News 15 Sep 2018

Brayton and Wilson emerge victorious at Jimboomba opener

Fox and Taylor claim wins in junior categories at round one of AUS Supercross.

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Reigning champion Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing) earned a commanding SX1 main event victory today at Jimboomba’s opening round of the Australian Supercross Championship in Queensland.

The number one plate holder capitalised on early mistakes from his rivals to cross the line a convincing 5.260s ahead of teammate Brett Metcalfe (Penrite Honda Racing).

After overtaking early leader Jace Owen (Complete Parts Kawasaki Racing), Metcalfe stormed into the lead and looked set for victory, however a stall moments later saw him relegated down the field and forced to regain positions.

In a spirited performance, Luke Clout (KTM Motocross Racing Team) closed out the 20-lap encounter in third despite a crash at turn one, displaying incredible form as he negotiated his way through the competitive class.

The top five was rounded out by Dan Reardon (Yamaha) and Owen, while sixth through to 10th was completed by Dylan Long (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team), Jesse Dobson (KSF Racing Suzuki), Nick Sutherland (Honda), Jesse Madden (KSF Racing Suzuki) and Robbie Marshall (Honda).

Three-time motocross champion Dean Ferris (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team) suffered a heavy fall during his heat and is currently under going head and chest scans in hospital.

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In the SX2 category, Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Jay Wilson reigned supreme with a strong 4.981s advantage ahead of American import Bradley Taft (Penrite Honda Racing).

Fellow American Josh Osby (Raceline Pirelli KTM) initially led the main until he was overcome by a charging Wilson, ultimately settling into third behind Taft at the conclusion of the race.

Hayden Mellross (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) pushed through for fourth ahead of Jacob Hayes (Serco Yamaha), while the top 10 was fulfilled by Dakota Alix (KTM Motocross Racing Team), Wilson Todd (Serco Yamaha), Richie Evans (Yamalube Yamaha Racing), Dylan Wills (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna) and defending champion Jackson Richardson (CRF Honda Racing).

The Junior Lites division was taken out by Blake Fox (KTM) ahead of Jake Cuka (Yamaha) and Brandon Steel (KTM), as top honours in the 86cc class were awarded to Reid Taylor (Husqvarna) followed by Brad West (Kawasaki) and Jack Mather (KTM).

The Australian Supercross Championship will return to Queensland for round two at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, scheduled for 6 October.

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