Australian Jake Moss won the night at the penultimate round of the Monster Energy Super X series in Parramatta on Saturday night but American Josh Hansen continues to lead the series standings.
Australia’s supercross twins and Rockstar Motul Suzuki team-mates, Jake and Matt Moss, both finished first in their respective classes on Saturday night as Jake took out a drama-filled Open final, while Matt was impressive all night for a dominant win in the Lites (250cc) class.
However, even with mechanical problems, Californian Hansen (Kawasaki) was able to not only survive the night creditable 1-8-2-5 placings, but he also managed to keep his lead in the championship, although his advantage has been shaved by two points, now 44 points ahead of Yamaha’s Jay Marmont.
Jake Moss finished 4-4-3-1 in the “Quad Challenge” format on Saturday night, and he remains third in the series standings, while Marmont placed 3-2-5-2.
Just one round remains, in Brisbane this coming weekend.
Hansen claimed the first of the four, six-lap races in a dominant performance leaving Scotland’s Billy Mackenzie (Kawasaki) in his first ever Super X and supercross race in second and Yamaha’s Jay Marmont third.
In the second moto Dan McCoy and Jay Marmont were neck and neck for the whole race after Hansen got stuck back in the pack at the start. McCoy managed to hold on for the win with Marmont second and Daniel Reardon in third. Hansen finished eighth with a bent gear shift that forced him to race in one gear for the entire race.
Mackenzie took the third holeshot of the night with Hansen close behind and Jake Moss third. The two Kawasaki riders were neck and neck in the final lap, but the Scot held off Hansen for the win. Moss held on for third.
Mackenzie claimed the final holeshot of the night and Hansen once again got stuck back in the pack. Mackenzie, Marmont and Moss were all within a bike length of one another up front for most of the race, until Marmont took a dive in the sand section. On the same lap Mackenzie went off the side of the track allowing Moss to pass. Mackenzie and Marmont swapped second and third places numerous times throughout the race, but it was Moss who grabbed the win with Mackenzie second and Marmont third.
Moss was first overall on a count back with Mackenzie second and Marmont third.
“It was so awesome to get the win tonight especially with Matt winning too,” said Jake Moss afterwards.
“I was riding really tight all night, but everything just came together for me in the final.”
Mackenzie was also happy with his night’s work.
“I am really happy with my result tonight and I did so much better than I ever could have expected,” said the Scotsman. “I have been training supercross for a month, but the last couple of weeks have been tough after the accident with Harley Quinlan. I was with him when it happened so riding has been hard. I had some really good starts tonight which were really important on this track because it was hard to pass.”
Jay Marmont had mixed feeling about his night.
“It’s always good to be on the podium, but I am disappointed I went down in the sand in the last race,” said Marmont. “I was leading overall before that and in a good position for the win, but at least I finished ahead of Hansen. Mossy has been gaining points on me the last couple of rounds so I really need some wins in Brisbane.”
The unforgiving Survival format featured in the Lites final and the final five lap race of five riders was down to Matt Moss, Josh Cachia, Lawson Bopping, Kade Mosig and Ford Dale, with championship leader PJ Larsen forced to withdraw with bike troubles to finish seventh.
Team-mates Lawson Bopping and Matt Moss battled for first and second at the start of the race, but shortly after Moss made the pass, Bopping collided with Cody Mackie allowing Cachia to move into second and pushing Bopping back to third.
The championship lead has now been passed back to Moss with PJ Larsen only five points behind going into the final round in Brisbane next weekend.
Young gun Dylan Long made it four wins from four in the Michelin Development Series with Jarrad Davis second and Luke Clout third.
The final round of the series will be held at QSAC stadium in Brisbane next Saturday, December 4.
OPEN class top 10 results – Round 6
1. Jake MOSS – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 18,18,20,25 TOTAL 81
2. Billy MACKENZIE – Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning: 22,12,25,22 TOTAL: 81
3. Jay MARMONT – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 20,22,16,20 TOTAL 78
4. Josh HANSEN – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki: 25,13,22,16 TOTAL 76
5. Daniel REARDON – Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing: 14,20,18,18 TOTAL 70
6. Daniel McCOY – Coastal KTM Motorex Team: 12,25,10,13 TOTAL 60
7. Jeff ALESSI – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 13,11,15,15 TOTAL 54
8. Tye SIMMONDS – JDR Motorex KTM: 15,8,14,12 TOTAL 49
9. Craig ANDERSON – Berry Sweet Honda: 16,7,6,14 TOTAL 43
10. Beau RALSTON – Coastal KTM MX Rad: 11,9,11,11 TOTAL 42
OPEN class top 10 championship standings:
1. Josh HANSEN – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki: 351
2. Jay MARMONT – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 307
3. Jake MOSS – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 275
4. Tye SIMMONDS – JDR Motorex KTM: 240
5. Daniel REARDON – Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing: 232
6. Daniel McCOY – Coastal KTM Motorex Team: 208
7. Mike ALESSI – JDR Motorex KTM: 159
8. Todd WATERS – Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 155
9. Lewis WOODS – Top Gear KTM: 150
10. Justin BRAYTON – Muscle Milk / Toyota JGRMX: 121
LITES class top 10 results – Round 6:
1. Matt MOSS – Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 25
2. Josh CACHIA – Coastal KTM MX Rad: 22
3. Lawson BOPPING – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 20
4. Kade MOSIG – Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda: 18
5. Ford DALE – Serco Yamaha: 16
6. Luke ARBON – Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning: 15
7. Adam MONEA – Serco Yamaha: 14
8. P J LARSEN – JDR Motorex KTM: 13
9. Robbie MARSHALL – Yamaha: 12
10. Joel ROELANTS – Coastal KTM MX Rad: 11
LITES class – Top 10 championship standings:
1. Matt MOSS – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 273
2. P J LARSEN – JDR Motorex KTM: 268
3. Ryan MARMONT – JDR Motorex KTM: 203
4. Cody MACKIE – Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning: 190
5. Lawson BOPPING – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 164
6. Steven CLARKE – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 156
7. Ford DALE – Serco Yamaha: 146
8. Josh CACHIA – Coastal KTM MX Rad: 145
9. Robbie MARSHALL – Yamaha: 131
10. Luke STYKE – GTYR Rockstar Yamaha: 129
Michelin Development Series top 10 results – Round 4:
1. Dylan LONG – KTM / Thor / Motorex / Michelin / One Industries: 25
2. Jarrad DAVIS – Davis Bikeworx / Motul / Fox / Alpinestar / Dunlop: 22
3. Luke CLOUT – SS Racing / MX Rad / Pirelli / Fox / Link / Rockstar: 20
4. Jake EMANUELLI – Doyle & Shields Yamaha Bairnsdale / Fox: 18
5. James BOOTH-ELLIOTT – Loose Kid Industries / Ringmaster Images: 16
6. Kurt WATERMAN – Spot On Racing / Bell / Troy Lee Designs / Dragon: 15
7. Jacob WRIGHT – Honda Jnr Development Team: 14
8. Lenny MAGYAR – Canberra Motorcycle Centre: 13
9. Jordan BIRD – Mighty Motors Suzuki: 12
10. Lincoln NICOL – Prorider Motorcycles / Factory Spec MCD / Comac: 11
Michelin Development Series – Top 10 championship standings:
1. Dylan LONG – KTM / Thor / Motorex / Michelin / One Industries: 100
2. Jake EMANUELLI – Doyle & Shields Yamaha Bairnsdale / Fox: 76
3. Jacob WRIGHT – Honda Jnr Development Team: 71
4. Luke CLOUT – SS Racing / MX Rad / Pirelli / Fox / Link / Rockstar: 67
5. Jarrad DAVIS – Davis Bikeworx / Motul / Fox / Alpinestar / Dunlop: 61
6. Kurt WATERMAN – Spot On Racing / Bell / Troy Lee Designs / Dragon: 59
7. James BOOTH-ELLIOTT – Loose Kid Industries / Ringmaster Images: 48
8. Lenny MAGYAR – Canberra Motorcycle Centre: 47
9. Lincoln NICOL – Prorider Motorcycles / Factory Spec MCD / Comac: 41
10. Dane THOMPSON – Marc Thompson Graphics: 34
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