Moto News Wrap for August 9, 2016 by Darren Smart

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This Weeks Racing Overview
  • FIM World Motocross Championships – Round 15 – Switzerland
  • European EMX250 Motocross Championship – Final Round – Switzerland
  • European EMX125 Motocross Championship – Final Round – Swtizerland
  • Women’s World Motocross Championships – Round 5 – Switzerland
  • Canadian Motocross Championships – Round 9 – Deschambault
  • Conondale Classic – Sunshine Coast – Queensland
  • Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship – Hurricane Mills, TN
This Week’s News Overview
  • Jake Moss resigns from Kawasaki MX Nationals ride
  • Yamaha Factory Sign Reed and Webb for 2017
  • 2017 MXoN Hits Glen Helen
  • Pourcel Out – Bower Injured
  • Ferrandis Injured
  • SMX Riders Cup Up-Date
  • Nagl Extends Deal with Husky
  • Jonass and Charlier No-Go in Switzerland
Jake Moss Resigns from National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team

Kawasaki released the following statement earlier today

Jake Moss has made the decision to step away from racing in the 2016 MX Nationals under the National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team banner. Following much consideration, Jake regretfully tendered his resignation from the team, deciding to focus on his family and career away from competitive Motocross and Supercross racing.

“I have greatly enjoyed my time with the Kawasaki team and hope that in the future I may well be back to contest titles again,” Jake stated.

The National Pump Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team will continue to compete in the MX1 (450cc class) only for the remainder of the 2016 MX Nationals series.

Jake Moss
Jake Moss
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DERT/Honda Australia Racing Team Reigns Supreme once again in 12-Hour Desert Enduro – 2016
Desert Edge Race Team Caleb Auricht
Desert Edge Race Team Caleb Auricht

Team DERT/Honda have come out on top at the annual 12-Hour Desert Enduro race on July 31st 2016.

Competitors partake in non-stop racing from 8:00am until 8:00pm on a course through the Central Australian desert, 40 km south of Alice Springs.

Desert Edge Race Team or DERT [the local Honda outfit] have been victorious in this event for the past five years so holding onto this title was paramount for seasoned campaigners and DERT riders Daymon Stokie and Caleb Auricht.

With meticulously prepped 2016 CRF450R’s which had been raced previously at both at Finke and Hattah, the team were ready to take the title once again.

Team DERT/Honda held a convincing lead throughout the entire race, travelling over 1296 km of brutal terrain.

Difficult race conditions and major accidents prompted race organizers’ to call a stop to both of the events just as the sun began to set.

The Honda duo of Stokie and Auricht had amassed another dominating win for DERT laying down thirty-six laps.

DERT manager Michael Vroom expressed his praise of the DERT/Honda team,  “Having the two of them(Stokie and Auricht) focusing on the task at hand combined with the input of our team mechanic Aaron Obst, no one was intimidated and [we all] continued to push hard. For us to keep our win streak rolling was just awesome!” Vroom added.

Be sure to follow Daymon Stokie’s next major event later in the year as he heads to Mexico to compete in the iconic BAJA 1000 on the 1x/American Honda/Ox Motorsports team. This move up to the top tier squad is a fantastic recognition for Stokie after impressing the powers that be with his 4th O/A Baja 1000 finish last year.

Desert Edge Race Team Daymon Stokie
Desert Edge Race Team Daymon Stokie
Chad Reed and Cooper Webb – Yamaha Factory

I have been predicting this since late last year so it will be no surprise to my regular readers that Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A announced this week that the 2017 Factory Supercross/Motocross team will feature living legend Chad Reed and the hottest rider on the planet right now, Cooper Webb.

“I’m really excited to be joining the Yamaha Factory Racing team,” said Webb. “It’s a dream come true for me, especially to be able to stay with the brand where I started my professional career. Also, it’s going to be great to team up with Chad. I met him a long time ago, and growing up, he was always my favourite rider. So, to be teammates with a legend is awesome. It’s going to help me tremendously to learn from him, and I can’t think of a better teammate to have as I move up to 450s full-time.”

Cooper Webb
Cooper Webb

“I’m excited to get back to work with the Yamaha guys,” Chad said. “2016 was a great learning and rebuilding phase for me and for Yamaha going racing as a factory team again. We learned the bike and found our strengths and weaknesses. It’s a huge positive that we are able to use this time wisely to prepare for 2017, and the team and I are motivated to continue building. I think Cooper brings a new level of energy to the team. Youth has that natural way of upping the enthusiasm! I like that energy, and I’m looking forward to having him as my teammate.”

Chad Reed
Chad Reed
2017 MXoN Hits Glen Helen

Youthstream has announced the hosting venue for the 2017 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations is the spectacular Glen Helen Raceway in USA.

‘Since many years Glen Helen has been a devoted partner,’ Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream said, ‘and I am delighted to be able to continue this strong partnership, it’s a real pleasure working together with Bud Feldkamp and his staff. USA is an important country for Motocross and it’s fabulous to be returning to Glen Helen with the best Motocross event of the year, the American fans are fantastic and deserve to have this unique event in their country and to be able to support their powerful US Team.’

Pourcel Out – Bower Injured

News has come through that Christophe Pourcel will miss the rest of the AMA Motocross Championships after suffering an injury at Washougal while Tyler Bowers has crashed while practicing at Glen Helen and may well miss this weekend’s round at Unadilla.

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Ferrandis Injured

Dylan Ferriandis was the victim of a freak season ending crash whilst on a fast lap during the timed practice session at the MXGP of Switzerland forcing the Frenchman to crash heavily.

“I had a good feeling with the track in the practice sessions, and got the pole pretty easily in the free practice session. Then in the timed practice period I started a fast lap but on the finish jump another rider changed his line and hit my front wheel. It was impossible to avoid the crash, and unfortunately when I was on the ground I already knew that my right arm was broken.”

MXGP Switzerland - Dylan Ferrandis
MXGP Switzerland – Dylan Ferrandis
SMX Riders Cup Up-Date

Honda, KTM and Husqvarna have announced their favoured three rider teams for the Monster Energy SMX Riders and Manufacturers Cup which will take place on Saturday the 8th of October inside the VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Tim Gajser, Gautier Paulin and Evgeny Bobryshev will be flying the flag for Honda while Max Nagl, Zach Osbourne and Jason Anderson will have the fate of Husqvarna in their hands and predictably KTM will be represented by Jeffrey Herlings, Marvin Musquin and Ryan Dungey.

Nagl Extends Deal with Husky until end of 2017

“I’ve enjoyed some of the most successful times of my career as an MXGP rider with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team so to be staying with Husqvarna, Antti and the guys is something I’m really very pleased about. I think that we’ve showed what we’re capable of as a team and enjoyed lots of very positive GPs during both this year and in 2015. Although I’m now one of the most experienced riders in the MXGP class I truly believe that I can be every bit as competitive next year as I am right now. Continuing to be a part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team is something I’m very excited about.”

MXGP Switzerland - Max Nagl
MXGP Switzerland – Max Nagl
Jonass and Charlier Sit Out Switzerland

World MX2 motocross stars Paul Jonnas and Christophe Charlier were forced to sit out last weekend’s MXGP of Switzerland thanks to injury – both riders are due to throw themselves back into the championship when the series goes to Assen for the MXGP of the Netherlands on August the 28th.

Smarty’s Race Reports and Official Results from last Weekend
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FIM World Motocross Championships – Round 15 – Switzerland

Switzerland offered a hard packed and jump infested circuit for round 15 of the World Motocross Championship and it was Antonio Cairoli who won the MXGP class with 1-5 results while Brit Max Anstie went 1-1 in the MX2 class for the second weekend in a row to move up to fourth in the point’s standings.

MXGP Switzerland
MXGP 2016 Switzerland
MXGP

Antonio Cairoli came to Switzerland needing to get the ball rolling and start winning and the opening moto saw the Italian take the win thanks in part to crashes by championship leader Tim Gajser and defending champion Romain Febvre but in the second moto Gajser, Febvre and Cairoli battled hard for most of the moto before Gajser and Febvre finished 1-2 while Cairoli crashed on the last lap to fall from third to fifth.

MXGP Switzerland
MXGP 2016 Switzerland

“I am happy with the overall, its been a long time, and now we have some weeks to prepare with both the 350 and 450. You know, it’s a little bit, second moto, I am missing some laps, because I am not riding as much because of some little injuries, and second moto I don’t have the strength, I had problems with a lapped rider, he closed the line and I had to break, and I crashed, and had my leg stuck under the bike, so I couldn’t get up quickly. One mistake last lap. I was third and I went into a corner and the bike went into neutral and I crashed. I need to be more focused, because it’s the second time I make a mistake late in the moto. I am looking forward to Assen.”

Tim Gajser now has a 99 point lead in the championship. “I don’t feel any pain. I was in a hurry and tried to pass Tony too early. I was down and have to come back, I came back to ninth place, but I knew I could do better. Second moto I took the holeshot and Tony passed me and I passed him back, and then Romain came and it was a good battle. I was happy with riding in the second moto. It is nice racing Romain and I look forward to Assen.”

Tim Gajser
Tim Gajser

Romain Febvre went 8-2 for third overall. “I am really happy, the weekend didn’t start to well. In timed practice I was like 16th, I didn’t understand what was going on. Difficult track with long ruts, but the start was not there. I came back strong, but I was disappointed. My condition isn’t perfect.”

MXGP 2016 Switzerland Romain Febvre
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Romain Febvre
MXGP Overall

1. Antonio Cairoli 25-16 KTM

2. Tim Gajser 12-25 Hon

3. Romain Febvre 13-22 Yam

4. Gautier Paulin 22-10 Hon

5. Glenn Coldenhoff 10-20 KTM

6. Tommy Searle 14-15 Kaw

7. Jordi Tixier 15-14 Kaw

8. J. Van Horebeek 18-11 Yam

9. Evgeny Bobryshev 9-18 Hon

10. Clement Desalle 20-5 Kaw

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MXGP – Championship Standings

1 243 Gajser – 644

2 222 Cairoli – 545

3 12 Nagl – 509

4 461 Febvre – 499

5 777 Bobryshev – 472

6 89 Van Horebeek – 446

7 92 Guillod – 308

8 259 Coldenhoff – 307

9 25 Desalle – 298

10 22 Strijbos – 279

11 24 Simpson – 277

12 100 Searle – 254

13. Paulin – 225

MX2

In the absence of Jeffrey Herlings we are seeing the best of Max Anstie who has put bad luck and silly mistakes behind him to win four MX2 motos in the row and at the Grand Prix of Switzerland the Brit had to battle local hero and current second place in the championship Jeremy Seewer who went 2-2 is now just 43 points behind Jeffrey Herlings in series points.

Anstie was wrapped to come out on top. “That was a great race, felt like the whole of Switzerland was behind him (Seewer). I couldn’t even hear my bike. Thanks to the team, and my girlfriend. I want to give it up for everyone who helped me. It was awesome, from the second corner I knew Jeremy was there and the crowd was going for him, and I know from my own home GP how much that helps and I gave him the lead for a couple of laps, but was able to get it back and win.”

MXGP 2016 Switzerland Max Anstie
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Max Anstie

Seewer is the shining light of Suzuki’s World Championship campaign and continues to impress.

“First moto Max was gone in the beginning and I knew the second moto would be tough and I was able to pass him, and I pushed him to the finish line, I am still happy, it was amazing riding at home and the crowd was amazing. I want to thank the team, they are really great.”

MXGP 2016 Switzerland Jeremy Seewer
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Jeremy Seewer

Benoit Paturel didn’t have much to say on the podium.

“I started bad in the first moto, but I came back. I used a lot of energy in that first race, but the second race was better. This is for my mom. I love you so much, and I’m proud to be here on the podium for you.”

MXGP 2016 Switzerland Benoit Paturel
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Benoit Paturel
MX2 Overall

1. Max Anstie 25-25 Hus

2. Jeremy Seewer 22-22 Suz

3. Benoit Paturel 20-20 Yam

4. Samuele Bernardini 18-15 TM

5. Calvin Vlaanderen 15-16 KTM

6. Brian Bogers 11-18 KTM

7. Thomas Covington 13-11 Hus

8. Thomas Kjer Olsen 14-10 Hus

9. Pascal Rauchenecker 16-8 Hus

10. Ivo Monticelli 9-14 KTM

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MX2 – Championship Standings:

1. Herlings – 597

2. Seewer – 554

3. Paturel – 433

4. Anstie – 416

5. Jonass – 403

6. Ferrandis – 378

7. Petrov – 340

8. Bernardini – 327

9. Tonkov – 320

10. Bogers – 309

EMX250
MXGP 2016 Switzerland EMX250 Thomas Kjer-Olsen
MXGP 2016 Switzerland EMX250 Thomas Kjer-Olsen

With Thomas Kjer Olsen having already wrapped up the championship and racing the MX2 World Championship class there was an opportunity for another rider to hit the top step of the podium and that is exactly what American Darian Sanayei did with two solid wins.

Kiwi Josiah Natzke finally landed on the podium with 2-3 moto results for second out right ahead of Bas Vaessen.

MXGP 2016 Switzerland Josiah Natzke
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Josiah Natzke
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Josiah Natzke
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Josiah Natzke

Jed Beaton made the trek over to Switzerland with the help of Yamaha and managed to qualify in 8th place before finishing a very credible 11th in the opening moto but it looks like Jed had an issue on the opening lap in moto two and was credited with 37th. The young Aussie may well have a future in Europe.

MXGP 2016 Switzerland - EMX250
MXGP 2016 Switzerland – EMX250

EMX250 Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Darian Sanayei (USA, Kawasaki), 30:41.409; 2. Josiah Natzke (NZL, KTM), +0:23.278; 3. Filip Neugebauer (CZE, Kawasaki), +0:31.119; 4. Anton Gole (SWE, Husqvarna), +0:32.480; 5. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki), +0:36.636; 6. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:47.008; 7. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), +0:51.618; 8. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), +0:54.070; 9. Killian Auberson (SUI, KTM), +0:59.070; 10. Glen Meier (DEN, KTM), +1:01.316.

EMX250 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Darian Sanayei (USA, Kawasaki), 28:54.522; 2. Bas Vaessen (NED, Suzuki), +0:20.446; 3. Josiah Natzke (NZL, KTM), +0:33.801; 4. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:36.924; 5. Filip Neugebauer (CZE, Kawasaki), +0:43.132; 6. Anton Lundgren (SWE, Husqvarna), +0:46.622; 7. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, Honda), +0:49.254; 8. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), +0:50.489; 9. Mike Stender (GER, Suzuki), +0:58.607; 10. Anton Gole (SWE, Husqvarna), +1:03.420.

MXGP 2016 Switzerland Darian Sanayei
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Darian Sanayei

EMX250 Overall Top Ten: 1. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 50 points; 2. Josiah Natzke (NZL, KTM), 42 p.; 3. Bas Vaessen (NED, SUZ), 38 p.; 4. Filip Neugebauer (CZE, KAW), 36 p.; 5. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, KAW), 33 p.; 6. Anton Gole (SWE, HUS), 29 p.; 7. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), 27 p.; 8. Anton Lundgren (SWE, HUS), 23 p.; 9. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Killian Auberson (SUI, KTM), 16 p.

EMX250 Championship Top Ten: 1. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 404 points; 2. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 373 p.; 3. Bas Vaessen (NED, SUZ), 324 p.; 4. Anton Gole (SWE, HUS), 265 p.; 5. Kevin Wouts (BEL, KTM), 244 p.; 6. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 223 p.; 7. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 210 p.; 8. Nicolas Dercourt (FRA, KTM), 207 p.; 9. Hunter Lawrence (AUS, KAW), 167 p.; 10. Mike Stender (GER, SUZ), 145 p.

MXGP 2016 Switzerland Darian Sanayei
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Darian Sanayei
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EMX125

The newly crowned EMX125 champion Jago Geerts finished the season in the best possible way with two emphatic wins to take the overall ahead of Kim Savaste who went 4-2 for second while Sander Agard-Michelsen made his first podium appearance with a 2-7 moto results.

Newly crowned EMX125 champion Jago Geerts
Newly crowned EMX125 champion Jago Geerts

EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Jago Geerts (BEL, KTM), 30:08.752; 2. Sander Agard-Michelsen (NOR, TM), +0:15.854; 3. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, KTM), +0:26.612; 4. Kim Savaste (FIN, Kawasaki), +0:36.816; 5. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Yamaha), +0:43.972; 6. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, KTM), +0:52.354; 7. Jakub Teresak (CZE, KTM), +0:53.565; 8. Raivo Dankers (NED, KTM), +0:59.615; 9. Andrea Zanotti (SMR, KTM), +1:00.464; 10. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +1:06.340.

EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Jago Geerts (BEL, KTM), 30:33.054; 2. Kim Savaste (FIN, Kawasaki), +0:09.869; 3. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, KTM), +0:15.376; 4. Andrea Zanotti (SMR, KTM), +0:16.178; 5. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Yamaha), +0:17.648; 6. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, KTM), +0:20.528; 7. Sander Agard-Michelsen (NOR, TM), +0:23.310; 8. Isak Gifting (SWE, KTM), +0:33.913; 9. Zachary Pichon (FRA, Yamaha), +0:40.286; 10. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:44.975.

EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Overall Top Ten: 1. Jago Geerts (BEL, KTM), 50 points; 2. Kim Savaste (FIN, KAW), 40 p.; 3. Sander Agard-Michelsen (NOR, TM), 36 p.; 4. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, KTM), 35 p.; 5. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, KTM), 35 p.; 6. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, YAM), 32 p.; 7. Andrea Zanotti (SMR, KTM), 30 p.; 8. Isak Gifting (SWE, KTM), 23 p.; 9. Raivo Dankers (NED, KTM), 21 p.; 10. Zachary Pichon (FRA, YAM), 19 p.

EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Championship Top Ten: 1. Jago Geerts (BEL, KTM), 357 points; 2. Stephen Rubini (FRA, KTM), 248 p.; 3. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, KTM), 242 p.; 4. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, KTM), 221 p.; 5. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, YAM), 215 p.; 6. Kim Savaste (FIN, KAW), 184 p.; 7. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, HUS), 175 p.; 8. Zachary Pichon (FRA, YAM), 168 p.; 9. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, KAW), 155 p.; 10. Andrea Zanotti (SMR, KTM), 143 p.

WMX

After a two-month hiatus Courtney Duncan has returned to the World Championship and the Kiwi made the most of it by taking the overall with 1-2 finishes ahead of championship leader Livia Lancelot and Nancy Van De Ven.

MXGP 2016 Switzerland Livia Lancelot
MXGP 2016 Switzerland Livia Lancelot

Aussie Maddy Brown was on hand in Switzerland but it was a weekend that she would rather forget with two finishes outside the top 20.

The final round of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship will take place in Assen, The Netherlands on the 27th and 28th of August.

WMX Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Courtney Duncan (NZL, Yamaha), 24:51.720; 2. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Honda), +0:15.656; 3. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), +0:27.802; 4. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.048; 5. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), +1:12.639; 6. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), +1:55.732; 7. Justine Charroux (FRA, Yamaha), +2:06.327; 8. Virginie Germond (SUI, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 9. Line Dam (DEN, Honda), -1 lap(s); 10. Stacey Fisher (GBR, KTM), -1 lap(s).

WMX Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 24:57.787; 2. Courtney Duncan (NZL, Yamaha), +0:03.636; 3. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), +0:04.190; 4. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Honda), +0:58.731; 5. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), +1:20.305; 6. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +1:24.019; 7. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), +1:29.986; 8. Justine Charroux (FRA, Yamaha), +2:11.679; 9. Virginie Germond (SUI, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 10. Shana van der Vlist (NED, Yamaha), -1 lap(s).

WMX Overall Top Ten: 1. Courtney Duncan (NZL, YAM), 47 points; 2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 43 p.; 3. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 40 p.; 4. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, HON), 40 p.; 5. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), 32 p.; 6. Anne Borchers (GER, SUZ), 29 p.; 7. Justine Charroux (FRA, YAM), 27 p.; 8. Virginie Germond (SUI, YAM), 25 p.; 9. Line Dam (DEN, HON), 20 p.; 10. Shana van der Vlist (NED, YAM), 19 p.

WMX Championship Top Ten: 1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 264 points; 2. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 237 p.; 3. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, HON), 192 p.; 4. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 189 p.; 5. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), 188 p.; 6. Courtney Duncan (NZL, YAM), 149 p.; 7. Anne Borchers (GER, SUZ), 135 p.; 8. Shana van der Vlist (NED, YAM), 116 p.; 9. Natalie Kane (IRL, KTM), 108 p.; 10. Britt Van Der Werff (NED, SUZ), 94 p.

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Rockstar Energy Drink Canadian Motocross Nationals – Round 9 – Deschambault

Local hero Kaven Benoit has taken a rare win over MX1 championship leader Davi Millsaps at round nine of the Canadian Motocross Championships held in Deschambault last weekend while MX2 class leader Cole Thompson returned to the top of the podium and extended his points lead to 90 points.

Brett Metcalfe started his weekend off with a solid third place in the opening MX1 moto but a thus far unexplained DNF in moto two put pay to a podium result.

MX1 Overall

1. Kaven Benoit 2-1 KTM

2. Davi Millsaps 1-3 KTM

3. Matt Goerke 4-2 Yam

4. Cade Clason 5-4 KTM

5. Tim Tremblay 7-5 Yam

6. Tyler Medaglia 6-6 Hus

7. Kyle  Swanson 8-7 Yam

8. Joey Peters 9-8 Yam

9. Keylan Meston 10-10 Yam

10. Morgan Burger 15-9 Yam

11. Josh Prior 14-12 Yam

12. Michael Fowler 13-13 Yam

13. Brett Metcalfe 3-DNF Yam

MX2 Overall

1. Cole Thompson 1-2 KTM

2. Dylan Wright 4-1 Yam

3. Dakota Alix 2-3 KTM

4. Shawn Maffenbeier 3-5 KTM

5. Jesse Pettis 5-4 Yam

6. Eric Grondahl 8-7 KTM

7. Westen Wrozyna 7-10 Kaw

8. Davey Fraser 6-11 Hus

9. Jason Benny 9-9 KTM

10. Brad Nauditt 14-6 Hon

MX1 Standings

1. Davi Millsaps 494pts

2. Matt Goerke 438pts

3. Brett Metcalfe 412pts

4. Kaven Benoit 376pts

5. Mike Alessi 364pts

6. Cade Clason 344pts

7. Tyler Medaglia 343pts

8. Colton Facciotti 297pts

9. Keylan Meston 283pts

10. Morgan Burger 274pts

MX2 Standings

1. Cole Thompson 510pts

2. Shawn Maffenbeier 420pts

3. Dylan Wright 395pts

4. Brad Nauditt 336pts

5. Jesse Pettis 323pts

6. Mark Worth 302pts

7. Dakota Alix 253pts

8. Hayden Halstead 240pts

9. Ryely Gallup 224pts

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2016 Maxima Racing Oils Conondale Classic – Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Queensland

What happens when former Australian and New Zealand Motocross Champions turn up to take on multiple State and Club Champions as well as a former multi Australian Enduro Champions, a former Freestyle Champion and a World-Class Stunt Rider around a track that is as good as a motocross track can possibly be?

Conondale Classic 2016
Conondale Classic 2016

They call it the Maxima Racing Oils Conondale Classic and with almost 200 riders filling the grids across 19 classes the action was full on over the two days of racing where each and every rider ripped into the grass and loam of the Green Park layout at a pace that was for mind, gob smacking.

And when the likes of former Australian Enduro Champion Kirk Hutton, former Freestyle guru Joel Balchin and stunt man extraordinaire David Russell turn up to give the regular motocross riders a hurry up it adds to what is without doubt the biggest motocross event on the calendar – below are the results of each class.

Pro Class

1. CRAIG ANDERSON

2. DARRYLL KING

3. CARL GOSS

4. SHAUN JENNISON

5. DARRYL HURLEY

6. JAMES DEAKIN

7. KIRK HUTTON

8. BRAD VAN BARRELLO

9. CHARLIE LINDSAY

10. JOEL BALCHIN

Conondale Classic 2016 - Darryll King - #2 Steven Andrew
Conondale Classic 2016 – Darryll King – #2 Steven Andrew
Pre 95 Unlimited

1. MICK McDERMAID.

2. KIRK HUTTON.

3. KRISTIAN SPRENGER

Up to Pre 95 over 50 years

1. JAMES DEAKIN

2. DARREN SMART

3. DERRICK REDDING

4. ANDREW BAILEY

5. BOYD WATTY

Pre 90 263-1300

1. CRAIG ANDERSON

2. CARL GOSS

3. DARRYLL KING

4. KIM ASHKENAZI

5. RILEY LEE

Conondale Classic 2016
Conondale Classic 2016
Pre 90 127-250

1. GLENN POOLE

2. JAMES DEAKIN

3. KRISTIAN SPRENGER

Pre 90 up to 125

1. JACOB DANK

2. JUSTIN ROONEY

3. ANDREW GIFFORD

Pre 85 263-1300

1. CRAIG ANDERSON

2. RILEY LEE

3. CALLUM WASTELL

Pre 85 127-250

1. RILEY LEE

2. DERRICK REDDING

3. ADRIAN MURPHY

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Pre 85 up to 125

1. CALLUM WASTELL

2. CRAIG WILLS

3. DERRICK REDDING

Pre 82 263-1300

1. KIRK HUTTON

2. TERRY GROOM

3. JOHN KITTLE

Conondale Classic 2016 - Kirk Hutton
Conondale Classic 2016 – Kirk Hutton
Pre 82 127-250

1. LIAM BEVERLY

2. KIRK HUTTON

3. ROSS DOWNES

Pre 82 up to 125

1. JACOB DANK

2. OJAI MAGUIRE

3. KEVIN FIELDING

Pre 78 263-1300

1. DARYN MOORE

2. JOHN KITTLE

3. BRIAN FOX

Pre 78 127-250

1. MITCHELL SEMMENS

2. KARL PERCY

Pre 78 up to 125

1. MATT DANK

2. REX DAY

3. BENJAMIN WARD

Conondale Classic 2016 - Darren Smart - Husqvarna 610
Conondale Classic 2016 – Darren Smart – Husqvarna 610
Pre 75 263-1300

1. ASHLEY SPRENGER

2. DARYN MOORE

3. MICHAEL McMILLAN

Pre 75 127-250

1. OJAI MAGUIRE

2. MITCHELL SEMMENS

3. ADRIAN WEBB

Pre 75 up to 125

1. OJAI MAGUIRE

Women Unlimited up to Pre 95

1. TAMARA GRAY

2. LORETTA CLIEN

3. KAITLYNN SPRENGER

4. LISA COUGHRAN

5. KIRSTY JENSEN

Dunlop Geomax MX3S
Dunlop Geomax MX3S
Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship – Hurricane Mills, TN

Lorettas is the biggest single motocross event held in the United States and for many it is the stepping stone to a Pro career – in fact, there isn’t a current top professional motocrosser in the AMA motocross and supercross championship that didn’t compete at Lorettas at one time or another.

Michael Byrne obviously cut his teeth and forged his professional career in Australia before heading Stateside but in 2016 the ‘Burner’ hit Lorettas and managed third in the highly competitive Junior 25+ class – below are the full results from the week.

Loretta Lynn 2016
Loretta Lynn 2016
Open Pro Sport Overall

1. Chase Sexton 1-1-2 Hon

2. Sean Cantrell 8-2-1 KTM

3. Michael Mosiman 6-5-4 Hus

250 B Limited Overall

1. Mitchell Falk 1-1-1 Kaw

2. TJ Albright 9-6-9 KTM

3. Jake Pinhancos 5-14-6 Kaw

250 C Limited Overall

1. Kyle White 1-2-2 Yam

2. Kyson Palmer 6-1-3 KTM

3. Brandon Yates 2-6-7 Suz

250 C Overall

1. Stetson Johnson 4-3-7 Yam

2. Cole Tompkins 8-6-5 Hon

3. Antonio Calavano 1-10-8 Yam

450 B Limited Overall

1. Wilson Fleming 1-4-1 Yam

2. Nolan Heppner 7-2-3 Yam

3. Wyatt Fontenot 3-1-13 Hon

450 C Overall

1. Dean Taylor 6-3-5 Yam

2. Antonio Calavano 5-7-6 Yam

3. Cole Tompkins 3-16-1 Hon

College (16-24) Overall

1. Ryan Surratt 1-3-1 Hon

2. Samuel Redman 3-1-2 Kaw

3. Richard Jackson 2-2-3 Yam

Vet 30+ Overall

1. Arik Swan 1-1-1 Kaw

2. Garrett Edmisten 5-7-5 Kaw

3. Karl Scott 8-3-6 Yam

Senior 40+ Overall

1. James Povolny Jr. 2-1-1 KTM

2. John Grewe 1-2-2 Kaw

3. Barry Carsten 3-3-4 Suz

Masters 50+ Overall

1. John Grewe 1-1-1 Kaw

2. Barry McCarty 2-2-3 KTM

3. Pedro Gonzalez Sr. 3-4-2 Kaw

51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive Limited Overall

1. Kevyn De Pinho 1-1-1 Yam

2. Landon Bilyeu 4-3-2 Yam

3. Ryder Skodras 9-2-7 Yam

51cc (7-8) Limited Overall

1. Luke Fauser 3-1-1 Cob

2. Jaden Palmer 1-5-2 Cob

3. Mason Tucker 7-4-8 Cob

65cc (10-11) Limited Overall

1.Hunter Yoder 1-2-1 KTM

2. Ryder Difrancesco 2-1-2 Kaw

3. Kyle Smith 4-4-3 KTM

85cc (9-11) Limited Overall

1. Jett Reynolds 2-2-2 Kaw

2. Caden Braswell 6-5-1 Yam

3. Nicholas Romano 3-6-3 Kaw

Mini Sr. 1 (12-13) Overall

1. Dilan Schwartz 1-2-2 KTM

2. Max Miller 8-1-1 KTM

3. Branden Walther 3-7-3 KTM

Super Mini 1 (12-15) Overall

1. Seth Hammaker 4-1-2 Kaw

2. Joe Shimoda 3-7-1 KTM

3. Max Miller 5-5-3 KTM

Schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C

1. Jalek Swoll 1-2-2 Hus

2. Carson Brown 7-1-1 Hus

3. Pierce Brown 2-10-3 KTM

Girls Sr. (12-16) Overall

1. Jordan Jarvis 1-2-1 Yam

2. Jazzmyn Canfield 2-1-2 Yam

3. Jamie Astudillo 4-3-6 Hus

Women 16+ All-Star Overall

1. Brandy Richards 1-1-3 Yam

2. Kylie Fasnacht 4-3-1 Kaw

3. Hannah Hodges 2-4-2 Kaw

250 A Overall

1. Bradley Taft 1-2-1 Yam

2. Chase Sexton 5-1-4 Hon

3. Cameron McAdoo 6-3-2 Kaw

250 B Overall

1. Jordan Bailey 1-2-2 Kaw

2. Cameron Cannon 4-4-6 Kaw

3. Mitchell Falk 3-10-5 KTM

250 C  (12-16) Limited Overall

1. Caleb Weaver 7-5-5 KTM

2. Riley Blue 8-3-6 Yam

3. Kyle White 5-4-10 Yam

250 All-Star A/B (14+) Overall

1. Jerry Robin 2-3-3 Yam

2. Brandon Gourley 1-1-6 KTM

3. Austin Root 5-6-2 Kaw

450 B Overall

1. Jake Masterpool 1-1-1 Yam

2. Jyire Mitchell 3-3-3 Yam

3. Wilson Fleming 6-4-2 Yam

Mini Sr. 1 (12-13) Overall

1. Dilan Schwartz 1-2-2 KTM

2. Max Miller 8-1-1 KTM

3. Brandon Walther 3-7-3 KTM

Junior 25+ Overall

1. Michael Stryker 6-2-3 Suz

2. Chad Ward 2-5-4 KTM

3. Michael Byrne 10-3-1 Yam

51cc (4-6) Special Limit Overall

1. Mason Raynor 2-1-1 Cob

2. Ryan Herring 1-2-3 KTM

3. Walker Herndon 3-3-2 Cob

Senior 45+ Overall

1. Terry Bostard 2-1-1 Hon

2. Jay Wagner 3-2-3 KTM

3. Barry McCarty 1-9-2 KTM

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Dunlop Geomax MX3S
51cc (4-6) Special Limited Overall

1. Emile Lacher 2-1-1 KTM

2. Barrett Keiffer 8-3-2 Cob

3. Bryson Tolliver 6-4-5 KTM

51cc (4-6) Limited Overall

1. Seth Dennis 1-1-1 Cob

2. Mikah Carpenter 4-7-3 Cob

3. Miles McCarty 5-2-8 Cob

65cc (7-9) Limited Overall

1. Daxton Bennick 4-1-1 KTM

2. Moon Gerrits 3-3-5 KTM

3. Cole Kish 1-5-11 Cob

65cc (7-11) Overall

1. Matthew Leblanc 2-1-2 KTM

2. Ryder Defrancesco 3-2-3 Kaw

3. Hunter Yoder 1-8-1 KTM

85cc (9-12) Overall

1. Jett Reynolds 1-3-1 Kaw

2. Crockett Myers 3-1-5 Suz

3. Chance Hymas 4-2-4 KTM

Mini Sr. 2 (12-14) Overall

1. Ty Masterpool 1-5-3 Yam

2. Hardy Munoz 8-1-5 Hus

3. Carson Mumford 11-7-2 Hon

Super Mini 2 (13-16) Overall

1. Joe Shimoda 1-1-1 KTM

2. Seth Hammaker 2-5-2 Kaw

3. Aiden Tijero 6-4-4 KTM

Schoolboy 2 (13-16) B/C Overall

1. Jordan Bailey 2-1-1 Kaw

2. Tanner Stack 3-3-3 Kaw

3. Carter Halpain 4-4-7 Yam

Girls Jr. (9-13) Overall

1. Taylor Allred 1-1-1 KTM

2. Katie Benson 2-2-2 KTM

3. Sidney Wagner 4-4-5 KTM

Women 14+ Overall

1. Jordan Jarvis 1-2-1 Yam

2. Jazzmyn Canfield 2-1-2 Yam

3. Kennedy Lutz 3-3-3 Yam

Dunlop Geomax MX3S
Dunlop Geomax MX3S