Click for more information
Click here to swap to the Fullnoise Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to swap to the Fullnoise Off Road WebsiteClick here to join the Fullnoise Twitter PageClick here to join the Fullnoise Facebook Page
Click the Fullnoise Logo to return to the home page
Click here for more info


Motocross News
Gippsland conquers 2013 TRI Region Challenge at Broadford

By: Kendall Jennings

Posted: Thursday, 28th February, 2013 : 12:09 PM - - 16,455 Reads




The annual Tri Region Challenge was held at the State Motorcycling Complex at Broadford on the 16th and 17th of February in dry hot and dusty conditions.

For the first time, the event was held at the beginning of the year rather than the end of the year between Victorian Gippsland, Northern and Western regions.

With the 2013 Victorian Motocross season starting, the event was eagerly attended by riders for grading purposes before the commencement of this year's championship rounds. Juniors competed on the Saturday, while seniors competed on the Sunday.

The induction of 'cloudentries' enabled competitors to enter online for the event (www.cloudentries.com.au), with 276 competitors taking advantage of the new system. The system allows a competitor to know straight away if their entry has been received, no waiting for Australia Post to deliver their entry.

In addition, clubs using the system will be able to cap classes. Moreover, if a riders name, number or sponsor is misspelled in the program, well the riders will have to double check their spelling as the system shoots out a file for the printing of a program. An exciting revelation for state motocross, hopefully clubs will adopt the system.


Wayde Carter dominated the 125 and the 250 A grade junior classes - Credit: KJAX Communications
 
The Tri Region Challenge has a unique scoring system with only the first competitor over the line from each region gaining points towards the team result ensuing a fair system. As the team scoring, does not count the number of entrants per region in each class, only the first region member to see the chequered flag. Individual merit is also rewarded as usual collecting first, second and third for each class.

"MX Management consider the bringing together of the three regions as success." said MVMX representative Christine Windham, "There was huge rivalry on Saturday with the Junior participants with Northern leading at the end of that day followed by Gippsland then Western. Sunday saw the tables turned with Gippsland coming home, from Northern and Western."

In an effort to encourage new officials for motocross, Motocross Management obtained the services of veteran road race official Tony Bolin as the Clerk of Course. Tony is an approachable person who is passionate about motorcycle racing and is extremely interested into the operations of motocross. If you are interested in becoming an official, visit the Motorcycling Victoria website HERE

In the juniors, Wayde Carter dominated the 125 and the 250 A grade. Acting as one with his KTM, Carter will be looking forward to a great year before he enters the senior ranks in 2014.

Fellow KTM rider Matthew Hopkins-Talty competing in the same classes shadowed Wayde 5 out of the 6 races, as Wyatt Fogarty clinched second in the final moto to secure the third step of the podium in the 125cc. Jarrod Mason joined Carter and Hopkins-Talty on the dais in the 250cc.

Due to an error with compiled results in combined classes on MyLaps we cannot report on the other classes held on Saturday.

The senior ranks were injected with youth as junior competitors adapted to the senior pace or as in the A Grade Lites, Gippsland's KTM Australia/Bolton's KTM rider Jack Simpson looked to be inform setting the pace early and showing no weakness from his recent twelve months off due to two knee reconstructions.


KJAX Communications - Jack Simpson looked to be inform setting the pace early and showing no weakness from his recent twelve months off due to two knee reconstructions
 
He was undefeated all day dominating the under 19s and the A Grade Lites. Simpson was joined on the under 19s podium by Tomas Ravenhorst and Nathan Trigg.

Another stand out was Tristen Cachia, freshly signed to Honda the 101 machine demonstrated that 'Twisty' had quickly adapted to the bike and had picked up speed on the new machine, with a 5th and 10th in the A grade Lites, which does not reflect his early race pace. Not exactly sure what happened to Cachia, he did not compete in the final moto.

It was fantastic to see riders return from injury, Privateer Lewis Woods was also looking in form, and I believe it was his first race back from his wrist surgery last year.

Lewi wasting no time demonstrating that he has the race pace, he will improve further with more racing under his belt, and it was great to see Lewi back on a bike.

Most likely the oldest competitor in the A grade Lites, Scriven's Honda Mark Grove also made a return from a leg injury, however he was dealing with an rib injury sustained during practice earlier in the week, finishing ninth overall and managed a 5th in the second moto, he will be looking to improve his 6th placing last year in the State Championships.

Another return in the Lites was Scriven's Honda Matt Ryan. The number 4 plate made his return to motocross after having a break from the sport since last year's Victorian Titles only picking up the bike a week before the event, Matt was testing the bike in race conditions finishing 3rd, 6th, and 3rd.

With a disappointing start to the day, Nathan Trigg finished the meeting with 15th, 3rd, and 4th, the devastating first moto kept him off the box overall in the A Grade Lites. Allowing Jack Simpson, Lewis Woods and Matt Ryan complete the A grade Lites podium.

The A Lites in Victorian Motocross Championships will be action packed this year, with a few fast riders and a few sleepers will make the class both a challenge and compelling.

Dylan Long competed in the Open class on his KTM350 dominating the field in his second race meeting on the 350, with a perfect 3 wins from 3 starts finishing with a large gap from the rest of the field.

It was great to see Dion Brillanti back on a bike and racing, finishing second overall, a fast A Grade junior however his transition to the senior ranks resulted in injuries.


Gillespie Won the Women's class - Credit: KJAX Communications
 
Alex Bolton had a glimpse of the top spot; however, his day did not go to plan being edged out of the top three by Matt Ginders on a count back. WBR Mini Freestyle rider Travis Whitten running the number 8 plate finished a consistent 7th for the day. Experienced Open Motocross competitor Kane Scanlan managed a 5th, 5th, 6th tussling with the youth injected class.

Courtney Whyte-Dennis had the goods for the first woman's moto, defeating multiple Victorian Champion Kristy Gillespie, however Gillespie would regroup and finish in a dominating form.

Sarah Stubbs had her senior debut, the youngster constantly second all day and even beating Kristy Gillespie in her first senior race. She will be one to watch in her rookie senior year. The womans class in the state titles this year will be very exhilarating; can Gillespie hold off the young charges? Can the youngsters be consistent? We will find out soon enough.

The Victorian Motocross Management Committee have scheduled the 2013 Victorian Motocross Championships. Senior Championships will be contested over 4 rounds.
Round 1: March 23/24 Blue Rock
Round 2: June 15/16 Swan Hill
Round 3: July 20/21 Ararat
Round 4: 3/4 August Outtrim.

While the Junior Championships will be contested over 3 rounds:
Round 1: April 13/14 Maffra
Round 2: 25/26 May Colac
Round 3: 13/14 July Albury.

Top Image: Dylan Long won three from three races on his KTM 350
Credit: KJAX Communications


Click to go back Click here for a print friendly format Click here to email this news item to a friend

Click here for more info on MX Ink Graphics






Click here for more information







MXGP
Ryan Villopoto and Tyla Rattray Head To Europe For Final Preparations
30th Jan, 2015
Motocross
Jean-Michel Bayle's Expertise A Added Bonus For Honda 150 European Champion..
30th Jan, 2015
AMA Supercross
Matt Moss's 2015 AMA SX Experience Comes To An Early Conclusion
30th Jan, 2015
AMA Supercross
Broc Tickle Sidelined From A3
30th Jan, 2015
Industry
Husqvarna Motorcycles Achieve Record Breaking Sales In 2014
29th Jan, 2015
Desert Racing
2015 Finke Desert Race Bike Entries Fill In Record Time
29th Jan, 2015
Off Road
Mitch Harper Returns To Racing With Motul Pirelli Sherco
29th Jan, 2015
Off Road
Josh Green And Beau Ralston Ready To Get Active With Active8 Yamaha
29th Jan, 2015
AMA Supercross
Watch Kenny Come Up Short - Go Pro Footage From Oakland
28th Jan, 2015
Enduro
Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team Ready To Go Racing
28th Jan, 2015
Feature
A WEEK IN MOTION - A collection of the Weeks latest Videos From Arou..
27th Jan, 2015
Motocross
Kirk Gibbs Gets 2015 Underway With Race Wins And Podiums At Woodville GP
27th Jan, 2015
General
GYTR Yamaha Partner With ETS Racing Fuels For 2015
27th Jan, 2015
AMA Supercross
Chad Reed Motivated After First Podium Performance Of 2015
27th Jan, 2015
AMA Supercross
Ken Roczen Comes Up Short At Oakland and Loses Red Plate
27th Jan, 2015
MXGP
First Official Images of Team HRC For 2015 Emerge
27th Jan, 2015
Off Road
Tye Simmonds Leads Home KTM 1-2 At Deep Well
26th Jan, 2015
Freestyle
Maikel Melero Unstoppable During Night Two In Graz
26th Jan, 2015
Enduro
Jonny Walker Opens Up 2015 Extreme Enduro Account With A Win In France
26th Jan, 2015
Feature
Monday MOTOBOARD - Fullnoise.com.au's Weekend Results Round-Up
26th Jan, 2015
Freestyle
Remi Bizouard Hits Back in Graz to Extend European Championship Lead
25th Jan, 2015
Arenacross
Kyle Regal Earns First Overall Victory of 2015
25th Jan, 2015
Speedway
Darrin Treloar and Mick Headland Join Packed Programme At Mark Lemon Farewe..
25th Jan, 2015
AMA Pro
Round 4 AMA Supercross Highlights From Oakland
25th Jan, 2015
AMA Supercross
Trey Canard Leads Home Dungey and Reed At Oakland
25th Jan, 2015
Arenacross
Jacob Hayes Wins Night One in Colorado Springs
25th Jan, 2015
General
Ricky Carmichael Set To Be Inducted To American Motorsports Hall Of Fame
24th Jan, 2015
AMA Supercross
Red Bull KTM's Dean Wilson Sidelined With Knee Injury
24th Jan, 2015
Motocross
Trio Of Australian Factory KTM Riders Head To Woodville GP
23rd Jan, 2015
Motocross
KTM's Ivan Long And Tye Simmonds Kick Off 2015 At Deep Well
23rd Jan, 2015
Motocross
CDR and New Zealands JCR Yamaha Join Forces For NZ Assault
23rd Jan, 2015
General
Yamaha Australian Institute of Motocross Powers on In 2015
22nd Jan, 2015
Enduro
Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro Ready To Return Bigger and Better In 2015
22nd Jan, 2015
Freestyle
European FMX Championships Round 3 and 4 Head TO Graz, Austria This Weekend
22nd Jan, 2015
General
Proformance Kawasaki Announce A Three Rider Line-Up For 2015 Season.
21st Jan, 2015
Feature
A WEEK IN MOTION - A collection of the Weeks latest Videos From Arou..
20th Jan, 2015
Dirt Track
Troy Gives His KTM A Fitting Farewell At Bayliss Classic
20th Jan, 2015
Speedway
U21 Aussie Solo Champ Fricke Lines Up to Say Farewell
20th Jan, 2015
AMA Supercross
Ken Roczen Aiming To Inch Away With Points Lead After 1-2-1 Start to Season..
20th Jan, 2015
Dirt Track
American Flat-Track Champion Wins The 2015 Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Class..
19th Jan, 2015

  More News Articles....



Click here to read
Click here to read
Product Review - ReadyRamp
More than just a Ramp, ReadyRamp Will Change Your World If you Own Any Type Of Ute To Transport A Motorcycle
  Click here to read....  |  Insider archive

Click here for more info




E V E N T S   N E X T   W E E K E N D:

 Round 1 2015 InsureMyRide Australian Enduro-X ..
 Round 6 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Cha..
  Go to Details


T E L E V I S I O N:

  Go to TV Guide





  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 FIM WMX
  2013 AMA SX Rd9
  2013 NZMX Champs Rd2
  2013 Aus AAX Champs
  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 AMA SX Rd8
  2013 AMA SX Rd7
  NZMX Champs Rd1
  2013 AMA ArenaX



Click here to go to the Choice Suspension Website
Click here to go to Loose Kid Industries
Click here for more info on Mountian Shade
Click here to visit Bolton Motorcyles, Australia's largest KTM, Honda and Suzuki parts store
Click here to got to the F1 Moto website
Click here for info on Penrite
Click here for more info on Endura products
Click here for more info on MX Ink Graphics
Click here for more info on TM Motorcycles

Click here for more info


Click here to visit Click28.com


Suzuki V-Strom 650XT
Escape Anywhere - V-Strom 650XT Cross-Touring .   View

SHERCO ISDE Model Range
Sherco celebrate winning 2014 ISDE performance with limited edition models .   View

POD K8 Ultimate
Lightweight, pre-preg carbon fibre frames and adjustable cuffs combine with the Human MotionĀ® hinge system to allow you to create your own knee brace. .   View





FULLNOISE WEBSITES:
Fullnoise Off Road Website
Fullnoise Road Website

FULLNOISE OFF ROAD CONTENT:
Home
News Archive
Fullnoise Forum
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
Features
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
Classifieds
Links
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information

FULLNOISE BUSINESS:

Privacy Statement
Contacts
About Fullnoise
Logos
Add to Favourites



PREMIUM ADVERTISERS:
100% Moto
C&R Imports
Ficeda Accessories
Force Accessories
Honda Australia
Husqvarna Motorcycles
John Titman Racing
Kawasaki Australia
KTM Australia
Lee Hogan Racing
Link International
Mcleod Accessories
Moto National Accessories
Mainmoto Imports
MX1 Australia
Monza Imports
Moto National
Penrite
Steve Cramer Products
Suzuki Australia
Yamaha Australia
Yamaha Parts & Accessories



All content © Fullnoise.com.au 2002-2015



Click here for more information