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Kings crowning glory.

Carroll secures the triple

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Shayne King (8) Leads the Pro Open class into turn 1
Kiwi Shayne King has finally secured his first Pro Open title needing the last race at the final round in Wonthaggi on September 21. "After last years shot at the title with KTM it was great to give Honda the win this year," said the newly crowned champion. King who lead the championship coming into the last round by thirty four points needed all three motos to hold off the onslaught from Yamaha mounted Darryll King. Shayne gave himself and the team minor heart failure in the opening moto when his bike ground to a halt on the first lap, giving brother Darryll just a sniff of the title. Darryll went on to win the moto from Cheyne Boyd (Motorex KTM) who had led the entire race only to crash on the last lap but recovered to place second. Damien King (Sale Honda CRF450) was a resounding third.
Kiwi Cody Cooper was one of the few riders to win a race this year: Phil Smith
The second moto was all Kiwi with Shayne King back out the front showing the class that won him the World Motorcross title in 1996. He stormed to an emphatic victory from D.K with Boyd a distant third. The last moto was a cracker with S.King needing to out place his brother to take the crown. From the outset it was yet another Kiwi, Cody Cooper (O'Neal Honda CRF450) taking the holeshot into the first corner. The King's weren't far behind with the pair of KTM 540's of Boyd and Jay Marmont following close behind. By mid race it was the Honda pair that had stretched their lead with D.King throwing everything at the fast sand layout. Sensing victory Shayne King let Cooper slip underneath him with two corners to go and record a deserved win. While Darryll took the points on the day it was Shayne's title by 15 points from Darryll with runner-up on the day and third in the title KTM's Cheyne Boyd. "Shayne had a great championship this year, he was strong from the outset, winning moto after moto and that's what it's all about," commented Darryll King after the event. "After having such a great Motorcross Championship this year I kind of lucked into the big bore bikes and it's great to be back on the podium so soon," said Boyd.
You don't get much more successful than this. Troy Carroll and mechanic Shaun. Photo: Phil Smith
Pro Lites.
Troy Carroll was back to his brilliant best with yet another three race wins from three race starts. Even having his two more experienced team mates Darryll King and Cameron Taylor back in the battle with a stacked grid for Craig Dack Racing. It was only in the third moto that Taylor gave Carroll any sort of competition with the pair nose to tail right through the twelve minute moto. Taylor bagged second overall for day with Darryll King rounding out the overall top three. Daniel Reynolds (Geoff Taylor Yamaha) finshed the day fourth and Lewis Stewart (Barry Francis Yamaha) fifth. "Every time I come to Wonthaggi I really enjoy it and everything went to plan today," said Carroll. "The little bike is awesome and it's perfectly suited to my style so I'm glad to have taken the title so now I can concentrate on moving up to the Open class next year." Runner up in the title was Daniel McCoy (Serco Yamaha) who was recuperating after shoulder surgery with Lewis Stewart's barnstorming third on the day helping him leapfrog Adam Robinson (K&J Thomas Yamaha) for third in the title. Pit Bits
The weather wreaked more havoc off the track than on at the event when gale force winds welcomed the teams in the early hours of race day. Motorex KTM fared the worst with their entire awning, valued at $30,000 was completely destroyed. CDR Yamaha was a little better of with only $10,000 worth of damage to their awning as wrecked Quickshades littered the pits. Kawasaki Pro racer Niki Urwin made a welcome return to the track just one year after his career and life threatening crash as a guest commentator and he took to his new role like a duck to water. He was burbling like a pro within no time. Is this his new career post racing? Some people might think so. Troy Carroll created history as the first rider to be crowned three Pro Lite Championships in one year. He claimed the hatrick with the Australian Motorcross, Supercross and now the Staintune Four-Stroke National titles. It will probably be the last opportunity for any one to repeat the feat with the Thumpers being merged with the Motorcross series for 2004. Suzuki was a surprise absentee at Wonthaggi, electing to concentrate on the new season with one injured rider (Danny Ham) and another that wasn't featuring in the championship (Mitchell Hoad) Shane Metcalfe continued to ride the almost stocker '04 CRF450 at Wontaggi with Shayne King having to resort to borrowing Metty's old '03 factory weapon when his big bore blew up in the first moto. The crowds stayed away in droves at Wontaggi with the figures hardly even rating a mention possibly being scared off by the impending weather. Unfortunately for them they missed some of the best racing this season on a shorted track that had the spectators much closer to the action than usual. Jay Marmont had some misfortunes at the start of the day needing to borrow Brad Wiliscroft's bike at the last minute when his own bike failed to start on the line. Marmont would give up minutes later having crashed from unfamiliar machinery. KTM returned the favour to Wiliscroft when he stripped third gear in his opening moto and had to resort to borrowing a bike for the remainder of the day.
Please note these results and points totals are for round 5 only. We will have final series points available as soon as we can get them. We will also have more photos later in the week

Pro Open:
1) 6 Darryl King 25 22 20 = 67 Points
2) 9 Cheyne Boyd 22 20 18 = 60
3) 56 Cody Cooper 18 15 25 = 58
4) 8 Shane King 0 25 22 = 47
5) 2 Cameron Taylor 15 16 13 = 44
6) 4 Shane Metcalfe 14 14 14 = 42
7) 45 Damien King 20 10 12 = 42
8) 7 Paul Broomfield 8 13 15 = 36
9) 23 Troy Dorron 16 12 8 = 36
10) 5 Jay Marmont 0 18 16 = 34
11) 37 Brent Landman 10 8 11 = 29
12) 16 Lee Ellis 7 11 10 = 28
13) 93 Steven Powell 12 6 9 = 27
14) 63 Danny Anderson 11 7 7 = 25
15) 46 Adam Miller 13 9 0 = 22
16) 22 Brad Hibberd 9 5 6 = 20
17) 24 Yarrive Konskey 5 4 = 9

Pro Lites:
:Results amended 23-9
1) 1 Troy Carroll 25 25 25 = 75
2) 2 Cameron Taylor 22 22 22 = 66
3) 6 Darryl King 20 20 18 = 58
4) 54 Daniel Reynolds 18 18 16 = 52
5) 31 Lewis Stewart 16 13 20 = 49
6) M Barry Morris 15 15 14 = 44
7) 9 Adam Robinson 14 16 12 = 42
8) 4 Chris Urquhart 12 14 15 = 41
9) 49 Glenn Kearney 13 11 13 = 37
10) 39 Kane Scanlan 11 10 11 = 32
11) 30 Trent Pons 10 9 10 = 29
12) 70 Andrew Shacklock 7 12 7 = 26
13) 50 Thomas Laslo 8 8 9 = 25
14) 53 Warren Faneco 6 4 8 = 18
15) 92 Mick Macdermid 9 7 0 = 16
16) 45 Julian Carafa 3 2 6 = 11
17) 46 John Flint 5 6 - = 11
18) 181 Daniel Kavanagh 1 5 0 = 6
19) 69 Mark Portbury 4 0 - = 4
20) 60 Chris Caslick 0 3 - = 3
21) 43 Daniel Primmer 0 0 = 0

Expert Open:
1) 14 Bradleigh Thompson 25 22 25 = 72 Point
2) 55 Cody Mackie 18 25 22 = 65
3) 64 Mark Grove 22 20 18 = 60
4) 1 Brad Williscroft 15 18 15 = 48
5) 10 Matthew Pike 16 15 14 = 45
6) 2 Wayne Dukes 20 7 16 3 = 43
7) 15 Jason Cater 13 16 13 3 = 42
8) 86 Joshua Ross 9 12 20 = 41
9) 439 Bradley Ferguson 10 13 12 = 35
10) 69 Mark Portbury 11 10 9 = 30
11) 79 Jason Herbert 7 11 10 = 28
12) 130 Angus Reekie 12 14 = 26
13) 45 Grant Withers 4 8 11 = 23
14) 126 Luke Jones 8 9 4 = 21
15) 25 Dev Rowan 5 6 8 = 19
16) 23 Daniel Jones 14 5 0 = 19
17) 26 Aaron Caldwell 6 4 6 = 16
18) 27 Paul Luxmoore 2 3 7 = 12
19) 19 Rick Beveridge 3 2 5 = 10

Clubman Open:
1) 82 Lincoln Stichbury 25 25 20 = 70
2) 28 Ricky Fox 22 22 22 = 66
3) 33 Shaun Brunton 20 20 25 = 65
4) 204 Ashley Robinson 15 18 16 = 49
5) 726 Andrew Jackson 18 12 15 = 45
6) 16 Phillip Harper 16 15 14 = 45
7) 12 Garry Blizzard 9 14 18 = 41
8) 47 Mark Schmidt 11 13 13 = 37
9) 20 Scott Kumnick 12 11 8 = 31
10) 15 Daniel Reid 10 16 0 = 26
11) 92 Justin Brooks 8 3 12 = 23
12) 27 Rodney Clare 2 9 11 = 22
13) 100 Andy Wigan 7 6 9 = 22
14) 888 Luke Dobson 4 7 10 = 21
15) 233 Dean Minichiello 6 8 7 = 21
16) 21 Michael Roodhouse 14 5 0 = 19
17) 91 Spiro Karakatsanis 3 10 5 = 18
18) 540 Russell Stuchbery 5 4 6 = 15
19) 11 Brett Nicholas 15

Clubman Lites:
1) Steven Moreels 25 25 20 = 70
2) Brett Barrett 16 18 25 = 59
3) Benjamin Morris 22 10 22 = 54
4) Paul Robbins 18 22 10 = 50
5) Jed Grindrod 15 15 18 = 48
6) Kris McLaren 12 20 16 = 48
7) Jamie Barrett 14 14 15 = 43
8) Scott Mahony 13 12 11 = 36
9) Andrew Wensing 20 16 0 = 36
10) Malcolm DeWildt 10 9 13 = 32
11) Philip Catton 11 6 14 = 31
12) Michael Barker 7 11 12 =
13) Shaye Budd 30 9 13 8 = 30
14) Cory Hillsley 6 7 9 = 22
15) Shane Darley 5 8 0 = 13
16) Robbie Rand 8 0 = 8

Vets:
1) 1 Mike Shearer 25 25 25 = 75
2) T Scott Dyer 25 22 25 = 72
3) 24 Wayne Irwin 22 20 20 = 62
4) 43 Jamie Stewart 18 18 22 = 58
5) P Phillip Haanskorf 22 14 22 = 58
6) 385 David Cash 20 16 18 = 54
7) D David Lowrie 18 10 20 = 48
8) 277 Wayne Snooks 15 15 16 = 46
9) 17 Stephen Weatherstone 16 13 15 = 44
10) H Glen Holmes 20 4 18 = 42
11) E Iain Edgar 16 7 16 = 39
12) 37 Darren Holmes 14 8 13 = 35
13) 616 Michael Mladin 12 11 12 = 35
14) 60 Wayne Baxter 11 9 14 = 34
15) R Gary Robinson 14 6 14 = 34
16) I Tom Scott 15 3 15 = 33
17) 552 Mark Davis 10 5 11 = 26
18) 63 Terry Hunter 13 12 = 25
19) J Paul Jorgensen 0 = 0

Womans:
1) 36 Lisa Irwin 25 25 25 = 75
2) B Rebecca Lipsett 20 22 20 = 62
3) 3 Alison Parker 18 20 22 = 60
4) 142 Melissa Holmes 16 18 12 = 46
5) 474 Casey Green 14 16 14 = 44
6) 11 Jeanette Lindsay 9 14 18 = 41
7) R Rachael Eagle 11 13 16 = 40
8) 552 Kylie Zaffiro 12 9 13 = 34
9) 75 Kellie Meehan 8 10 15 = 33
10) 58 Elizabeth Lee 15 15 0 = 30
11) 96 Sharon Pope 7 8 11 = 26
12) E Erin Normoyle 13 11 0 = 24
13) 540 Tracey Wells 6 7 10 = 23
14) 54 Tracey Burns 10 12 = 22
15) 22 Tamara Fern 22 = 22

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