Big winners on day two of the annual Honda Whakatane Summercross on Sunday included Mount Maunganui’s Rhys Carter and Rotorua’s Michael Phillips.
Auckland’s Nikki Scott won the women’s class ahead of Tauranga’s Jessie Waterhouse; New Plymouth’s Mitch Rowe won the veterans’ over-45 years’ class ahead of Taupo’s Bevan Weal; Taupo’s Daniel Scrimgeour won the veterans’ 35-44 years’ class ahead of Inglewood’s Larry Blair and Taupo’s Wyatt Chase won the Youth MX class ahead of Ngatea’s Ben Broad.
In other news, Mangakino’s national MX2 champion Kayne Lamont crashed while leading the final MX2 class race of the day. After an hour delay he was airlifted to Rotorua hospital and initial reports are favourable for him. Chest X-rays and ultra-sound checks gave him an “all clear” and he will undergo further X-rays on his injured shoulder. He has a compress fracture in a vertebrae but no spinal damage.
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