Empire Kawasaki endured an eventful night at the S-X Open Auckland in New Zealand on Saturday, 16 November, which served as round four of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship.
Victorian Dylan Long charged to eighth overall in the SX1 category riding the KX450, overcoming a trio of mediocre starts in the 'triple crown' format as he recorded 12-10-8 finishes. The overall result promotes him to fifth in the championship standings.
"It was an okay night for me, reasonably consistent in what is a deep field," Long recalled. "We always want to finish higher of course, but at the same time we've moved up in the points and I'm happy to climb into the top five overall now. The goal is to finish strongly in Melbourne, which is my home round!"