Suzuki’s Lawson Bopping was the hero of the hour at round four of the 2011 Monster Energy Super X series held at Maitland Oval at the weekend.
The Raceline Pirelli Suzuki team rider claimed his first ever Open class victory, while the Lites championship leader, JDR Motroex KTM’s Matt Moss, extended his hold on that championship with his penultimate round win.
JDR Motorex KTM’s Tye Simmonds won the first holeshot of the Open class Triple challenge final where riders faced three, 10-lap races. Hart and Huntington’s Chris Blose and Bopping overtook Simmonds midway through the race to push him back to third, while they battled it out for the top two places, with Blose emerging as the winner.
Yamaha’s Jay Marmont took the second holeshot and checked out in the second final for the win ahead of Bopping and Carlton Dry Thor Honda’s Todd Waters in third.
Bopping claimed the final holeshot of the night ahead of Marmont in second and Blose third. Marmont gained on Bopping each lap and eventually made the pass to take the win. Bopping held on for second and Blose was third.
Bopping won the overall and his first Open class victory leaving Marmont in second and Blose third on a count back after tying with Waters. The second place was enough for Marmont to take the overall lead of the championship for the first time this year.
“Getting this win is awesome and so good for the whole team. The track was hard and slippery by the end of the race so it was tough racing out there,” said Bopping.
Britain’s Steven Clarke took the first holeshot in the first of three eight lap final races in the Lites, but was quickly overtaken by Carlton Dry Thor Honda’s Gavin Faith, of the United States, who led the whole race to take the win with Moss second and Kim Ashkenazi third.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Dean Ferris won the second holeshot of the night and checked out for a dominant win with Moss finishing in second again and Clarke third.
The final Lites race of the night was filled with drama with Faith and Brendan Harrison both crashing in the first lap of the third final. Shortly after Clarke got caught on a tough block whilst in the lead and went flying through the air to crash out of the race with a suspected broken wrist. This allowed Moss to take the lead and win with GYTR Rockstar Yamaha’s Luke Arbon second and Ferris third.
Moss won the overall with Ferris second and Arbon third.
“Last weekend was a bit disappointing for me, but I have been doing a lot of training this week and was feeling awesome after working with my dad. I wanted to get some good starts and was able to do that and get the win. I want to thank my team JDR Motorsports and my injured brother Jake for coming out and supporting me here today,” said Moss.
Errol Willis once again dominated in the Under 19s class, Sam Martin was second and Thomas Larsen Moss third. Kurt Waterman won the Michelin Development Series with Hayden Mellross second and Billy Jackson third.
The final round of the 2011 Australasian Supercross Championship will take place at North Ipswich Stadium next Saturday November 19.
OPEN top ten results – Round 4
1. Lawson BOPPING – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki
2. JAY MARMONT – CDR Rockstar Yamaha
3. Chris BLOSE – Hart & Huntington / Insure My Ride
4. Todd WATERS – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing
5. Daniel REARDON – JDR Motorex KTM
6. Tye SIMMONDS – JDR Motorex KTM
7. Cody MACKIE – Team Axis 07 Motorsports
8. Dan MCCOY – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki
9. Billy MACKENZIE – Monster Energy Kawasaki
10. Ryan MARMONT – JDR Motorex KTM
OPEN Championship standings
1. Jay MARMONT – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 80
2. Tye SIMMONDS – JDR Motorex KTM: 75
3. Dan MCCOY – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki: 72
4. Lawson BOPPING – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 65
5. Billy MACKENZIE – Monster Energy Kawasaki: 61
6. Todd WATERS – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 56
7. Daniel REARDON – JDR Motorex KTM: 55
8. Ryan MARMONT – JDR Motorex KTM: 52
9. Chris BLOSE – Hart & Huntington / Insure My Ride: 47
10. Michael PHILLIPS – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 39
LITES top 10 results – Round 4
1. Matt MOSS – JDR Motorex KTM
2. Dean FERRIS – Monster Energy Kawasaki
3. Luke ARBON – GYTR Rockstar Yamaha
4. Gavin FAITH – Carlton Dry THOR Honda
5. Adam MONEA – Team 07 Axis Motorsport
6. Steven CLARKE – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki
7. Robbie MARSHALL – Coastal KTM
8. Luke STYKE – Serco Yamaha
9. Lucas SUTHERLAND – Suzuki
10. Nicholas SUTHERLAND – Suzuki
LITES – Top 10 Championship standings
1. Matt MOSS – JDR Motorex KTM: 93
2. Luke STYKE – Serco Yamaha: 71
3. Brendan HARRISON – JDR Motorex KTM: 70
4. Steven CLARKE – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki: 68
5. Gavin FAITH – Carlton Dry THOR Honda: 67
6. Adam MONEA – Team 07 Axis Motorsport: 57
7. Dean FERRIS – Monster Energy Kawasaki: 52
8. Luke ARBON – GYTR Rockstar Yamaha: 52
9. Robbie MARSHALL – Coastal KTM: 47
10. Kirk GIBBS – Suzuki: 37
UNDER 19s top 10 results – Round 4
1. Errol WILLIS – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki
2. Sam MARTIN
3. Thomas Larsen MOSS – Yamaha
4. Sam DUNCANSON – Yamaha
5. Geran Stapelton
6. Brayden CONSTABLE
7. Jarrad DAVIS – Yamaha
8. Tristen CACHIA – Coastal KTM, Advanti Motorex KTM, Hart & Huntington
9. Luke REARDON – KTM Motorex
10. Jack MCNEICE – Kawasaki
UNDER 19s top 10 results – Championship standings
1. Errol WILLIS – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 75
2. Geran STAPLETON – Thor Honda Smart, Breese High Performance, Dragon, 2112, BLS: 50
3. Corey LUCAS – Hart & Huntington, ONE Industries, Ringmaster, Novik, Torc 1: 48
4. Sam DUNCANSON – Yamaha: 43
5. Thomas Larsen MOSS – Yamaha: 38
6. Tristen CACHIA – Coastal KTM, Advanti Motorex KTM, Hart & Huntington: 38
7. Mitch NORRIS: 37
8. Brayden CONSTABLE: 32
9. Jarrad DAVIS – Yamaha: 30
10. Jake WILLIAMS – WPS, ECM,J-Design, Hart & Huntington: 29
Michelin Development Series top 10 results – Round 4
1. Kurt WATERMAN – Honda
2. Hayden MELLROSS – Honda Junior Development Team
3. Billy JACKSON – Yamaha Junior Racing
4. Joel WIGHTMAN – Pro-Moto Suspension, Mudgee Honda Centre
5. Lenny MAGYAR
6. Nathan CRAWFORD
7. Jake DONAHER – Honda
8. Aaron HART – JDR Moss Institute Suzuki
9. Mitchell NICHOLS – Hotondo Homes, KTM Bairnsdale
10. Miles STANLEY – Suzuki: 11
Michelin Development Series top 10 Championship standings
1. Billy JACKSON – Yamaha Junior Racing: 60
2. Hayden MELLROSS – Honda Junior Development Team: 54
3. Joel WIGHTMAN – Pro-Moto Suspension, Mudgee Honda Centre: 53
4. Kurt WATERMAN – Honda: 50
5. Lenny MAGYAR: 46
6. Joel DINSDALE – Yamaha Junior Racing: 40
7. Mitchell NICHOLS – Hotondo Homes, KTM Bairnsdale: 32
8. Aaron HART – JDR Moss Institute Suzuki: 29
9. Jake DONAHER – Honda: 28
10. Jordan NOLES – Honda: 26