It will feature a second-to-none line-up of Australian supercross and motocross Legends Parade presented by Motorcycling Australia and Troy Bayliss Events
The November 9 event, sponsiored by Yamaha, will see the Legends Parade featuring Illawarra local and Australian dirt bike champions Anthony Gunter (3 x Mr Motocross), Jay Marmont (8 x Australian Champion) Ryan Marmont (4 x Australian Champion) and accompanied by Motocross and Supercross royalty Craig Dack, Stephen Gall and one of Australia’s most recent Champions, Dean Ferris (3x Motocross Champion), making it five decades worth of Champions (70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and 10’s) .
True fans of the sport will remember the fierce battles that guys like Gunter, Dack and Gall had.
Often referred to as the golden era, the Mr Motocross titles were the most coveted prize on offer and between the names above have collected 11 of the 16 titles. (Dack 4, Gall 4, Gunter 3).
“I will be riding my 1979 Mr Motocross bike, I look forward to being on the grid next to so many respected riders, Gally and I had incredible rivalries and to be next to him on November 9 in WIN Stadium will be something special. It’s great to see Supercross back in the Illawarra and I hope everyone comes to enjoy the atmosphere,” said Gunter.
The third round of the Australian Supercross Championship promises to me a spectacle both on and off the track and the addition of the Legends Parade is another great way for fans to enjoy a trip down Supercross/Motocross memory lane.
“To see the names Gunter, Gall, Dack and the Marmont brothers on one grid will be a chance in a lifetime, they are among the Australian riders who shaped Australian Motocross & Supercross,” said Troy Bayliss (3 X World Superbike Champion and event promoter)
“The Gunter v Gall along with Dack rivalry was huge back in the 70s-80s and early 90s and to see these legends of the sport take to the track once again will be a very special occasion. True fans of the sport can show their appreciation for the part all these Legends and Champions played in the premier years of Australia Supercross racing.” Bayliss said.
CDR Owner and champion of our sport Dack is equally as pumped to line up next to his old foe and put on a show for the fans on November 9.
“To line up alongside some of the guys from my era not to mention some of my former CDR Yamaha team racers over the past 26 years will be such a special occasion. Geelong’s appreciation laps in 2018 was such a great thrill for us riders and the fans and I hope to see thousands of Wollongong’s fans enjoy it just as much,” said Dack
Gall looks forward to being on the grid next to Gunter, two of the real pioneers of Australian supercross and motocross.
“Anthony and I were at the very start of Supercross in Australia, I retired from racing in 1990 but have been actively involved since. To see the sport continue to evolve is great to see. To be at the gates and look left and right to see riders from my era and more recent will be something special,” Gall added.
The Australian Supercross Championship is supported and sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia (MA).
Round three of the Australian Supercross Championship is proudly supported by Yamaha, Dunlop, MotorEx, Destination Wollongong, Westrac, 100%, Honda, M2R Helmets, Kawasaki, Fly Racing, Suzuki, UniFilter & Australian Motorcycle Festival.
After Wollongong, the series crosses the Tasman Sea to stage round four at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on November 16, with the championship wrapping up with round five in Melbourne (VIC) on November 30.
Multi-time New Zealand supercross champion Cody Cooper will race the premier class at the S-X Open Auckland taking on the likes of two-time AMA and defending S-X Open FIM Oceania Supercross Champion Chad Reed, 2018 AMA supercross champion Jason Anderson, 2019 AMA numbers 8 and 10, Joey Savatgy and Justin Brayton, plus many more.
ABOUT THE S-X OPEN AUCKLAND
The record-breaking success of the 2018 event was unprecedented, with a crowd of more than 22,500 fans attending Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium, making it the biggest international supercross event to ever take place on Kiwi soil.
Featuring the very best international athletes, as well as New Zealand and Australia’s best, for the second year running in New Zealand and Australia, the S-X Open FIM Oceania Supercross Championship is the most unique international supercross championship outside of the United States and it is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme with FIM Oceania status and sanctioning.
S-X Open Auckland will also form the fourth round of the Australian Supercross Championship, the first time an event in New Zealand will be a part of the Australian series, and will feature the Triple-Crown Final race format, with non-stop, high-intensity action that will have fans on the edge of their seats, for the entire duration of the event.
The 2019 Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland is proudly supported by Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development (ATEED) and Monster Energy.
Tickets to the 2019 Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland on November 16 at Mt Smart Stadium are now via Ticketmaster HERE
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