Milner & Sanders claim wins at AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Luke Styke and Lyndon Snodgrass share E1 wins

Images by John Pearson Media

In typical Queensland fashion, Round 1 of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) kicked off in steamy conditions, with temperatures reaching into the mid-thirties, alongside dry, dusty conditions.

A new highly technical WR 450 Track pushed the world-class line-up from start to finish as they fought for podium real estate, with Daniel Milner quickest on track for Round 1.

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Daniel Milner

With the completion of Day 1 (Round 1) Luke Styke claimed the E1 victory, Daniel Milner took out E2, Daniel Sanders claimed E3 and newcomer to the Senior category Kyron Bacon won EJ.

On Day 2 (Round 2) of the AORC, Toowoomba’s temperatures and dry conditions put the world class line-up to a final test. With the sun beating down competitors tackled a new Off-Road Advantage Track that demanded strong technical skill.

Coming out on top after the three tests was Lyndon Snodgrass for E1, Daniel Milner for E2, Daniel Sanders for E3 and Kyron Bacon for EJ.

Daniel Milner

“I gelled well with the KTM 350 EXC-F this weekend and it’s an unbelievable package for technical terrain like we had here in Toowoomba. My weekend was awesome, I just tried to stay smooth and consistent without many mistakes, even though we did have a couple of lay-downs along the way! I think every rider did. All in all, I’m absolutely stoked with how the first two rounds have started off the series and now I’m excited for the next event.”

Daniel Sanders

“To win both days in E3 was good, especially battling up front with [Daniel] Milner for the overall, so it was a strong weekend. The Husqvarna FE 501 was definitely competitive for me and I will keep working to gain strength so I can throw it around more to make the most of it in the coming rounds. It’s been a positive start to the season and now we will look ahead from this stage in the season.”

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Daniel Sanders – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

The Junior competitors in classes J2, J3 and J4 faced a challenging Day 1 (Round 1) test on the Yamaha bLU cRU Track that forced a reliance on technical skill, with the Sprint format demanding the fastest test time every time, and proved the undeniable skill that continues to emerge from Australia’s junior Enduro talent. Upon the close of the day’s action, Billy Hargy took out the best time for J2, Campbell O’Donnell for J3 and Blake Hollis for J4.

In true Australian Junior Enduro fashion, Round 2 proved how strong the emerging Enduro talent is, racing the same bLU cRU Track as Round 1. Coming out on top for Round 2 on the bLU cRU Track was Jett Arnold for J2, Riley McGillivray for J3, and Blake Hollis for J4.

Toowoomba also greeted the Women’s, Masters, Veterans and 2-Stroke Cup, as they tackled the five tests on the nearly eight kilometre track. Coming out on top for Day 1 of the 2019 AORC season was Jessica Gardiner for the Women’s class, Kirk Hutton for the Masters, Lee Stephens for the Veterans and Adam Giles for the 2 Stroke Cup.

Over three tests on the WR 450 Track, the Round 2 titles were fought out by the Masters, Women’s, Veterans and 2 Stroke Cup classes, with the wins awarded to Jessica Gardiner for the Women’s, Kirk Hutton for the Masters, Lee Stephens for the Veterans, and Adam Giles for the 2-Stroke Cup!


E1 – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Reigning E1 Champion, Styke, maintained his place at the top of his class, achieving the fastest test times in E1 on Day 1. Styke finished ahead of Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM Enduro Racing Team) and Michael Driscoll (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) to take out the gold, with a time of 1:00:11.804.

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Luke Styke

Snodgrass continued to apply the pressure to Styke throughout the day, finishing just under 23 seconds behind the reigning Champion. Taking out the remaining spots in the top five was Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) and homegrown Australian legend, Matthew Phillips (MX Store, KTM), with a time of 1:01:27.354 and 1:03:22.590 respectively.

Arriving at the new Off-Road Advantage Track on Day 2 (Round 2), Lyndon Snodgrass came in with a point to prove. Managing the new track’s conditions alongside stifling heat, Snodgrass grappled with his bike to clinch a first place victory ahead of Round 1 Champion, Luke Styke by just over four seconds!

Lyndon Snodgrass

“Overall it was a good weekend for me! I didn’t feel super-confident in the sketchy conditions, but to get second yesterday and then win today is a good feeling and I’m really happy with the result. Riding the KTM 250 EXC-F is awesome for me, it’s really light and handles so well, which was positive for me this weekend. To get these results in such tough conditions is definitely good for the KTM Enduro Racing Team. Round 2 featured a different track that was more technical than yesterday. Coming into today I made some small changes, studied the new track extensively during yesterday’s walk, and today ended up being a lot better!”

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Lyndon Snodgrass – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Closing out the podium in third place today was Michael Driscoll, who flew ahead of his trailing competitors to clinch the final podium spot for two days running. Fraser Higlett claimed fourth for the second day in a row.

Fraser Higlett

“It was a tough weekend for me, that’s for sure. The results weren’t what I wanted, but I pushed through and scored decent points, which is good. This gives me something to work from for the rest of the year and I know where I can be if I put it all together. I did have a few good test times, but struggled with some crashes this weekend, and I hope that the next rounds are more positive in terms of results. My Husqvarna FE 250 was really solid all weekend though, so now we will look ahead to the next one.”

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Fraser Higlett – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

MX Store’s Matthew Phillips retired earlier today due to an injury.

Yamaha AORC E1 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Luke Styke 1:00:11.804
  2. Lyndon Snodgrass 1:00:44.286
  3. Michael Driscoll 1:01:12.331
  4. Fraser Higlett 1:01:27.354
  5. Matthew Phillips 1:03:22.590
  6. Jonte Reynders 1:04:10.772
  7. Seton Broomhall 1:07:58.887
  8. Lachlan Allan 1:09:14.454
  9. Kye Malone 1:11:00.681
  10. Alexander Ruloff 1:12:36.447

AORC E1 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Lyndon Snodgrass 38:03.337
  2. Luke Styke 38:07.726
  3. Michael Driscoll 38:48.957
  4. Fraser Higlett 39:09.410
  5. Jonte Reynders 40:35.042
  6. Seton Broomhall 43:43.988
  7. Lachlan Allan 44:30.347
  8. Joseph Cole 46:05.772
  9. Mackenzie Bowser 46:07.220
  10. Jarrad Vanderhor 46:15.756
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Lyndon Snodgrass on the podium with Luke Styke and Michael Driscoll – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

AORC E1 Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Lyndon SNODGRASS 47
  2. Luke STYKE 47
  3. Michael DRISCOLL 40
  4. Fraser HIGLETT 36
  5. Jonte REYNDERS 31
  6. Seton BROOMHALL 29
  7. Lachlan ALLAN 27
  8. Joseph COLE 24
  9. Mackenzie BOWSER 21
  10. Alexander RULOFF 20

E2 – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

2018 treated Milner well, and Round 1 of the new 2019 season proved no exception. Milner finished with the fastest time for the day in the E2 class, while maintaining a steady lead over the five tests.

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Daniel Milner – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Upon the close of test five, Milner clocked in a time of 58:12.545, ahead of Joshua Green (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) by just under two minutes, and Jeremy Carpentier (Yamaha MX Store Ballards Off-Road Team) by just shy of three minutes.

Broc Grabham and Brad Hardaker took out the remaining spots in the top five, with just under 12 seconds separating Hardaker from Grabham’s time of 1:05:06.627.

Taking out a consecutive round title on Day 2, was Daniel Milner, who remained well ahead of the pack throughout the day. Regardless of tough conditions and yesterday’s crash in the final laps, Milner remained steadfast to clinch both the Round 2 E2 title as well as the fastest time for the day!

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Daniel Milner – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Landing in second place, just over three minutes behind Milner was Josh Green, who finished off the day’s three tests with a time of 38:33.191 ahead of Jeremy Carpentier. Carpentier closed off the podium ahead of Broc Grabham, with a time of 39:03.107.

Daniel Milner

“The biggest thing I took out from this weekend was the right technical skills are required to ride my new 350. Yesterday I found myself struggling in navigating the track, keeping the ball rolling and knowing what gear to ride. It doesn’t matter how hard we test in the off season, conditions seen today really put you to the test! All in all it was an awesome weekend for me, and I’ve picked up where I left off from last year. Everyone on the field seems to be getting faster, and it really goes to show that us Aussie riders are putting it to the world.”

Yamaha AORC E2 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Daniel Milner 58:12.545
  2. Joshua Green 1:00:36.815
  3. Jeremy Carpentier 1:01:43.370
  4. Broc Grabham 1:05:06.627
  5. Brad Hardaker 1:05:19.209
  6. Kristian Sprenger 1:06:58.993
  7. Kaleb Treasure 1:07:18.907
  8. Brent Dean 1:08:08.480
  9. Jack Judge 1:08:24:042
  10. Wesley Keeley 1:08:35.773

AORC E2 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Daniel Milner 37:04.789
  2. Joshua Green 38:33.191
  3. Jeremy Carpentier 39:03.107
  4. Broc Grabham 41:17.709
  5. Brad Hardaker 41:57.983
  6. Kristian Sprenger 42:34.533
  7. Kaleb Treasure 42:56.997
  8. Wesley Keeley 43:17.885
  9. Brent Dean 43:30.524
  10. Jack Judge 43:31.188
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Daniel Milner claimed top spot from Green and Carpentier – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

AORC E2 Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Daniel MILNER 50
  2. Joshua GREEN 44
  3. Jeremy CARPENTIER 40
  4. Broc GRABHAM 36
  5. Brad HARDAKER 32
  6. Kristian SPRENGER 30
  7. Kaleb TREASURE 28
  8. Brent DEAN 25
  9. Wesley KEELEY 24
  10. Jack JUDGE 23

E3 – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Round 1 saw Sanders kick off the E3 with a difficult start, crashing in the first test. In his typical fashion though, Sanders remain cool and collected, picking himself up and dusting himself off to take out the fastest time for the E3 class.

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Daniel Sanders

With a time of 58:18.484, Sanders was trailed by Beau Ralston by just over four minutes, followed on by Andrew Wilksch (Motul Pirelli Sherco Racing Team). Finishing up the top five places in Round 1 was Jesse Lawton and Matt Murry, with respective times of 1:06:09.427 and 1:08:07.233.

Closing off Day 2 of the weekend with two consecutive E3 title wins was Sanders, leading the charge ahead of the competition by just shy of three minutes. Sanders finished the day with a time of 37:27.786. Trailing behind in second place was Andrew Wilksch, who maintained a strong presence across the weekend to hold onto his place in the top three for the E3 class!

Daniel Sanders

“It was a pretty successful weekend finished off with some Champaign to boot. I experienced some crashes this weekend but kept my body healthy to recover as quickly as I could. Coming out of this weekend I know how much harder I need to work on my fitness to close those gaps ahead of Dungog next month.”

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Daniel Sanders – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Rounding out the podium in third place for Round 2 was Beau Ralston, finishing behind Wilksch by just over 20 seconds, with a time of 40:31.481.

Yamaha AORC E3 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Daniel Sanders 58:18.484
  2. Beau Ralston 1:02:19.321
  3. Andrew Wilksch 1:02:35.440
  4. Jesse Lawton 1:06:09.427
  5. Matt Murry 1:08:07.233
  6. Daniel Welsh 1:10:06.429
  7. Timothy Lonsdale 1:10:45.304

AORC E3 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Daniel Sanders 37:27.786
  2. Andrew Wilksch 40:10.830
  3. Beau Ralston 40:31.481
  4. Jesse Lawton 41:47.381
  5. Matt Murry 43:37.824
  6. Daniel Welsh 45:26.922
  7. Daniel Middleton 45:49.855
  8. Timothy Lonsdale 46:42.994
  9. Jackson Caldwell 46:48.398
  10. Luke Morrison 48:28.428
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Daniel Sanders claimed top honours from Wilksch and Ralston – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

AORC E3 Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Daniel SANDERS 50
  2. Andrew WILKSCH 42
  3. Beau RALSTON 42
  4. Jesse LAWTON 36
  5. Matt MURRY 32
  6. Daniel WELSH 30
  7. Daniel MIDDLETON 27
  8. Timothy LONSDALE 27
  9. Jackson CALDWELL 24
  10. Luke MORRISON 22

EJ – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Coming out on top on Day 1 in EJ was Bacon, who maintained a consistent form all day regardless of the heat or dust. Bacon retained high speeds and clear focus to remain in the top two of the leader board all day.

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Kyron Bacon

Bacon finished the day with a time of 1:03:47.489, ahead of Joshua Brierley who finished the day on 1:04:06.772. Third place was clinched by Harrison Teed, coming in hot on Brierley’s heels with a final time of 1:05:20.839. Rounding out the top five was William Price and Korey McMahon, with respective times of 1:06:57.405 and 1:07:55.681.

Reflecting the day’s events, Bacon explained that ‘the heat was a struggle, but the hardest aspect to manage was the dust. The conditions changed throughout the day as each test passed, making it even harder to remain fast and consistent.

On Day 2 (Round 2) in the EJ class, Bacon left Toowoomba with two deserving titles under his belt, after leading the charge to finish just shy of 50 seconds ahead of second place holder, Joshua Brierley.

Kyron Bacon

“I had an awesome day today ending up in the top ten fastest times for one of the tests. Hopefully we can continue to back up the success this weekend in Dungog next month.”

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Kyron Bacon – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Brierley finished with a time of 41:09.418, with Harrison Teed taking out the final podium position with a time today of 41:53.032. With such a small length of time separating the top three in EJ this weekend, great racing is expected at Rounds 3 & 4 in Dungog, New South Wales (NSW) next month.

Yamaha AORC EJ Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Kyron Bacon 1:03:47.489
  2. Joshua Brierley 1:04:06.772
  3. Harrison Teed 1:05:20.839
  4. William Price 1:06:57.405
  5. Korey McMahon 1:07:55.681
  6. Cooper Sheidow 1:08:00.325
  7. Matt Waters 1:09:45.791
  8. Riley Nancarrow 1:10:22.995
  9. Nathan Howe 1:11:08.932
  10. Jordan Ryan 1:11:24.177

AORC EJ Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Kyron Bacon (MX Store, KTM) 40:21.778
  2. Joshua Brierley 41:09.418
  3. Harrison Teed 41:53.032
  4. Korey McMahon 42:38.214
  5. William Price 43:05.254
  6. Cooper Sheidow 43:38.153
  7. Riley Nancarrow 44:00.211
  8. Nathan Howe 44:08.461
  9. Matthew Pye 44:31.791
  10. Matt Waters 44:32.447

AORC EJ Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Kyron BACON 50
  2. Joshua BRIERLEY 44
  3. Harrison TEED 40
  4. Korey MCMAHON 34
  5. William PRICE 34
  6. Cooper SHEIDOW 30
  7. Riley NANCARROW 27
  8. Nathan HOWE 25
  9. Matt WATERS 25
  10. Mathew PYE 22

J4 – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Already a household name in Australian Enduro racing, Blake Hollis finished Round 1 with the best time of 10:32.818. Hollis sat pretty amid the heat and dust, ahead of Mackenzie Johnson by just over a minute, with Johnson finishing today with a time of 54:32.036. Rounding out the J4 podium today was Zac Perry with a time of 55.33.284.

Dominating once again in Round 2 on Sunday in the J4 class was Hollis, who increased his lead throughout today’s challenging conditions to just over one minute. With a time of 40:11.651, Hollis found his feet early in the first of four tests, moving faster and faster as the day progressed. Following Hollis in second was Mackenzie Johnson, with a time of 41:29.590. Rounding out the podium in third today was Oscar Collins, with a time of 41:58.118.

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Blake Hollis

 

AORC J4 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Blake Hollis 53:02.256
  2. Mackenzie Johnson 54:32.036
  3. Zac Perry 55:33.284
  4. Oscar Collins 55:58.836
  5. Charlie Milton 56:14.068
  6. Hayden Campbell 59:00.487
  7. Cody Chittick 59:22.145
  8. Kobe Conley 59.25.085
  9. Jay Simister 59:43.729
  10. Lochie Stafford 1:01:05.230

AORC J4 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Blake Hollis 40:11.651
  2. Mackenzie Johnson 41:29.590
  3. Oscar Collins 41:58.118
  4. Charlie Milton 42:04.277
  5. Cody Chittick 42:08.592
  6. Zac Perry 42:23.625
  7. Kobe Conley 43:30.128
  8. Jay Simister 45:34.060
  9. Hayden Campbell 45:51.944
  10. Clay Parsons 46:42.581
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Blake Hollis – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

AORC J4 Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Blake HOLLIS 50
  2. Mackenzie JOHNSON 44
  3. Oscar COLLINS 38
  4. Zac PERRY 35
  5. Charlie MILTON 34
  6. Cody CHITTICK 30
  7. Kobe CONLEY 27
  8. Hayden CAMPBELL 27
  9. Jay SIMISTER 25
  10. Clay PARSONS 20

J3 – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Campbell O’Donnell clinched a top time for the J3 class on Day 1 of 55:19.273, slipping ahead rival Riley McGillivray by just over six seconds! The final podium position was nabbed by Kodi Stephens with a time of 56:49.768.

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Campbell O’Donnell

Round 1 delivered a showstopping performance as the three podium holders exhibited proof of Australia’s leading junior talent in Enduro raving, with O’Donnell, McGillivray and Stephens each landing a fastest time in one of the five tests.

After finishing second in Round 1 (Saturday), McGillivray came into Day 2 with confidence, finishing the four tests to take out first place. With a time of 40:57.774, McGillivray remained strong and consistent all day to take the lead.

Riley McGillivray

“My plans this weekend were to stay smooth and consistent, whilst putting in the best laps I could manage. Coming from Victoria, I definitely struggled with the heat yesterday, so today I worked really hard on keeping cool. This round has given me a heap of experience and has shown me what I’m going up against this season in the J3 class.”

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Riley McGillivray – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Taking out the remaining places on the podium for Round 2 was Campbell O’Donnell and William Dennett, with respective times of 41:25.296 and 43:17.461.

AORC J3 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Campbell O’Donnell 55:19.273
  2. Riley McGillivray 55:25.586
  3. Kodi Stephens 56:49.768
  4. William Dennett 57:20.674
  5. Tom Park 58:08.907
  6. Jack Bithell 58:58.440
  7. Maxwell Liebekner 59:11.116
  8. William Cooper 1:00:41.351
  9. Kelly Woolston 1:00:53.803
  10. Jake Hayes 1:02:32.856

AORC J3 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Riley McGillivray 40:57.774
  2. Campbell O’Donnell 41:25.296
  3. William Dennett 43:17.461
  4. Kodi Stephens 43:18.250
  5. Jack Bithell 44:11.868
  6. Maxwell Liebeknech 44:24.802
  7. Kelly Woolston 46:47.542
  8. Jethro Carriage 46:57.343
  9. William Cooper 47:03.253
  10. Jake Hayes 47:12.359
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J3 Podium – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

AORC J3 Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Riley MCGILLIVRAY 47
  2. Campbell O’DONNELL 47
  3. William DENNETT 38
  4. Kodi STEPHENS 38
  5. Jack BITHELL 31
  6. Maxwell LIEBEKNECHT 29
  7. Kelly WOOLSTON 26
  8. William COOPER 25
  9. Jethro CARRIAGE 23
  10. Jake HAYES 22

J2 – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Taking out the best time for Round 1 in the J2 class was Billy Hargy with a time of 57:11.271. Second place was clinched by Campbell Hall, who came in hot after Hargy with a time of 57:27.053. Hargy and Hall maintained a classic Tango throughout the days tests, as each fought for fastest times across the five tests. Taking out the final podium place for Round 1 was Jett Yarnold with a time of 58:38.884.

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Billy Hargy

Taking the win Round 2 in J3 was Jett Arnold on Sunday, leading the charge ahead of his rivals by just over forty seconds. Arnold took some time to find his feet during today’s four tests, but once the confidence set in, he flew through the remainder of the day, finishing with a time of 43:59.560.

Following Arnold in second place for Round 2 was Campbell Hall, with a time of 44:40.490. Rounding out the podium today in J2 was Max Phillips, with a time of 45:00.793

AORC J2 Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Billy Hargy 57:11.271
  2. Campbell Hall 57:27.053
  3. Jett Arnold 58:38.884
  4. Max Phillips 59:46.669
  5. Luke Chellas 1:04:36.666
  6. Kyle Sandstrom 1:05:49.553
  7. Jack Shearer 1:06:02.664
  8. William Vella 1:06:18.928
  9. Jack Hendrickson 1:07:35.950
  10. Eli Tripcony 1:08:33.760

AORC J2 Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Jett Arnold 43:59.560
  2. Campbell Hall 44:40.490
  3. Max Phillips 45:00.793
  4. Kyle Sandstrom 47:43.948
  5. Luke Chellas 48:30.285
  6. Jack Shearer 48:55.449
  7. Thomas Vance 50:08.795
  8. Jack Hendrickson 51:34.044
  9. Max Mensforth 52:32.781
  10. Jet Brien 54:46.064

AORC J2 Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Jett YARNOLD 45
  2. Campbell HALL 44
  3. Max PHILLIPS 38
  4. Kyle SANDSTROM 33
  5. Luke CHELLAS 32
  6. Jack SHEARER 29
  7. Billy HARGY 25
  8. Jack HENRICKSON 25
  9. William VELLA 23
  10. Max MENSFORTH 21

Women’s – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Reigning Women’s Champion, Jessica Gardiner, commenced the 2019 season in perfect form as she pursues her campaign to smash the Women’s title record out of the park.

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Jessica Gardiner

Gardiner finished Day 1 with a time of 1:13:37.414, ahead of Emelie Karlsson by just shy of two minutes. Karlsson finished the day with a time of 1:15:26.672, managing both the high heats, dust and her recovering foot injury to grab second place. Ebony Nielsen trailed Karlsson to take out third place for Round 1 by just under three minutes.

On Sunday’s Round 1 on the WR 450F Track, Gardiner remained a dominating force in the Women’s class, taking out a consecutive round win! Living up to her campaign in chasing the current record for the Women’s titles, Gardiner lead the class by just over three minutes!

Landing in second behind Gardiner was Emma Milesevic with a time of 47:36.299. A maiden voyage in Enduro racing for Milesevic, who currently continues to compete in Motocross, today’s racing proved her growing comfort in the new discipline.

Emma Milesevic

“So far so good! I’m still racing in Motocross as well, but I’m loving the challenge and change in riding Enduro. I’m trying to bring the same speed and aggression from my Motocross racing, whilst also refining my technical skills.”

Third place was clinched by Ebony Nielsen, who managed an impressive weekend to hold onto the final podium spot, with a time of 48:16.332.

AORC Women’s Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Jessica Gardiner 1:13:37.414
  2. Emelie Karlsson 1:15:26.672
  3. Ebony Nielsen 1:18:10.896
  4. Emma Milesevic 1:18:41.568
  5. Danielle Foot 1:21:02.977
  6. Zoe Boccari 1:35:23.828
  7. Charlotte Gamble 1:58:19.594
  8. Isabella Hood 2:11:14.505

AORC Women’s Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Jessica Gardiner 44:21.944
  2. Emma Milesevic 47:36.299
  3. Ebony Nielsen 48:16.332
  4. Danielle Foot 48:57.051
  5. Emelie Karlsson 49:28.960
  6. Zoe Boccari 56:57.933
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Women’s Podium – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

AORC Women’s Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Jessica GARDINER 50
  2. Emma MILESEVIC 40
  3. Ebony NIELSEN 40
  4. Emelie KARLSSON 38
  5. Danielle FOOT 34
  6. Zoe BOCCARI 30
  7. Isabella HOOD 27
  8. Charlotte GAMBLE 27

Masters – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Returning to the AORC pits in Masters is household name, Kirk Hutton, who took out the best time for the class on Day 1 of 1:10:43.091. Moving from the Veteran’s class to Masters, Hutton made a seamless switch to his new class, leading the charge ahead of Timothy Martin by just over four minutes! Rounding out the podium today in third place was John Baker with a time of 1:17:56.029.

Come Round 2, Hutton put on a repeat performance to lead the charge on the WR 450F Track, juggling both a highly technical test and stifling Queensland heats to a 44:12.694 time.

Kirk Hutton

“Today was a little bit harder than yesterday considering we tackled the Pro’s track, which was tough straight from the get go. It was unfortunate that we didn’t have any rain because the conditions made it that bit more difficult. The competition this weekend has been great, making it an absolute pleasure to compete in a sport I love. I haven’t seen Tim Martin since 1996, so it was fantastic to race against one another once again.”

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Kirk Hutton – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Filling out the remaining podium positions was Timothy Martin and John Baker, with a time of 45:34.107 and 47:36.194 respectively.

AORC Masters Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Kirk Hutton 1:10:43.091
  2. Timothy Martin 1:15:21.955
  3. John Baker 1:17:56.029
  4. Ian Jenner 1:18:18.986
  5. Craig Treasure 1:18:20.476
  6. Peter Rudd 1:18:20.476
  7. Adam O’Connor 1:20:46.668
  8. Andrew Dennett 1:21:20.530
  9. Ian McGillivray 1:21:54.783
  10. Kenneth Hicks 1:22:29.499

AORC Masters Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Kirk Hutton 44:12.694
  2. Timothy Martin 45:34.107
  3. John Baker 47:36.194
  4. Ian Jenner 48:11.147
  5. Craig Treasure 48:30.065
  6. Peter Rudd 49:47.717
  7. Ian McGillivray 49:58.049
  8. Kenneth Hicks 50:19.411
  9. Andrew Dennett 50:29.575
  10. Zac Williams 50:40.066

AORC Masters Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Kirk HUTTON 50
  2. Timothy MARTIN 44
  3. John BAKER 40
  4. Ian JENNER 36
  5. Craig TREASURE 32
  6. Peter RUDD 30
  7. Ian MCGILLIVRAY 25
  8. Andrew DENNETT 24
  9. Kenneth HICKS 23
  10. Adam O’CONNOR 23

Veterans – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

Kicking off the opening round of the 2019 season, Lee Stephens came out on top with a time of 1:10:18.984, ahead of Benjamin D’Arcy by just shy of two minutes! Taking out the final place on the podium in third was Matthew Keipert with a time of 1:12:23.882.

Today’s competition across the field in the Veterans class was fierce, with many of the top 10 placed featuring in the top three times across the five tests.

AORC Rnd Toowoomba Lee Stephens
Lee Stephens – 2019 AORC Rounds 1-2

Stephens continued his domination on Sunday’s Round 2, clinching consecutive class wins, leading the Veterans by just over 20 seconds! With a time of 43:19.237, Stephens was trailed by Matthew Keipert, who finished with a time of 43:43.326.

Nabbing the final podium position in third, was Christopher Thomas, who finished behind Keipert by just over forty seconds!

AORC Veterans Round 1 Provisional Results

  1. Lee Stephens 1:10:18.984
  2. Benjamin D’Arcy 1:12:16.018
  3. Matthew Keipert 1:12:23.882
  4. Christopher Thomas 1:12:57.099
  5. Jason Pearce 1:15:20.680
  6. Daniel Sawtell 1:16:22.776
  7. Paul Chadwick 1:17:00.579
  8. Luke Ablitt 1:20:20.680
  9. Phillip Chillemi 1:21:57.526
  10. Phil Newman 1:22:35.185

AORC Veterans Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Lee Stephens 43:19.237
  2. Matthew Keipert 43:43.326
  3. Christopher Thomas 44:30.010
  4. Benjamin D’Arcy 45:30.266
  5. Jason Pearce 45:55.472
  6. Daniel Sawtell 47:39.455
  7. Paul Chadwick 47:40.939
  8. Luke Ablitt 48:41.890
  9. Phil Newman 51:19.834
  10. Daniel Wall 51:54.248

AORC Veterans Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Lee STEPHENS 50
  2. Matthew KEIPERT 42
  3. Benjamin D’ARCY 40
  4. Christopher THOMAS 38
  5. Jason PEARCE 32
  6. Daniel SAWTELL 30
  7. Paul CHADWICK 28
  8. Luke ABLITT 26
  9. Phil NEWMAN 23
  10. Daniel WALL 21

2-Stroke Cup – 2019 AORC Rounds 1 & 2

In an exciting first for the 2019 season, AORC welcomed the new 2-Stroke Cup category, catering for 125cc up to 250cc machinery. Taking out the top spot in Round 1 was Adam Giles with a time of 1:10:52.544.

Trailing behind Giles to take out second place was John Isherwood, with a time of 1:15:40.846. Rounding out the podium for the 2 Stroke Cup was Todd Charlick, following on behind Isherwood by just over three minutes.

It ended as a very successful weekend for Adam Giles, who has left Toowoomba with two class trophies under his belt following Sunday’s racing of Round 2. Giles dominated during the three tests, keeping ahead of his competition to finish the day with just over a four-minute lead!

The remaining podium positions were clinched by John Isherwood and Todd Charlick, with respective times of 46:53.488 and 48:56.977. The 2-Stroke Cup will return as a supporting class at Dungog, New South Wales, from April 6-7.

AORC 2 Stroke Cup Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Adam Giles 1:10:52.544
  2. John Isherwood 1:15:40.846
  3. Todd Charlick 1:18:53.919
  4. Luke Francis 1:23:35.349

AORC 2 Stroke Cup Round 2 Provisional Results

  1. Adam Giles 42:25.605
  2. John Isherwood 46:53.488
  3. Todd Charlick 48:56.977
  4. Luke Francis 50:56.691

AORC 2 Stroke Cup Standings after Round 1 & 2

  1. Adam GILES 50
  2. John ISHERWOOD 44
  3. Todd CHARLICK 40
  4. Luke FRANCIS 36