With the South Australian round of this year's MX Nationals just around the corner, SD3 Husqvarna men Brett Metcalfe and Luke Arbon demonstrated ominous form at the South Australian Motocross Championship opener at Gilman on Sunday.
Metcalfe led a one-two for the SD3 Husqvarna FC450 in the premier class, taking on his training partner, MX2 racer Luke Arbon in the MX1 championship, and coming away with the win in both motos.
Stepping up from his regular class onto the big machinery, Arbon grabbed the early lead in the first of two motos, and kept Metcalfe at bay for almost half of the first race, on his way to a pair of well-deserved second places.
Arbon then did some clean sweeping of his own in the MX2 category, in preparation for the resumption of his Australian championship tilt next weekend.
‰ÛÏA great buildup for the two boys on home soil down in South Australia and it was great to get our first 1-2. It was brilliant for the team and for South Australian motocross to have Brett and Luke there making themselves available and signing autographs for the kids. It was fantastic." Steve McKinnon, SD3 Husqvarna Team Owner said.
"As a team we can‰Ûªt wait for this weekend. It's where Luke has kick-started his last two campaigns and it‰Ûªs a track we love, but to have Brett there this year is going to be mind blowing. The crowd is going to be huge. Brett‰Ûªs got a real spring in his step, and if he can get a couple of decent starts I think he‰Ûªs primed to show what he can do. I wouldn‰Ûªt bet against Luke at this track either, or from here on, for that matter.‰Û