News 2 Jul 2014

Arbon and Woods clinch MX Nationals South Cup series

Southern-based privateer series complete for 2014 season.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Both Luke Arbon and Lewis Woods have continued their dominating form, wrapping up their respective South Cup Privateer Championships at a stand out round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals at Swan Hill on the weekend.

Over four selected rounds, both Arbon and Woods have proven that the privateers have what it takes to run up front, both enjoying top ten and top five results to finally take out the South Cup Privateer Championship at the last Victorian event.

Woods, who’s supported by Woods MX Snapes Logistics, earned the maximum 35 points at Swan Hill, to secure the Motul MX1 championship, and says he couldn’t be happier.

“Being my first motocross season back from injury, taking this one out is a huge achievement for me and I’m stoked,” he said. “Winning the privateer cup is a huge bonus. Obviously I want to be a top five guy and achieve even more, but being top privateer is a childhood dream of mine, so it means a lot.

“The prizes we get for taking out a round of the privateer cup are a massive help. When you’re doing it mainly on your own every little bit helps. Having the privateer championship included this year, gives us the opportunity to be recognised and also give back to our sponsors that make it possible to go racing every weekend.”

For SD3 Husqvarna’s Arbon, taking out the privateer championship is a tick off the list for the young dominating two-stroke rider.

“It’s a pretty cool feeling wrapping this one up, and it’s something different that’s for sure,” he said. “This has given the privateers something extra to race for, and we get some tyres and other bits and pieces out of it so it’s a good thing that’s for sure.

“Usually if you’re not running up the front, it’s hard to get exposure and hard to thank your sponsors, so this championship helps a lot. For me after this, I just hope I can keep winning races and overalls. I want to be in the championship hunt, and getting this ticked off is great too.”

As the MX Nationals heads north, stay tuned to for information regarding further rounds of the North Privateer Cup over the coming weeks.

2014 Monster Energy MX Nationals
Round six – Swan Hill, VIC

MX1 South Cup overall results:
1. Lewis Woods 35
2. Joel Milesevic 32
3. James Booth-Elliot 30
4. Matt Ginders 28

MX1 South Cup standings:
1. Lewis Woods 137
2. Matt Ginders 122
3. James Booth-Elliott 93
4. Brodie Hartin 53
5. Joel Milesevic 32
6. Alex Morris 30
7. Dylan Gosling 26
8. Chris Camilleri 24
9. Nick Bressan 23

MX2 South Cup overall results:
1. Luke Arbon 35
2. Riley Graham 32
3. Tom Jones 30
4. Matt Van Slooten 28
5. Thomas Ravenhorst 26
6. James Brown 25

MX2 South Cup standings:
1. Luke Arbon 137
2. Riley Graham 119
3. Matt van Slooten 110
4. Tom Jones 107
5. Tomas Ravenhorst 99
6. Joel Milesevic 
7. James Brown 74
8. Daniel Banks 63
9. Paul Humberston 23