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Around The Grounds with Sam Hall No.7 presented by One Industries

2 years ago

Words: Sam Hall

Welcome to our brand new web-exclusive weekly column: Transmoto’s Around The Grounds with Sam Hall, presented by One Industries.

AMA Motocross

Another round of the AMA Motocross series, another Ryan Dungey Overall. The Red Bull KTM rider stormed to yet another clean sweep round this season, riding to 1-1 results at the final series outing at Lake Elsinore. The 450 champion finished the day ahead of Mike Alessi (2-2) and Broc Tickle (3-3).

In the 250 class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett was crowned series champion ahead of four possible title contenders. Following an early onslaught from Justin Barcia, Baggett took a convincing win in the opening moto. It was a similar chain of events in the second, but a poor start from Baggett allowed Barcia to hold on for the win. The eventual series champion rode his way to second to secure the crown.

In the final round of the Womens championship, it was Ashley Fiolek who defended her title from Jessica Patterson. On the day, it was Italian rider Chiara Fontanesi who basked in the spotlight with a sweep of the day’s motos.

FIM World Motocross

Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings clinched their respective MX1 and MX2 titles during the penultimate round of the World Motocross Championship over the weekend. Racing in Italy for the Grand Prix of Europe, both Cairoli and Herlings won their classes by sweeping both motos.

The championship capped a record-breaking year for Cairoli, who now sits third on the all-time Grand Prix victories winners list behind Joel Smets and Stefan Everts. Cairoli’s sixth world title equals Joel Robert’s record. Only Stefan Everts has more with 10.

Herlings clinched his first world title at the tender age of 17.

East Coast MX

Wollongong rider, Corey James, clinched the Pro Open and Pro Lites class titles in the East Coast MX series, presented by Transmoto, yesterday after strong performances at the final round in Oakdale. James sealed the Open flag with a series of dominant first-placed finishes on the fast Oakdale circuit.

In the Pro Lites category, it was Dwayne Stadthaus won took out round five honours ahead of James, who had enough series points to seal a second title. 35-year-old series organiser Michel Constantinou wound back the clock, to finish third in the Lites with 3-3-2 results.

Lenny Magyar won the final round and Overall championship for the C grade Lites division, while Jake Donaher clinched the Under 19s series. The womens final round and championship wins went to Tayla Jones.

In the juniors, Rhys Budd won the 10-13 65cc class, Michael Driscoll won the 9-12 85cc class, Dylan Heaton won the 12-16 85cc and 100-150cc Junior Lites classes and Jarrod Kelly won the Junior Lites 4 stroke class.

Upcoming Rounds

WORCS – Round 10, Honolulu Hills Taft, California, September 15-16
GNCC – Round 10, New Berlin, New York, September 15-16
Vintage MXoN, UK, September 15-16
Australasian Safari, Western Australia, September 21-29
FIM World Motocross – Rd 16, Germany, September 22-23

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