It was another muddy supercross in Australia at the weekend, the second in as many weeks as the Monster Energy SuperX series staged round two at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.
This time is was Daniel McCoy and Matt Moss who fared best, powering their way through the slippery conditions and taking the round wins in Pro Open and Pro Lites respectively.
Track conditions were so bad that the Under 19’s class final was called off.
After a meeting involving riders and team managers, it was decided the finals would go ahead for the Pro Open and Pro Lites classes, but with a change of format, the Pro Lites class being changed from the triple header format to one 10-lap main event and the knockout format for the Pro Open class was also abandoned with the race being changed to a single 15- lap format.
With the changes to the formats made and the easing of the storm the Pro Lites riders headed to the line for their 10-lap main event.
Moss, aboard his JDR Motorex KTM, took the early lead and left the field choking on his mud to win the race by a long way over Motul Pirelli Suzuki rider Steve Clark.
Behind the leading pair, Brenden Harrison made a late race move, passing American Gavin Faith to secure his second consecutive podium finish, while Faith held on for fourth. Luke Styke rounded out the top five.
New Zealand’s Michael Phillips finished seventh in the Prom Open class in Woolongong and he is now eighth in the series standings.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Dean Ferris had a dismal night. He was running near the front of the field in the first couple of laps, but then crashed out through the tough rhythm section and was forced to pull out.
For the second round in a row it was Moss who was all smiles, extending his points lead in the championship.
The Pro Open Class got off to a hectic start with a pile up of riders in the first turn which included third-placed rider from round one Ryan Marmont.
While the downed riders untangled themselves, McCoy headed out with the early lead with Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Billy Mackenzie hot on his heels and quickly taking control of the race by passing McCoy and leading the field through the first handful of laps.
However, as a mistake saw the Kawasaki rider down in the mud with McCoy inheriting the lead with Lawson Bopping right on his back wheel.
It was not long before Bopping made his move for the lead in traffic, unfortunately for Bopping he clipped bars while attempting the pass for the lead and went down, handing McCoy a comfortable lead from Daniel Reardon.
Reardon was able to close in on McCoy in the closing stages after a couple of small bobbles by McCoy. McCoy was able to keep a cool head and prevailed in the sloppy conditions with Reardon coming in a close second.
Round three of the Monster Energy SuperX series now moves down the road to Campbelltown on Saturday, November 5.
OPEN top 10 results – Round 2:
1. Dan McCoy – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki:
2. Daniel Reardon – JDR Motorex KTM: 22
3. Jay Marmont – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 20
4. Lawson Bopping – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 18
5. Todd Waters – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 16
6. Tye Simmonds – JDR Motorex KTM: 15
7. Michael Phillips – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 14
8. Craig Anderson – Berry Sweet Lucas Oil Honda Racing 13
9. Billy Mackenzie – Monster Energy Kawasaki: 12
10. Jake Moss – CDR Rockstar Yamaha:
OPEN – Top 10 Championship standings
1. Dan McCoy – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki: 41
2. Tye Simmonds – JDR Motorex KTM: 40
3. Daniel Reardon – JDR Motorex KTM: 34
4. Billy Mackenzie – Monster Energy Kawasaki: 34
5. Jay Marmont – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 33
0 6. Ryan Marmont – JDR Motorex KTM: 30
0 7. Todd Waters – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 30
8. Michael Phillips – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 29
9. Cheyne Boyd – Carlton Dry Thor Honda Racing: 27
10. Jake Moss – CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 22
LITES top 10 results – Round 2:
1. Matt Moss – JDR Motorex KTM: 25
2. Steven Clarke – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki 22
3. Brendan Harrison – JDR Motorex KTM: 20
4. Gavin Faith – Carlton Dry THOR Honda 18
5. Luke Styke – Serco Yamaha: 16
6. Luke Arbon – GYTR Rockstar Yamaha – 15
7. Adam Monea – Team 07 Axis Motorsport: 14
8. Casey Turner – Mega Motorcycles – 13
9. Matt Ryan – Scrivens Racing: 12
10. Keiron Hall – Axis 07 Motorsports:
LITES – Top 10 Championship standings
1. Matt MOSS – JDR Motorex KTM: 50
2. Brendan HARRISON – JDR Motorex KTM: 40
3. Luke STYKE – Serco Yamaha: 38
4. Steven CLARKE – Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki: 37
5. Adam MONEA – Team 07 Axis Motorsport: 28
6. Gavin FAITH – Carlton Dry THOR Honda: 27
7. Casey TURNER – Suzuki: 25
8. Kirk GIBBS – Serco Yamaha: 22
9. Matt RYAN – Scrivens Racing: 20
10. Luke ARBON – GYTR Rockstar Yamaha: 20
UNDER 19s top 10 results – Round 1 / Championship standings
1. Errol WILLIS – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 25
2. Joey SAVAGTY – Raceline Pirelli Suzuki: 22
3. Matthew PHILLIPS – Ballards Offroad Yamaha: 20
4. Corey LUCAS – Hart & Huntington, ONE Industries, Ringmaster, Novik, Torc 1: 18
5. Geran STAPLETON – Thor Honda Smart, Breese High Performance, Dragon, 2112, BLS: 16
6. Jake WILLIAMS – WPS, ECM,J-Design, Hart & Huntington:15
7. Jay WILSON – Coastal KTM, Avanti, Motorex: 14
8. Tristen CACHIA – Coastal KTM, Advanti Motorex KTM, Hart & Huntington:13
9. Jarrad DAVIS – Fox, Dunlop, Motul, Davis Bikeworx, Alpinestar: 12
10. Kale MAKEHAM – The Collective, JDR Moss Institute Suzuki, EBT, Thor, One World: 11
Michelin Development Series top 10 results – Round 1 / Championship standings
1. Blake BLACKWELL – Blackwell Bros Excavation,City Coast MC: 25
2. Billy JACKSON – Yamaha Junior Racing:22
3. Joel WIGHTMAN – Pro-Moto Suspension, Mudgee Honda Centre:20
4. Timothy O’BRIEN – Graham Rye Kawasaki: 18
5. Jordan NOLES – Honda: 16
6. Joel DINSDALE – Yamaha Junior Racing: 15
7. Lenny MAGYAR: 14
8. Damon HILL – Yamaha Junior Racing: 13
9. Scott MANN – GMR Motorex KTM: 12
10. Nathan DENNY – Wodonga KTM: 11