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2018 ECMX: Round 3 Recap

5 months ago | Words: ECMX | Photos: MX Photo

Lake Macquarie was host to the third round of the East Coast MX Series with just over 350 entries for the weekend. At the midway point of the season, the championship contenders in each class are starting to establish their positions with only two rounds left. 28 riders combined MX1 and MX2 riders in four, 20 minute motos, plus lap races set up a crowd pleaser with some of the best riders in the country.

Tyler Darby put in another consistent finish with 4th place in the MX2 to hold onto the championship lead, but glory on the day went to Lakes local Jy Roberts on his Husqvarna FC250. You would think the 450 riders would have it their own way, but Roberts got the holeshot and won the first three (MX1 & MX2) races outright and also the overall win in the MX2 class, and defending MX2 National Champion Egan Mastin won the last (MX1 & MX2) race outright to finish 2nd to Roberts on the day. Corey James made his return from China with the overall win with the better finish in the final moto of the MX1 class, tying on points with MX1 championship points leader Joel Wightman.

There was also some exciting racing in the 12-u14 and 14-u16 years 85cc classes which were combined races on the day but scored separately, with Rory Fairbrother claiming overall victory with 1-1-2 finishes, extending his lead to 21 points in the 12-u14 85cc class over his next closest rival Hunter Collins, and Ben Novak winning all three races in the 14-u16 85cc class to come within seven points of championship leader Joe O’Donnell.

Congratulations to the winners of Round 3 East Coast MX at Lakes MBC.

 Class Number Rider Make Sponsors
12 to u14 85cc 2 Rory Fairbrother KTM SUTTO’S MOTOREX KTM RACING
13 u15 Junior Lites 2-stroke 25 Blake Fox KTM KTM MOTOCROSS RACING TEAM/MOTOREX/TROYLEE DESIGNS/DUNLOP/KUSTUM MX GRAPHICS/LUSTYS/MXR&D/PRO-MOTO SUSPENSION
14 to u16 85cc 70 Benny Novak KTM SUTTOS KTM MOTOREX / SRD SUSPENSION / 321 MOTORSPORT / SHOT RACING / KAPLAN HOMES
15 yr Junior Lites 2 stroke 153 Korey McMahon KTM SUTTO’S MOTOREX KTM RACING TEAM/ FINELINE FABRICATIONS/MAG WHEEL REPAIRS
+30 Vets 49 Trent Brochtrup HSQ PRO MOTO SUSPENSION/ INCITE GRAPHICS/ SINGLETON M/C/ VMK./ BOLT
7 to u9 50cc 202 Ryder Creeke COB BRETT CREEKE’S AIR CONDITIONING
7 to u9 65cc 235 Jack Burton KTM CME CONTRACTING
9 to u12 65cc 27 Seth Burchell KTM SUTTOS KTM RACING/ LKI CLOTHING/ NETWORX/ HG FENCING
9 to u12 85cc 7 Tyler Collins KTM
Clubman Lites 705 Corey Crawford KTM
Clubman Open 75 Jake Barron YAM
Junior Lites 4-stroke 153 Korey McMahon KTM SUTTO’S MOTOREX KTM RACING TEAM/ FINELINE FABRICATIONS/MAG WHEEL REPAIRS
MX1 144 Corey James SUZ
MX2 100 Jy Roberts HSQ HUSQVARNA AUSTRALIA/ MXR&D/ ALPINESTAR/ BELLHELMETS/ MOTOREX/ WILMAX/ PIRELLI/ ROCKWELL/ STRIKESEATS
Senior Women 66 Meghan Rutledge KAW KAWASAKI AUSTRALIA/ KWALA MX/ EASTCOAST SUPPLEMENTS MUDGEE/ ROCKWELL WATCHES AUSTRALIA/ RIDE MUDGEE/ LIV/ ENVY GRAFFIX/ SHOCK TREATMENT/ UNIFILTER

The East Coast MX team would like to thank:

Series sponsors:
Transmoto, Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Kawasaki, Cobra, Alpinestars, Ipone Oils, Kenda Tyres, Reddy Pipe Laying, Scott Goggles, Teencee Graphics, Lush Eyewear

Round 3 Class sponsors:
Shock Treatment, Sledgehammers Apparel, Herbalife24.


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