Motocross

Battles galore at the 2007 Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championships

Author: Garry Morrow

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Queensland's Sunshine Coast Motorcycle Club have seen out a long hot 5 days that was the 2007 Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championships at the challenging Coolum Motocross Circuit.
GMR-KTM rider Jarryd McNeil receives congratulations from his dad and Tye Simmons, Motorex KTM after an incredible final moto to secure the 15 years 250F National Championship. Credit. Kajx.com
With over 800 entrants it was always going to be a big week and with club having to deal with the result of a massive flood a few weeks ago everyone was under the pump. To the clubs credit they came through with flying colours and beside the usual small disputes that come from trying to accommodate so many the week ran smooth. In the racing stakes the action was as hot as the weather as the countries, and New Zealand's, finest travelled from far and wide to try and get their paws on the championship trophy. The race of the weekend was surely the premier 250cc 15 years class with 2006 champion Tye Simmonds from the Motorex KTM team going into the meeting as the hottest of favourites. GMR-KTM rider Jarryd McNeil had other ideas as the two went head to head all weekend. Going into the final race of three McNeil had notched up two 2nd places whilst Simmonds had a win and a third. Factory Honda rider Ross Beaton was also in the mix with a win and sixth, Yamaha Queensland Junior Development Team rider Harley Quinlan was also in the mix. As the final race got underway it was clear that the championship would be decided between Simmonds and McNeil as the two went handlebar to handlebar for the distance in what many are claiming was the best race they had ever seen. In the end it was a slight mistake by Simmonds that let McNeil through to claim the title by a staggeringly close 0.9 of a second as he crossed the line first. "On the last lap Jarryd and I came together and I thought he had come down so I just floated to the finish line. Unfortunately for me I was wrong, Jarryd hadn't come down and he flew past me just before the chequered flag dropped," Simmonds lamented. "I gave away that win from a mistake but I'm glad for Jarryd because he also put in a strong performance and at least it was a one-two finish for KTM riders.
Simmonds (24) pounced on McNeil in the 125cc class to take the title. Credit: Clic28.com
McNeil on the other hand was understandably ecstatic with his win. ‰ÛÏThis was a bitter sweet victory as it was such a close battle with an icon of the sport in Simmonds as well as a fellow KTM rider but I have to say McNeil wanted the win more than anyone could possibly imagine‰Û
South Australian Factory Honda rider Luke Arbon (54) took out the 250cc 13-U15 Years class. Credit: Click28.com
Cachia, who had been the one to beat during the heats finished on the last step of the podium 2 points behind Petersen. Cachia looked set to fight it out with Arbon in the final moto but he crashed the bike taking the following Arbon with him. Unfortunately he was unable to get going again until he was way down the order. His eventual 8th place was the difference between third and second. ‰ÛÏThis is the championship I wanted,‰Û
Despite breaking two toes in a beach accident Kiwi Hamish Dobbyn finally won an Australian title when he claimed the 125cc 13-U15 Years class. Credit: Click28.com
Kiwi Hamish Dobbyn came, saw and conquered the 125CC 13-U15 Years class despite breaking two of his toes in a "Beach Accident" before racing got underway. Dobbyn only dropped one moto, to Dylan Petersen, on his way to his Australian championship. ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs great to finally get a title over here,‰Û
250CC 15YRS
1 JARROD MCNEIL KTM VIC 22 22 25 = 69
2 TYE SIMMONDS KTM NSW 25 20 22 = 67
3 HARLEY QUINLAN YZ QLD 20 18 20 = 58
4 ROSS BEATON CRF TAS 15 25 18 = 58
5 HARLEY PEZUTTI Yamaha QLD 18 12 8 = 38
6 JOEL RIZZO KTM QLD 8 15 14 = 37
7 LUKE STYKE Yamaha NSW 13 4 16 = 33
8 HENRY MADAMS KTM NZ 4 13 15 = 32
9 KEIRON HALL RM NSW 16 16 = 32
10 CASEY TURNER Yamaha QLD 11 10 10 = 31

250CC 13-U15YRS
1 LUKE ARBON Honda SA 25 22 20 = 67
2 DYLAN PETERSEN Honda QLD 20 20 22 = 62
3 JOSHUA CACHIA CRF VIC 22 25 13 = 60
4 JAKE PENGELLY Kawasaki QLD 18 15 25 = 58
5 HAMISH DOBBYN Yamaha NZ 16 18 18 = 52
6 SEAN REDHEAD Yamaha QLD 14 16 12 = 42
7 JASON REED Honda NSW 13 9 14 = 36
8 MICHAEL CRUGNALE Yamaha VIC 12 7 15 = 34
9 ANGUS BOOTH-ELLIOTT KTM SA 9 10 11 = 30
10 THOMAS RUSHTON KTM QLD 12 16 = 28

125CC 15YRS
1 TYE SIMMONDS KTM NSW 22 25 25 = 72
2 JARROD MCNEIL KTM VIC 20 22 22 = 64
3 KEIRON HALL RM NSW 15 20 20 = 55
4 HARLEY QUINLAN YZ QLD 25 11 18 = 54
5 LUKE STYKE Yamaha NSW 16 15 15 = 46
6 JOEL RIZZO KTM QLD 11 18 16 = 45
7 MATT GINDERS Yamaha VIC 18 7 14 = 39
8 SAM SOUTHEY YZ QLD 13 6 13 = 32
9 ABIA ASHTON TBA WA 4 16 12 = 32
10 TIMOTHY BELL KTM WA 14 8 9 = 31

85CC 14-U16 Years
1 LUKE ARBON Honda SA 25 25 22 = 72
2 JOSHUA CACHIA CRF VIC 22 22 25 = 69
3 CAMERON DILLON NZ 16 18 20 = 54
4 JAKE RIDLEY CRF NSW 20 16 18 = 54
5 KIERAN LEIGH Yamaha NZ 18 20 15 = 53
6 JESSE OWEN YZ QLD 14 14 13 = 41
7 BEN PARRINGTON Honda NSW 13 11 11 = 35
8 DARREN SCHENK Yamaha VIC 12 13 9 = 34
9 JAMES FLANAGAN KTM NSW 15 16 = 31
10 HAMISH MCEWAN KTM VIC 5 10 14 = 29

85CC 9-U12YRS
1 JACOB WRIGHT Honda QLD 25 25 25 = 75
2 HAYDEN MELLROSS KTM NSW 20 18 20 = 58
3 JEREMY TYNDALL KTM VIC 18 22 18 = 58
4 JOEL DINSDALE Yamaha QLD 22 13 22 = 57
5 CHASE SMITH KTM NZ 6 20 15 = 41
6 JOEL MILESEVIC Yamaha VIC 13 8 16 = 37
7 ROBERT LOVETT Suzuki WA 15 16 3 = 34
8 JESSE O'FARRELL Yamaha QLD 11 9 10 = 30
9 RYAN ODIAM Honda WA 15 14 = 29
10 JORDAN BISSAKER KTM NSW 4 11 13 = 28

125CC 13-U15YRS
1 HAMISH DOBBYN Yamaha NZ 20 25 25 = 70
2 DYLAN PETERSEN Honda QLD 25 20 20 = 65
3 CAMERON DILLON NZ 18 18 14 = 50
4 SHAUN REDHEAD Yamaha QLD 6 22 18 = 46
5 DYLAN BERWICK KTM TAS 16 13 15 = 44
6 ASHLEY WHISLER KTM WA 5 15 16 = 36
7 THOMAS RUSHTON KTM QLD 13 10 13 = 36
8 DANIEL SHRIMP KTM KTM 12 11 12 = 35
9 HARRISON WOODING Yamaha VIC 15 16 = 31
10 SAM O'CALLAGHAN Honda NZ 9 9 11 = 29

65CC 7-U9YRS
1 WILSON TODD KTM QLD 25 25 25 = 75
2 JORDAN MELLROSS KTM NSW 22 13 18 = 53
3 JORDAN HILL KTM NSW 20 18 15 = 53
4 JUSTIN HART KTM WA 18 10 16 = 44
5 JOSHUA STRENGER KTM NSW 20 22 = 42
6 JACK MENTHA KTM VIC 5 22 14 = 41
7 WIL RUPRECHT Kawasaki NSW 13 12 6 = 31
8 KURT SPENCE KTM VIC 16 14 = 30
9 EGAN MASTIN KTM NSW 1 15 13 = 29
10 TYLER JONES KTM SA 10 8 7 = 25

65CC 9-U11YRS
1 JOEL DINSDALE KTM QLD 25 25 22 = 72
2 NATHAN DENNY KTM VIC 15 20 25 = 60
3 DAMIEN HARRISON KTM QLD 22 18 20 = 60
4 THOMAS HENRY KTM VIC 14 22 18 = 54
5 JESSE MCNALLY KTM VIC 20 10 16 = 46
6 CALEB WARD KTM QLD 12 16 15 = 43
7 WAYDE CARTER KTM VIC 16 14 13 = 43
8 BILLY HOST KTM QLD 18 13 6 = 37
9 DYLAN WILSON KTM NSW 7 7 12 = 26
10 HAMISH MCGRATH KTM QLD 10 6 7 = 23

65CC 11-U13YRS
1 JACKSON RICHARDSON KTM QLD 22 25 25 25 25 = 122
2 DANIEL LIVSEY KTM QLD 18 18 22 22 22 = 102
3 ROBERT LOVETT KTM WA 16 22 20 20 20 = 98
4 HAYDEN MELLROSS KTM NSW 25 13 18 12 18 = 86
5 JORDAN BISSAKER KTM NSW 20 20 9 16 15 = 80
6 DYLAN WILLS KTM NSW 13 14 11 15 16 = 69
7 ASHLEY MURPHY KTM VIC 12 8 12 18 12 = 62
8 CHARLIE ANDERSON KTM VIC 8 16 14 11 11 = 60
9 BEN SNOW KTM VIC 14 15 14 14 = 57
10 JARED MORRISSON KTM NSW 9 11 13 10 10 = 53

Please note fo Full field results go to : https://www.orion-timing.com/1021/20070930/

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