Tivoli Airoh: Waters Dominates, Crawford Tops a QMX2 Slugfest, Carter and Drew Neck and Neck

Tivoli Airoh: Waters Dominates, Crawford Tops a QMX2 Slugfest, Carter and Drew Neck and Neck

Author: Media/Tuesday, April 09, 2019/Categories: State News

At the half way mark in this year's Airoh Sunshine State MX Series, Todd Waters turned on a masterclass to dominate the QMX1 class at Tivoli Raceway with three first places.

Jesse Dobson, Kaleb Barham, and Mason Rowe all got a share of the remaining podium positions, with Barham ending the day second after Dobson was badly winded in an opening moto fall prior to battling back to sixth.

Both Kaleb Barham and Mason Rowe did double duties in the warming conditions, fighting for QMX2 glory, however young gun Nathan Crawford took the overall with two firsts and a second.

Barham was a close second over a train of talented riders, including Jayce Cosford, Joel Evans, Mason Rowe filling out the top five.

 

Barham now leads both the QMX1 and QMX2 categories.

The fight for the Women's championship is turning into a full-on arm wrestle, with just five points separating leader Tahlia Drew from last year's Champion Chelsea Carter going into the series second half.

Carter took the Tivoli win over Drew, two races to one, with Kirra-Lee Baxter filling the final podium spot.

The juniors put on some great racing on the Saturday with the some close results in the Junior Lites 4/ 13-U15, with Charlie Proudfoot winning overall by one point over Ryan Alexanderson.

Race 1 ended up being the result that got Charlie over the line, with Kai Bonning and Matthew Plath also placing well in the results.

World Champion Braden Plath put in an impressive race in the Mini Lites class, battling Kobe Drew for supremacy and taking the win with a third and two firsts in Round 3.

The heat will only be turned up higher up as the Airoh series launches into its second half at Kilcoy next month.

Pics: All bar one-Bruce Cairns, Handshake-JP from MQ,
#47 Waters was unstoppable
#199 Crawford topped a QMX2 slugfest
#243 Drew and #38 Carter are this close in the points, too
#81 Joel Evans narrowly missed the podium
#38 Carter took two out of three in the Women's
#73 Blayze Nisbet eyes the prize
#J75 Clubby Lites boys calm before the storm
#512 Akia Smith flying high

The championship situation:

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