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2021 East Coast MX: Round 1 Recap

3 months ago | Words: East Coast MX / Michel Constantinou | Photos: MX Photo

Luke Clout and Rhys Budd dominated Maitland at the re-scheduled Rnd1 of the East Coast MX Series last weekend. Both Yamaha riders won all four motos in their respective classes to take the championship lead.

In the MX Open CDR Yamaha Luke Clout was on point in the starts, checking out early every race winning by a considerable margin. Rhys Budd was impressive in the MX Open on his YZ250F against the bigger 450 machines, coming in second to Clout in the first 3 motos and a 3rd in the final moto with Dylan Wills finishing just in front of him, but a DNF in the second moto cost Wills the overall podium.

In the 250 class, Rhys Budd also got out front early every race and won convincingly however GASGAS rider Blake Fox did shadow Budd with the two riders pulling out more than 40 seconds on the rest of the field. Although Budd had little extra pace on Fox, it looked like Fox treated the event as a training exercise slotting in behind Budd every race to try and learn his pace in preparation for ProMX at Maitland in June.

Blake Bohannon won both the 7-8 50cc and 65cc classes overall winning 5 out of 6 races but was denied a race win in the second 50cc race by Cobra rider Beau Campbell.

The riders in the 9-12 85cc class were all over the place with three different riders winning each race. The most consistent was KTM rider Nate Ebbeck who claimed the overall victory with 6-1-3 finishes, and fellow KTM rider Jack Burton coming in second overall him with 2-3-5 finishes.

Follow this link to view the full race results http://www.eastcoastmx.com.au/results/

Promoter Michel Constantinou commented, “After a difficult start to the year due to adverse weather we finally had a perfect weekend, the track was the best I’ve ever seen it, it was rough and rutted but we had great feedback from everyone about the conditions.”

The next round of East Coast MX will be on June, 19-20 in Port Macquarie.

Congratulations to the winners of East Coast MX in Maitland.

ClassNumberRiderMakeSponsors
7 to 8 50cc Div 262Bohannon, BlakeHSQ 
7 to 8 65cc62Bohannon, BlakeHSQ 
9 to 11 65cc125Davy, HeathYAMYAMAHA, LUSTY INDUSTRUIES, MCD RACING, MOTO KIT, MOTOMUCK
9 to 11 85cc999Ebbeck, NateKTMT&N EARTHWORKS  BEST MODE SUPPLEMENTS
12 to 15 85cc20Kingsford, KaydYAMYAMAHA GYTR JUNIOR RACING
Junior Lites 125cc22Towill, ConnorKTMKTM NEWCASTLE, KTM AUSTRALIA, FOXRACING, WILLMAXGRAPHICS, STRIKESEATSAUS, CHRISWOODSPERFORMANCE, LUKEGEORGE101, TO_THE_EDGE_HPC, DUNLOP, KOPAMINEOFFICAL
Junior Lites 250cc 4st21Kingsford, RyderYAMYAMAHA GYTR JUNIOR RACING
MX Open4Clout, LukeYAMCDR MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA
Senior 250 Clubman664Collins, HunterKTMHV MOTORSPORT, PRO MOTO SUSPENSION, INTENT MX GEAR, MOTOREX, ALPINESTARS, INCITE GRAPHICES
Senior 250 Pro22Budd, RhysYAMYAMALUBE YAMAHA RACING
Senior 450 Clubman202Rossandich, ConnorKTMSOUTH COAST KTM MOTOREX OILS READMAN CIVIL NGC THAI BOXING REVIVE SAUNA THERAPY
Senior 450 Pro21Findanis, RyanYAMPRECISION TURBOCHARGERS , ONTWOWHEELS MOTORSPORT, YAMAHA, MCD RACING , MOTO E ELITE , ADAPT PM, ADDUSSO CONCRETE, HOSTILE HANDWEAR, MOTOKIT
30 to 39 Vets433Stadthaus, DwayneKTMREALITY DESIGNS AND SIGNS, LUSH EYEWEAR
Over 40 Vets478Balchin, JoelKTM
Senior Women788Karlsson, EmelieYAMYAMAHA MOTOR AUSTRALIA

East Coast MX would like to thank:

Series sponsors: Transmoto, KTM Australia, Yamaha Australia, Cobra Nation, Alpinestars, Alpinestars Helmets, Maxima Racing Oils, Kenda Tyres, Scalvini Racing Australia, Lindsay Civil, Teencee Graphics, Novak Signs, Lush Eyewear, Race Pace MX Coaching, MX Photo

Rnd1 Class sponsors: Sledgehammers Apparel, F1 Moto, MCD Racing, Western Sydney Shutters, Hayter’s Timber

Media crew: MX Photo, Jacob Hantis Films and Jaws211MX

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