Premier class rookies Evans and Ward complete the podium.
After earning his third-consecutive MX1 crown last weekend, CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Dean Ferris dominated proceedings at Coolum’s Pirelli MX Nationas finale, making it a perfect season of overall wins for the New South Welshman.
Ferris controlled the opening MX1 moto as he lapped up to fifth position, securing victory by a 37.406s margin. Runner-up Mitch Evans (Raceline Pirelli KTM) led from the early stages with Luke Clout (KTM Motocross Racing Team) latching on, however the number four dropped a number positions as the moto rolled on.
A spirited ride from Caleb Ward (Davey Motorsport Husqvarna) saw him overcome Brett Metcalfe (Penrite Honda Racing) with two laps to go for third, as Metcalfe’s season woes continued when his CRF450R ran out of fuel in the dying stages of the final lap.
Complete Parts Kawasaki Racing’s Rhys Carter wound up in fourth ahead of Callum Norton (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna), as the top 10 was rounded out by Clout, Zak Small (Husqvarna), Dylan Long (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha), Charlie Creech (Honda) and Joben Baldwin (Yamaha).
Clout shot-out to the lead with a mega hole-shot in the final moto of the day, although Evans quickly moved himself into P1 within a matter of corners. From outside of the top five, Ferris was leading the field in the opening stages and was unchallenged in his campaign that saw him wind up with a 34.356s advantage over a hard-charging Evans.
A strong showing from Ward in third allowed him to capture third overall behind Evans and Ferris, as Metcalfe and Norton fell into positions four and five. Concluding the top 10 was Long, Clout, Carter, Small and Creech. In the standings it was Ferris from an impressive premier class rookie Evans and Clout in third.