Also racing for Australian Supercross Championship points in Saturday‰Ûªs AUS-X Open event will be the top contenders of the SX2 class, in which American ace Jimmy Decotis (Penrite Honda Racing) has been the stand-out performer of the series.
Decotis made a clean sweep of rounds one, two and three of the Championship, but was finally dethroned last weekend at Jimboomba by Victorian privateer Lewis Woods (Davey Motorsports KTM), who captured a stunning wire-to-wire victory on a challenging track that was baked hard by almost 40 degree temperatures through the day.
Despite a handy 26 point lead in the Championship, Decotis, who finished second behind Woods, can‰Ûªt afford to rest, for as events showed at Jimboomba last weekend, the series standings can be turned on their ear in an instant.
Serco Yamaha ace and former Championship second placed rider Luke Clout, young guns Wade Hunter (DPH Motorsports Peter Stevens Yamaha), Jackson Richardson (Penrite Honda Wilson MX) and Dylan Wills (Newcastle KTM) were just some of the fancied SX2 contenders to suffer crashes at last weekend‰Ûªs event, resulting in a radical shake-up of the points standings.
With 137 points, Decotis now leads Luke Arbon (SD3 Husqvarna) and Richardson who are tied on 111, while Woods and Geran Stapleton (Penrite Honda Wilson MX) are next, tied on 104 points apiece. Then comes Wills on 98, while Clout now sits seventh with 92 points, as he ultimately DNFed the Jimboomba Final, after he had charged all the way from last after his startline crash to be fourth, before crashing again and retiring.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs getting really close in the SX2 points for all of us sitting between second and seventh,‰Û