News 21 Feb 2010

Oz MX: Brochtrup dominates Orange Stadium Motocross

Muswellbrook’s Nathan Brochtrup (Ficeda, Bikes & Bits Tamworth) has taken out wins in both the Pro Lites and Pro Open Classes at yesterday’s Stadium Motocross Event at Orange on a challenging track for the riders.

Dirt Bike Promotion’s (DBP) second round of the coveted Stadium Motocross Series attracted around 280 riders and provided a mini Supercross style track.

Brothers Jacob and Todd Smith fought for podium positions in the Pro Open class with Jacob taking second and Todd finishing in third.

The Lites class offered plenty of action, and the second final of the day saw carnage on the second lap, with four of the front runners crashing through the woops, one of those being race leader Matt Cox (Beard Brothers) who broke a collarbone in the crash.

Brochtrup took first place in the Pro Lites, with John Prutti (Moss Institute) who rode consistent all day taking second and Aiden Stanford third.

Brochtrup’s speed, endurance and experience payed off, but he said the wins weren’t easy.

“The track was tough and I just kept it steady and on two wheels, the guys were battling it out pretty hard in the first couple of laps, so I thought I’ll just stay back here and hope it sorts itself out and it did,” he said. “I enjoyed the track there was a lot more dirt here than in the past, and the obstacles were bigger, it was more technically and it’s separating the riders alot more, basically making it harder, especially with some of the younger fellows who ride better on technical tracks.”

The Clubman 16 – U19 yrs was a tough class with riders duelling for podium positions over the three finals. Mitch Budd (Western Motorcycles) took the win over Joe Gillespie (Canberra Motorcycles) and Josh Melis (Gecko Motorcycles) took third position.

The final round of the series heads to Maitland Showgrounds on 13 March.

Pro Open
1st – Nathan Brochtrup
2nd – Jacob Smith
3rd – Todd Smith

Pro Lites
1st – Nathan Brochtrup
2nd – John Prutti
3rd – Aiden Stanford
DNF – Matt Cox (Bathurst)

Clubman All Powers
1st – Aaron Drinkwater
2nd – Adrian Hart
3rd – Andrew Spencer

1st – Tori Dare
2nd – Ashleigh Blenkiron
3rd – Sarah Clark

Clubman Lites
1st – Bryce Hayward
2nd – Jack Leggett
3rd – Joel Griggs

Clubman 16-19yrs
1st – Mitch Budd
2nd – Joe Gillespie
3rd – Josh Melis

15 year Lites
1st – Jarrad Davis
2nd – Brayden Constable
3rd – Dane Thompson

13 – 14 year Lites
1st – Hayden Mellross
2nd – Kyle Hall
3rd – Meghan Rutledge

13 – 15 125cc Class
1st – Jarrad Davis
2nd – Jarred Jeffcoat
3rd – Lewis Reardon

14 – 15 year 85/150cc
1st – Corey Hamilton
2nd – Jordan Bissaker
3rd – Mitch Airey

12 – 13 year 85/150cc
1st – Aaron Tanti
2nd – Dylan Heaton
3rd – Elias Dukes

10 -13 year 65cc
1st – Tyler Bullen
2nd – Jack Officer
3rd – Jordan Ross

9 – U12 year 85cc
1st – Egan Mastin
2nd – Jordan Hill
3rd – Dylan Dukes

7 – 9 year 65cc
1st – Riley Dukes
2nd – Rhys Budd
3rd – Drew Cigliano

7 – 9 year 50cc
1st – Tyler Darby
2nd – John Bova
3rd – Lachlan Wells