Features 20 Aug 2017

Racefeed: 2017 MX Nationals Rd10 Coolum

Pro class updates direct from round 10 in Queensland.

Post-race updates from the MX1 and MX2 classes at round 10 of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals, direct from Coolum in Queensland.

Image: Jeremy hammer (Foremost Media).

Motul MX2 qualifying (results):
1. Kyle Webster
2. Wilson Todd
3. Hamish Harwood
4. Dylan Wills
5. Jay Wilson
6. Mitch Evans
7. Hayden Mellross
8. Maximus Pervis
9. Connor Tierney
10. Isaac Ferguson
11. Jayden Rykers
12. Tomas Ravenhorst
13. Liam Walsh
14. Lochie Latimer
15. Hugh McKay
16. Luke Weaver
17. Kaleb Barham
18. Joel Evans
19. Zhane Dunlop
20. Josh Brewster

Thor MX1 qualifying (results):
1. Kirk Gibbs
2. Dean Ferris
3. Dylan Long
4. Nathan Crawford
5. Luke Styke
6. Todd Waters
7. Brett Metcalfe
8. Kade Mosig
9. Luke Clout
10. Hamish Harwood
11. Kyle Peters
12. Callum Norton
13. Joel Milesevic
14. Kayne Lamont
15. Daniel Banks
16. Julian Cutajar
17. James Alen
18. Zak Small
19. Lachlan Davis
20. Joel Green

Motul MX2 moto one:
DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Hayden Mellross hit the front early on in the opening MX2 moto, but it was Egan Mastin (Davey Motorsports KTM) who stole the top spot in a matter of laps to take a convincing race win and the points lead. Mellross maintained second for the next portion of the race before dropping to fourth, as pole-sitter Kyle Webster (Penrite CRF Honda Racing) secured the runner-up spot to cross the line in second. Wilson Todd (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) soldiered through for third after a heavy crash in yesterday’s practice, while the top five was rounded out by Mitch Evans (Serco Yamaha) and Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsport KTM). Sixth through to 10th was completed by Jay Wilson (Raceline Pirelli KTM), Dylan Wills (KSF Racing Husqvarna), Isaac Ferguson (KTM), Maximus Purvis (Yamaha) and Tomas Ravenhorst (Yamaha), while early leader Mellross lodged a DNF score after pulling in with a mechanical malfunction.

1. Egan Mastin
2. Kyle Webster
3. Wilson Todd
4. Mitchell Evans
5. Hamish Harwood
6. Jay Wilson
7. Dylan Wills
8. Isaac ferguson
9. Maximus Purvis
10. Tomas Ravenhorst
11. Lochie Latimer
12. Connor Tierney
13. Hugh McKay
14. Luke Weaver
15. Joel Phillips
16. Kaleb Barham
17. Jarrod Kelly
18. Jayden Rykers
19. Daniel Boyce
20. Zhane Dunlop

Thor MX1 moto one:
Newly-crowned MX1 champion Dean Ferris (CDR Yamaha) captured the hole-shot in moto one before being passed by Todd Waters (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) in the early stages. Ferris fought back, regaining the number one spot to take yet another victory. Waters maintained second through to the flag, as KTM Motocross Racing Team’s Kirk Gibbs was third, briefly running in second before a crash relegated him. Kade Mosig (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) and Dylan Long (CDR Yamaha) were fourth and fifth respectively, as the top 10 was rounded out by Brett Metcalfe (Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki), Kyle Peters (Wilson Coolair Motul Factory Suzuki), Luke Styke (KTM Motocross Racing Team), Hamish Harwood (Davey Motorsports KTM) and Joel Milesevic (KSF Racing Husqvarna).

1. Dean Ferris
2. Todd Waters
3. Kirk Gibbs
4. Kade Mosig
5. Dylan Long
6. Brett Metcalfe
7. Kyle Peters
8. Luke Styke
9. Hamish Harwood
10. Joel Milesevic
11. Zak Small
12. Joel Green
13. Julian Cutajar
14. Beau Dargel
15. Izak Maule
16. Callum Norton
17. Daniel Banks
18. John darroch
19. James Alen
20 Lachlan Davis

Motul MX2 moto two:
Todd shot out to the lead following a brilliant hole-shot with Mastin in tow, the pair would battle for the position – which would ultimately determine the championship – up until the halfway mark, where Todd made a costly mistake, allowing Mastin to go by. Todd remounted, but Mastin’s advantage proved too much, and the New South Welshman would be crowned the 2017 MX2 champion after taking the race win. Webster pushed through from a mediocre start for third, as Mellross and Evans concluded the top five. Jayden Rykers (Raceline Pirelli KTM) and Wilson were sixth and seventh, followed by Connor Tierney (WBR Bulk Nutrients), Wills and Hugh McKay (WBR Bulk Nutrients). Mastin was first for the day ahead of Todd and Webster, while the top three in the championship would be credited Mastin, Todd and Evans.

1 Egan Mastin
2. Wilson Todd
3. Kyle Webster
4. Hayden Mellross
5. Mitchell Evans
6. Jayden Rykers
7. Jay Wilson
8. Connor Tierney
9. Dylan Wills
10. Hugh McKay
11. Cooper Pozniak
12. Hamish Harwood
13. Lochie Latimer
14. Kaleb Barham
15. Luke Weaver
16. Liam Walsh
17. isaac ferguson
18. Joel Evans
19. Maximus Purvis
20. Zhane Dunlop

Thor MX1 moto two:
Ferris would once again hit the lead with another commanding hole-shot, he went onto outclass the field at the demanding Coolum circuit to take a convincing moto victory. The premier class soon settled into position, with Waters taking a comfortable second ahead of Gibbs, as Long broke through for his best moto result of the year to place fourth. Metcalfe was fifth, followed by Mosig, Nathan Crawford (Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki), Peters, Styke and Milesevic who completed the top 10. For the day it was Ferris who took his ninth overall victory ahead of Waters and Gibbs, and with Ferris wrapping up the title last weekend, Gibbs and Mosig would be awarded the final top three positions in the championship.

1. Dean Ferris
2. Todd Waters
3. Kirk Gibbs
4. Dylan Long
5. Brett Metcalfe
6. Kade Mosig
7. Nathan Crawford
8. Kyle Peters
9. Luke Styke
10. Joel Milesevic
11. Hamish Harwood
12. Zak Small
13. Lachlan Davis
14. James Alen
15. Joel Green
16. Izak Maule
17. Charlie Creech
18. Julian Cutajar
19. Daniel Banks
20. Brett Norton