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Round 2 Jimboomba

Australian Supercross 2015

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The 2015 Australian Supercross Championship fired into top gear with  an action-packed round two staged in front of a capacity crowd tonight  (October 17) at Jimboomba in the heart of the Logan City Council  district of south-east Queensland.

And when a fast-paced evening of full-throttle Supercross action was  all said and done, it was local CDR Yamaha rider Dan Reardon and  visiting American Jimmy Decotis (Penrite Honda Racing) who had the  biggest smiles of all after scoring resounding victories in the SX1  and SX2 classes respectively.

For Queenslander Reardon, the Jimboomba victory tasted extra-sweet, as  it’s been three years since he raced Supercross after coming out of  retirement to race with the CDR Yamaha outfit this year.

“That feels so good to win,” enthused Reardon from atop the Jimboomba  X Stadium podium. This is pretty much a home town race for me and it was so good to see  so many people in the pits and at the track today who I’ve known for  so many years. It feels great to get a win for them; I think I’m as happy as the  fans tonight!”

Reardon’s Jimboomba win was a dominant one, the Yamaha gun comfortably  leading home NPS Kawasaki Monster Energy Racing Kawasaki rider Adam  Monea, who enjoyed a fabulous turn-around of the bad luck that dogged  him at last weekend’s opening round of the Championship in Bathurst to  finish second, while defending two-time SX1 Australian champion, Team  Motul Suzuk’s Matt Moss finished a distant third.

Third place is a result Moss is somewhat unaccustomed to, after he  went undefeated through last year’s Australian Supercross  Championship, and he won last week’s 2015 Championship opener.

But tonight Moss tasted the dirt more than once in the Final, leaving  him no option but to claw his way back onto the podium to salvage  vital Championship points from the event.

“It was one of those nights,” said Moss afterwards. I think I just tried a bit too hard and made some mistakes and paid  the price. I lost the front end and went down, and then my hand came  off the grip and I tangled with Kirk (Gibbs – KTM Motocross Racing  Team) when I was trying to come back though the field.

“That’s just how it goes sometimes, but I’ll be back: I know what I  need to work on and we’ve got two weeks to get ready for the next  round.”

Behind Reardon, Monea and Moss, the top five SX1 placings at Jimboomba  were completed by Kade Mosig (CDR Yamaha) and KTM Motocross Racing  Team rider Kirk Gibbs.

Victory in the Jimboomba round now gives Reardon the honour of running  the red plate as Championship leader in round three of the series  being held at Adelaide’s Wayville Showgrounds on October 31.

With second/first placings in the opening two rounds of the  Championship, Reardon has just outpointed Moss (first/third results)  for the Championship lead, setting up what is sure to be a classic  confrontation between the two arch rivals as the new-look 2015  Australian Supercross Championship continues.

Meanwhile in the SX2 Championship, Jimmy Decotis and his Honda Genuine  Parts and Accessories equipped Penrite Honda picked up just where they  left off at Bathurst a week ago.

While Decotis explained he took a little time to get a handle on the  Jimboomba track, which was modeled on last year’s St Louis AMA  Supercross race circuit, he certainly hit top gear in the Final and  simply motored away from the opposition to take his second straight  win and thus keep the red plate as the undisputed Championship leader.

“Yeah, I had some struggles in practice, but then everything came good  when it counted most,” said Decotis.

“A good start in the Final makes all the difference and once I got  into a rhythm I could just ride my own race and come home with the win.

“It feels awesome to get another win and to get so many cheers from  all the Australian fans. I really appreciate all their support, and I  also have to thank everyone in the Penrite Honda team, who have been  looking after me so well and have given me the best equipment.”

Behind Decotis, a pair of fast young north Queensland racers filled  the SX2 podium, with Jackson Richardson firing his Penrite Honda  Wilson MX team CRF250R to the runner-up spot, ahead of freshly signed  DPH Peter Stevens Yamaha rider Wade Hunter.

For both Richardson and Hunter, it was their first-ever trip to the  podium in a national Supercross event, and both were rapt to share the  honour.

“My plan was to get on the box tonight and after getting a good start  and riding consistently, that’s just what I did,” said Richardson, who  has spent recent seasons based in the USA contesting the AMA Pro  Racing scene as a privateer.

“It feels so great to get my first podium in a Supercross in  Australia, and to have another ‘FNQer’ up here as well is just awesome.”

As for Hunter, he was equally rapt.

“Myself and Jatz (Richardson) have been racing together since we were  five, so to share our first ever Supercross podium is just really  special,” said Hunter, who has replaced the injured Josh Cachia in the  DPH Yamaha team.

Rounding out the top five SX2 results at Jimboomba were class  favourite Luke Clout (Serco Yamaha), who had to fight his way through  the pack to finish fourth after a mid-pack start, while Geran  Stapleton brought his Penrite WIlson Honda MX machine home in fifth.

Full Jimboomba event results and Championship points standings will be  posted as soon as available on the official www.australiansupercross.com.au   web site.

The Jimboomba event was hailed as a resounding success for promoter  Scott Bannan, who was staging his first-ever national championship  meeting. But there will be no rest for Bannan and his crew, as they  will host round four of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship at  Coolum on the Queensland Sunshine Coast on November 21.

Meantime the Australian Supercross Championship now moves on to South  Australia for round three in Adelaide in October 31, where South  Aussie native Brett Metcalfe will be making a special appearance back  home from the USA to mix it up with the front runners of the SX1  Championship.

Qualifying www.fullnoise.com.au

Matt Moss  topped Qualifying at the second round of the 2015 Australian Supercross championships being held in Jimboomba, Qld. 

Team Motul Suzuki's Moss set a blistering time as the track dried out under the Queensland sun, with the championship leader using his Whoop riding skills to top the time sheets. 

CDR Yamaha's Dan Reardon was nearly a full second behind Moss, with current Australian motocross champion Kirk Gibbs posting the 3rd fastest time. 

Adam Monea and Lawson Bopping rounded out the top five. 

Sam Martin topped the second session for the SX1 class to finish 6th fastest. 

It was a tough session for both the Penrite Honda riders with both Anthony Rodriguez and Gavin Faith suffered crashes. Both riders are fine and will line up for tonights race.

 

SX1 Jimboomba Supercross -ASX Round 2 Qualifying Results
1. MATT MOSS - 47.233 
2. DANIEL REARDON - 48.033 
3. KIRK GIBBS - 48.660 
4. ADAM MONEA - 48.704 
5. LAWSON BOPPING - 48.794 
6. SAM MARTIN - 49.340 
7. DYLAN LONG - 49.524 
8. DANIEL MCCOY - 49.645 
9. ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ - 49.706 
10. LUKE STYKE - 49.821 
11. KADE MOSIG - 49.877 
12. DANIEL MCENTEE - 52.476 
13. DANNY HAM - 52.959 
14. CHRIS CAMILLERI - 53.445
15. THOMAS HILL - 01:09.398 
16. GAVIN FAITH - 01:45.425 

For Full SX1 Qualifying Results CLICK HERE

Jackson Richardson topped SX2 qualifying - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
 

In the SX2 class is was Queenaland local Jackson Richardson topping the times aboard his Penrite Honda Wilson's MX Honda CRF250, edging out Serco Yamaha's Luke Clout and Penrite OIls HOnda MX's Jimmy Decotis. 

SX2 Jimboomba Supercross -ASX Round 2 Qualifying Results
1. JACKSON RICHARDSON - 48.439 
2. LUKE CLOUT - 48.445 
3. JIMMY DECOTIS - 48.914 
4. NATHAN CRAWFORD - 49.745 
5. WADE HUNTER - 50.125 
6. LUKE ARBON - 50.337 
7. DYLAN WILLS - 50.409 
8. LEWIS WOODS - 50.504 
9. TAYLOR POTTER - 50.641 
10. GERAN STAPLETON - 51.244 
11. CALEB WARD - 51.361 
12. LUKE WILSON - 51.496 
13. KYLE WEBSTER - 51.533 
14. JAKE VELLA - 51.838 
15. JED BEATON - 52.157 
16. JACK SIMPSON - 52.682 
17. JOEL WIGHTMAN - 52.764 
18. TOMAS RAVENHORST - 52.858 
19. JESSIE MADDEN - 52.921
20. TIM VARE - 53.630 

For Full SX2 Qualifying Results CLICK HERE 

Top Image: Matt Moss continued his winning run topping qualifying as the crowd started to roll in. 

Credit: Aaryn Minerds

 
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