News 29 Aug 2015

Dukes seals MX Nationals Amateur Cup series at Coolum

Morrissy rounds out season with final round victory.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

The final round of the KTM Australia Amateur Cup was run and won in perfect conditions at Coolum today, with KTM rider Elias Dukes taking second for the day and wrapping up the 2015 Amateur Cup Championship.

Being the first bikes on the track for day one of the final round of the MX Nationals, the Amateur Cup riders had a tough task ahead of them, navigating the notoriously rough and sandy Coolum Pines circuit.

In the opening qualifying session it was Husqvarna-mounted Brad Polsoni who recorded the fastest lap time with a 1m49.061s, followed by KTM’s Elias Dukes in second, while Mathew Torrington secured third pick of the grid.

In moto one, KTM rider Aaron Parker took the first holeshot at round 10, before Kerrod Morrisy, Polsoni and Dukes commenced their battle for the race lead.

Depsite a small handful of passes for second and third across the 15-minute moto, the finishing order did not differ much from what they went out in.

Morrisy crossing the line in first position, ahead of Polsoni in second while series leader Dukes finished race one in third.

When riders lined up for race number two, Dukes looked to race for a 2015 KTM Amateur Cup title. Despite Polsoni taking the holeshot and getting to the early race lead, a small mistake saw Dukes inherit the race lead – one that he would not relinquish.

With Dukes out in front, race one winner Morrisy (Kawasaki) settled into second position, while Polsoni recovered to take third place.

At the conclusion of the round it was Morrissy who took the Coolum round win ahead of Dukes and Polsoni, however second place on the day was all that was required for Dukes to wrap up the 2015 KTM Australian Amateur Cup title.

2015 MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship
Round 10 – Coolum, QLD

Amateur Cup round overall:
1. Kerrod Morrissy 67
2. Elias Dukes 65
3. Brad Polsoni 62
4. Mathew Torrington 54
5. Dean Ross 51
6. Scott Abigail 50
7. Aaron Parker 48
8. Daniel Middleton 47
9. Corey Vanderlei 46
10. Trae Kuehn 41

Amateur Cup championship standings:
1. Elias Dukes 194
2. Scott Abigail 154
3. Aaron Parker 143
4. Daniel Middleton 134
5. Brendan Pyers 126
6. Corey Vanderlei 125
7. Daniel Figueroa 113
8. Joshua Roche 109
9. Kerrod Morrissy 102
10. Lachy Steen 88

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