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Daniel Reardon Wins Action Packed Jimboomba Supercross

American Jimmy Decotis Flawless In SX2

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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CDR Yamaha's Daniel Reardon has broken through to record his first Australian Supercross round win since his return to racing after a action packed night at the second round of the Australian Supercross Championship held in Jimboomba last night, Saturday the 17th of October.

On the hard baked layout during the day time qualifying it was two time reigning champion Matt Moss aboard his Team Motul Suzuki who fired the early shots, qualifying nearly a full second ahead of Reardon, with KTM Racings Kirk Gibbs in third, with NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki's Adam Monea and DPH Peter Stevens Motorcycles Lawson Bopping rounding out the top five.

American Gavin Faith who finished third at the opening round had a tough time during qualifying crashing twice, along with his team-mate Anthony Rodriguez who also went down during the second qualifying session.
Moss was fastest in qualifying by nearly a full second - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
With the lights turned on, a near capacity crowd was on hand ready for some racing action at the conclusion the pit party which proved to be a massive hit with the fans with riders flooded with young and older fans alike chasing autographs and photos.

When racing got underway it was Reardon who grabbed his first taste of victory for the series, when he moved to the front of the field early in the nights opening heat race and never looked back, taking the win ahead of Gibbs and with CDR Yamaha's Kade Mosig in third.

In the second heat it was Moss who continued on his winning way, finishing ahead of Monea and Faith who despite being a little banged up due to his earlier crashes, was starting to find his feet for the night.

With the heat races over, the top five SX1 qualifiers from earlier in the day along with the top five SX2 qualifiers battled out for some cool hard cash, in the dash for cash pitting rider against rider.

The format saw the ninth and tenth fastest qualifier in combined times across the two classes battle it out one on one in a single lap race, with the winner advancing on to the next round.

With Decotis electing to sit out the contest and Husqvarna's Nathan Crawford crashing and injuring himself earlier in his heat race, the top eight riders got down to business with some close hard fought battles erupting.
The battle between Moss and Reardon started early with Moss taking a narrow win after a exciting Dash For Cash feature event - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Monea looked as though he was going to go all thew way after winning his first three battles, until a determined Jackson Richardson put an end to his run. Richardson aboard his 250F was eventually out gunned by Reardon setting up a exciting grudge match for the final between himself and Moss.

With no love lost between the two stars of Australian Supercross, the duo went head to head with some cat and mouse games being played out early until a small mistake by Reardon gave Moss a little break. However Reardon did not give up pushing his bike to the limits and at the line was right back on the back wheel of Moss as the Suzuki rider scraped through for the win.

When the gates dropped on the nights main event, the crowd got exactly what they had come to see with Moss and Reardon quickly shooting out to the front of the pack.

The two riders resumed their battle from the dash for cash as they swapped block pass after block pass during the opening laps, bringing the race fans to their feet.
The Moss V Reardon show continued into the main even with both riders taking ther turn to run each other wide, this battle is sure to rage all season long - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
It looked as though it would be a race long battle until Moss lost the front end of his bike at the end of a Rytham section that the both himself and Reardon were forced to roll thorugh after Chris Camilleri crashed hard.

The mistake from Moss gave Reardon a big gap over Gibbs and Monea who moved up to second and third repectivley while Moss re-grouped and re-entered the race in 8th position.

Up front Reardon continued to pull away from the two riders behind him as Monea moved his way into second place, and a fast charging Moss moved up to 4th and on to and then through the back wheel of Gibbs.

Moss looked to have set up a move on Gibbs on the inside of the same corner he crashed on earlier on the night, but another mistake from the points leader coming into the round (which he later revealed was caused by his hand coming off the bar) had him plowing through Gibbs KTM, sending himself over the back of the berm with Gibbs also going down.

Moss was able to recover quickly, moving into third position while Gibbs was re-mounted in 7th.
It was reardon who came away with the spoils and the championship lead in Queensland - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Back out Front Reardon cleared out from the field to take a comfortable 14 second win and in the process move to the top of the championship standings.

"That feels so good to win," enthused Reardon from atop the Jimboomba X Stadium podium. "This is pretty much a home town race for me and it was so good to see so many people in the pits and at the track today who I've known for so many years.

"It feels great to get a win for them; I think I'm as happy as the fans tonight!"
Adam Monea put last week behind him to once again show he is one of the fastest Supercross riders in Australia with a fine second place finish - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Monea collected his first SX podium of 2015 with a second place finish after a smooth and solid 20 laps and now has his season back on track after a tough start at the season opener last weekend.

Moss crossed the line in third position in front of Mosig who put in a great performance to give CDR two riders inside the top four, while Gibbs rounded out the top five working his way back past Bopping and Faith who finished in 6th and 7th.

Dylan Long for the second round in a row was at the back of the field at the start, however unlike Bathurst he was able to ride out the race working his way up to 8th, finishing ahead of Daniel McCoy in 9th and Luke Styke in 10th.

It was a rough night for three riders, with Suzuki privateer Sam Martin, Penrite Oils Honda MX racer Anthony Rodriguez and Privateer Chris Camilleri all spending time with Racesafe after crashing out of the main event.

Both Martin and Rodriguez returned to their pits by the time racing had concluded while Camilleri headed to hospital for further treatment.
Jimmy Decotis lights the finish line jump with his second straight SX2 main event win of the year - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
In the SX2 race it was Decotis who once again stole the show from the start, making his way into the lead quickly and set about working on checking out from the field.

Behind him it was the Lites bikes fastest qualifier from earlier in the day, Jackson Richardson who took up the challenge of chasing down the American, while behind his Penrite Oil Wilson Racing Honda a battle for third place erupted between, Serco Yamaha's Luke Clout, Penrite Oil Wilson Racing Honda's Geran Stapleton and SD3 Husqvarna's Luke Arbon, with the three riders resuming their battle from a heat race earlier in the night along with newly signed DPH Yamaha rider Wade Hunter.

Decotis and Richardson were both unstoppable, with their speed through the whoops separating them from the field. However it was Decotis who proved to the be the strongest, never giving Richardson a chance to close in on his rear wheel with the American crossing the line 6 second ahead of the rider from Far North Queensland to give Honda a 1-2 result.

"Yeah, I had some struggles in practice, but then everything came good when it counted most," said Decotis. "A good start in the Final makes all the difference and once I got into a rhythm I could just ride my own race and come home with the win.

"It feels awesome to get another win and to get so many cheers from all the Australian fans. I really appreciate all their support, and I also have to thank everyone in the Penrite Honda team, who have been looking after me so well and have given me the best equipment."
Jackson Richardson was on point all day and night, finishing in second position to Decotis - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Behind the leading duo it was Hunter who broke through for his first ever supercross podium,with the Far North Queensland rider giving the Queensland fans another reason to celebrate as he stepped up onto the podium with good mate Richardson.

"My plan was to get on the box tonight and after getting a good start and riding consistently, that's just what I did," said Richardson, who has spent recent seasons based in the USA contesting the AMA Pro Racing scene as a privateer.

"It feels so great to get my first podium in a Supercross in Australia, and to have another 'FNQer' up here as well is just awesome."

Clout crossed the line in fourth ahead of Stapleton and Arbon, while Honda privateer and last years championship runner up, Taylor Potter finished 7th.

Newcaslte KTM privateer Dylan Wills finished in 8th place and the last rider on the lead lap, with Davey Motorsports KTM rider Lewis Woods in 9th and Raceline Pirelli's Jessie Madden in 10th after another solid ride.

The third round of the Australian Supercross championship will head to the Wayville Showgrounds in South Australia on the 31st of October.
Wade Hunter broke through for his debut podium in the SX2 ranks in his first outing with the DPH Yamaha team - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
SX1 Round Results
1. DANIEL REARDON - 16:43.045
2. ADAM MONEA +14.160
3. MATT MOSS +22.813
4. KADE MOSIG +24.614
5. KIRK GIBBS +28.106
6. LAWSON BOPPING +29.766
7. GAVIN FAITH +34.432
8. DYLAN LONG +40.895
9. DANIEL MCCOY +1 lap
10. LUKE STYKE +1 lap
11. DANIEL MCENTEE +3 laps
12. DANNY HAM +3 laps
13. THOMAS HILL +5 laps
dnf. SAM MARTIN
dnf. ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ
dnf. CHRIS CAMILLERI

SX1 Championship Standings After Round 2 of 6
1. Daniel REARDON - 67 Pts
2. Matt MOSS - 65 Pts
3. Kade MOSIG - 54 Pts
4. Kirk GIBBS - 54 Pts
5. Gavin FAITH - 54 Pts
6. Adam MONEA - 53 Pts
7. Lawson BOPPING - 48 Pts
8. Luke STYKE - 45 Pts
9. Daniel MCCOY - 44 Pts
10. Danny HAM - 35 Pts
Kade Mosig rouned out the top four in the SX1 class and is locked in a solid five rider battle for third in the championship after two rounds - -
SX2 Round Results
1. JIMMY DECOTIS - 12:52.750
2. JACKSON RICHARDSON +06.134
3. WADE HUNTER +14.145
4. LUKE CLOUT +19.426
5. GERAN STAPLETON +27.220
6. LUKE ARBON +31.954
7. TAYLOR POTTER +48.103
8. DYLAN WILLS +57.738
9. LEWIS WOODS +1 lap
10. JESSIE MADDEN +1 lap
11. JED BEATON +1 lap
12. JACK SIMPSON +1 lap
13. TOMAS RAVENHORST +1 lap
14. TIM VARE +1 lap
15. BRODY CASSIDY +2 laps
16. JOEL WIGHTMAN +2 laps
17. BOYD HOCKING +2 laps
dnf. CALEB WARD
dnf. LUKE WILSON
dnf. KYLE WEBSTER

SX2 Championship Standings After Round 2 of 6
1. Jimmy DECOTIS - 70 Pts
2. Jackson RICHARDSON - 60 Pts
3. Luke CLOUT - 60 Pts
4. Luke ARBON - 55 Pts
5. Wade HUNTER - 54 Pts
6. Geran STAPLETON - 52 Pts
7. Lewis WOODS - 47 Pts
8. Dylan WILLS - 44 Pts
9. Taylor POTTER - 42 Pts
10. Jesse MADDEN - 40 Pts

Top Image: Daniel Reardon takes the win at Jimboomba

Credit: Aaryn Minerds

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