There are some interesting things happening during Australian Supercross Championship 2017 taken place at Virginia. With Adelaide Motorsport Park as the main venue, some of the dominance remains and some young talents have stepped up to the spotlight in this round three.
In SX1 class, Justin Brayton, the young rider from America, managed to continue his dominance by winning the category. In SX2 class, Wilson Todd, the rider from Victoria was the one dominating the game. There were also other minor events in Motorcycling Australia, but SX1 and SX2 were obviously the main attraction.
It was a great and busy championship, with Dash for Cash event, the rider Pit Party afternoon meet and greet, and also massive display of the firework. It was no surprise that loyal fans and enthusiasts were kept coming on for this Supercross Australian Championship as a part of the six round series.
Justin Brayton stayed on the top spot, thanks to the top notch performance of his bike, Honda CRF450R, as well as his cold-hard determination to win the event. The combination of skill and great bike had managed to deliver Brayton gaining his third title in 2017. After the event, the young rider claimed that he was just happy to win the event as another winning is important for the series. He acknowledged the winning as a group effort, where Penrite Honda race team and also sponsor had worked together. That’s why the winning was like a reward for the hard work and the commitment.
This young biker was earning his first spot quite easily, finishing first before Dylan Long, the Victorian rider. Long himself has shown an impressive performance so far so winning the second spot wasn’t really surprising. To complete the big three, Kade Mosig, finished in the third spot. Mosig, just like Long, has shown a promising performance in the series.
To complete the big five, Dean Ferris finished in the fourth spot. This MX Nationals winner had an impressive performance where he finally finished on number four whereas he started from the last place. And on the fifth spot, there was Dan Reardon, the ex-Australian winner, completing the big five.
Meanwhile, things were different in SX2 event. Wilson Todd won the race after the battle against Jackson Richardson, who is the defending champion. Todd was able to finish first, before Richardson followed suit 6 seconds later. On the third spot, Dylan Wills, the New South Wales rider for Husqvarne Dyson Motorsport team was able to score the team’s first podium appearance. It was definitely a special achievement for them.
To complete the big five roundup, there was Mitch Evans on the fourth place, followed by Gavin Faith, the American rider who had injured his wrist during Bacchus Marsh in Victoria, two weeks earlier. It was quite an impressive achievement for Faith, considering the pain he had to endure all through the race.
Todd was definitely ecstatic, claiming that it would have not been a better day, with his winning on the first supercross as well as the heat race. He is confident that his riding skill improves from time to time, so he can’t wait for the upcoming rounds to prove his claim. He celebrated the winning with his riding boot swag.
The SX1 and 2 were the main events of Adelaide Supercross but it doesn’t mean that there was nothing else. There were Junior Lites as well as Junior 85/150cc available for the young talents to show their abilities. Joshua Zorbas won the Junior Lites, followed by Tyler Darby and then Joel Cigliano respectively. For the Junior 85/150cc class, Blake Fox won the first title, followed by Brodie Connoly on the second and Jake Kowal on the third.