2021 EAST COAST MX: ROUND 3 RECAP
The midway point of the East Coast MX Series was a changing of the guard at Rnd3 in Port Macquarie last weekend, with many riders in championship contention unable to compete due to various reasons. Poor weather was at play again, with gale force winds on Saturday combined with intermittent rain on Saturday arvo and Sunday made for really challenging track conditions convincing some riders to withdraw from the event either not wanting to ride in the conditions or not wanting to damage their equipment.
The Moss boys were plagued with bad luck with Matt Moss going down hard in the first race whilst in the race lead of the MX Open class and did not contend the rest of the day. Jake Moss had some mechanical issues causing him to miss practise and his first race in the MX Open class. He was able to secure a 2nd place in the second moto but did not line up for the rest of the day. After winning the first 2 rounds of East Coast MX in the MX Open class CDR Yamaha rider Luke Clout was unable to attend and Rhys Budd inherited the points lead with a solid performance, but due to a mechanical problem in the final moto resulting in a DNF Budd was relegated to 5th overall for the day in the MX Open and could not race in the 250 pro class on Sunday to defend his championship lead.
KTM rider Dylan Wood claimed the overall win in the MX Open class with top 5 finishes and a win in the final moto. With Rhys Budd out of the picture Yamaha rider Brock Ninness took full advantage of the situation and won both motos in the 250 Pro class to establish himself at the top of the points table. The GYTR Yamaha Junior Team cleaned up winning almost all of the races but did take all of the overall podiums in their respective classes. Tanesha Harnett broke the gridlock with Emilie Karlsson, the 2 female competitors were tied on points coming into this round but Tanesha won 3 out of 4 motos to take the outright lead in the Senior Women class. Follow this link to view the full race results http://www.eastcoastmx.com.au/results/
Promoter Michel Constantinou commented, “Although the weather conditions were tough again the Hastings Valley did a fantastic job preparing Sunday’s track for wet weather conditions which enabled us to run the event.” The next round of East Coast MX will be on 31 August – 1 September at Dargle Farm.
Congratulations to the winners for Rnd3 of East Coast MX Series in Port Macquarie.
|7 to 8 50cc Div 2||62||Bohannon, Blake||HSQ|
|7 to 8 65cc||62||Bohannon, Blake||HSQ|
|9 to 11 65cc||125||Davy, Heath||YAM||YAMAHA, LUSTY INDUSTRUIES, MCD RACING, MOTO KIT, CRC INDUSTRIES|
|9 to 11 85cc||125||Davy, Heath||YAM||YAMAHA, LUSTY INDUSTRUIES, MCD RACING, MOTO KIT, CRC INDUSTRIES|
|12 to 15 85cc||20||Kingsford, Kayd||YAM||GYTR YAMAHA JUNIOR RACING|
|Junior Lites 125cc||21||Kingsford, Ryder||YAM||GYTR YAMAHA JUNIOR RACING|
|Junior Lites 250cc 4st||21||Kingsford, Ryder||YAM||GYTR YAMAHA JUNIOR RACING|
|MX Open||62||Wood, Dylan||KTM||KTM NEWCASTLE, CHRIS WOOD PERFORMANCE, GROMOR, LUSTY INDUSTRIES, FORMA BOOTS MOTOREX PIRELLI OAKLEY MDM RACING|
|Senior 250 Clubman||14||Steel, Cameron||YAM||POWERSPORT CENTRAL. UNIFILTER AUSTRAILA. PROMOTO SUSPENSION.|
|Senior 250 Pro||47||Ninness, Brock||YAM||CITY COAST MOTORCYCLES, GS CIVIL, THOR MX, BRIDGESTONE TYRES, PRO IMAGE GRAPHICS, COMPLETE RACING SOLUTIONS|
|Senior 450 Clubman||202||Rossandich, Connor||KTM||SOUTH COAST KTM MOTOREX OILS READMAN CIVIL NGC THAI BOXING REVIVE SAUNA THERAPY|
|Senior 450 Pro||241||Darby, Tyler||KTM||FITZPATRICK ENGINEERING, LINDSAY CIVIL, OTW|
|30 to 39 Vets||433||Stadthaus, Dwayne||KTM||REALITY DESIGNS AND SIGNS, LUSH EYEWEAR|
|Over 40 Vets||478||Balchin, Joel||KTM|
|Senior Women||49||Harnett, Tanesha||HON||HONDA GENUINE RIDE RED TEAM|
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East Coast MX would like to thank:
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
Rnd3 Class sponsors:
F1 Moto, MCD Racing, Western Sydney Shutters, Hayter’s Timber
MX Photo, Jacob Hantis Films and Jaws211MX