Brett Metcalfe Takes Popular Hometown Win at Adelaide Supercross


Brett Metcalfe thrilled his home town fans with his first ever Australian Sueprcross Championship round win - Photo: Aaryn Minerds
A large crowd packed into the Gillman Speedway in South Australia for the fourth round of the 2018 Australian Supercross Championships to see a fairytale win for hometown hero Brett Metcalfe in premier SX1 class while Hayden Mellross took home the Silverware in the SX2 class.

When the nights racing kicked off the Gillman Speedway was almost at capacity, and with Adelaide being a smaller city the large crowd were looking for hometown success in the form of Brett Metcalfe.
The heat racing was fast and furious in the SX1 class Photo: Aaryn Minerds
SX1 heat racing saw both Luke Clout and Penrite Honda Racing's Justin Brayton take a gate to flag wins.

Clout was hounded by Jace Owen, who clocked the fastest lap, for the entire distance with Clout holding out for the win by half a second. Daniel Reardon came back from fifth to grab the final podium spot.

In Heat two Brayton led team-mate Metcalfe for the seven lap journey with Mitch Evans holding down third for the full distance. The trio were never far apart and crossed the line all within half a second with Brayton setting the fastest lap time. Dylan Long was 10 seconds back in fourth.

With qualifying, heats and entertainment out of the way, each class was set down for three races in the second of the triple crown format events.
Justin Bratyon overcame a crash in race two, to still finish the night in second position - Photo: Aaryn Minerds
The premier SX1 class opening final it was Luke Clout who crossed the finish line first, however the win went the way of championship leader Justin Brayton, after Clout was docked three positions.

The opening race was mared by a big crash involving Jono Krusic, who crashed heavily over the finish line double, leaving the last section of the track under waved yellow conditions for the majority of the race.

It was another American who was accredited with second place behind Brayton home with Jace Owen claiming that spot ahead of Daniel Reardon who continued his good form from last weekend, that saw him land on the podium.

Metcalfe gave his hometown crowd a glimmer off hope with a strong performance in the second final with a solid win after getting the better of early race leader Jace Owen by mid-race and going on to record the race win by just over 5 seconds. Clout maintains his consistency with third place.
Jace Owen put his Kawasaki KX450F on the podium despite a final race crash - Photo: Aaryn Minerds
Championship leader and race one winner Justin Brayton finished down in 8th after a run in with Dan Reardon, making it a close point chase and putting a lot of emphasis on the final positions in the final moto.

With it all, on the line, Metcalfe needed a strong result in the final race to lift the winner's trophy on home turf. That‰Ûªs precisely what he did, taking the Holeshot and leading every lap of the final moto. CDR Monster Yamaha‰Ûªs Dylan Long had his best race following Metcalfe for most of the journey.
Dylan Long put in a great performance to finish the night fourth overall with a third place finish in the final race - Photo Aaryn Minerds
With Justin Brayton only able to finish third Metcalfe had scored enough points for the overall win in a result the local crowd was more than happy with.

Even though he had a few blots on his copybook, Justin Brayton still had a solid enough night for second overall and easy enough to maintain his lead in the championship heading into the final round. Jace Owen was credited with third overall for the night despite a big crash in the final race, with the Yamaha‰Ûªs of Dylan Long and Daniel Reardon rounding out the top five.
Like the SX1 class, the racing in the SX2 class was tight leaving the crowd on their feet - Photo: Aaryn Minerds
Championship Leader Jay Wilson and Serco Yamaha‰Ûªs Jacob Hayes led the way in SX2 class heat racing with American Hayes, taking the heat race one win. Hayes took a couple of laps to move from second to first where he held off a hard-charging Hayden Mellross to take a half-second victory. A fast starting Kyle Webster rounded out the podium.

Heat two saw series leader Jay Wilson take the biggest heat race win of the night as the Yamalube Yamaha rider notched upon a two and half second win over Wilson Todd. Aaron Tanti made up one place from his fourth place start to snare the final podium spot. Fastest qualifier, Bradley Taft, was forced into the LCQ after failing to finish. The Honda duo of Jackson Richardson and Bradley Taft both found themselves in the LCQ but made it through to the main event after Richardson led the American home.
Kicking the night off with a win, Hayden Mellross went on to score his first overall round win for the year. - Photo: Aaryn Minerds
Final one saw Hayden Mellross, and Kyle Webster go toe to toe for the opening laps with Richie Evans and Jacob Hayes in the mix. Webster went out of the race lead, and DNF‰Ûªd on the fourth of the six laps with Mellross assuming the lead until the end. Hayes made steady ground to move into second with two laps to go before finishing just over a second behind Mellross. Dylan Wills also made steady ground and finished the moto in third.

Mellross asserted his control from the drop of the gate in the second final to go gate to flag with a clear track, eventually finishing just over three seconds ahead of Serco Yamaha‰Ûªs Wilson Todd. Josh Osby had his best race finish of the season so far finishing in third place.

Honda‰Ûªs main championship hope Bradley Taft never took the start gate for race two while Kyle Webster had a shocker for the second race in a row finishing 15th. Championship leader Jay Wilson also had another bad race finishing in 8th place, the same position as race one. Runner up in the first race, Jacob Hayes, made a good comeback from last to cross the line in 7th.
Jay Wilson for the second straight round slavaged his night with some hard fought results to maintain his control over the red plate - Photo: Aaryn Minerds
Jay Wilson found his mojo in the final moto and after a pair of 8th places finally got a win while under constant pressure from Mellross for the entire distance of the race.

Hayden Mellross with two wins to his credit only needed second for the nights overall, and that's what he got spending the whole race behind Wilson.
Jaycob Hayes made another trip to the podium with consistent results Photo: Aaryn Minerds
Following a mid pack start Jacob Hayes rode a smart race to climb to third by the chequered flag. The result was enough to tie on points with Josh Osby who finished the final of the three races in fourth.

At the end of the night, Mellross was easily the round winner with his 1-1-2 result. Hayes and Osby tied on 56 points with Hayes getting the nod for second overall with the better result in the final race.
Josh Osby secured the final spot on the SX2 podium - Photo: Aaryn Minerds
Championship leader Jay Wilson just missed the podium with fourth. Wilson Todd ended the night with the same points as Wilson but was given 5th on countback.

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SX1 - Overall Rd 4
1 Brett Metcalfe 66 Points
2 Justin Brayton 58 Points
3 Jace Owen 57 Points
4 Dylan Long 55 Points
5 Daniel Reardon 52 Points
6 Mitch Evans 45 Points
7 Lawson Bopping 42 Points
8 Robbie Marshall 40 Points
9 Luke Clout 38 Points
10 Rickie Girdwood 31 Points
11 Joshua Kilvington 27 Points
12 Gradie Featherstone 26 Points
13 Levi McManus 24 Points
14 Zak Small 23 Points
15 Jamie Harvey 19 Points
16 Cory Watts 17 Points
17 Elijah Wiese 16 Points
18 Warren Carroll 11 Points
19 Tim Macarthur 5 Points
20 Jesse Dobson 4 Points
21 Nick Sutherland
22 Jono Krusic

SX2 - Overall Rd 4
1 Hayden Mellross 72 Points
2 Jacob Hayes 56 Points
3 Joshua Osby 56 Points
4 Jay Wilson 51 Points
5 Wilson Todd 51 Points
6 Dakota Alix 46 Points
7 Jackson Richardson 44 Points
8 Aaron Tanti 43 Points
9 Dylan Wills 32 Points
10 Lorenzo Camporese 28 Points
11 Tomas Ravenhorst 27 Points
12 Hugh McKay 27 Points
13 Rhys Budd 22 Points
14 Ricky Latimer 21 Points
15 Richie Evans 18 Points
16 Cooper Pozniak 16 Points
17 Kyle Webster 16 Points
18 Bailey Malkiewicz 14 Points
19 Geran Stapleton 10 Points
20 Josh Brewster 8 Points
21 Bradley Taft

Junior Lites - Overall
1 Alex Larwood 75 Points
2 Jai Walker 62 Points
3 Denzel Woulfe 56 Points
4 Brandon Steel 52 Points
5 Jake Cuka 48 Points
6 Kai Bonning 45 Points
7 Kipp adams 38 Points

Junior 85/150 Overall
1 Ryder Kingsford 72 Points
2 Jack Mather 69 Points
3 brad west 58 Points
4 Cambell Williams 56 Points
5 Zane Mackintosh 47 Points
6 Anthony Atanasovski 46 Points
7 Will Schuuring 42 Points
8 Cody Kilpatrick 0 Points
9 Jack Bates 0 Points

Yamaha 65cc Cup - Final
1 Kayd Kingsford
2 Jake Cannon
3 Auston Boyd
4 Thomas Lambert
5 Jacob Pollard
6 Kye Little
7 Kaleb Winchester
8 Xander Fearn
9 Justin McHugh
10 Bailey Zeestraten
11 Thomas Cunningham
12 Jackson Rossi
13 Wil Carpenter
14 Lewis Arrowsmith
15 Emily Lambert
16 Oscar Arrowsmith
17 Makayla Rimbas
18 Caleb Thomsen
19 Leah Rimbas

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