🎥 Highlights: 2019 ECMX – Round 5
The final round of the 2019 East Coast MX Series finished up in Cessnock last weekend. Most of the championship leaders had a comfortable points gap going into the final round and just had to finish the day to take the win in their respective classes. But in Motocross racing anything can happen and it usually does. Honda rider Joel Wightman continued his dominance of the MX1 class cruising to victory in 4 motos. John (Ironman) Bova raced both MX1 and MX2 classes on the day and put himself on the podium in both classes and claimed the MX2 title. Josh Whitehead showed why is a contender for the MX2 championship winning the overall for the day, but 2nd in the championship. KTM rider Beau Price (7-u9 50cc) just had to finish the day to take the title, but the day belonged to Cobra rider Daniel Reddy who smoked the competition winning all 3 races. Heath Davy (7-u9 65cc) almost had a perfect season winning every race except for 1 race finishing 2nd.
The Husqvarna rider was just as dominant at the final round taking the overall win and the championship in his class. The closest finish in the championship points tally was the Clubman Lites class with points leader Lachlan Burns out injured and unable to compete in Rnd5. The top spot was up for grabs and although Kawasaki rider Kurtis Horner finished 2nd overall on the day to Jake Megaloconomos at the final round, Kurtis stole the championship by 1 point in the end with only 7 points separating the first 3 riders in the championship. Injury claimed another victim on race day, 15 years age group Junior 125cc points leader Blake Hollis (Yamaha) had a huge crash in practice and was airlifted to hospital. Fortunately, Blake is going to be ok and is now home recovering. Fellow Yamaha rider Brock Ninness has consistently been in the top 5 all year and finished 3rd overall on the day but more importantly, he managed to bring the title home.
Follow this link to view the full race results and championship standings.
Promoter Michel Constantinou commented, “First of all I want to wish all the injured riders a speedy recovery. It has been a challenging year, but we came through it all with success in the end. We couldn’t have done it without the riders and parents supporting the events, the clubs’ help and the backing from all our sponsors and the commitment from my East Coast MX Team members. Thank you all and we look forward to East Coast MX 2020.”
Congratulations to the 2019 East Coast MX Champions!