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Reardon and Decotis Race To Thrilling Victories At Wayville

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After a seven year absence, world-class Supercross made a triumphant return to Adelaide Showground with tonight‰Ûªs Energy Logistix third round of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship presented by Penrite Oils.

As a huge fireworks display lit the night sky to cap a memorable night's entertainment, CDR Yamaha rider Dan Reardon and Penrite Honda Racing‰Ûªs Jimmy Decotis wore the biggest smiles of all after capturing the SX1 and SX2 finals respectively.

However both Reardon and Decotis had to work hard to take their victories, each having to stage dramatic come-from-behind rides to grab the chequered flag in races that had the Adelaide crowd on their feet and cheering .

In the SX1 class, championship leader Reardon marked his turf from the outset of the evening's action, winning both SX1 heat races and the Dash for Cash shoot-out to firmly stamp his favourtism for the Final.

But when the gate dropped on the SX1 main event it was NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing rider Adam Monea who grabbed the holeshot and lead the opening laps before Reardon steamrolled past.
Matt Moss Lead the Wayville Supercross breifly before finishing third to Reardon and Metcalfe - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Soon after, however, Reardon stalled his bike in a corner, allowing Monea and reigning champion Matt Moss (Motul Suzuki) through to set the stage for a three-way battle for the lead as a fast restarting Reardon set sail after them.

Moving into the mid stages of the race, Moss made the front running as Reardon charged closer and closer in second, the arch rivals ultimately banging bars once again, just as they did at the previous round of the Championship at Jimboomba two weekends ago.

Reardon eventually gained the upper hand ‰ÛÒ as he did at Jimboomba ‰ÛÒ with Moss holding tight in second, as hometown favourite and special guest competitor for the event, Brett Metcalfe (SD3 Husqvarna) turned on a stunning late-race charge that saw him move ever closer to the front running duo.
Brett Metcalfe charded through from a bad start to be right on the tail of race winner Dan Reardon by race end - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
In the end, Metcalfe made his move past Moss for second, and while for a time it looked like a fairytale result for Mannum‰Ûªs favourite international motocrossing son might have been on the cards, Reardon held sway at the front and took his second straight round win, with Metcalfe second and Moss completing the podium.

Behind the front running SX1 trio, Kade Mosig (CDR Yamaha) and Monea rounded out the top five finishers.

For Reardon, the Queenslander was obviously rapt to snare such an exciting race win, and in the process firmly keep hold of the red number plate as Championship leader ahead of Moss.

‰ÛÏThat was an awesome race,‰Û
Kae Mosig was another rider on a charge working his way to 4th and closing in on the top three by the end of the main event - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
As runner-up, Metcalfe was similarly delighted with his performance, and in particular stoked by the massive support shown by the partisan South Australian crowd.

‰ÛÏWhat a homecoming!‰Û
Adam Monea pulled the unit holeshot - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
For third placed Moss, the Adelaide result means he has dropped a handful more points to Championship leader Reardon, but the two-time defending champion remains resolute about defending his number one plate.

‰ÛÏThere‰Ûªs no doubt the other boys have got some good speed going and it‰Ûªs a really tough contest this year,‰Û
Jimmy Decotis made it three from three in Adelaide - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Meanwhile in the SX2 category, American star Decotis might have snared his third straight win in as many rounds, but the Adelaide victory was his toughest one yet.

Local SD3 Husqvarna rider Luke Arbon holeshot the SX2 final, but Serco Yamaha gun Luke Clout was soon able to take over the front running, and held the lead through the first half of the race.

Behind Clout, Decotis was making his move through the pack, the American passing Penrite Honda WIlson MX rider Jackson Richardson to take second and then set off after the leader.

Pouring on the pressure, Decotis ultimately made a pass stick and slipped by Clout in the latter stages of the race, to go on and maintain his unbeaten streak in the Championship.
Luke Clout gave Decotis a solid run, leading the majority of the race in front of a huge crowd at Wayville - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Clout finished second with Richardson third, while Dylan Wills (Newcastle KTM) and Arbon rounded out the top five SX2 placings.

‰ÛÏThat was a really good race,‰Û
Jackson Richardson scored his second straight SX2 podium result - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
For runner-up Clout, the Adelaide race was a strong performance, but Decotis continues to hold the upper hand when it matters most.

‰ÛÏThat was a great race and I was really happy with my race pace early, but we still have to work a little harder and lift the bar a little higher,‰Û
SX1 Podium - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
SX1 Main Event Results:
1. DANIEL REARDON - 13:12.312
2. BRETT METCALFE - 13:13.198
3. MATT MOSS - 13:16.258
4. KADE MOSIG - 13:21.294
5. ADAM MONEA - 13:25.701
6. LAWSON BOPPING - 13:35.045
7. DANIEL MCCOY - 13:36.809
8. LUKE STYKES - 13:43.983
9. JAMES BOOTH-ELLIOTT +1 Lap
10. DANNY HAM +3 Laps
11. 351 THOMAS HILL + 8 Laps
DNF. GAVIN FAITH
DNF. DYLAN LONG
DNF. SAM MARTIN
SX2 Podium - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
SX2 Main Event Results:
1. JIMMY DECOTIS - 9:50.734
2. LUKE CLOUT - 9:54.043
3. JACKSON RICHARDSON - 9:57.969
4. DYLAN WILLS - 10:06.390
5. LUKE ARBON - 10:11.703
6. JOEL WIGHTMAN - 10:22.243
7. GERAN STAPLETON - 10:22.653
8. WADE HUNTER - 10:23.307
9. LEWIS WOODS - 10:31.078
10. JACK SIMPSON - 10:37.352
11. JESSE MADDEN +1 Lap
12. KYLE WEBSTER +1 Lap
13. BRODY CASSIDY +1 Lap
14. JAMIE HARVEY +1 Lap
15. BOYD HOCKING +1 Lap
16. JAMES BROWN +2 Laps
DNF. TOMAS RAVENHORST
DNF. TAYLOR POTTER
DNF. JED BEATON

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