Supercross

Ando wins the race, Carroll the war

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CDR/Nokia/Yamaha's Troy Caroll has won back-to-back Australian Supercross titles after a thrilling final round of the 2005 Nokia Supercross Masters at Wollongong‰Ûªs WIN Stadium last night. Troy Carroll finished second overall for night behind arch rival Team No Fear Honda's Craig Anderson, his two point buffer heading into the round proving the difference with Carroll claiming the title by just one point, American special guest Jason Thomas was third for the round. Carroll and Anderson went head-to-head in the three race format which saw the reigning champion finish fifth to Anderson‰Ûªs second in the opening race after being forced to fight his way back from a crash on the first lap. In the second moto Carroll got a sensational start and took the lead by midway through the opening lap. The Yamaha rider controlled the race, winning comfortably ahead of Craig Anderson and Danny Ham while team mate Cheyne Boyd was fifth. In the third and final race of the night Carroll and Anderson battled it out for second place behind race leader Danny Ham. Anderson took the chequered flag in second place with Carroll happy to settle for third place and his second consecutive pro open title. A triumphant Carroll said this was the hardest championship he had ever had to fight for. "This has been the toughest championship I have ever contested,‰Û

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