Yeppoon Enduro-X Powers On

Yeppoon Enduro-X Powers On

Author: Media/Tuesday, October 23, 2018/Categories: State News

In its fourth successive year, the Chauvel Industrial Services Yeppoon Enduro-X powered into life as strong as ever at the weekend, with Yamaha rider Josh Green winning both the Pro All Powers championship and the Top 10 timed shootout.
Husqvarna-mounted Fraser Higlett was the first Queenslander home in both categories, coming in third behind Frenchman Jeremy Carpentier in the championship points, and behind Victorian Enduro-X specialist Mitch Harper in the timed lap.
Returned international Jess Gardiner made the trip from NSW worthwhile when she dominated the Women’s class ahead of Queensland duo, Wooroolin’s Ebony Nielsen, and Finke’s Fastest Female Ellyse O’Connor, from Rockhampton.
Event Coordinator Paul Warr was pleased with a very strong crowd.
“Yeah it was a great event, indications were that it felt busier, and the gate takings were up which validated that. The feedback that I get about the popularity of the event is that the club, the track and our facility are what brings people back. We have riders who have raced around the world say this is a world-class event and a great fun event. So that’s a feather in our cap.
“We’ve found a way to design the track so it can be tricky, but not dangerous. We had no injuries and even the 85cc riders could get around. The Pros provide their own level of challenge by just hitting things faster.”

Fraser Higlett: This year's Yeppoon Enduro X was awesome fun, I ended up coming away with 3rd in the pro class. It's a must do on my calendar every year as I love the enduro-x format. The great atmosphere and the fact that it's one of the only enduro-x races in the year is what keeps me going back there every year.

Ebony Nielsen: Yeppoon is a track that everyone can have a go at - the obstacles aren’t unrideable, some look a lot more daunting then they really are. Since my first time racing this event in 2016 I always make sure it’s marked in my calendar.
I’m rapt to finish second at this year’s event. It’s so easy to put a foot wrong and lose a lot of time. This year I seemed to have most trouble in the slippery rock section. I think most of the ladies would agree - we all got stuck in there at some point. But the track was awesome; the club puts a lot of effort into all the obstacles for us to have an awesome day’s racing!

Chauvel Industrial Services Yeppoon Enduro-X 2018

Pro - All Powers POINTS
1 Joshua GREEN 75
2 Jeremy CARPENTIER 62
3 Fraser HIGLETT 58
4 Mitcham HARPER 58
5 Broc GRABHAM 50
6 David MOLONEY 40
7 Harrison TEED 39
8 Benjamin RUSSELL 35
9 Ruben CHADWICK 30
10 Brodie CRANE 25
11 Christian HORWOOD 14

Ladies - All Powers POINTS
1 Jessica GARDINER 75
2 Ebony NIELSEN 64
3 Ellyse O'CONNOR 62
4 Zoe BOCCARI 51
5 Sarah OSBORNE 49
6 Jamie EIN 47
7 Katie ROWE 28

Top 10 - Shootout
1 Joshua GREEN 2:02.259
2 Mitcham HARPER 2:04.493
3 Fraser HIGLETT 2:07.857
4 Broc GRABHAM 2:09.138
5 Jeremy CARPENTIER 2:09.294
6 Christian HORWOOD 2:11.768
7 Ruben CHADWICK 2:16.089
8 Harrison TEED 2:16.789
9 David MOLONEY 2:18.532
10 Jaymie WARR 2:20.329

1 Jessica GARDINER 2:33.204
2 Ebony NIELSEN 2:56.764
3 Ellyse O'CONNOR 3:13.466

Pics: Yeppoon Mens Podium, Fraser Higlett entertaining the crowd. EX gunslingers from left, Green, Carpentier, Higlett, Harper, Grabham. * Higlett launching skywards * Fastest QLDer in the Women's, Ebony Nielsen slips through the rocks * The track was safe enough for 85cc riders.
All: Troy Pears
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