News 19 Oct 2018

Triple Crown format a familiar setting for American Hayes

Serco Yamaha guest aiming for P1 in Port Adelaide AUS Supercross.

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American import Jacob Hayes says the Triple Crown format that was introduced last weekend at Geelong’s third round of the Australian Supercross Championship – and will continue tomorrow night in Port Adelaide – is a familiar setting to that of the now defunct AMA Arenacross Championship that he won this year.

The three 10-lap outing proved to play into the Serco Yamaha rider’s favour as he wound up second on the podium for the first time in the series, lodging a 2-4-4 scorecard.

Owen, who sits third in the SX2 championship rankings, believes he’s on the cusp of victory, and the Triple Crown format could be key to him obtaining the elusive number one spot.

“The first couple of rounds have been frustrating but I feel like things are coming together now and if I can keep my starts good, there is no reason why I can’t win races,” Hayes explained.

“The format was a busy one and a bit like some of the events we do in Arenacross back in the US so I feel comfortable doing the short back to back sprint races and that’s what we have for the remaining rounds so I’m confident I can keep the results rolling.”

The Australian Supercross Championship resumes tomorrow night for round four – the penultimate stop of the series – in Port Adelaide, South Australia.