Reardon Makes It Three In A Row At Jimboomba

Lewis Woods Breaks Through For Popular SX2 Win


On a night when the heat of the on-track action matched the blistering ambient temperature, last nights GoPro fourth round of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship presented by Penrite Oils at Jimboomba X Stadium in south-east Queensland delivered an absolute feast of action.

Ultimately it was CDR Yamaha's Dan Reardon and Davey Motorsports KTM's Lewis Woods wearing the biggest smiles of all after taking the wins in the SX1 and SX2 Championship classes respectively.

For SX1 Championship leader Reardon, tonight's Jimboomba event saw him capture his third straight round win of the series and extend his advantage over arch rival and defending champion, Team Motul Suzuki's Matt Moss.

Reardon was in blistering form all night long, much to the delight of the partisan local crowd, setting the fastest qualifying time and winning both SX1 heat races.

But in the main event Moss grabbed the vital holeshot, however Reardon was immediately on his tail out of the first turn, the pair soon locking horns through the first lap before Moss lost control of his front end coming into a hairpin turn and fell.
It was another round where Matt Moss was forced to charge his way through the field after a early race crash - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
The drop left Moss with no option but to put his head down and charge back through the pack on the technical and hard packed track if he wanted to keep his Championship hopes alive.

And for the third straight round, that's just what Moss did, the gutsy Suzuki ace working right back through the field to take an eventual second place finish.

But out front Reardon was also doing what has now become his habit ‰ÛÒ winning ‰ÛÒ the SX1 Comeback King gapping the field to take his third straight round win as he slowly but surely stamps his domination over the Championship, with just two rounds now left to run.

Behind Reardon and Moss, second CDR Yamaha rider Kade Mosig rode strong all race to nail down a solid third place finish, while NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing's Adam Monea and DPH Motorsports Peter Stevens Yamaha's Lawson Bopping filled the top five.
Kade Mosig continues his impressive 2015, backing up his MX1 title and sits third in the SX1 championship after finishing on the podium last night - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
Atop the post-race podium, Gold Coaster Reardon was once again delighted to get another Jimboomba win for the south-east Queensland fans, who again turned out in force, despite roasting temperatures approaching 40 degrees centigrade through the afternoon.

‰ÛÏThis one is a really critical round in the Championship, so I‰Ûªm rapt to get the win for all the fans here in Queensland that have come out to support me, as well as keep the momentum and open up a few more points lead in the series,‰Û
One of the most popular race wins this year, Lewis Woods rode a smart calculated race to take a big win after also winning the best whip contest earlier in the night! Credit: Aaryn Minerds
In the SX2 Championship racing at Jimboomba, the win streak of American invader Jimmy Decotis (Penrite Honda Racing) was finally broken, and it was young Victorian rider Lewis Woods from the Davey Motorsports KTM team who took the prized scalp.

Woods used a blistering start in the SX2 main event alongside fellow Newcastle KTM runner Dylan Wills to quickly open a gap over the pack, while a crash just off the elevated startline that involved SX2 Championship runner-up Luke Clout (Serco Yamaha) left him at the back of the pack.

Woods set a cracking pace at the front of the field, as all eyes looked for Decotis, who was running top five in the opening laps and slowly but surely making his way forward until catching second placed Wills, when the pair tangled. Decotis managed to keep his place, while Wills had to fight back to an eventual fifth place finish.
A early race crash left Jimmy Decotis to race through the field, finishing second by just one second to Woods - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
In the closing laps of the race, Woods proved his mettle and kept making the front running, despite Decotis moving ever closer, but this time around the American couldn‰Ûªt pull off one of his come from behind wins, and instead had to settle for runner-up behind the KTM rider.

An elated Woods was rapt to take the SX2 win, which came after he earlier in the night won the Best Whip contest.

‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs been a great night,‰Û
Luke Arbon moved himself to equal second in the standings with a third place finish - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
For runner-up Decotis, the pint-size American ace was gracious in taking his first defeat of the series, giving Woods full credit for his performance.

‰ÛÏLewis rode so good tonight,‰Û
2014 Junior Champion Jordan Hill picked up his first round win in the SXD class - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
In SXD class racing at the Jimboomba event, GYTR Yamaha rider Jordan Hill made his return to the series a winning one, by taking the overall win on the night, ahead of Mathews Motorcycles sponsored Trent Wheatly and SS Racing‰Ûªs Lachlan Holroyd.

Raceline Pirelli Suzuki‰Ûªs Brock McLeary finished fourth, while championship front runner Mitch Evans (GYTR Yamaha) finished eight overall after crashing heavily in the final moto.
Adam Monea was again solid finishing 4th on the night and sits in the same position in the SX1 standings after four of six rounds - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
SX1 Round Results
1. DANIEL REARDON - 17:31.488
2. MATT MOSS +08.907
3. KADE MOSIG +11.460
4. ADAM MONEA +26.190
6. LUKE STYKE +33.780
7. DANIEL MCCOY +43.453
8. GAVIN FAITH +51.217
9. DANNY HAM +2 laps
10. JOEL NEWTON +2 laps

SX1 Championshp Standings
1. Dan REARDON - 137 Pts
2. Matt MOSS - 127 Pts
3. Kade MOSIG - 112 Pts
4. Adam MONEA - 107 Pts
5. Lawson BOPPING - 99 Pts
6. Luke STYKE - 93 Pts
7. Daniel MCOY - 92 Pts
8. Danny HAM - 78 Pts
9. Gavin FAITH - 77 Pts
10. Kirk - 54 Pts
Luke Clouts championship hopes are all but gone after a second crash in the SX2 main event left him in the hands of racesafe - Credit: Aaryn Minerds
SX2 Round Results
1. LEWIS WOODS - 13:28.264
2. JIMMY DECOTIS +01.708
3. LUKE ARBON +18.677
5. DYLAN WILLS +36.845
6. JOEL WIGHTMAN +40.783
7. LUKE WILSON +44.417
9. JESSE MADDEN +52.702

SX2 Championship Standings
1. Jimmy DECOTIS - 138 Pts
2. Jackcons RICHARDSON - 111 Pts
3. Luke ARBON - 111 Pts
4. Lewis WOODS - 104 Pts
5. Geran STAPLETON - 104 Pts
6. Luke CLOUT - 92 Pts
7. Dylan WILLS - 88 Pts
8. Jesse MADDEN - 82 Pts
9. Joel WIGHTMAN - 82 Pts
10. Wade HUNTER - 77 Pts
SXD Round Results
1. JORDAN HILL - 67 Pts
5. TOBY STEVENS - 51 Pts
6. TYLER BULLEN - 50 Pts
8. MITCH EVANS - 35 Pts

SXD Championhship Standings

Top Image: Dan Reardon on his way to winning in Jimboomba

Credit: Aaryn Minerds

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