This weekend, the Australian Supercross Championships head to Adelaide for the third round of the national championship.
We’ve already got some riders to watch over the coming rounds, including some very talented Queensland riders:
Round 1 – Bathurst
New South Wales hosted the opening round of the Australian Supercross Championship at the Bathurst Showgrounds on October 10. 5000 spectators turned out to see some of Australia’s best banging bars in the grueling, adrenaline-pumping racing that is Supercross.
Matt Moss dominated the SX1 class, in a big return to racing following injury at the MX Nationals in July. Moss grabbed the holeshot and led every lap of the 15 lap final, despite coming under pressure from American Gavin Faith (Penrite Honda) and CDR Yamaha’s Dan Reardon who battled it out for the final two spots on the podium. The final race order saw Moss take the chequered flag ahead of Reardon and Faith.
In the SX2 class, American Import Jimmy Decotis showed he’ll be looking to make an impact on the 2015 Supercross Champs. Decotis pushed hard all night, taking the round win from Luke Clout in second and Luke Arbon in third.
Queensland was well-represented in the SXD U19s class, with GYTR Yamaha’s Mitch Evans taking the top spot ahead of Jordan Hill and fellow Queenslander Kaleb Barham.
Round 2 - Jimboomba
Round two of the Championships moved to Jimboomba on October 17. The track was modelled on the St Louis track used at this year’s AMA Supercross Championship in the US, and built by Tom Moss, brother of Matt and Jake Moss.
In the Pro Open, Queenslander Dan Reardon made his mark, comfortably taking home the round win, after a three year hiatus from Supercross.
Reardon’s Jimboomba win was a dominant one- the Yamaha gun comfortably leading home NPS Kawasaki Monster Energy Racing Kawasaki rider Adam Monea, who enjoyed a fabulous turn-around of the bad luck that dogged him at last weekend’s opening round of the Championship in Bathurst to finish second, while defending two-time SX1 Australian champion, Team Motul Suzuk’s Matt Moss finished a distant third.
In the overall results, Dan Reardon sits in first, followed by Matt Moss and Kade Mosig.
Jimmy Decotis took some time to adjust to the Jimboomba Track, but managed to hit full gear in the final to take his second round win in the SX2 class. Talented North Queenslanders Jackson ‘Jatz’ Richardson and Wade Hunter joined Decotis on the podium.
The third round of the Championships move to Adelaide this weekend, before coming back to Queensland for round four on November 21.
This round was originally scheduled to take place at Coolum Pines, but circumstances have forced promoter Scott Bannan to relocate the round to Jimboomba. The track is currently being rebuilt for the round, and will feature a J2 track design.
For more information, including round results, head to www.australiansupercross.com.au
(Photo credit: Emily Harman Photography)