Proformance Racing press release:
Avalon in Melbourne was the location for rd4 of the Australian Supercross championship. What turned out to be a winter’s night in November with cold temperatures and wind was anything but cold on the track with great racing action. Kale keeps continuing to improve each round but the main events are yet to reflect that.
Kale qualified 3rd during the day from the un seeded group. This was good for Kales confidence as it proved to himself he belongs up front. Heat race one and Kale was off to a third place start unfortunately Jackson Richardson would wash the front end in front of Kale and cause both of them to go to the LCQ.
Kale managed to win the stacked LCQ ahead of Richardson and was feeling good about the main event. An average start was not ideal in the main event but Kale was making good progress through the field, Kale was a little too pumped up though and went to make a big move past two riders through the whoops and continue his charge forward from the bad start.
This ended costly as he had to back off the throttle towards the end of the section to avoid a collision and resulted in a decent cartwheel. Kale had to return to the pits to have the bike straightened and went on to complete the main event in 15th position. Kale is determined to end on a high at the final two rounds in Sydney this weekend and looking to find that main event magic that has eluded him this year.
16 year old Hugh Mckay continues to improve every time he hits a supercross track but unfortunately a small crash in the LCQ would mean he would miss out on the main event for Avalon. Hugh will now miss Sydney and focus on a good result for the one off event in his home state in Tasmania for the Rythum X event.
Kale commented on the night “still a very positive night to know we have the speed even though I am not getting much riding during the week, I just wanted to charge forward in the main event and made a silly error I should have been more patient with my passes tonight”. The team is all set for Sydney this weekend which will be the final two rounds of the series.