GYTR Yamaha's Mitch Evans will continued to carry the SXD (u19) points leaders red plate into the next round after finishing in second place during an eventful night at the Wayviile Showgrounds, in Adelaide.
With a thumb injury sustained during the week, Evans rode with gritted teeth throughout the night to keep his championship aspirations on track but it wasn't without incident.
The SXD class runs a two final format and despite a fall in final one whilst running second and a terrible start in final two, Evans was able to rebound well from both hiccups to finish with 3-3 results and his consistency took him to second for the night.
After dominating the previous round with a 1-1 score card, Evans now sits eight points clear of his nearest rivals with two rounds to go in the championship.
"Tonight was just a case of getting through as safely as possible as my thumb wasn't so good after crashing during the week," Evans explains.
"I made it hard for myself all night as I wasn't getting great starts and then when I was up the front, I crashed and had to get back passed some riders and with only seven laps, the race goes by pretty quick.
"But it's good to be on the podium again and with three weeks until the next round at Jimboomba, hopefully I should be back to 100% and ready to go," he ends.