Luke Gaisford wins his first Australian Quad MX title in Coolum
The 2011 Australian Quad Motocross Championship has been run and won, with Western Australian Luke Gaisford taking out the title at Coolum Pines on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
In a fantastic display by the 20-year-old consistency was the key, recording a podium placing in each of the five Championship races to finish nine points clear of 2010 winner Ryan Lancaster.
Luke Nixon rounded out the top three ahead of Blake Waldmann and Mitchell Van Viliet.
Clear skies and temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s greeted riders at the Coolum Pines Motocross Track, with the field of eight Championship classes making the most of the perfect conditions.
This made for some high-quality racing, with a host of Champions crowned for 2011 including James Ognenis, who claimed the 9-13 90cc-125cc title.
Joining Ognenis in the winner’s circle were Chris Bosnakis (12-16 200cc-300cc), Jemma Merrylees (12-16 200cc-300cc Girls), Sarah Moore (Women’s Open), Craig Blackburn (Veterans 35+), Pete Middleton (Veterans 45+) and Daniel Middleton (Intermediate).