With the Victorian event taking place over two days, the A grade Lites took to the track in Sunday in pristine conditions with mild morning mild drizzle falling and the overcast conditions keeping the track moist until later in the day.
With more than a gate full of riders, the A Grade Lites was split into two heats. The class had a national feel to it with the likes of Cheyne Boyd, Ford Dale, Todd Waters, Lewis Woods, Kirk Gibbs, and Adam Monea appearing at the start gate.
Cheyne Boyd demonstrated that he is a force to be reckoned with on the 250 four stroke in 2012 winning all before him against some of the favourites heading into this year's MX Nationals.
In the first heat Matt Ryan grabbed the holeshot, before he was hunted down by Cheyne Boyd and Under 19s rider Dylan Long trying to keep the pace of Boyd. Sam Martin made it to third place after passing Matt Ryan who would finish fourth. In the second heat, Kirk Gibbs came out charging. Joel Milesevic could not match his pace settling for second, while Dylan Leary beat Todd Waters over the line for third place.
In the second round of heats, Luke Arbon, Lewis Woods, Joel Milesevic, and Todd Waters would meet on the line. Waters securing the top step, Milesevic sat a bit behind him for second, while Lewis Woods had a comfortable third. Under 19s rider Dylan Long, Cheyne Boyd, Ford Dale raced head to head in the next heat, with Dale taking the win after he was able to pass Boyd, and relegating the veteran rider to second. Dylan Leary held off Dylan Long for third.
Cheyne Boyd charged home strong in the first heat of the final moto's, while Adam Monea found his feet after resolving earlier heat machine issues. Rookie Joel Milesevic finished third on this KTM 2-Stroke. Ford Dale was able to take his second win in the final heat of the day, with Dylan Leary in second and Matt van Slooten in third.
The Sunday Belonged to Boyd who was happy with the track as well as his form heading into the nationals.
"The circuit and the layout at Wonthaggi were awesome and the track crew did a pretty decent job preparing it," Boyd praised.
"It was good to get my feet wet with the 250. The first round went really well. "We've been working really hard. I knew I could win that because over the last few months I've ridden really well at practice. Boyd added
"At the moment everything's going really well," concluded the former factory rider.
A OPEN OVERALL
1 Brad Anderson
2 Todd Waters
3 Kirk Gibbs
4 Sam Martin
5 Ross Beaton
6 Kyle McKeddie
A GRADE LITES OVERALL
1 Cheyne Boyd
2 Ford Dale
3 Joel Milesevic
4 Dylan Leary
5 Todd Waters
6 Dylan Long
UNDER 19s OVERALL
1 Joel Milesevic
2 Dylan Long
3 Dylan Leary
4 Billy Jackson
5 Alex Stephenson
6 Michael Crugnale
Main Photo: Brad Anderson on his way to his first win in 2012
Photo Credit: KAJX