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Vital MX Daily: 8/27/12

DIRT WURX USA Builds MX Track for Craig Morgan’s 6th Annual Charity Weekend

DIRT WURX USA dispatches a crew for the annual charity motocross ride, concert & sporting clay shoot for the Craig Morgan Charity Fund

MONROE, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2012) – DIRT WUX USA’s ace operators Chris Blankenship and Kory Christensen boarded the DW USA mobile supercross rig and headed down to Tennessee this past week to lend the company’s motocross track building expertise to famed country and western singer Craig Morgan’s 6th annual Charity Motocross Ride, concert and Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit “Billy’s Place,” a welcoming home founded by Morgan to assist temporarily displaced children.
Joined by pro motocrossers, including Kevin Windham, and FMX star “Cowboy” Kenny Bartram, DIRT WURX USA – with the help of Ryan Foley (Foley CAT) and Thompson Machinery out of Nashville – tuned up Morton’s existing MX track, and added a number of advanced obstacles including a massive triple and couple other big jumps for the pros to show off on.

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“Year-after-year I am blown away by the support for this event from our celebrity friends and the Dickson and Middle Tennessee communities,” says Morgan. “I am so proud of the amount of money raised to help the children and families in this area and am already looking forward to our 7th annual event next summer.”

Added DIRT WURX USA boss Rich Winkler: “Windham got us involved with this event a few years ago and we’ve been back every year to help out Craig Morgan with this worthy cause. This year DIRT WURX USA upped the ante and brought our traveling supercross rig down to the event, and it became the centerpiece of the motocross portion of the weekend. All the pros, including Windham and Bartram, were pitting out of the DIRT WURX USA rig and using it as a home base of sorts all week. Definitely a good time was had by everyone involved and we were pumped as a company to step up and lend a hand to this great event.”

Joining Windham at Bartram, along with Blankenship and Christensen at the DIRT WURX USA rig were off-road stars Destry Abbott, Fred Andrews and Randy Hawkins. The event raised more than $73,000 for Billy’s Place. Keep an eye out on the Outdoor Channel in the coming months for some highlights of the event to appear on “Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors,” airing on Sunday nights throughout the year.

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Rumor: Husqvarna Withdraws from MX2 GP Action?

The gang over at http://fr.motocrossmag.be have an article up on their site suggesting that Husky may be stepping out of MX2 GP action (http://fr.motocrossmag.be/index.php/2012/08/motocross-mxgp-husqvarna-se-retire-du-mondial-mx2/). Our pal Google Translate helped us out, and the article read...

"Husqvarna withdraws from world championship motocross MX2 at the end of this season. According to our sources, BMW, brand owner, would invest the budget in the World MX2 world championship enduro. After two seasons in the paddock MXGP the manufacturer Varese would take therefore (temporarily?) A line on the motocross world."

"Ilario Ricci, owner of the team, is currently in negotiations with two other manufacturers to allow the team to continue the Ricci Racing MX2 adventure. As for drivers, it is assumed that Lupino roll next year with Kawasaki, our compatriot Nick Triest Ricci could stay home but nothing is decided now. To be continued..."

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Australian MX: Cachia Claims Coolum MX2 win for JDR/KTM, Lamont crowned MXD champion

Coolum, QLD – JDR/KTM Factory Racing’s Josh Cachia finished a fighting first overall at Coolum’s final round of the MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast over the weekend, 25-26 August.

Cachia was relentless in his final battle for the 2012 MX2 title, picking up his third overall victory of the season aboard the 250 SX-F. The 20-year-old won motos one and three, but stalled while leading the second moto of the weekend.

With those results, Cachia fell short of the title by just six points after entering the weekend 28 in arrears of the lead. Following a breakthrough season, the popular Victorian will now set his sights on contesting the final round of American Motocross in two weeks time.

“I did all I could do,” Cachia commented. “I came out here to win and I did win – I hung it out because that’s what I had to do. I didn’t get all three wins, but I got two wins and one second when I stalled the bike. I’m just happy with the year I’ve had. I get to come out here and race pretty much all my friends, so it’s mad to be part of the motocross family that I’m a part of. I love it and wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Cachia’s teammate in the MX2 division, Ryan Marmont, was ninth overall at Coolum as he continues his comeback from injury that forced him out of rounds four through eight. Marmont concluded his season with 10-8-9 finishes at the finale.

JDR/KTM Factory Racing MX1 contender Dan Reardon was 15th overall at Coolum following a troublesome final round, which capped off the retiring 2007 series champion’s national motocross career. Reardon was eighth in moto one and 15th in moto two, but finished out of the points in the final moto.

“The main point of this weekend was to finish up with a smile on my face,” Reardon said. “It’s been a magic career, lots of ups and a lot of downs, but I couldn’t have done it without all of the important people’s support. I’m very, very grateful to have been able to do what I have and I’ve met a lot of great people. It’s nice to finish off nice and healthy, strong and ready to jump into a new career path. Today itself didn’t go as plan, but like I said it was more about the feeling itself and I always have a good time at Coolum.”

KTM rising star Kayne Lamont won his first Australian championship in the MX Development category for Under 19s riders, riding the race-proven 250 SX two-stroke. Lamont was second overall at Coolum with 3-2-6 results, celebrating the title win at the conclusion of moto two.

“It was a good day, the sand was tough, but I came away with the championship so that’s really good,” Lamont said. “I’m pretty stoked to come away with this title in Australia, so hopefully I can come back next year in the Lites (MX2).”

Choice Motorsports KTM’s Dylan Long did all he could to challenge Lamont for the title with the overall round win at Coolum, but had to settle for second in the series on the 250 SX-F. Long won motos one and three, with a fourth in the second moto of the weekend.

American development rider Michael Sleeter made a guest appearance at Coolum in the KTM 2 Stroke National and 30-39 Veterans classes, picking up multiple moto wins for sixth and third positions overall respectively aboard a 250 SX.

For additional information on the JDR/KTM Factory Racing team, visit www.jdrmotorsports.com.au or check the team out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jdrmotorsports.

Visit www.ktm.com.au on the web for further information on KTM Australia, as well as KTM’s full model line-up of off-road and road motorcycles available for 2012. KTM Australia is also available on Facebook via www.facebook.com/ktmaustralia.

2012 MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship
Round 10 – Coolum, QLD

MX1 Overall Results:
1. Todd Waters 72
2. Josh Coppins 69
3. Cody Cooper 60
4. Brad Anderson 46
5. Dean Porter 43
6. Jay Marmont 42
7. Billy Mackenzie 42
8. Daniel McCoy 40
9. Lawson Bopping 37
10. Jake Moss 36
15. Dan Reardon (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 19

MX2 Overall Results:
1. Josh Cachia (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 72
2. Luke Styke 69
3. Kade Mosig 52
4. Ford Dale 50
5. Cheyne Boyd 45
6. Brock Winston 44
7. Scott Columb 42
8. Kirk Gibbs 40
9. Ryan Marmont (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 36
10. Justin McDonald 32

MXD Overall Results:
1. Dylan Long (KTM) 68
2. Kayne Lamont (KTM) 57
3. Sam Martin 52
4. Jay Wilson 47
5. Mitch Norris 46
6. Kale Makeham (KTM) 46
7. Wade Hunter 46
8. Dylan Leary 44
9. Luke Clout 44
10. Daniel Banks (KTM) 33

MX1 Championship Standings (after 10 of 10 rounds):
1. Josh Coppins 618
2. Todd Waters 607
3. Cody Cooper 509
4. Brad Anderson 509
5. Lawson Bopping 506
6. Jay Marmont 374
7. Jake Moss 347
8. Dean Porter 331
9. Daniel McCoy 329
10. Dan Reardon (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 320

MX2 Championship Standings (after 10 of 10 rounds):
1. Ford Dale 571
2. Luke Styke 569
3. Josh Cachia (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 565
4. Kade Mosig 499
5. Kirk Gibbs 441
6. Cheyne Boyd 411
7. Adam Monea 409
8. Scott Columb 360
9. Justin McDonald 320
10. Lewis Woods 306
16. Ryan Marmont (JDR/KTM Factory Racing) 149

MXD Championship Standings (after 9 of 9 rounds):
1. Kayne Lamont (KTM) 521
2. Dylan Long (KTM) 500
3. Dylan Leary 462
4. Jay Wilson 439
5. Kale Makeham (KTM) 428
6. Sam Martin 411
7. Mitch Norris 322
8. Wade Hunter 268
9. Joel Milesevic (KTM) 230
10. Mitch Budd 201

Belgian Motocross Championship, Round Four

CLASSIFICATION ORP-LE-GRAND 1. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 72p, 2. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki),60p, 3. Shaun Simpson (ENG, Yamaha), 58p, 4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 55p, 5. Davide Guarneri (ITA, KTM), 52p, 6. Marvin van Daele (BEL, Kawasaki), 42p, 7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 40p, 8. Jurgen van Nooten (BEL, KTM), 37p, 9. Yentel Martens (BEL, Kawasaki), 25p, 10. Yerki Janvier (BEL, Yamaha), 25p

RADSON TROPHY STANDINGS AFTER 4 ROUNDS 1. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Red Bull-KTM), 264p, 2. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki),225p, 3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, KTM), 183p, 4. Jurgen van Nooten (BEL, KTM), 140p, 5. Manuel Priem (BEL, Yamaha), 116p, 6. Yentel Martens (BEL, Kawasaki), 108p, 7. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 99p, 8. Marvin van Daele (BEL, Kawasaki), 97p, 9. Shaun Simpson (ENG, Yamaha), 96p, 10. Yerki Janvier (BEL, Yamaha), 93p

2012 Monster Energy FIM Junior MX World Champions Crowned in Sevlievo

SEVLIEVO (Bulgaria), 26 August 2012 – The Gorna Rositza track hosted today the ninth edition of the Monster Energy FIM Junior Motocross World Champion and Caleb Grothues from Australia, Brian Hsu from Germany and Tim Gajser from Slovenia became the 2012 FIM 65cc, 85cc and 125cc Junior World Champions respectively. Team The Netherlands was on the top of the podium this weekend as the winning team of this year’s edition thanks to their consistent results, team Italy was second and Team USA completed the top three.

From left to right: Marcel Hartman, Brian Hsu, Caleb Grothues and Tim Gajser

125cc
KTM Silver Action’s Tim Gajser did two fantastic races today and he was crowned the 2012 Monster Energy FIM Junior Motocross World Champion after winning both motos. In the first race the Slovenian rider had a good start and he rode second during the opening lap, but he quickly overtook Simone Furlotti and dominated the moto until the chequered flag. The second heat was not that easy for Gajser, who could not start at the front and had some difficulties to overtake Italians Furlotti and Bonini. Besides, Gajser admitted that he had some problems with the rear brake during the second heat, but in the end he managed to win the race and also the World Title.

Team Castellari’s Simone Furlotti rode really well today and thanks to his solid 2-2 result the Italian received the FIM silver medal and his result helped Team Italy to qualify second in the Nations classification. In both heats Furlotti started at the front, but whereas in the first moto Gajser easily overtook him, in the second one the Italian hold the lead until the very last laps of the final race.

KSM Racing Team’s Pauls Jonass, who was the FIM 85cc Junior World Champion last year, proved his incredible talent today in Sevlievo finishing on the third step of the podium in his first year in the 125cc class. At some point of the first heat, the Latvian was really close to overtake Furlotti for the second position, but in the end Jonass finished third. In the second race Jonass did not have a good start, but he succeeded in crossing the finish line fifth and obtained the overall third result.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Jorge Zaragoza, who obtained the pole yesterday, missed the podium for just three points today. The Spanish rider did not have a good start in the first race, as he was blocked in the first corner, and he had to fight really hard from his initial twelfth position to cross the finish line sixth. Zaragoza was exhausted after the race, but he gave it all to be fourth in the final moto and finish fourth of the championship.

HM Plant KTM UK’s James Dunn had a difficult first race because he crashed in the first corner and had to fight from the back of the pack to cross the finish line tenth. Things started much better for the British rider in the second moto and thanks to his third well deserved position Dunn finished fifth overall of the championship.

Vaclav Kovar from the Czech Republic had two really good starts – he took the holeshot of the second race – but he crashed in both heats while he was riding with the top five riders. In the end Kovar finished sixth overall thanks to his 7-6 result.
Calvin Vlaander from the Netherlands was seventh, ahead of South African Nicholas Adams, and Danish Tomas Olsen and Hamish Harwood from New Zealand completed the top ten.

American riders Jarec Balkovic and Jordon Smith were touched by bad luck in the first race as both got a DNF; while Smith got some green fence stuck in his rear wheel, Balkovic got a mechanical problem, so both had to pull out from race one. In the second heat they could not do that well either and they were twelfth and sixteenth respectively. Smith finished eighteenth overall and Balkovic twentieth.

Italian Davide Bonini did not have a good start in the first race and he finished ninth, but his performance in race two should be stood out because he managed to ride second most of the heat. Unfortunately, Bonini crashed in the last minutes of the race and the moto was over for the Italian.

125cc Race 1 top ten: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), 29:23.106; 2. Simone Furlotti (ITA, Suzuki), +0:09.308; 3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:13.246; 4. Hector Rodriguez (VEN, Yamaha), +0:15.427; 5. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), +0:24.233; 6. Jorge Zaragoza Beltran (ESP, Suzuki), +0:25.575; 7. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, KTM), +0:29.911; 8. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, KTM), +0:32.281; 9. Davide Bonini (ITA, KTM), +0:37.933; 10. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), +0:41.970;

125cc Race 2 top ten: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), 30:15.807; 2. Simone Furlotti (ITA, Suzuki), +0:04.785; 3. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), +0:05.103; 4. Jorge Zaragoza Beltran (ESP, Suzuki), +0:21.755; 5. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:29.360; 6. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, KTM), +0:32.480; 7. Nicholas Adams (RSA, KTM), +0:36.009; 8. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +0:42.018; 9. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Yamaha), +0:44.845; 10. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, KTM), +0:47.391;

125cc Overall/Championship top ten: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), 50 points; 2. Simone Furlotti (ITA, Suzuki), 44 p.; 3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 36 p.; 4. Jorge Zaragoza Beltran (ESP, Suzuki), 33 p.; 5. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), 31 p.; 6. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, KTM), 29 p.; 7. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, KTM), 24 p.; 8. Nicholas Adams (RSA, KTM), 23 p.; 9. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Yamaha), 19 p.; 10. Hamish Harwood (NZL, KTM), 18 p.;

125cc Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 50 points; 2. Suzuki, 44 p.; 3. Yamaha, 30 p.; 4. unknown, 5 p.; 5. Kawasaki, 0 p.;

85cc
Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Brian Hsu was proclaimed the 2012 FIM 85cc World Champion after finishing 3-1 in today’s races. The German rider admitted that he was not expecting to finish on the podium this weekend, especially because he was sick and he felt really weak before the races started. However, Hsu gave all his best to finish third in the first race and in the second one he was the first one to reach the first corner and from then on it was him dominating the heat.

The second overall position was for Team Green Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner, who finished tight in points with Hsu and he actually lost the Title in the last metres of the second race. After winning the first heat, Forkner did not have a really good start in the second race, but lap after lap he was recovering some positions. In the last laps, the American exchanged the second position with home rider Ivan Petrov, and Forkner was second in the last lap, as well as the virtual 85cc World Champion, but his bike started to fail and the American lost one position when he was approaching the finish jump.

Current 85cc European Champion Davy Pootjes admitted that he struggled a little bit with the demanding track of Sevlievo, but his 2-5 result gave him the third overall position in the championship. The Dutch rider starred in a dogfight for the second place with American Forkner in the first race, but once the American overtook him, Pootjes decided to ride safe and while Forkner was winning the race, Pootjes crossed the finish line second. The Dutch rider did his best in the final moto, but he was only able to finish fifth.

Home rider Ivan Petrov made the crowd go crazy especially in the second race when he was fighting with Forkner for the second position. In the end, Petrov crossed the finish line second in front of the American, but his ninth position in the first race made him finish fourth overall.

Italian Tomas Ragadini completed the top five of the 85cc class; Ragadini was sixth in the first race, but in the second one he had a really good start and at some point he was fighting for the second position. Finally, Ragadini crossed the finish line in a solid fourth place, which gave him the fifth overall position.

2010 FIM 65cc Junior World Champion Jake Pinhancos had an excellent start in race one and after taking the holeshot he opened a comfortable gap in the lead. Unfortunately, the American had some mechanical problems and he started dropping positions; in the end the American succeeded to cross the finish line in the fourth position. In the second race he did not start that well and Pinhancos was seventh, which gave him the overall sixth position.

Bradley Cox from South Africa finished seventh, and Italian Filippo Zonta and Australian Mitchel Evans were eighth and ninth respectively.

British Conrad Mewse got stuck in the starting gate in race one and had to give it all to finish twelfth. In the second heat Mewse was once again twelfth and he obtained a final tenth position.

85cc Race 1 top ten: 1. Austin Forkner (USA, Kawasaki), 24:51.527; 2. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), +0:03.906; 3. Brian Hsu (GER, Suzuki), +0:25.259; 4. Jake Pinhancos (USA, Suzuki), +0:44.205; 5. Dovydas Karka (LTU, KTM), +0:46.098; 6. Tomas Ragadini (ITA, KTM), +0:46.750; 7. Enzo Lopes (BRA, KTM), +0:54.786; 8. Bradley Cox (RSA, KTM), +0:59.489; 9. Ivan Petrov (BUL, KTM), +0:59.759; 10. Lorenzo Camporese (ITA, KTM), +1:06.269;

85cc Race 2 top ten: 1. Brian Hsu (GER, Suzuki), 25:28.533; 2. Ivan Petrov (BUL, KTM), +0:15.466; 3. Austin Forkner (USA, Kawasaki), +0:18.148; 4. Tomas Ragadini (ITA, KTM), +0:20.216; 5. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), +0:24.296; 6. Paolo Ricciutelli (ITA, KTM), +0:29.572; 7. Jake Pinhancos (USA, Suzuki), +0:31.970; 8. Filippo Zonta (ITA, KTM), +0:33.393; 9. Mitchell Evans (AUS, KTM), +0:45.869; 10. Bradley Cox (RSA, KTM), +0:50.398;

85cc Overall/Championship top ten: 1. Brian Hsu (GER, Suzuki), 45 points; 2. Austin Forkner (USA, Kawasaki), 45 p.; 3. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), 38 p.; 4. Ivan Petrov (BUL, KTM), 34 p.; 5. Tomas Ragadini (ITA, KTM), 33 p.; 6. Jake Pinhancos (USA, Suzuki), 32 p.; 7. Bradley Cox (RSA, KTM), 24 p.; 8. Filippo Zonta (ITA, KTM), 23 p.; 9. Mitchell Evans (AUS, KTM), 18 p.; 10. Conrad Mewse (GBR, KTM), 18 p.;

85cc Manufacturers: 1. Suzuki, 45 points; 2. Kawasaki, 45 p.; 3. KTM, 44 p.;

65cc
Australian Caleb Grothues was the clear dominant of the 65cc class after winning both heats with superb authority. Grothues won the first race with almost twelve seconds advantage over second qualified Raivo Dankers, and in the second race the Australian was also able to open a comfortable gap with his pursuers and cross the finish line seven seconds ahead Slovenian Luka Milec, who finished seventh overall, as he was only fourteenth in the first race.

The second overall place was for another Australian, Riley Dukes, who succeeded in finishing third in both heats. The big surprise of the day in the 65cc class was the young talent from Romania Robert Tompa, who completed the top three thanks to his consistent 4-5 result.

American Conner Mullennix was fourth and Russian Timur Petrashin completed the top five.
Xylian Ramella, current 65cc European Champion, did not have really good starts today. Besides, in the first race he crashed in the last lap when he was fighting for the second place and he could only finish fifth. In the second moto Ramella was only able to end eleventh, which gave him the overall tenth position.

65cc Race 1 top ten: 1. Caleb Grothues (AUS, KTM), 16:27.425; 2. Raivo Dankers (NED, KTM), +0:11.841; 3. Riley Dukes (AUS, KTM), +0:18.231; 4. Robert-Crisztian Tompa (ROU, KTM), +0:20.263; 5. Xylian Ramella (SUI, KTM), +0:23.432; 6. Timur Petrashin (RUS, Kawasaki), +0:39.816; 7. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:40.794; 8. Conner Mullennix (USA, KTM), +0:45.986; 9. Dmytro Chernov (UKR, KTM), +0:47.756; 10. Raf Meuwissen (NED, KTM), +0:55.163;

65cc Race 2 top ten: 1. Caleb Grothues (AUS, KTM), 16:08.790; 2. Luka Milec (SLO, KTM), +0:07.467; 3. Riley Dukes (AUS, KTM), +0:11.840; 4. Conner Mullennix (USA, KTM), +0:14.575; 5. Robert-Crisztian Tompa (ROU, KTM), +0:16.302; 6. Timur Petrashin (RUS, Kawasaki), +0:31.143; 7. Dmytro Chernov (UKR, KTM), +0:43.680; 8. Petr Polak (CZE, KTM), +0:46.579; 9. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:48.160; 10. Alessandro Facca (ITA, KTM), +0:52.194;

65cc Overall/Championship top ten: 1. Caleb Grothues (AUS, KTM), 50 points; 2. Riley Dukes (AUS, KTM), 40 p.; 3. Robert-Crisztian Tompa (ROU, KTM), 34 p.; 4. Conner Mullennix (USA, KTM), 31 p.; 5. Timur Petrashin (RUS, Kawasaki), 30 p.; 6. Luka Milec (SLO, KTM), 29 p.; 7. Raivo Dankers (NED, KTM), 29 p.; 8. Dmytro Chernov (UKR, KTM), 26 p.; 9. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 26 p.; 10. Xylian Ramella (SUI, KTM), 26 p.;

65cc Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 50 points; 2. Kawasaki, 30 p.;

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx
Photos of the whole event available here

Nations Overall: 1. The Netherlands, 17p; 2. Italy, 21p; 3. USA, 24p; 4. Australia, 27p; 5. South Africa, 32p; 6. Russia, 44p; 7. Czech Republic, 46p; 8. Bulgaria, 47p; 9. Latvia, 49p; 10. Lithuania, 65p.

MONSTER ENERGY FIM JUNIOR MX WORLD CHAMPIONSHP – QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1680
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 46° C
Weather conditions: sunny
Crowd attendance: 3000

The main races on Sunday have been broadcasted LIVE on the Bulgarian national TV channel BNT Bulgaria, but the highlights of the whole event, as well as behind the scenes content, will be available on MX-LIFE.TV.

By clicking here you will obtain the full schedule and coverage of the 2012 Monster Energy FIM Junior World Championship.

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Dale and Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing crowned MX2 Champions

Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing's Ford Dale has won the MX Nationals MX2 Championship after finishing fourth overall at the final round of the series at Coolum today .

Dale, who held a 21 point lead coming into the final round of the championship, took to the start gate for the final race of the day with a four point buffer after finishing the opening two moto's sixth.

The Sunshine Coast local got a good start and moved into fourth on the opening lap before the race was red-flagged due to a serious incident involving Kirk Gibbs.

Dale wasn't so fortunate on the race re-start and had his work cut out for him as he climbed his way up the order from eighth over the opening laps of the 30-minute moto.

Sitting third by mid race distance, Dale knew that once Josh Cachia had moved past Luke Styke he just had to maintain his position to seal the championship win. The Honda rider greeted the chequered flag third to clinch the title by just two points from Styke.

"This is just amazing," Dale said. "I am totally overwhelmed. I have had my fair share of ups and downs but if feels so good to finally claim this title.

"It has been an incredible journey and I couldn't have gotten here without the support of such an amazing team. I am also very fortunate to have been able to work so closely with Ben Townley, his knowledge and experience has been invaluable and while I had the pace he has certainly helped me work on my mental approach to these races.

"Today wasn't one of my best performances. Nerves certainly go the better of me in the first two races so I didn't make it easy for myself coming into the last race," he continued.

"My start was terrible and I rode quite tight over the first few laps but then I relaxed a bit and started moving up through the order. Once I saw that Josh was into the race lead I knew I just had to maintain my position to take the title.

"I am going to celebrate this win but then it will be back to testing and training ahead of the Australian Supercross Championship," Dale concluded

Teammate Brad Anderson ended the season third overall in the MX1 class but was relegated to fourth on count back. The Brit was fourth overall for the round after finishing today's three races eighth, fourth and fifth respectively

"It certainly wasn't the finish to the season I was hoping for," Anderson said.

"During the course of this season we have experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows but all-in-all it has been a great experience."

Team Principal Yarrive Konsky praised his team, acknowledging they had left no stone unturned in their title pursuit.

"I am so happy for the whole team, " Konsky said. "This championshp is a well deserved reward for everyone who put their faith in us.

"I couldn't be prouder of Ford, he has worked so hard for this over the past six years and never gave up, even when the chips were down.

"As a team, we will build on this and look forward to carrying this momentum through to the Australian Supercross Championship," he concluded.

The Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing Team will take a well-deserved break before they begin testing ahead of the opening round of the Australian Motocross Championship on Saturday October 13 in Dubbo.

Monster Energy MX Nationals MX2 Overall Results: Coolum

1. Josh Cachia 72
2. Luke Styke 69
3. Kade Mosig 52
4. Ford Dale 50
5. Cheyne Boyd 45
6. Brock Winston 44
7. Scott Columb 42
8. Kirk Gibbs 40
9. Ryan Marmont 36
10. Justin McDonald 32

Monster Energy MX Nationals MX2 Championship Standings (After Rd 10 of 10)

1. Ford Dale 571
2. Luke Styke 569
3. Josh Cachia 565
4. Kade Mosig 499
5. Kirk Gibbs 441
6. Cheyne Boyd 411
7. Adam Monea 409
8. Scott Columb 360
9. Justin McDonald 320
10. Lewis Woods 306

Monster Energy MX Nationals MX1 Overall Results: Coolum

1. Todd Waters 72
2. Josh Coppins 69
3. Cody Cooper 60
4. Brad Anderson 46
5. Dean Porter 43
6. Jay Marmont 42
7. Billy Mackenzie 42
8. Daniel McCoy 40
9. Lawson Bopping 37
10. Jake Moss 36

Monster Energy MX Nationals MX1 Championship Standings (after Rd 10 of 10)

1. Josh Coppins 618
2. Todd Waters 607
3. Cody Cooper 509
4. Brad Anderson 509
5. Lawson Bopping 506
6. Jay Marmont 374
7. Jake Moss 347
8. Dean Porter 331
9. Daniel McCoy 329
10. Dan Reardon 320


Ford Dale in action at Coolum.

Dale celebrates after the race.

Brad Anderson in action at Coolum.

Images courtesy of Simon Makker/Makkreative.


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Ricky Carmichael University at Lake Elsinore

If you've watched with envy as the East Coast guys have enjoyed the RCU at Daytona, now's your chance. Besides RC, instructors include Jeff Emig, Jeff Stanton, Mrs. Carmichael and the newest member of the team Johnny O'Mara. Registration information can be found here.

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