20th Jayden Rykers ‰ÛÒ Maybe the luckiest rider on the track, how he got up and finished the race after his crash mid way through the main event I will never know, but certainly glad he did.
Also one of the few times I had a crash shot in focus instead of having the camera by my side as I watch it unfold.
Apart from the main event crash he was impressive, qualifying 13th and finishing 4th in his heat.
Riders not in the main that were expected to be there.
Wade Hunter ‰ÛÒ Wade suffered a big crash in practice. I missed the crash that happened in the whoops. He was taken from the track, but later reported despite it being the scariest crash he has had and left him beaten up, he would be ok.
Cody Dyce ‰ÛÒ Not exactly sure what happened to Cody, but did see him limping in the pits after qualifying, but not again on track after that.
Egan Mastin ‰ÛÒ The 2017 MX2 champion and newly signed KTM Australia factory rider had a big off during qualifying. He was able to pick himself up and before the crash set a time that left him 9th fastest.
He lined up for his heat where he finished 12th, but did not return to for the LCQ.
The SX2 class was considered a stacked class before the season started, from what I saw on Saturday night, that is more than true.
Mellross was in a class of his own at round one, especially through the whoops. He won‰Ûªt have it all his own way, there is nothing between the top six riders and another handful of riders who finished further back at round one who have shown in years past they have the potential to match anyone‰Ûªs pace.
I stayed out on track for the final junior lites and 85cc races. While the numbers were on the low side, the riders out there put on a great show. There is still something special about seeing 85cc bikes hit the finish line double, or the triple and the crowd certainly appreciate it.
Tyler Darby done the double winning both the junior classes, beating Blake Fox and Brodie Connonlly in the 85cc class, while Jake Cuka and Ezrah Demellweek-Dodds rounded out the podium in the junior lites class (125 / 250F)
With the junior nationals taking place before the next round of SX, we would expect to see more juniors at the final rounds of the series.
We will have a small junior gallery from J1 up later this week