Features 20 Nov 2017

Breakdown: 2017 AUS Supercross Rd6 Jimboomba

The vitals from round six of Australian supercross in Queensland.

MotoOnline.com.au breaks down the specifics from race day at round six of the 2017 Australian Supercross Championship in Jimboomba, Queensland.

SX1

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Heat one results:
1. Todd WATERS
2. Joel WIGHTMAN
3. Nathan CRAWFORD
4. Dylan LONG
5. Justin BRAYTON
6. Jono KRUSIC

Race time: 8m29.287s
Margin of victory: 23.227s
Laps completed: Eight
Fastest lap: Todd WATERS 1m04.768s

Heat two results:
1. Kade MOSIG
2. Daniel REARDON
3. Nick SCHMIDT
4. Dean FERRIS
5. Daniel HERRLEIN
6. Robbie MARSHALL
7. Tom LEACH

Race time: 8m23.177s
Margin of victory: 14.702s
Laps completed: Eight
Fastest lap: Dean FERRIS 1m03.397s

Main event results:
1. Nick SCHMIDT
2. Kade MOSIG
3. Nathan CRAWFORD (penalised two positions)
4. Daniel REARDON
5. Justin BRAYTON
6. Dean FERRIS
7. Joel WIGHTMAN
8. Dylan LONG
9. Daniel HERRLEIN

Race time: 20m11.166s
Margin of victory: One lap
Laps completed: 15
Fastest lap: Daniel REARDON 1m08.140s

Championship standings:
1. Justin BRAYTON 124
2. Daniel REARDON 108
3. Dean FERRIS 103
4. Dylan LONG 95
5. Kade MOSIG 94
6. Nathan CRAWFORD 94
7. Nick SCHMIDT 67
8. Todd WATERS 61
9. Daniel HERRLEIN 59
10. Joel WIGHTMAN 52
11. Jason ANDERSON 47
12. Dean WILSON 47
13. Luke CLOUT 40
14. Jesse DOBSON 34
15. Robbie MARSHALL 30
16. Cheyne BOYD 24
17. RJ HAMPSHIRE 22
18. Luke WILSON 17
19. Warren CARROLL 7
20. Geran STAPLETON 6

Verdict:
It was an action-packed SX1 main event that saw multiple lead changes and plenty of back-and-forth action throughout the field. The muddy conditions caused havoc for a number of riders, including early leader Dan Reardon who made his way back to fourth position after making a number of errors. In the end it was the battle between Wilson Coolair Motul Suzuki’s Nick Schmidt and Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Nathan Crawford that stole the show. Although Crawford crossed the line first and began to celebrate his first premier class victory, it was America’s Schmidt who was eventually credited with the win due to a penalty placed on Crawford following an off-track excursion through the whoops section whilst battling for the top spot. Making his way quietly around the track two laps down on the leaders, defending champion Justin Brayton crossed the line in fifth to capture back-to-back SX1 titles in what was a nail-biting round for the experienced American and his Penrite Honda Racing team.

SX2

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Heat one results:
1. Wilson TODD
2. Jesse MADDEN
3. Lochie LATIMER
4. Chris BLOSE
5. Nick SUTHERLAND
6. John PRUTTI
7. Jye DICKSON
8. Geran STAPLETON
9. Taylor POTTER

Race time: 7m06.382s
Margin of victory: 12.905s
Laps completed: Seven
Fastest lap: Wilson TODD 1m04.042s

Heat two results:
1. Jay WILSON
2. Jackson RICHARDSON
3. Dylan WILLS
4. Cooper POZNIAK
5. Morgan FOGARTY
6. Ricky LATIMER
7. Chandler BURNS
8. Blake COBBIN

Race time: 6m37.975s
Margin of victory: 11.550s
Laps completed: Seven
Fastest lap: Jay WILSON 59.532s

Main event results:
1. Jay WILSON
2. Chris BLOSE
3. Dylan WILLS
4. Jackson RICHARDSON
5. Morgan FOGARTY
6. Nick SUTHERLAND
7. Wilson TODD
8. John PRUTTI
9. Lochie LATIMER
10. Jye DICKSON
11. Ricky LATIMER
12. Geran STAPLETON
13. Chandler BURNS

Race time: 10m07.598s
Margin of victory: 51.291s
Laps completed: Nine
Fastest lap: Jay WILSON 1m05.715s

Championship standings:
1. Jackson RICHARDSON 119
2. Wilson TODD 110
3. Jay WILSON 110
4. Dylan WILLS 102
5. Geran STAPLETON 74
6. Gavin FAITH 63
7. Nick SUTHERLAND 49
8. Taylor POTTER 48
9. Chris BLOSE 47
10. Morgan FOGARTY 40
11. Mitch EVANS 38
12. Cooper POZNIAK 36
13. Connor TIERNEY 35
14. Bailey MALKIEWICZ 34
15. Jesse MADDEN 33
16. John PRUTTI 30
17. Aaron TANTI 29
18. Hayden MELLROSS 25
19. Egan MASTIN 23
20. Chris BLOSE 22

Verdict:
Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Jay Wilson was unstoppable at Jimboomba’s final round in the SX2 category – he was just too comfortable and confident on the mud-soaked circuit. After dominating his heat, Wilson jumped out to the lead right off the start and rode consistent laps to capture the victory and jump up to third overall in points tied with DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Wilson Todd – who went down early – in second position. Jackson Richardson rode a conservative and smart race to ensure he claimed his second-consecutive class title, the Serco Yamaha rider crossed the line in fourth place behind Chris Blose (Penrite Honda Racing) and the injured Dylan Wills (Dyson Motorsports Husqvarna) to again take home the number one plate in 2017.

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