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Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.

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Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
HGA Honda‰Ûªs Justin Brayton and Penrite oils Racing Honda‰Ûªs Gavin Faith have stormed home to win the opening round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship held at Jimboomba Qld, on Saturday the 17th of September.

In front of a near capacity and vocal crowd, it was recently crowned Australian MX1 Motocross champion Dean Ferris who flew out the gate on his CDR Yamaha to grab the Knobby holeshot award.

Crossing the finishing line for the first time after a half a lop of racing, Ferris held the lead from the American duo of Wil Hahn and Brayton, with 2016 SX Champion Reardon in 4th.

Brayton quickly made his way around Ferris for the lead and looked to open a gap up on the field.

However Ferris was not about to let that happen, and after seeing Brayton pull away, Ferris found his flow and caught back to the rear wheel of the leading American.

Behind them another great battle was brewing as Wilson Coolair Motul Suzuki Racings Todd Waters who finished the opening lap in 6th place after a few early moves, worked his way further up the field to fourth and latched on to Reardon.
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
Dean Ferris lead early and went on to finish second after pushing Brayton for the lead throughout the race.
The duo battled hard for the next few laps before Waters made the pass through the whoop section leading into the sand.

Reardon was not about to give up however and re-passed Waters to re claim third position.

Back up front Ferris had moved himself right on to the exhaust pipe of Brayton and despite getting close enough to show a wheel on one or two occasions was never close enough to complete the move.

Brayton who had only jumped onto the Honda CRF450 two weeks prior held on to cross the line in first , with Ferris a few bike lengths back in second.
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
Todd Waters and Dan Reardon spent a good portion of the race in a fight for third with Reardon holding on in the end.
Reardon was able to put a small gap on Waters to finish third with Waters impressing with a 4th place finish.

Behind Waters was the pair of NPE Monster Energy Kawasaki‰Ûªs of Wil Hahn and Kade Mosig

Wilsons Coolair Motul Suzuki rider Luke Wilson who spent most of the main event battling with Crankt Honda‰Ûªs Jay Wilson crossed the line for a very impressive 7th place finish, while Jay Wilson slipped back to finish 9th behind come back kid Jay Marmot aboard his Husqvarna.

American Import and fan favourite Adam Enticknap round out the top ten aboard his HGA Honda CRF450.
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
The NPE Monster Energy Kawasaki riders Wil Hahn and Kade Mosig battled it out for 5th
The night proved to be a tough one for a host of riders, Jon Krusic got caught up in the start gate sending him over the bars and out of the race before it began.

Lawson Bopping was forced to pull off at the end of lap seven ending what until then was a good run for the returning rider.

Fastest qualifier for the night KTM Australia‰Ûªs Kyle Peters had a big crash in his heat race and unfortunately had another big one at the mid point of the main event, forcing himself out of the race early and he was joined shortly after by team mate Jesse Dobson.
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
Gavin was back in the SX2 class and back on top of the box in Jimboomba
In the SX2 things were a little more subdued out front with two time former Australian champion and current AMA Arenacross champion Gavin Faith jumping out to the lead on lap one with DPH Yamaha‰Ûªs Hayden Mellross in tow.

The two riders both put in 15 near flawless laps, with the gap between them ebbing a flowing a little, however Mellross was never able to put himself in a position to make a run for the lead position with Faith going on to seal his first victory of the year and give Honda a clean sweep of the Pro classes on the night.

Mellross in his first race in Australia since heading to the United states nearly two years ago held on for a solid second place.

Behind the leading two riders things were much more exciting with both Penrite Oils Honda‰Ûªs Josh Cachia and Privateer Geran Stapleton running in third and forth.
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
Hayden Mellross was impressive on his way to second place in SX2
Stapleton made the move into third and looked to have the pace to move forward but was quickly joined by the Serco Yamaha pair of Wade Hunter Jackson Richardson.

Hunter was the man on the move, making his way past Cachia, Richardson and by the mid way point of the race made the decisive move past Stapleton into third were he would finish.

Richardson and Stapleton then went to battle for fourth, with Richardson making his way past the Victorian rider in the late stages of the race to nab 4th with Stapleton holding on for 5th.

Cachia in his return to racing was impressive all night, leading his heat race earlier, the South Aussie, was consistent lap in lap out and when the chequered flag flew finished the night with a rock solid sixth place result.
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
Wade Hunter charged through the field to round out the podium
Reigning champion Jimmy Decotis had a tough night by his standards. Starting buried in the pack the HGA Honda rider was forced to make numerous passes eventually finishing in 7th place ahead of Davey Motorsports KTM rider of Lewis Woods who like Deceits came from the very back of the field.

Yamaha Yamalube racings young gun, Jordan Hill was a picture of consistency in his first SX2 event, crossing the line in 9th position, while CRF Honda racings Joel Wightman rounded out the top ten.

Four riders failed to finish the SX2 main event with Jayden Rykers getting caught up in a crash on lap two that forced him out of the race.

CRF Racing‰Ûªs Kyle Webster after finishing an impressive third in his heat race was on track for another good result in the main event until a big crash had him seeing stars and looking for his bike after it bounced over the back of a berm.

Both Jesse Madden and Keiron Hall also recored DNF‰Ûªs while Dylan Wills who was running strong early finished two laps down after a crash.
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
Riley Dukes lead the future of Supercross with the overall win in the Junior Lites class.
In the Junior 250F class it was Riley Dukes who won the overall on the night ahead of Jy Roberts and Dickson.

In the 85cc class it was Tyler Darby who stood on the top step of the podium with Samuel Noonan in second and Joshua Zorbas in third.

Full for results from the nights racing and current championship points CLICK HERE
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
SX1 Main Event Results
Honda Sweep Jimboomb as Brayton and Faith seal Australian Supercross Opening Night Victories.
SX2 Main Event Results

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