Wilson (pictured here) raced the AUS-X Open in Sydney, Australia, two weeks prior to this and he then stayed in Australia for two weeks before flying straight to New Zealand for the second and final round of the new FIM Oceania Supercross Championship on November 24.
The Monster Energy S-X Open International Supercross FIM Oceania Championship was a new series for 2018 and it attracted a few top American riders including Justin Brayton, Jason Anderson (who only raced round one in Sydney), Christian Craig and Josh Hansen (who both only raced round two in Auckland), along with leading Australians such as Chad Reed, Hayden Mellross, Luke Clout, Jay Wilson and Daniel Reardon, to name a few.
In the end, it was Reed who scored an impressive unbeaten string of feature race wins in the premier SX1 class, delighting a crowd of more than 21,000 at Mt Smart Stadium.
Reed finished ahead of Mellross, with Wilson forced to accept the No.3 position at Auckland. Craig and Brayton rounded out the top five.
As for the FIM Oceania Championships, Reed won that too, finishing ahead of Wilson, Brayton, Clout and then Anderson.
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