Features 11 Nov 2017

Racefeed: 2017 AUS-X Open Sydney

Saturday SX1 and SX2 updates direct from the Monster Energy AUS-X Open.

Post-race updates from the SX1 and SX2 classes at round four of the 2017 Australian Supercross Championship, direct from Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney inside Qudos Bank Arena.

Image: AUS-X Open.

SX2 practice (results only):
1. Chris BLOSE 32.369s
2. Jackson RICHARDSON 33.199s
3. Mitchell EVANS 33.845s
4. Geran STAPLETON 33.931s
5. Aaron TANTI 34.336s
6. Wilson TODD 34.369s
7. Taylor POTTER 34.999s
8. Jay WILSON 35.624s
9. Bailey MALKIEWICZ 36.099s
10. Jesse MADDEN 36.136s
11. Cooper POZNIAK 36.505s
12. Nick SUTHERLAND 36.791s
13. Morgan FOGARTY 36.810s
14. James BROWN 37.230s
15. John PRUTTI 37.628s
16. Callum NORTON 37.917s
17. Jye ROBERTS 38.570s
18. Hugh MCKAY 38.766s
19. Jye DICKSON 38.941s
20. Dylan WILLS 38.951s

SX1 practice (results only):
1. Justin BRAYTON 30.972s
2. Daniel REARDON 31.593s
3. Jason ANDERSON 31.766s
4. RJ HAMSHIRE 32.184s
5. Dean WILSON 32.397s
6. Dylan LONG 32.598s
7. Dean FERRIS 32.654s
8. Luke CLOUT 32.759s
9. Kade MOSIG 33.209s
10. Todd WATERS 33.425s
11. Nick SCHMIDT 33.928s
12. Daniel HERRLEIN 33.946s
13. Nathan CRAWFORD 34.065s
14. Jesse DOBSON 34.241s
15. Joel WIGHTMAN 34.705s
16. Robbie MARSHALL 34.788s
17. Boyd HOCKING 37.954s
18. Jono KRUSIC 40.614s
19. Nicholas BRESSAN 42.555s
20. Nic FRAYNE 46.554s

SX2 qualifying (results only):
1. Chris BLOSE 31.496s
2. Jackson RICHARDSON 31.884s
3. Mitchell EVANS 32.170s
4. Wilson TODD 32.177s
5. Aaron TANTI 32.765s
6. Taylor POTTER 32.812s
7. Jay WILSON 33.236s
8. Nick SUTHERLAND 33.293s
9. Geran STAPLETON 33.312s
10. Jesse MADDEN / 33.319s
11. Dylan WILLS 33.491s
12. Callum NORTON 33.808s
13. John PRUTTI 34.139s
14. Morgan FOGARTY 34.199s
15. Bailey MALKIEWICZ 34.242s
16. Cooper POZNIAK 34.265s
17. Jye ROBERTS 34.449s
18. Hugh McKAY 35.001s
19. James BROWN 35.102s
20. Jye DICKSON 35.489s

SX1 qualifying (results only):
1. Jason ANDERSON 30.850s
2. Dean WILSON 30.896s
3. Justin BRAYTON 30.934s
4. Daniel REARDON 31.581s
5. RJ HAMSHIRE 31.583s
6. Kade MOSIG 31.638s
7. Luke CLOUT 32.024s
8. Nick SCHMIDT 32.051s
9. Dean FERRIS 32.064s
10. Daniel HERRLEIN 32.112s
11. Nathan CRAWFORD 32.383s
12. Dylan LONG 32.439s
13. Jesse DOBSON 32.598s
14. Todd WATERS 32.681s
15. Robbie MARSHALL 32.737s
16. Joel WIGHTMAN 32.738s
17. Boyd HOCKING 35.719s
18. Nicholas BRESSAN 36.919s
19. Jono KRUSIC 37.131s
20. Joshua BELL 40.625s

SX2 heat one:
It was DPH Motorsport Yamaha’s Wilson Todd who took the hole-shot in the first eight-lap SX2 heat of the night, maintaining control despite a late charge from defending champion Jackson Richardson (Serco Yamaha) by just over a second. He made his way into second mid-race, but wasn’t able to make a move on Todd, while rookie Cooper Pozniak (Yamalube Yamaha Racing) was third. It’s going to be a frantic night of competition!

1. Wilson TODD
2. Jackson RICHARDSON
3. Cooper POZNIAK
4. Jesse MADDEN
5. Callum NORTON
6. Morgan FOGARTY
7. Taylor POTTER
8. Nick SUTHERLAND
9. Hugh McKAY
10. Jye DICKSON
11. Lochie LATIMER
12. Chandler BURNS

SX2 heat two:
Penrite Honda Racing’s Chris Blose was fastest in qualifying and maintained that form in heat two, winning by over six seconds from Jay Wilson (Raceline Pirelli KTM), Dylan Wills (Dyson Motorsport Husqvarna) – riding with a fresh hand injury – while Geran Stapleton (Honda) and newcomer Jy Roberts (Husqvarna), the rookie who led out of the gates. A major incident between Aaron Tanti (Bulk Nutrients WBR Yamaha) and Mitch Evans (Serco Yamaha) currently sees those two being attended to by Racesafe – updates will be posted when they become available.

1. Chris BLOSE
2. Jay WILSON
3. Dylan WILLS
4. Geran STAPLETON
5. Jye ROBERTS
6. John PRUTTI
7. James BROWN
8. Bailey MALKIEWICZ
9. Ricky LATIMER
10. Jake CAHIR

SX1 heat one:
The first time we saw the SX1 bikes on track tonight was in heat one and international Dean Wilson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) worked his way by Dan Reardon (Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki) early to go onto a 3.6s victory. Former champion Reardon kept Dylan Long (CDR Yamaha) at bay for second, as Nick Schmidt (Wilson Coolair Motul Suzuki) and Todd Waters (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) were fourth and fifth respectively. Kade Mosig (DPH Motorsport Yamaha) recovered from an early fall in the tunnel for P7.

1. Dean WILSON
2. Daniel REARDON
3. Dylan LONG
4. Nick SCHMIDT
5. Todd WATERS
6. Daniel HERRLEIN
7. Kade MOSIG
8. Joel WIGHTMAN
9. Nicholas BRESSAN
10. Joshua BELL

SX1 heat two:
American duo Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing) put on a show in SX1 heat two, but it was the headline guest Anderson who was able to fend number one plate-holder Brayton off for a 0.3s victory. Behind them Jesse Dobson (Penrite Honda Racing) went third, with Nathan Crawford (Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki) and FMX ace Robbie Marshall (Honda) the top five. Luke Clout (Crankt Protein Honda Racing crossed the line fifth despite a crash, while Dean Ferris (CDR Yamaha) and RJ Hampshire (Geico Honda) both fell victim to falls on the first lap.

1. Jason ANDERSON
2. Justin BRAYTON
3. Jesse DOBSON
4. Nathan CRAWFORD
5. Robbie MARSHALL
6. Luke CLOUT
7. Boyd HOCKING
8. Jono KRUSIC
9. Dean FERRIS
10. RJ HAMSHIRE

SX2 semi-final one:
The first SX2 semi-final saw Honda-mounted Taylor Potter work his way by Callum Norton (KTM) in the opening laps, eventually crossing the line ahead of Nick Sutherland (Penrite CRF Honda Racing) and Pozniak. A crash on the final lap demoted Norton down the order, finishing fifth at race’s end. Jesse Madden (KSF Racing Husqvarna) crashed out after getting the hole-shot.

1. Taylor POTTER
2. Nick SUTHERLAND
3. Cooper POZNIAK
4. Morgan FOGARTY
5. Callum NORTON
6. Hugh McKAY
7. Jye DICKSON
8. Lochie LATIMER
9. Chandler BURNS
10. Jesse MADDEN

SX2 semi-final two:
The second semi-final was taken out Stapleton, who despite appearing to pass Wills under a yellow following the whoops, he won ahead of Wills and John Prutti (Yamaha) in an uneventful affair of sorts. Only the top three went directly through to the final.

1. Geran STAPLETON
2. Dylan WILLS
3. John PRUTTI
4. Ricky LATIMER
5. Jye ROBERTS
6. Jake CAHIR
7. James BROWN
8. Bailey MALKIEWICZ

SX1 semi-final one:
It was an entertaining fight for victory in the first SX1 semi-final, as Penrite CRF Honda Racing’s Joel Wightman rode a composed race to lead Long and Mosig across the line. Just 2.2s separated the top five, including Waters and Schmidt.

1. Joel WIGHTMAN
2. Dylan LONG
3. Kade MOSIG
4. Todd WATERS
5. Nick SCHMIDT
6. Daniel HERRLEIN
7. Joshua BELL
8. Nicholas BRESSAN

SX1 semi-final two:
Out of the gates it was Clout who led the way, however he went down entering the tunnel and that saw Ferris take charge at the front. From there he stretched out a 1.4s lead, topping Crawford and Dobson. Hampshire also encountered troubles, dropping him well down the order and ultimately out of the race.

1. Dean FERRIS
2. Nathan CRAWFORD
3. Jesse DOBSON
4. Robbie MARSHALL
5. Luke CLOUT
6. Jono KRUSIC
7. Boyd HOCKING
8. RJ HAMSHIRE

SX2 LCQ:
Track position was key in the SX2 LCQ and it was Roberts who transferred to the final, to be joined by Bailey Malkiewicz (Husqarna) as just the two went through.

1. Jye ROBERTS
2. Bailey MALKIEWICZ
3. Callum NORTON
4. Jesse MADDEN
5. Morgan FOGARTY
6. James BROWN
7. Hugh McKAY
8. Ricky LATIMER
9. Jye DICKSON
10. Lochie LATIMER
11. Jake CAHIR
12. Chandler BURNS

SX1 LCQ:
Out front in the SX1 LCQ main event was Waters and that’s where he stayed, trailed across the line by American rising talent Hampshire as those two made the main event later tonight. Behind them was Clout, who traded blows with Schmidt – the latter coming off second best but neither made it through in the end.

1. Todd WATERS
2. RJ HAMSHIRE
3. Luke CLOUT
4. Robbie MARSHALL
5. Daniel HERRLEIN
6. Nick SCHMIDT
7. Boyd HOCKING
8. Nicholas BRESSAN
9. Jono KRUSIC
10. Joshua BELL

SX1 Superpole (results only):
1. Jason Anderson 30.890s
2. Justin Brayton 31.109s
3. Dean Wilson 31.617s
4. Dan Reardon 32.255s
5. Dean Ferris 32.437s
6. Joel Wightman 33.220s

SX2 final:
It was supercross revelation Todd who was victorious in night one of AUS-X Open, taking charge of the SX2 championship and making it back-to-back round wins. Todd led from the outset, but was taken by Richardson who took the Shannons Shortcut first, only to retaliate one lap later to reclaim position. That was where he stayed for the remainder of the 15-lap duration, winning by 3.286s ahead of Blose, who used the whoop bypass to make a move on Richardson but wasn’t able to pass Todd. Despite a last lap crash – and another once he cross the finish – Richardson wound up third, comfortably ahead of Wilson and Stapleton, as they were the final riders on the lead lap.

1. Wilson TODD
2. Chris BLOSE
3. Jackson RICHARDSON
4. Jay WILSON
5. Geran STAPLETON
6. Dylan WILLS
7. Bailey MALKIEWICZ
8. Jye ROBERTS
9. John PRUTTI
10. Cooper POZNIAK
11. Taylor POTTER
12. Nick SUTHERLAND

2-Stroke Showdown (results only):
1. Ricky Carmichael
2. Ronnie Mac

SX1 final:
An intense SX1 class main event saw Wilson return to the top of the podium in a Rockstar Energy Husqvarna 1-2, but he had to work for it throughout the 20-lap final. It was Australian rookie Crawford who took the hole-shot and led the opening five laps after capitalising on the Shannons Shortcut and stretching a lead, before teammate Reardon took charge on the sixth lap. He controlled the race for the next five laps, until Wilson made the pass directly after the whoops and that was where he remained. From behind though, after going down in the first turn, Anderson charged to second after moving by Reardon in the closing laps. Behind the podium trio, Mosig put up a solid fight for fourth, while Ferris edged Crawford for fifth. Next came Long in his first AUS-X Open appearance as the final rider to make the entire 20 laps. It was a difficult final for Brayton, who also went down in the first turn, eventually going a lap down and only crossing the line in P7. Still, in the standings, he leads by 10 points from Ferris, with Reardon a further six in arrears in third.

1. Dean WILSON
2. Jason ANDERSON
3. Daniel REARDON
4. Kade MOSIG
5. Dean FERRIS
6. Nathan CRAWFORD
7. Dylan LONG
8. Justin BRAYTON
9. Jesse DOBSON
10. Todd WATERS
11. RJ HAMSHIRE
12. Joel WIGHTMAN

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