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Angus Reekie dominates Supermoto at Oran Park

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Perfect conditions greeted riders and spectators for Round 2 of the Supermoto mayhem Cup presented by Hogs Breath Cafe Narellan at Oran Park Raceway.

Open Class runner up Rodney Taplin. Credit: Mick Innes www.smxindustries.com

Young Gun Angus Reekie showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the up coming Australian Supermoto Championships, with wins in all the races he competed in. With a blisteringly fast 58.3 in both the All powers and the Pro open Qualifying, to take the all important Pole position at the fast Oran Park supermoto circuit.

In the All powers Feature KTM mounted Reekie did not have things all his own way with challenges from Axis Honda‰Ûªs Rodney Taplin, Aprilia racing Josh Macfarlane, Husky racing Stuart Bennett. Other great rides from Brisbane motorcycles Linden Magee, Nick Brain, Alex Gobert, Luke Richards, YZF250 mounted Cru Halliday and Western Australian David Gellatly had the crowd on their feet.

Racing was Red hot in the Pro Classes and Support classes of the event as well. Reekie taking 3 wins from 3 heats in the Pro Open, with Taplin, Macfarlane, Bennett, Magee, Brain, Richards, and Alex Gobert all hot on his heals. Reekie, Taplin and Macfarlane rounded out the top 3. The Pro Lights saw Yamaha mounted Halliday taking 3 from 3, with some hard charges early in the races from Porombka 2nd overall and Whitaker 3rd.

The support classes also had some great battles, the women‰Ûªs class had Husky Chix racing Bec Bateman making a return to Supermoto and beating home Rachael Eagle 2nd and Sophie Lovett 3rd. Newcomer Jan Hart just held out Hogs Breath Yamaha racing Gina Cleaver for 4th and 5th respectively. Phil Lovett taking out the Vets, Zach Thackery just taking the honours over Greg Timmons in the experts. Nick Osborne winning the Clubman and Cody Jurd taking out the Novice.

Team Cunning stunts tore up the tarmac with stunts Burnouts and wheelies and the Trials entertainment from Zarzynski Trials team also turned on the entertainment all day long with a great demonstration course.

Upcoming Supermoto events are the World X games Supermoto 6-7th August. In OZ, QLD supermoto Championships August 11-12 and round 1 of the Australian Supermoto championships to kick off at Oran Park Saturday 25th August. With the Championship starting later this year, expect to see plenty of Australia's talented riders from all disciplines competing in the Championship.

More info go to www.motomayhem.com.au or www.supermotonsw.com. The new look Supermotonsw website will be launched soon.

Main Photo: Angus Reekie leads the field
Credit: Mick Innes www.smxindustries.com

Photos from the day attached and click here: www.smxindustries.com/photostore

ALL POWERS FINAL.
1. ANGUS REEKIE (NSW) - KTM-ELF RACING - KTM 450
2. JOSH MCFARLANE (QLD) - SXV APRILIA RACING - Aprilla SXV 550
3. STUART BENNETT (NSW) - HUSQVARNA RACING - Husqvarna 450
4. LINDEN MAGEE (QLD) - "BRISBANE M/C'S MICHELIN, - Honda CRF 450
5. RODNEY TAPLIN (NSW) - TEAM AXIS HONDA - Honda CRF 450

PRO OPEN CLASS
1. ANGUS REEKIE (NSW) - KTM-ELF RACING - KTM 450
2. RODNEY TAPLIN (NSW) - TEAM AXIS HONDA - Honda CRF 450
3. JOSH MCFARLANE (QLD) - SXV APRILIA RACING - Aprilla SXV 550
4. STUART BENNETT (NSW) - HUSQVARNA RACING - Husqvarna 450
5. LINDEN MAGEE (QLD) - "BRISBANE M/C'S MICHELIN - Honda CRF 450

PRO LIGHTS
1. CRU HALLIDAY (NSW) - HOGS BREATH YAMAHA - Yamaha YZF 250
2. NATHAN POROMBKA (ACT) - B&M TUNING TEAM RACING - CRF 250
3. Joel Whitaker (QLD) - Honda CRF 250

WOMEN RIDERS
1. REBECCA BATEMAN (NSW) - HUSKY CHIX RACING - Husqvarna 450
2. RACHEAL EAGLE (NSW) - HONDA RACING - Honda CRF 450
3. SOPHIE LOVETT (NSW) - LOVETTS EARTHMOVING - Yamaha YZF 250

VETS
1 PHILL LOVETT (NSW) - LOVETT'S EARTHWORKS - KTM 525
2 MARK HERFOSS (NSW) TE 510
3 Robert McDonald (NSW) - Yamaha YZF 450

EXPERT RIDERS
1 Zach Thackery (NSW) - Kawasaki KX 450
2 GREG TIMMINS (NSW) - Honda CRF 450
3 JUSTIN BEARD (NSW) - Yamaha YZF 450

CLUBMAN RIDERS
1 NICK OSBORNE (NSW) - Honda CRF 450
2 MATTHEW BUCKLEY (NSW) - AUTO SMART - FS 650
3 COREY COOK (NSW) - SYDNEY SHEDS Yamaha YZF 450

NOVICE RIDERS
1 CODY JURD (NSW) - Honda CRF 450
2 ADAM WEBSTER (NSW) - Yamaha YZF 450
3 MITCHELL BENNETT (NSW) - KTM 250

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