NZ MX | Trials | Beaton fractures vertebrae

Moto News Wrap
February 26, 2019 – By Darren Smart

Proudly brought to you by Dunlop Geomax
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Moto News Latest

  • Tomac and Forkner win Detroit Triple Header
  • Jed Beaton injured
  • Cooper, Webster and Harwood win at NZ MX Champs
  • Bou wins Granada X-Trial
  • Todd Waters wins Mountain Man
  • Febvre and Watson win French International MX
  • Beta Test Ride Days across Australia
  • MA calls for EOI to host Australian Championships
  • Enduro & MX Commissioner applications now open
  • FIM Board of Directors enters new era
  • The King of MX Prize Pool Grows to over $53,000

Tomac and Forkner Win Detroit Triple Header

Detroit has hosted the eighth round of the AMA Supercross Championship and it was Kawasaki riders Eli Tomac and Austin Forkner who won the 450SX and 250SX overalls respectively in the second of the season’s ‘Triple Header’ formats.

See the full report and rider quotes here:
Tomac wins Detroit triple header | Chad Reed on the podium (link)

AMA SX Rnd FordField Main Starts JK SX Detroit
2019 AMA SX – Round 8, Detroit – Image by Hoppenworld

Tomac struggled with his starts in all three motos but the Kawasaki rider was in a league of his own to come from outside the top 10 in the opening two races to earn the wins but in the final race Eli not only scored a poor start but he then dropped several spots after running off the track to be as far back as 14th before climbing to sixth at race end.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Tomac JK SX Detroit
2019 AMA SX – Round 8, Detroit – Image by Hoppenworld

After his poorest performance in the championship the previous weekend, Eli’s round win has reduced his deficit to 13 points back from championship leader Cooper Webb.

Eli Tomac

“Gosh, we were feeling it (after the two wins) and going into the final race we got a little too comfy and then totally blew the start before another spot where I hit a hay bale while on the pit board I could see Cooper is charging to the front but overall the weekend is so much better for us.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Tomac Podium JK SX Detroit
2019 AMA SX – Round 8, Detroit – Image by Hoppenworld

Despite struggling throughout the event Cooper Webb was able to put his race-face on to end the night in second overall to retain the red plate with 6-2-1 moto finishes.

Chad Reed showed great form and speed to finish third in the opening moto then backed that up with a fifth and a seventh for third overall on the night which is his 132nd podium finish to now sit eighth in points, just eight points back from Dean Wilson who holds down the fifth position.

Chad Reed

“We had a really successful day of testing last week, which carried into the weekend. My single lap speed wasn’t great, but I felt race ready. I entered the night program feeling quite good, knowing that a good start was what I needed. I almost got a holeshot. Finishing third in the first main was a great step. I was super excited to get back on the podium, which was my 132nd top-three finish. I’ll take the small wins from the weekend. My top priority is to continue improving in those areas, so I can have a shot at winning one of these things!”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Chad Reed JK SX Detroit
2019 AMA SX – Round 8, Detroit – Image by Hoppenworld

As he has done throughout the season so far, Ken Roczen put together a consistent 5-6-5 moto results to end the night in fourth to sit just six points out of the championship lead and six points ahead of Marvin Musquin while Justin Brayton, Joey Savatgy, Blake Baggett and Justin Barcia all landed on the podium in one of the three main events.

450 Triple Crown Results and Round Points

  1. Eli Tomac 1-1- 6 = 26
  2. Cooper Webb 6-2-1 = 23
  3. Chad Reed 3-5-7 = 21
  4. Ken Roczen 5-6-5 = 19
  5. Blake Baggett 4-11-2 = 18
  6. Marvin Musquin 9-4-4 = 17
  7. Justin Barcia 10-7-3 = 16
  8. Joey Savatgy 8-3-11 = 15
  9. Justin Brayton 2-12-9 = 14
  10. Zach Osborne 11-8-10 = 13
  11. Dean Wilson 7-9-13 = 12

450SX Points Standings after Round 8 of 17

  1. Cooper Webb – 173
  2. Ken Roczen – 167
  3. Marvin Musquin – 161
  4. Eli Tomac – 160
  5. Dean Wilson – 122
  6. Justin Barcia – 120
  7. Blake Baggett – 119
  8. Chad Reed – 114
  9. Aaron Plessinger – 104
  10. Justin Brayton – 97
  11. Cole Seely – 94
  12. Joey Savatgy – 92

250SX East Report

Austin Forkner has continued his win streak in 2019 with three moto wins giving the Kawasaki rider three round wins and a 13 point lead over KTM’s Jordon Smith who fought through the night with a wrist injury to finish second overall with 2-2-4 finishes ahead of Chase Sexton’s 4-4-2 moto results.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Starts JK SX Detroit
250 SX – 2019 AMA SX – Round 8, Detroit – Image by Hoppenworld

The racing was red hot all night and it was Justin Cooper (3-5-3), Martin Davalos (5-7-5) and Alex Martin (10-3-6) who all put themselves at the pointy end at one stage or another over the three races.

Interestingly, next weekend’s 250 East/West Shootout in Atlanta will see the two Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders, Adam Cianciarulo and Austin Forkner battle for the points and the bragging rights.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Forkner Multiple JK SX Detroit
2019 AMA SX – Round 8, Detroit – Image by Hoppenworld

250 Triple Crown Results and Round Points

  1. Austin Forkner 1-1-1 = 26
  2. Jordon Smith 2-2-4 = 23
  3. Chase Sexton 4-4-2 = 21
  4. Justin Cooper 3-5-3 = 19
  5. Martin Davalos 5-7-5 = 18
  6. Alex Martin 10-3-6 = 17
  7. Mitchell Oldenburg 6-6-8 = 16
  8. Kyle Peters 11-8-7 = 15
  9. Kyle Cunningham 8-11-10 = 14
  10. Blake Wharton 9-10-16 = 13

250SX East Points after Round 3 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 78
  2. Jordon Smith – 65
  3. Justin Cooper – 63
  4. Chase Sexton – 60
  5. Alex Martin     – 51
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg    – 50
  7. Kyle Peters – 44
  8. Martin Davalos – 43
  9. Kyle Cunningham – 43
  10. Brandon Hartranft – 41
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Jed Beaton Injured

Australian Jed Beaton crashed in practice at the Lacapelle Marival International Motocross in France and elected to sit out the remainder of the event, and while an early team statement confirmed the Tasmanian is healthy and would ride in Argentina, a further update has shown the injuries to be more serious than initially expected, with Beaton forced to sit out Argentina.

Jed Beaton

“So devastated to say I won’t be lining up in Argentina, a crash yesterday at Lacapelle left me with a few fractures in my vertebrae, I will do my best to be back at GPs as fast as possible! Thanks to the whole team for support and all hard work through this season. We will be back soon.”

MX Masters Int Lacapelle FR Jed Beaton
Jed Beaton

Cooper, Webster and Harwood Win at NZ MX Champs

The undulating Harrisville Motocross Track in Pukekohe hosted the third round of the New Zealand Motocross Championship last weekend and it was Cody Cooper who narrowly took out the MX1 class while Aussie Kyle Webster got the MX2 win on countback over championship leader Hamish Harwood before Harwood continued his winning streak in the MX125 class.

New Zealand MX Rnd Pukekohe Kirk Gibbs L Kayne Lamont R
Kirk Gibbs, Cody Cooper, Kayne Lamont

Cooper and defending champion Kirk Gibbs entered the third round tied on points and after the end of three motos at Harrisville the combatants will head to the final round at Taupo only separated by three points after Cooper went 1-1-2 over Gibbs’ 2-2-1 effort.

Behind the Cooper/Gibbs freight-train Kayne Lamont continued his spree of third place finishes to end the round ahead of Brad Groombridge and the flying 250cc 2-stroke of Blake Gillard who is have a championship to remember.

New Zealand MX Rnd Pukekohe Kirk Gibbs
Kirk Gibbs

MX1 – Total Points Round 3 – Top 5

  1. Cody Cooper – 72
  2. Kirk Gibbs – 69
  3. Kayne Lamont – 60
  4. Brad Groombridge – 52
  5. Blake Gillard – 45

MX1 Points after 3 of 4 Rounds

  1. Cody Cooper – 213
  2. Kirk Gibbs – 210
  3. Kayne Lamont – 180
  4. Brad Groombridge – 151
  5. Cohen Chase – 130
  6. Blake Gillard – 122

Wilson Todd got his weekend off to a solid start in the opening MX2 moto with a win over Harwood and Webster but that would be the last we saw of Todd who didn’t score another point on the day after a coming together with Harwood in moto 2 while Webster got better as the day went on to end up with 3-2-1 finishes to tie on 67 points with Harwood’s 2-1-3 finishes.

New Zealand MX Rnd Pukekohe Maximus Purvis
Maximus Purvis

Harwood goes to the final round in Taupo with a healthy 35 point lead over Max Purvis and who in turn has a 10 point lead over Todd.

MX2 – Total Points Round 3

  1. Kyle Webster – 67
  2. Hamish Harwood – 67
  3. Mason Semmens – 54
  4. Wyatt Chase – 54
  5. Maximus Purvis – 47
  6. Morgan Fogarty – 43

MX2 Points after 3 of 4 Rounds

  1. Hamish Harwood – 198
  2. Maximus Purvis – 163
  3. Wilson Todd – 153
  4. Wyatt Chase – 142
  5. Brad Groombridge – 138

Hamish Harwood earned another three moto wins in the MX125 class over Josh Bourke-Palmer and Tommy Watts so heading into the final round in Taupo Harwood is only a few points from wrapping up another title while the chase for second is far from over with 15 year old Ben Broad holding the position ahead of Bourke-Palmer and Tommy Watts who are just a few points in arears.

MX 125 – Total Points Round 3

  1. Hamish Harwood – 75
  2. Joshua Bourke-Palmer – 56
  3. Tommy Watts – 54
  4. Jack Dunlop – 52
  5. Scott Barr-Smith – 47
  6. Benjamin Broad – 42

MX 125 Points after 3 of 4 Rounds

  1. Hamish Harwood – 225
  2. Benjamin Broad – 168
  3. Joshua Bourke-Palmer – 165
  4. Tommy Watts – 159
  5. Scott Barr-Smith – 129

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree in the Townley household with Ben’s son Levi convincingly winning the YZ65 Cup event at Harrisville from Charlie Shaw and Teddy Shaw.

YZ 65cc Cup – Total Points

  1. Levi Townley – 50
  2. Charlie Schaw – 44
  3. Teddy Shaw – 40
  4. Jayden McKenzie – 36
  5. Harrison Reichenbach – 32
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Bou Wins Granada X-Trial

Toni Bou was again victorious in last weekend’s X-Trial in Granada and with his third victory of the season Bou has etched out a 13 point lead in the championship over Adam Raga with two rounds remaining.

XTrials Rnd Granada Bou ps
Ton Bou – X-Trials Round 4 – Granada

Bou, aboard the Montesa Cota 4RT, made short work of the first phase to comfortably qualify for the second round, after taking the best score on the first run through sections, collecting just two penalty marks. The second phase turned out to be a tighter, more closely fought group as Bou faced Adam Raga and Miquel Gelabert but the current champ prevailed, guaranteeing a place on the podium before winning the Super-final.

The fifth and penultimate event of the X-Trial World Championship will be held next Saturday, March 9th at the Palais des Sports in Marseille. Prior to this, however, Toni Bou will take part in the opening of the Spanish Trial Championship which will be held on Sunday March 3rd in the town of Arnedillo, La Rioja.

Toni Bou

“I’m super happy. Today was a very hard-fought victory. It was very important to go all out and finally I was able to get the victory after a very difficult semi-final where there was no margin for mistakes. Technically I was very good and I performed well in the final. I will go back home having recovered the good feelings and I want to continue fighting for this championship. We will try to give everything in the two events that we have left.”

XTrials Rnd Granada Bou ps
Ton Bou – X-Trials Round 4 – Granada

Results X-Trial Granada 2019

  1. BOU Toni
  2. BUSTO Jaime
  3. RAGA Adam
  4. BINCAZ Benoit
  5. FAJARDO Jeroni
XTrials Rnd Granada Bou ps
Ton Bou tops the podium from Jaime Busto and Adam Raga – X-Trials Round 4 – Granada

X-Trial 2019 Saturday, February 23rd 2019 – Rider Standings – Top 5

  1. BOU Toni – 75
  2. RAGA Adam – 62
  3. BUSTO Jaimie – 45
  4. BINCAZ Benoit – 33
  5. FAJARDO Jeroni – 31
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Todd Waters Wins Mountain Man

Husqvarna mounted Todd Waters has etched his name in moto history after winning the coveted Mountain Man of Motocross event which was held at the revamped Echo Valley circuit in the country Queensland town of Toowoomba.

Over the four Mountain Man motos Waters took out three wins and a second place to earn the overall ahead of Richie Evans who managed to win the third moto and Aaron Tanti who battle with Jay Wilson and Kaleb Barham all weekend to score the final podium position.

Todd Waters to HRC
Todd Waters won the 2019 Mountain Man

Chris Nichols (Vet 35-44), Chris Lobegeiger (Vets 45 Plus), David Mattock (Sidecar), Kaz Walsh (Pre1995), Connor Lister (Pre 1990), Chelsea Carts (WMX), Campbell O’Donnell (Mini Lites) and Levi Rogers (Junior Mountain Man) all scored wins in the various support classes.

Mountain Man Unlimited

  1. Todd Waters – 137
  2. Richard Evans – 127
  3. Aaron Tanti – 116
  4. Jay Wilson – 116
  5. Kaleb Barham – 108
  6. Mason Rowe – 95
  7. Joel Evans – 92
  8. Isaac Ferguson – 91
  9. Ricky Latimer – 83
  10. Riley Ward – 82

Veterans 35-44

  1. Chris Nichols
  2. Ashley Martin
  3. Bradley McFarlane

Veterans 45 and Over

  1. Chris Lobegeiger
  2. Todd Purdey
  3. Toa Cooper

Sidecars

  1. David Mattock
  2. Darren Ilka
  3. Adam Laman

Pre 95

  1. Kazmond Walsh
  2. Cooper Gierke
  3. Nicholas Leggatt

Pre 90

  1. Connor Lister
  2. Kristian Sprenger
  3. Jarrad Vanderhor

Women

  1. Chelsea Carter
  2. Tahlia Drew
  3. Charlotte Gamble

Mini Lites

  1. Campbell O’Donnell
  2. Kobe Drew
  3. Jake Cannon

Junior Mountain Man

  1. Levi Rogers
  2. Luke Zielinski
  3. Ryan Alexanderson
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Febvre and Watson Win French International MX

Romain Febvre and Ben Watson have won MXGP and MX2 classes respectively at the Lacapelle Marival International Motocross in France last weekend which is also the final race before the start of the MXGP season in Argentina next weekend.

MX Masters Int Lacapelle FR DE WOLF imgHaudiquertP
Lacapelle Marival International Motocross – Image by Haudiquert P.

Febvre went 2-1 to win the MXGP class over Gautier Paulin and Jeremy Seewer to give Yamaha a cean sweep of the podium Watson scored 1-1 results to earn the overall over Thomas Kjer Olsen and Aussie Mitch Evans.

MX Masters Int Lacapelle FR Thomas Kjer Olsen
Lacapelle Marival International Motocross – Image by Haudiquert P.

Febvre also won the Superfinal from Max Anstie, Paulin, Seewer and Watson while Evans pulled out after just a handful of laps.


Beta Announces Test Ride Days across Australia

Beta has announced a series of test ride days throughout Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania where punters can get a chance to test ride the two-stroke, four-stroke and Trials models but spaces are limited so reserve your spot early via the Beta Australia Facebook Events page.

Beta Trials Range CM
Beta’s 2019 Trials range arrives in Australia – Beta Demo Days available!

BETA MY 2019 DEMO Range

  • 2-STROKE – RR 200 / RR 250 / RR 300 / X-TRAINER 300
  • 4-STROKE – RR 350 / RR 390 / RR 430 / RR 480
  • TRIALS – EVO 300 4T

Inverell, NSW – Saturday 2nd March, 2019

  • Vince Strang Motorcycles hosts Beta Motorcycles Australia – MY 2019 Beta Day
  • 9am-4pm

Biddaddaba, QLD – Sunday 10th March, 2019

  • MX Imports hosts Beta Motorcycles Australia – MY 2019 Beta Day

Hobart, TAS – Sunday 17th March, 2019

  • Bike Barn hosts Beta Motorcycles Australia – MY 2019 Beta Day
  • 9am – 4pm

Ulverstone, TAS – Saturday 23rd March, 2019

  • Any Wheels hosts Beta Motorcycles Australia – MY 2019 Beta Day
  • 9am – 5pm

Mansfield, VIC – Saturday 30th March, 2019

  • Mansfield Marine and Motorcycles hosts Beta Motorcycles Australia – MY 2019 Beta Day
  • 9am – 4pm
x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

MA Calls for EOI to Host Australian Championships

Expressions of interest (EOI) is now being called for from suitably qualified States, Clubs and Promoters who wish to host an Australian Motorcycle Sport Championship for 2020 and 2021.

Australian Dirt Track Championship ImgShereeGriffin
Australian Dirt Track Championship – Image by Sheree Griffin

Australians continue, time and time again, to produce some of the world’s leading motorcycle athletes, and it is through the support of qualified States, Clubs and Promoters that we can continue to support our national talent in reaching their potential. Australia also grabs the attention from overseas competitors and racing teams, due to our high standard of competition and sportsmanship.

EOI’s are now available for the following Championships
Motocross (MX)

  • Australian Classic Motocross Championship
  • Australian Post Classic Motocross Championship
  • Australian ATV Motocross Championship
  • EOI Forms for the above MX Australian Championships are available here.

Please complete and return your EOI Form to Motorcycling Australia’s (MA) Event Manager for Off-Road, Matthew Falvo, via: [email protected]

Track

  • Australian Senior Track Championships
  • Australian Junior Track Championships
  • Australian Senior Dirt Track Championships
  • Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships
  • Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship
  • Australian Post Classic Dirt Track Championship

EOI Forms for the above Track and Dirt Track Australian Championships are available via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11W5kgBlWK6LzRIGJYsQyeGmao9_zlUZp/view

Please complete and return your EOI Form to MA’s Event Manager for Track, Samantha Redfern via: [email protected].

All forms must be completed and returned to the above Events contacts by Monday 15th April 2019.

Upon the close of EOI’s for the above listed Championships, MA will contact the successful State, Club or Promoter with additional information on the specific Championship and the requirements moving forward.


Enduro & MX Commissioner Applications Now Open

Motorcycling Australia have announced that applications are now open for the Australian Motocross Commission (AMXC) and the Australian Enduro Commission with the closing date for applications set for Monday the 1st of April 2019.

Commissioners shall be appointed post the Joint Commissions Meeting in April 2019 and according to MA current Commissioners may apply for a position in the above commissions.

As four disciplines are being combined to establish the AMXC (Motocross, Supercross, Classic Motocross & Classic Dirt Track), applicants are not required to be a subject matter expert in all areas, but at least one.

Click on this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oly8QohXSchWm4d94khwJBukW4T_mOG8/view

To download the Commission Application Pack for AMXC and Enduro – these can be completed electronically once downloaded and saved.


FIM Board of Directors Enters New Era

The second FIM Board of Directors, under the Chairmanship of the FIM President Mr Jorge Viegas, elected in December 2018, took place in Mies (Switzerland) on Thursday 14 and 15 February ahead of the FIM Conference of Commissions held at the weekend in Geneva.

From left - Giovanni COPIOLI (Board Member); Stephan CARAPIET (FIM Asia President); Glen WILLIAMS (FIM Oceania President); Jos DRIESSEN (Board Member); Jacques BOLLE (FIM Vice-President); Jorge Viegas (FIM President); Robert DINGMAN (FIM North America President & CONUs Representative); Marco COMANA (FIM Africa President ); Pedro VENTURO Jr (FIM Latin America President ); Martin DE GRAAFF (FIM Europe President Ad Interim); Jorgen BITSCH (Board Member ); Jan STOVICEK (Board Member). Image - Rebecca Bowring
From left – Giovanni COPIOLI (Board Member); Stephan CARAPIET (FIM Asia President); Glen WILLIAMS (FIM Oceania President); Jos DRIESSEN (Board Member); Jacques BOLLE (FIM Vice-President); Jorge Viegas (FIM President); Robert DINGMAN (FIM North America President & CONUs Representative); Marco COMANA (FIM Africa President ); Pedro VENTURO Jr (FIM Latin America President ); Martin DE GRAAFF (FIM Europe President Ad Interim); Jorgen BITSCH (Board Member ); Jan STOVICEK (Board Member). Image – Rebecca Bowring

The Board of Directors appointed Mr Tony Skillington as FIM Chief Executive Officer and Mr Antonio Alia Portela as new Motocross Director.

The Board Committees reported on ideas to improve the FIM’s Statutes and Sporting Code (Governance Committee, Chair Jacques Bolle), enhance the FIM’s standing and visibility and create a new sense of belonging among the FMNs and CONUs (Strategic Plan Committee, Chair Jorgen Bitsch and Affiliation Committee, Chair Stephan Carapiet).

The Finance Committee (Chair Robert Dingman) stressed the oversight role of the Committee which would keep the Board informed in the interests of greater transparency.

The President informed the Board about several Promoter contracts that have been negotiated since the beginning of the year. A new contract with Eurosport Events for the FIM Endurance World Championship is being finalised and will be signed at the 24 Heures Motos in Le Mans on 20 – 21 April. A contract with ABC Communication for the SuperEnduro World Championship was signed on the Saturday following the Board and Promoter contracts for SuperMoto (Xiem) and FreeStyle Motocross (SportPlus) are to be signed in the coming days. A new Promoter (Martin Beña) has been signed up for Sidecar Motocross from 2020.

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Following termination of the FIM’s contract with Sport7, the FIM Trial Commission will be promoting the FIM Trial World Championship in 2019.

For the first time in a decade, the Commission Directors (in the sports and non-sports sectors) were invited to report in person to the Board of Directors on their Commissions’ most important challenges and key ambitions for the future.

The Board Members and Commission Directors greatly welcomed this opportunity for exchange and the new atmosphere of openness ushered in by the FIM President.

The Enduro Commission (CEN) informed the Board that a FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup will take place on 1 and 2 June 2019, during the Trophée de France E-VTT ENDURO in Privas with the support of the FFM. Another electric bike project was presented by the Motocross Commission (CMS), which also plans to organise a FIM E-Bike Cross World Cup. Further information will be communicated soon.

The Board approved a proposal by the Cross Country Rallies Commission (CRT) to go ahead with the drafting of regulations for SSVs with a view to creating a World Cup in the near future.

A proposal to change the current structure of the FIM’s judicial bodies that deal with Anti-Doping cases was put before the Board after consultation with the FIM International Medical Commission and the International Commission of Judges. The proposal will be put to the Governance Committee ahead of the next Board meeting in May.

Several changes were made to the composition of the FIM Commissions. The new lists of members will be announced shortly.

The CONU Presidents also presented their reports to the Board. Several of the CONUs have new leadership and all are working closely with the FIM Administration to set up or stabilise permanent headquarters to ensure that they can build on a solid foundation going forward.

The next meeting of the FIM Board will be in Warsaw (Poland) on 17 May 2019.


The King of MX Prize Pool Grows to Over $53,000

On the back of extra support from Unifilter Australia, R&D Husky and UNIT, Motorcycling NSW has confirmed the total prize pool for the 2019 King of MX has risen to well over $53,000 with the winners of both the King and Queen feature races each taking home $10,000, while the top three places of each championship class will receive cash and/or prizes thanks to naming rights sponsor Bikebiz.

Joel McDonald – UNIT General Manager

“UNIT is pleased to expand our support of motocross and supercross in Australia to grassroots racing with the King of MX NSW state titles. The championship is an ideal vehicle for UNIT to connect with racers and their families, of all ages, not only from NSW, but the entire east coast of Australia, further supporting our rapid growth in the dedicated motocross hardware and gear segment.”

NSW King of MX
King of MX 2019

Thanks to R&D Husky, one lucky 50cc racer is going to win an awesome new Husqvarna TC65, valued at $6,795, at the King of MX final.

The TC65 will be won by the highest finishing 50cc rider at the final who did not have a 65cc endorsement at the time of qualification and has not qualified in the 65cc class at a subsequent qualifier event.

For those looking to contribute and support the King of MX, why not purchase some of the event merchandise, with all profits going directly to the King of MX prize pool. Shirts, hoodies, FIST Gloves, drink coolers along with custom KoMX merchandise – all available at the qualifiers or online.

x Dunlop Gen Web Banner
Smarty’s Weekly Moto News Wrap proudly brought to you by Dunlop

Source: MCNews.com.au

Tomac wins Detroit triple header | Chad Reed on the podium

2019 AMA Supecross
Round Eight – Ford Field, Detroit

By Darren Smart – Images by Hoppenworld


Detroit hosted the eighth round of the AMA Supercross Championship and it was Kawasaki riders Eli Tomac and Austin Forkner who won the 450SX and 250SX overalls respectively in the second of the season’s ‘Triple Header’ formats.

The last time the supercross series stopped in Detroit, it was Tomac who dominated the competition and the Kawasaki rider was in the middle of one of the hottest streaks of his career winning five races in a row. On Saturday, it was no secret early on that he was once again feeling that dominant, proving fastest in every session.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Tomac Podium JK SX Detroit
Eli Tomac

For Chad Reed it was an emotional return to the podium which was well appreciated by the Detroit fans and his fellow competitors.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Reed Pits JK SX Detroit
Chad Reed’s performance was celebrated by himself, the crowd, and his fellow competitors.

450SX Report

Tomac struggled with his starts in all three motos but the Kawasaki rider was in a league of his own to come from outside the top 10 in the opening two races to earn the wins.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Starts JK SX Detroit
Despite poor starts there was no stopping Eli Tomac

In the final race Eli not only scored a poor start but he then dropped several spots after running off the track to be as far back as 14th before climbing to sixth by race end.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Starts JK SX Detroit
Despite poor starts there was no stopping Eli Tomac

After his poorest performance in the championship the previous weekend, Tomac’s round win has reduced his deficit to 13-points back from championship leader Cooper Webb.

Eli Tomac – 1st Overall

“Today was just one of those days where everything clicked. Starting in practice and qualifying with having the fastest times in both sessions. In the main events, I was able to go forward through the pack the whole time which was good. Gosh, we were feeling it (after the two wins) and going into the final race we got a little too comfy and then totally blew the start before another spot where I hit a hay bale while on the pit board I could see Cooper is charging to the front but overall the weekend is so much better for us. I put in a lot of good work this week and it paid off. I am really pleased with how tonight went. We gained some valuable championship points and will continue to keep charging forward.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Tomac Barcia Multiple JK SX Detroit
Eli Tomac

Despite struggling throughout the event Cooper Webb was able to put his race-face on to end the night in second overall to retain the red plate with 6-2-1 moto finishes.

Cooper Webb – 2nd Overall

“It was a struggle for me today (practice and qualifying) and we were messing with the bike which wasn’t helping much so after the first main I went back to what I knew and we got a holeshot but Eli got around me so it was good to ride with him coz he was the best guy today by far then to get better and win the final race shows me I have plenty of work to do to keep it going.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Webb JK SX Detroit
Cooper Webb

Chad Reed showed great form and speed to finish third in the opening moto then backed that up with a fifth and a seventh for third overall on the night, which is his 132nd podium finish to now sit eighth in points, just eight points back from Dean Wilson who holds down fifth position in the standings.

Chad Reed – 3rd Overall

“It was a fun day, despite my 14th qualifying position I felt racy so with a good start I could go (with the top guys), the track was challenging, the pace was fast and the whoops were tough so it suited me tonight, very proud to be up here at this stage of my career.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Chad Reed JK SX Detroit
Chad Reed

As he has done throughout the season so far, Ken Roczen put together a consistent 5-6-5 moto results to end the night in fourth to sit just six-points out of the championship lead and six-points ahead of Marvin Musquin.

Ken Roczen – P4 overall

“Glad tonight is over. Just 1 point away from the podium. I struggled all week with a flu. Still am! My body didn’t feel up to par tonight but i tried to minimize the damage. Glad to be healthy. I hope i m going to have a lot better week this week.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Roczen Barcia Multiple JK SX Detroit
Ken Roczen
Marvin Musquin – P6 Overall

“It was definitely a tough day of not getting very good starts. I wish I would have started a little bit better, at least in the top three. It was hard to pass with a lot of intensity out of everyone in the first few laps of each moto and I made a big mistake and jumped off the track in the first moto and that cost me a lot. The riding was good tonight, I clocked some really good lap times during each of the three motos so I know the speed was there but unfortunately it was hard to get good results. There was a lot going on in those three Main Events and it’s frustrating but we never give up.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Musquin Multiple JK SX Detroit
Marvin Musquin

Justin Brayton, Joey Savatgy, Blake Baggett and Justin Barcia all landed on the podium in one of the three main events.

Justin Barcia – 7th Overall

“It was another crazy night of racing for me in Detroit. The track was really good. It had a lot of option sections and I felt like my bike was working good in the whoops. The first two races for me were not great with the arm pump I dealt with, but the last race was a step in the right direction. I led some laps and put in a pretty good ride with a little bit of arm pump. My starts have definitely been getting better, so things are definitely starting to come around. So all in all, it was a decent weekend. I’m really looking forward to Atlanta.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Barcia Roczen Multiple JK SX Detroit
Justin Barcia
Joey Savatgy – 8th Overall

“Tonight’s overall result doesn’t reflect how great I felt and my riding today. I qualified pretty good and in the first main, I just didn’t get out of the gate quick enough which put me in a hole. I was pleased to bounce back in the second main and get on the podium with a third, and at one point in the third main event I was challenging for an overall podium but a small mistake ended up costing me. We will regroup this week and come out swinging in Atlanta which is kind of like a home-town race for me.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Savatgy JK SX Detroit
Joey Savatgy

Zach Osborne put forth consistent finishes to earn the final top-10 overall position in the 450SX class. Meanwhile, teammate Dean Wilson claimed 11th overall for the night.

Zach Osborne – 10th Overall

“Overall it was a better night for me, I ended up 10th overall, so it’s a step in the right direction and something I can build from. Right now, it’s just getting laps and getting my fitness back, finding some settings that I’m super comfortable with again and finding my race trim. I feel like tonight with the Triple Crown, it’s a lot of racing and a lot of opportunity to be out there on the track and find my feet again. I had some pretty decent battles and was able to make some passes and kind of move around a little bit, which is a nice feeling. So, I’m looking forward to Atlanta, I think we can continue to build and make progress and the results will come soon enough.”

Dean Wilson – 11th Overall

“Today was about mixed emotions, I say that because I qualified second and my riding was really good in both sessions of practice but I struggled in the races tonight. I feel like with my riding I’m a lot more capable than that, so for the third race, I was pretty fired up and came off the start really good. I stayed in fourth the whole race right there and unfortunately, I made a mistake to allow Marvin [Musquin] by me and I went to square him up right before the whoops but I didn’t realize Kenny [Roczen] was right there and I kind of got cleaned out, but that’s racing. Eleventh overall is definitely not where I want to be, I’m very well capable of being on that box but I just need to make it happen.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Wilson Savatgy Multiple JK SX Detroit
Dean Wilson leads Joey Savatgy

Barcia’s rookie teammate Aaron Plessinger continued to make progress in the premier class to end the night 12th overall.

Aaron Plessinger – 12th Overall

“Detroit for me was pretty good, other than the starts. I’m happy with my riding. I’ve just got to get off the gate. My bike was working really well, didn’t change anything on it all day. The track broke down quite a bit tonight, more than I thought it was going to. We came away with 12th overall, I’m not extremely happy with that. I know I can do better, but it’s baby steps. We’re going to do some work this week and get ready for Atlanta.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Plessinger Brayton Multiple JK SX Detroit
Aaron Plessinger

450 Triple Crown Results and Round Points

  1. Eli Tomac 1-1- 6 = 26
  2. Cooper Webb 6-2-1 = 23
  3. Chad Reed 3-5-7 = 21
  4. Ken Roczen 5-6-5 = 19
  5. Blake Baggett 4-11-2 = 18
  6. Marvin Musquin 9-4-4 = 17
  7. Justin Barcia 10-7-3 = 16
  8. Joey Savatgy 8-3-11 = 15
  9. Justin Brayton 2-12-9 = 14
  10. Zach Osborne 11-8-10 = 13
  11. Dean Wilson 7-9-13 = 12
AMA SX Rnd FordField Tomac Webb Reed Podium JK SX Detroit
450 Triple Crown Results and Round Points
Eli Tomac 1-1- 6 = 26
Cooper Webb 6-2-1 = 23
Chad Reed 3-5-7 = 21

450SX Points Standings after Round 8 of 17

  1. Cooper Webb – 173
  2. Ken Roczen – 167
  3. Marvin Musquin – 161
  4. Eli Tomac – 160
  5. Dean Wilson – 122
  6. Justin Barcia – 120
  7. Blake Baggett – 119
  8. Chad Reed – 114
  9. Aaron Plessinger – 104
  10. Justin Brayton – 97
  11. Cole Seely – 94
  12. Joey Savatgy – 92

250SX East Report

Austin Forkner has continued his win streak in 2019 with three moto wins giving the Kawasaki rider three round wins and a 13 point lead over KTM’s Jordon Smith.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Multiple JK SX Detroit
250 SX

Smith fought through the night with a wrist injury to finish second overall with 2-2-4 finishes ahead of Chase Sexton’s 4-4-2 moto results for third.

AMA SX Rnd FordField Starts JK SX Detroit
250 SX
Austin Forkner – 1st Overall

“Everything is just clicking for me this year, I haven’t started a race worse than second this year, I think, and that is huge obviously, if I can get a holeshot, ride my laps and focus on me (and not other riders) is a huge advantage, I want to win next weekend’s East/West shootout but I have to remember that there may be times where I am battling with riders who aren’t part of my championship.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Forkner JK SX Detroit
Austin Forkner
Jordon Smith – 2nd Overall

“We adjusted the bike to get a good feeling for my wrist injury then to get through the night as good as possible and after riding at MTF (Millsaps Training Facility) I wasn’t sure that we would make it through the night but we made it through, scored good points so that is all I can ask for tonight.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Forkner Smith Multiple JK SX Detroit
Forkner slips up the inside of Jordon Smith
Chase Sexton – 3rd Overall

“The first two races I got myself where I needed to be but made mistakes that cost me but in the third race I told myself that I need to go out and try to win because I was back a bit in the points – now looking forward to the East/West shootout.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Chase Sexton Multiple JK SX Detroit
Chase Sexton

The racing was red hot all night and it was Justin Cooper (3-5-3), Martin Davalos (5-7-5) and Alex Martin (10-3-6) who all put themselves at the pointy end at one stage or another over the three races. Michtell Oldenburg took 7th overall with a 6-6-8.

Justin Cooper – 4th Overall

“The bike was really good all night. We didn’t really play around with the setting, we were pretty happy with it. The track was really tough tonight, though. It was breaking down really quick, so it was important to keep on your toes and stay focused out there. I think I managed the races pretty well, besides my starts. I felt really good on the bike, again, I just put myself in bad situations right off the start. So I’m definitely going to work on those this week and be better for next weekend. We’re making improvements, even if the results don’t show every week. I think it’s just a matter of time. We’re on the right track.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Cooper JK SX Detroit
Justin Cooper
Martin Davalos – P5 Overall

“A triple crown format is a lot of racing and the starts are very crucial,” said Davalos. “I’m really happy with the starts we had tonight and it put us in a good position to fight up front. The east/west showdown is going to be a fun race and hopefully our whole team can finish up front.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Oldenburg Davalos Multiple JK SX Detroit
Martin Davalos #73
Mitchell Oldenburg – 7th Overall

“Tonight as a whole was all right. It’s just a little frustrating that my results aren’t showing what I’m capable of and how good I’m feeling and riding. We’re going to work on the starts. Starts are definitely slacking right now. So we’ll go back to the drawing board this week, get some good starts. The track was really fun. I really enjoyed the Triple Crown format, with the three mains. It was a pretty quick night for us and we were go, go, go. Like I said before, results aren’t showing what I’m capable of and how good I’m riding. If we can get a start, we’ll be up there for some wins and some podiums. I know it.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Oldenburg JK SX Detroit
Mitchell Oldenburg

Jordan Bailey had a rough start to the night with a DNF, before improving throughout with a 12th, and ninth place finish for 11th overall.

Jordan Bailey – 11th Overall

“The first race I had an unfortunate two crashes, which resulted in a DNF. The second race, I charged up to 12th and the third moto I finally got inside the top-10 with ninth. Overall, it was a tough weekend and we look forward to the east/west shootout in Atlanta next weekend.”

AMA SX Rnd FordField Starts JK SX Detroit
250 SX

Interestingly, next weekend’s 250 East/West Shootout in Atlanta will see the two Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders, Adam Cianciarulo and Austin Forkner battle for the points and the bragging rights.

250 Triple Crown Results and Round Points

  1. Austin Forkner 1-1-1 = 26
  2. Jordon Smith 2-2-4 = 23
  3. Chase Sexton 4-4-2 = 21
  4. Justin Cooper 3-5-3 = 19
  5. Martin Davalos 5-7-5 = 18
  6. Alex Martin     10-3-6 = 17
  7. Mitchell Oldenburg 6-6-8 = 16
  8. Kyle Peters 11-8-7 = 15
  9. Kyle Cunningham 8-11-10 = 14
  10. Blake Wharton 9-10-16 = 13
AMA SX Rnd FordField Forkner Smith Sexton Podium JK SX Detroit
250 Triple Crown Results and Round Points
Austin Forkner 1-1-1 = 26
Jordon Smith 2-2-4 = 23
Chase Sexton 4-4-2 = 21
Justin Cooper 3-5-3 = 19
Martin Davalos 5-7-5 = 18
Alex Martin     10-3-6 = 17
Mitchell Oldenburg 6-6-8 = 16
Kyle Peters 11-8-7 = 15
Kyle Cunningham 8-11-10 = 14
Blake Wharton 9-10-16 = 13

250SX East Points after Round 3 of 9 Rounds

  1. Austin Forkner – 78
  2. Jordon Smith – 65
  3. Justin Cooper – 63
  4. Chase Sexton – 60
  5. Alex Martin     – 51
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg    – 50
  7. Kyle Peters – 44
  8. Martin Davalos – 43
  9. Kyle Cunningham – 43
  10. Brandon Hartranft – 41

Source: MCNews.com.au