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Rutledge Wins Women's

Australian Supercross

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Australian Supercross action commenced Friday with the Under 19s, Junior Lites and Women’s championship categories contested.

X Games Women’s Moto X silver medalist Meghan Rutledge has taken opening spoils at today’s inaugural round of the EVE Women’s Supercross Championship at the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.  

The Australian rider, won two of today’s three, six-lap races to take the overall ahead of American rider Jessica Patterson and Japan’s Sayaka Kaneshiro.

“It feels great to take the overall at the first ever round of the EVE Australian Supercross Championship,” Rutledge said.

“I won the first and third race but I got a bit tangled in Race 2. I really wanted to win all three races but it wasn’t to be.”

Multiple World Women’s Motocross Champion Jessica Patterson won today’s second race and finished second to Rutledge in Race 1 and 3.


Kaneshiro (left), Patterson and Rutledge made up the podium.
Shayne Rice photo

“I had a pretty good day today,” Patterson said. “In the opening race I was still getting used to the track but in Race 2 I felt a lot more comfortable.

“The third race I wasn’t that happy with but I think it will get better as the weekend goes on.”

Australian Supercross action commenced today at the Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, with the Under 19s, Junior Lites and Women’s championship categories contested.

In the second round of the Under 19s it was series leader Jay Wilson (GYTR Yamaha) who claimed his second consecutive victory, ahead of Joel Wightman (Yamaha) and Corey James (Berry Sweet/Lucas Oil Yamaha).

Wilson won the second heat of the night before going on to dominate the first of three 12-lap main events for the weekend, winning by 27.269 seconds.

The opening four laps of the main event were led by heat one winner Jake Emanuelli (Raceline Pirelli Suzuki), however an incident relegated him to a ninth place finish.

The first Junior Lites round of the weekend was won by Brock McLeary (KTM) with 2-1-1 results, from race one winner Wilson Todd (Yamaha) and Jordan Hill (KTM).

Kawasaki’s Meghan Rutledge won two of the three six-lap Women’s races to open the inaugural championship, scoring the overall from American race two winner Jessica Patterson (Yamaha) and Japan’s Sayaka Kaneshiro (Honda).

“It feels great to take the overall at the first ever round of the EVE Australian Supercross Championship,” Rutledge said.

“I won the first and third race but I got a bit tangled in race two. I really wanted to win all three races but it wasn’t to be.”

The second round of racing across the weekend for all three categories will be contested tomorrow alongside the fourth round of the SX-Open and Lites series.

Kaneshiro (left), Patterson and Rutledge made up the podium.
Shayne Rice photo above

2013 Australian Supercross Championship
Phillip Island, Victoria

Under 19s round two results:
1. Jay WILSON
2. Joel WIGHTMAN
3. Corey JAMES
4. Izak MAULE
5. Jake DONAHER
6. Bailey COXON
7. Elijah WIESE
8. James BROWN
9. Jake EMANUELLI
10. Tim O’BRIEN
11. Jonathan KRUSIC
12. Jake KATS

Under 19s championship standings (after two of five rounds):
1. Jay WILSON 50
2. Joel WIGHTMAN 40
3. Corey JAMES 40
4. Jake EMANUELLI 34
5. Jake DONAHER 31
6 Bailey COXON 27
7. Tim O’BRIEN 24
8. Elijah WIESE 23
9. James BROWN 23
10. Izak MAULE 18
11. Jett ANDERSON 16
12. Jesse McNALLY 14
13. Jordan WATERS 11
14. Jonathan KRUSIC 10
15. Jake KATS 9
16. Izak MAULE 8

Junior Lites round two results:
1. Brock McLEARY
2. Wilson TODD
3. Jordan HILL
4. Nato CRAWFORD
5. Trent WHEATLEY
6. Ty LYNCH

Junior Lites championship standings (after two of five rounds):
1. Brock McLEARY 97
2. Wilson TODD 85
3. Jordan HILL 80
4. Nato CRAWFORD 74
5. Trent WHEATLEY 68
6. Ty LYNCH 15

Women’s round one results:
1. Meghan RUTLEDGE
2. Jessica PATTERSON
3. Sayaka KANESHIRO
4. Tamika EDWARDS
5. Kaitlyn WAKARTSCHUK
6. Maddy BROWN

Women’s championship standings (after one of three rounds):
1. Meghan RUTLEDGE 72
2. Jessica PATTERSON 67
3. Sayaka KANESHIRO 62
4. Tamika EDWARDS 54
5. Kaitlyn WAKARTSCHUK 48
6. Maddy BROWN 15

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