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Mackenzie, Larsen and Arbon on top at Toowoomba

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Billy Mackenzie, PJ Larsen and Luke Arbon have won the Pro Open, Pro Lites and Under 19's respectively at the fourth round of the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals at Toowoomba QLD on Sunday 16 May.
Pro Open winner Billy Mackenzie. Photo: Shayne Rice
In the Pro Open class Billy Mackenzie bounced back to the top step of the podium despite having limited time on the bike in the last four weeks as he recovered from an injury sustained at the second round. The Scottish rider won two of the three motos on offer for his round win.

CDR Rockstar Yamaha rider and Wollongong local Jay Marmont finished third overall and as a result has taken the Series lead by four points ahead of the day's runner up JDR Motorex KTM‰Ûªs Tye Simmonds.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm definitely happy with today,‰Û
Pro Lites winner PJ LArsen. Photo: Shayne Rice
While Mackenzie led for the first few laps, Cooper eventually made his way past Ferris and at times was right on the back of the Scott, but was unable to make a pass stick. Mackenzie managed to hold on to the lead, despite lapped traffic with Cooper wrapping up the moto in second place followed by CDR Rockstar Yamaha rider Cheyne Boyd who finished in third.

The third moto looked to be a repeat of the first two, with Mackenzie soon out to a strong lead, however after a lackluster day, Marmont found his form, eventually catching up with the Kawasaki rider.

The two riders went bar-to-bar in and out of the turns, while Simmonds made his charge through the field, until disaster struck for Mackenzie, appearing to stall on one of the turns allowing a now in-rhythm Marmont and charging Simmonds ‰ÛÒ amongst others, to fly by leaving him in sixth place.

Despite his speed, Simmonds eventually caught Marmont, knowing that the Series lead was on the line; however the reigning Champs experience was too much for Simmonds, with the young rider eventually ceding to the Yamaha star and forced to settle for second place ahead of Ferris.

In the days overall Simmonds took the second step on the podium finishing 9 points adrift of Mackenzie.
Under 19's winner Luke Arbon. Photo: Shayne Rice
‰ÛÏThe first race really let me down,‰Û
Jay Marmont regained the Red Plate in the Pro Open class after finishing third in the Pro Open class. Photo: Shayne Rice
The trio did battle until Mackie crashed and in dropping back through the field he let a number of riders slip by including JDR Motorex KTM‰Ûªs Ryan Marmont and Kawasaki riding ‰Û÷privateer‰Ûª and former Champ Luke George.

Larsen was out to a massive lead and despite a valiant attempt to reign him in by Marmont, he was too far ahead, forcing him to settle for second ahead of George.

In the third and final moto it all came together for Dale, with the Queensland local catching and passing Larsen on the first lap and holding onto the lead until the chequered flag, with Larsen taking second place and South Australian Gibbs forced to settle for third.

Larsen took the days overall result and maintained his championship lead.

‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs been a really good weekend,‰Û

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