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Matt Moss On Track For Perfect Season After Phillip Island Double

Faith To Carry 18 Point Lead In ASX Season Finale

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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Motul Suzuki's Matt Moss has kept his unbeaten 2014 Pentrite Australian Supercross season in tact in trying conditions at the fourth round of the Championship held at Phillip Island on the 19th of October.

M.Moss who had raced to Victory in every race at the opening three rounds of the championship endured a frustration two heat races at Phillip Island, being forced to push his bike back to the pits after losing his chain in both races.

Lining up on his spare bike on the outside of the field due to having the last gate pick in the main event, Moss like he has all year long, rocketed out of the gate and swept around the outside of the first turn in third position while a host of the SX1 favorites including, DPH Yamaha's Kade Mosig, Husqvarana's Josh Cachia, Motul Suzuki's Lawson Bopping and NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki's Adam Monea and Jake Moss all hit the deck in a big first turn pile up.

Earning the Holeshot was Raceline Suzuki supported Kieren Tisdale, just ahead of American Keith Tucker, but the duo's time up front was short lived as M.Moss blitz through the whoops out of the first turn and by the time he exited the second turn was in the lead and heading for another race win.
Jay Marmont continues to show he can't be discounted with two podium results at the Island - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Behind Moss, Penrite Honda's Jay Marmont quickly moved his way into second place with KTM Racing's Kirk Gibbs sliding into 3rd by the end of the second lap.

From there it was a race long precession up front as the top three riders were never challenged for their positions, with Moss racing home to a comfortable victory ahead of Marmont and Gibbs.

Championship contenders Bopping and Monea both recovered from the opening corner crash to finish in 4th and 5th respectively while KTM Racing's Jesse Dobson continued his impress season in his debut Supercross season posting a 6th place finish for the second day in a row.

Mosig finished in 7th ahead of Tucker 8th, Cachia 9th and James Booth Elliot in 10th securing the South Australian privateer two top ten results for the weekend.
Kirk Gibbs bounced back onto the podium on Sunday - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
The hard luck story of the race went to Tisdale who after running up front early was forced to retire from the race after having his water pump cover smashed during the race forcing him to DNF with just over one lap remaining.

With four of the five round's in this years championship now complete Matt Moss holds a commanding 22 point lead over team mate Bopping and Monea, with Gibbs a further four points back in 4th position.

Marmont on the back of his double podium result at Phillip Island has moved up to 5th in the standings.

SX2
Gavin Faith is starting to run away with the SX2 title with his third straight win on Sunday - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Privateer Hayden Mellross who pitted alongside the Raceline Suzuki team for the weekend grabbed the holeshot in the SX2 races and was followed through the first turn by Broadstix Honda's Taylor Potter and championship leader Gavin Faith aboard his Penrite Oils Honda.

Faith as he has done all season quickly worked his way to the lead by the end of lap one and set sail, racing to his third straight race win and a commanding points lead heading in to the Brisbane finale.

‰ÛÏIt was a really good weekend,‰Û
Taylor Potter has come of age in 2014 backing up his round two second place finish with another second place finish at round four - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Mellross looked comfortable in second position until a crash on lap 9 allowed Potter through. Mellross was able to recover quickly enough to hold on to third position, but was to far back to reel Potter back in with the two riders holding their positions and rounded out the podium.

Wilson MX's Honda mounted Kyle Peters worked his way through from 7th position to finish 4th, with SD3 Husqvarana's Luke Arbon who raced the weekend in considerable pain after his big get off one week ago in Bathurst rounded out the top five.

KTM's Kale Makeham who finished 3rd the previous day in round three of the championship finished in 6th position, with Husqvarna's Ryan Marmont in 7th, KTM backed privateer Brendan Harrison in 8th, Jackson Richardson in 9th after coming from the back of the field for the second day in a row and BBF KTM's Dylan Long in 10th.

Heading into the final round, Faith holds a 18 point lead over fellow American Peters, while round one winner Harrison sits a further five points back in third position.

SXD / Junior and Support Races
Jack Simpson raced to the win at round four in the SXD class and now holds a four point lead heading into the Brisbane finale - - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
The SXD class once again provided spectators with bar to bar close quarters racing across all three races held on Sunday with KTM's Jack Simpson taking a 1 point round win ahead of Dylan Wills.

Wills won the opening two races in great style and looked on track to take the round win comfortably. However troubles in the final race left the New South Welshman down the order at race end, while Simpson grabbed the final race win to steal both the number one plate for the round and the red plate in the championship standings.

Points leader coming into the round Brock McLeary had a day to forget, getting caught up in crashes in all three races, leaving the KTM rider 16 points behind new championship leader Simpson and 12 points behind Wills heading into Brisbane's finale.

The biggest ride for the day came from Honda privateer Trent Wheatley. After hearing the news that a good friend had passed away in the morning of the event, the young Victorian racer rounded the day out on the final step of the podium finishing the day just five points behind Simpson.
Jordan Hill continues to dominate the Junior class - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
In the Junior class is was once again Jordan Hill who claimed the round win, though was not able to repeat his three race clean sweep from Saturday, finishing behind Lachlan Holroyd in the opening race before going on to win the final two moto's.

Holroyd finished second in the final two races for second overall for the round with Travis Silk rounding out the podium.

Hill now leads the championship by 33 points from Holroyd with Silk a further 21 points further back in 3rd.

In the Vic State Supercross Cup, Nic Bressan won the SX1 class for the second day straight and Jordan Doutch claimed the honours in the Sx2 class.

The final round of the 2014 Australian Supercross Championship heads to the Brisbane Enetertainment Centre on the 8th of November.
Matt Moss will be aiming to make it a clean sweep in Brisbane on the 8th of November - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
SX1 Round 4 Results
1. Matt MOSS (NSW)
2. Jay MARMONT (NSW)
3. Kirk GIBBS (SA)
4. Lawson BOPPING (VIC)
5. Adam MONEA (VIC)
6. Jesse DOBSON (NSW)
7. Kade MOSIG (VIC)
8. Keith TUCKER (USA)
9. Josh CACHIA (VIC)
10. James BOOTH-ELLIOT
11. Joel NEWTON (SA)
12. Justin CARAFA (VIC)
13. Chris CAMILLERI (VIC)
DNF. Kieren TISDALE
DNF. Jake MOSS (NSW)

SX2 Championship Standings After Round 3 of 5
1. Matt MOSS (NSW) - 140
2. Lawson BOPPING (VIC) - 118
3. Adam MONEA (VIC) - 118
4. Kirk GIBBS (SA) - 114
5. Jay MARMONT (NSW) - 104
6. Jesse DOBSON (NSW) - 95
7. Kade MOSIG (VIC) - 89
8. Josh CACHIA (VIC) - 88
9. Justin CARAFA (VIC) - 78
10. Sam MARTIN - 74
11. Jake MOSS (NSW) - 68
12. Chris CAMILLERI (VIC) - 66
13. Kieren TISDALE - 56
14. James BOOTH-ELLIOT - 43
15. Keith TUCKER (USA) - 42
16. Daniel McCOY (VIC) - 42
17. Joel NEWTON (SA) - 36
18. Tim VARE (VIC) - 35
Faith
SX2 Round 4 Results
1. Gavin FAITH (USA)
2. Taylor POTTER (VIC)
3. Hayden MELLROSS (NSW)
4. Kyle PETERS (USA)
5. Luke ARBON (SA)
6. Kale MAKEHAM (VIC)
7. Ryan MARMONT (NSW)
8. Brendan HARRISON (QLD)
9. Jackson RICHARDSON (QLD)
10. Dylan LONG (VIC)
11. John PRUTTI
12. Luke WILSON (QLD)
13. Geran STAPLETON (NSW)
14. Tristan DUNCAN
15. Jake WILLIAMS (VIC)
16. Boyd HOCKING (VIC)
NC. Jake VELLA (VIC)

SX2 Championship Standings After Round 4 of 5
1. Gavin FAITH (USA) - 135
2. Kyle PETERS (USA) - 117
3. Brendan HARRISON (QLD) - 112
4. Taylor POTTER (VIC) - 109
5. Hayden MELLROSS (NSW) - 107
6. Kale MAKEHAM (VIC) - 104
7. Jackson RICHARDSON (QLD) - 96
8. Luke ARBON (SA) - 95
9. Ryan MARMONT (NSW) - 93
10. Luke WILSON (QLD) - 77
11. Geran STAPLETON (NSW) - 77
12. John PRUTTI - 73
13. Boyd HOCKING (VIC) - 62
14. Tristan DUNCAN - 60
15. Jake WILLIAMS (VIC) - 58
16. Jake VELLA (VIC) - 50
17. Dylan LONG (VIC) - 43
18. Nick SUTHERLAND (NSW) - 43
19. Lewis WOODS (VIC) - 26
20. Tristan CACHIA (VIC) - 15
Wills
SXD Round 4 Results
1. Jack SIMPSON (VIC) - 97
2. Dylan WILLS (NSW) - 96
3. Trent WHEATLEY (VIC) - 92
4. Tomas RAVENHORST (VIC) - 82
5. Izak MAULE (SA) - 77
6. Brock McLEARY (NSW) - 76
7. Aaron TANTI (NSW) - 55
8. Tim O'BRIEN - 48

SXD Championship Standings After Round 4 of 5
1. Jack SIMPSON (VIC) - 377
2. Dylan WILLS (NSW) - 373
3. Brock McLEARY (NSW) - 361
4. Tomas RAVENHORST (VIC) - 334
5. Aaron TANTI (NSW) - 308

For Complete Results from rounds 4 including all junior and support classes - CLICK HERE

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