An eventful day of racing in the Yamaha 125cc Juniors at Gladstone’s Pirelli MX Nationals saw Queenslander Levi Rogers (GYTR Yamaha) wrap up a perfect day for the manufacturer, while KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team’s Blake Fox claimed the title.
Hailing from Blackwater, Rogers posted a 2-1 race result to beat Fox and Corben Weinert (Husqvarna) to the top of the podium, in what marked the final round of the junior two-stroke division.
Fox took control of the opening race from the start and was never headed, eventually beating Rogers by 4.4 seconds, with Weinert a further five seconds adrift. Alex Larwood (Yamaha) and Ricky Chalmers (KTM) finished fourth and fifth respectively.
In the final race of the day it was again Fox who led the field through for much of the moto, but a costly error on the penultimate lap saw Rogers pounce and take the race and round victory. Regan Duffy (KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team) finished 4.6 seconds behind, with Fox third, Weinert fourth and Chalmers fifth.
The final round of the 2018 Pirelli MX Nationals will be held at Coolum, Queensland next weekend, on 11-12 August.
1. Levi Rogers (Yamaha) 67
2. Blake Fox (KTM) 65
3. Corben Weinert (Husqvarna) 58
4. Alex Larwood (Yamaha) 53
5. Ricky Chalmers (KTM) 52
6. Luke Bray (Husqvrana) 49
7. Sam Brims (KTM) 47
8. Regan Duffy (KTM) 32
Championship points provisional:
1. Blake Fox 182
2. Regan Duffy 172
3. Levi Rogers 150
4. Corben Weinert 147
5. Ricky Chalmers 132