The action was close throughout the day’s race action at this fourth and final round of the Fox-sponsored New Zealand Motocross Championships at Taupo’s Digger McEwen Motocross Park on Sunday, but Mount Maunganui’s Cooper eventually prevailed in the premier MX1 class, winning the 2019 title ahead of Australian invader Kirk Gibbs, the defending 2018 New Zealand champion from Australia.
As was probably expected, West Auckland-based former Takaka man Hamish Harwood wrapped up both the MX2 (250cc) and MX125 titles on Sunday.
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