Features 13 Aug 2017

Racefeed: 2017 MX Nationals Rd9 Toowoomba

Pro class updates direct from round nine in Queensland.

Post-race updates from the MX1 and MX2 classes at round nine of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals, direct from Toowoomba in Queensland.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Motul MX2 qualifying (results):
1. Egan Mastin
2. Mitchell Evans
3. Dylan Wills
4. Hamish Harwood
5. Jay Wilson
6. Wilson Todd
7 Hayden Mellross
8. Kaleb Barham
9. Jayden Rykers
10. Joel Evans
11. Kyle Webster
12. Connor Tierney
13. Cooper Pozniak
14. Tomas Ravenhorst
15. Isaac ferguson
16. Lochie Latimer
17. Hugh McKay
18. Zhane Dunlop
19. Maximus Purvis
20. Jarrod Kelly

Thor MX1 qualifying (results):
1. Brett Metcalfe
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Dean Ferris
4. Luke Clout
5. Todd Waters
6. Nathan Crawford
7. Kyle Peters
8. Kade Mosig
9. Luke Styke
10. Dylan Long
11. Hamish Harwood
12. Kayne Lamont
13. Lachlan Davis
14. Daniel Milner
15. Joel Milesevic
16. Joel Green
17. Callum Norton
18. Izak Maule
19. Charlie Creech
20. Mathew Torrington

Motul MX2 moto one:
Pole-sitter Egan Mastin (Davey Motorsports KTM) pipped Hayden Mellross (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) for the hole-shot, the pair would exchange positions on the opening lap before Mastin extended healthy advantage of 5.396s to take a convincing victory. Mellross maintained second for the entirety of the 30-minute plus one lap moto, as Mitch Evans (Serco Yamaha), Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) and Jay Wilson (Raceline Pirelli KTM) were third through to fifth. The trio all engaged in an intense battle for third, with Evans making multiple passes in the closing stages, passing championship leader Todd with just over a lap to go. Dylan Wills (KSF Racing Husqvarna), who was also involved in the battle for third before a crash relegated him down the field, was sixth, followed by Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsport KTM), Kyle Webster (Penrite CRF Honda Racing), Kaleb Barham (SD3 Husqvarna) and Jayden Rykers (Raceline Pirelli KTM).

1. Egan Mastin
2. Hayden Mellross
3. Mitchell Evans
4. Wilson Todd
5. Jay Wilson
6. Dylan Wills
7. Hamish Harwood
8. Kyle Webster
9. Kaleb Barham
10. Jayden Rykers
11. Cooper Pozniak
12. Hugh McKay
13. Lochie Latimer
14. Connor Tierney
15. Tomas Ravenhorst
16. Joel Evans
17. lyndon snodgrass
18. Jarrod Kelly
19. Maximus Purvis
20. Jayden Conforto

Thor MX1 moto one:
KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Kirk Gibbs captured the hole-shot ahead of Luke Clout (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) and Brett Metcalfe (Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki), but it was championship leader Dean Ferris (CDR Yamaha) who would swoop into the lead by lap two, going on to fend off Gibbs in the open stages to take a well-earned victory by 12.336s. Gibbs was a distant second, as Metcalfe held third in the first half before a mistake saw him forced to pull in, ultimately recording a DNF. Kyle Peters (Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki) capitalised for third, followed by Nathan Crawford (Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki) and Todd Waters (Crankt Protein Honda Racing). Sixth through to 10th was Kade Mosig (DPH Motorsport Yamaha), Dylan Long (CDR Yamaha), Luke Styke (KTM Motocross Racing Team), Clout – who crashed in the opening laps – and Lachlan Davis.

1. Dean Ferris
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Kyle Peters
4. Nathan Crawford
5. Todd Waters
6. Kade Mosig
7. Dylan Long
8. Luke Styke
9. Luke Clout
10. Lachlan Davis
11. Hamish Harwood
12. Callum Norton
13. Kayne Lamont
14. Joel Green
15. Daniel Milner
16. Joel Milesevic
17. Mathew Torrington
18. Izak Maule
19. James Alen
20. Charlie Creech

Motul MX2 moto two:
Race one winner Mastin shot out to yet another hole-shot in race two, gapping the field immediately in the opening laps to take a commanding 5.031s victory, completing a perfect 1-1 day at the Toowoomba circuit. Todd was second in a highly-spirited performance after passing rival Evans at the halfway mark, making a late charge for Mastin, however fell short on time to be within striking distance. Evans settled for third, as Harwood and Wilson completed the top five. Sixth was Wills, followed by Webster, Barham, Rykers and Mellross. Behind Mastin for the overall was Todd, Evans, Mellross and Harwood, as Todd continues to control the championship by three points.

1. Egan Mastin
2. Wilson Todd
3. Mitchell Evans
4. Hamish Harwood
5. Jay Wilson
6. Dylan Wills
7. Kyle Webster
8. Kaleb Barham
9. Jayden Rykers
10. Hayden Mellross
11. Tomas Ravenhorst
12. Connor Tierney
13. Maximus Purvis
14. Joel Evans
15. Lochie Latimer
16. isaac ferguson
17. lyndon snodgrass
18. Jarrod Kelly
19. Jayden Conforto
20. Hayden Matterson

Thor MX1 moto two:
Gibbs piloted his KTM SX-F 450 to yet another hole-shot in race two, but it was short-lived as Ferris stole the lead within a matter of corners. The number one rode a flawless race to take his eighth round victory of the year, clinching the MX1 title in the process with a round to spare. Despite his best efforts, Gibbs was forced to accept second, as Peters pulled three for third to back up his race one result. Mosig and Crawford were fourth and fifth respectively, as the top 10 was completed by Clout, Styke, Long, Metcalfe and Waters. It was Ferris who captured the overall ahead of Gibbs, Peters, Crawford and Mosig.

1. Dean Ferris
2. Kirk Gibbs
3. Kyle Peters
4. Kade Mosig
5. Nathan Crawford
6. Luke Clout
7. Luke Styke
8. Dylan Long
9. Brett Metcalfe
10. Todd Waters
11. Callum Norton
12. Kayne Lamont
13. Lachlan Davis
14. Hamish Harwood
15. Joel Green
16. James Alen
17. Daniel Milner
18. Joel Milesevic
19. Mathew Torrington
20. Charlie Creech

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