Off Road

Styke, Milner, Sanders and Bacon reign supreme at AORC Round 3


Daniel Milner took out the E2 class to remain undefeated in 2019. Photo: John Pearson Media
Dungog, New South Wales (NSW) put on the perfect show today for Round 3 of the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).

With a Dungog record breaking field and a world class line-up, today delivered nothing short of magic as our Seniors used the seemingly pristine conditions to their advantage. Managing a full day of timecard Enduro, competitors were given the perfect canvas on which to produce their masterpiece, with recent rainfall helping tyres grip the soil as they blazed the trails.

Riders confronted two tests, the WR 450F Cross Test and the Off-Road Advantage Enduro Test, navigating each four times. The EJ class tackled the bLU cRU loop, completing 11 laps across the day.

Continuing their perfect streaks in Toowoomba, Daniel Milner and Daniel Sanders came out victorious in their respective E2 and E3 classes. Kyron Bacon in EJ and Luke Styke in E1, also finished today with the coveted top spot in their classes.

In the Junior classes riders navigated the bLU cRU loops tests a total of six times, with three efforts per test.

Coming out on top for Round 3 was Billy Hargy, Riley McGillivray and Blake Hollis for their respective J2, J3 and J4 classes.

AORC Masters, Veterans and Women‰Ûªs where also in action with Kirk Hutton, Lee Stephens and Jessica Gardiner taking the wins respectivly.
Active8 Yamaha Yamalube's Luke Styke was back on top in E1. Photo: John Pearson Media
E1 was the class to watch today as riders bobbed and weaved with one another for prime podium real estate. After an exhibition of fantastic Enduro racing which once again proves why Australia remains dominant overseas in Off-Road racing, it was Styke who landed on top of E1 for Round 3 with a total time of 42:04.943.

Breathing hard down Styke‰Ûªs neck though was fellow Active8 Yamaha Yamalube teammate Michael Driscoll, with a total time of 42:35.031. With such a small time separating first and second place, the support Driscoll received from the familiarity and comfort of his hometown evidently drove the message home as he careered around the tests like a demon behind the handlebars.

Rounding out the top three for Round 3 was Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team‰Ûªs Fraser Higlett with a total time of 42:39.572. After a quiet weekend back in Toowoomba, Higlett was clearly chomping at the bit to jump start his position on the leader board.
Victorian Daniel Sanders took out E3 by just over 3 minutes. Photo: John Pearson Media
Maintaining his perfect 2018 season and winning streak up North in Toowoomba, Milner was nothing short of comfortable as he navigated the Off-Road Advantage Enduro Test and WR 450F Cross Test. With a total time of 40:57.420, Milner lead the charge ahead of Active8 Yamaha Yamalube‰Ûªs Josh Green, by just over one minute.

Stealing away the remaining podium spot from his French counterpart was a familiar face returing Scott Keegan, with a total time of 43:20.579.

Leaping into action from the opening minute, Sanders owned the E3 class today to produce a crystal clear lead by just under three minutes. A devil behind the smile, Sanders simply could not be beat as he launched himself onto another playing field to finish today with a total time of 41:09.640.

Coming in to take second place for Round 3 was Beau Ralston, who remained a steady force near the front of the pack throughout the course of the day. Finishing with a total time of 44:02.716, Ralston needs to sink his teeth into tomorrow‰Ûªs timecard Enduro if he hopes of knocking Sanders off his perch.

Nabbing the final podium position for the day was Husqvarna mounted Jesse Lawton, who finished after Ralston by just over one minutes. With a total time today of 45:33.445, Lawton has proven that his a prime contender for the title this season.

Continuing his winning streak from Toowoomba, Bacon has dominated the EJ leader board today to take out first place. Leading the charge by just over 15 seconds, Dungog‰Ûªs sublime conditions proved Bacon‰Ûªs sheer skill and tenacity for his first year in EJ.

Coming in hot on Bacon‰Ûªs heels was Joshua Brierley, with a total time of 1:03:47.912. With roughly 15 seconds separating Brierley from first place, we‰Ûªre no doubt in for a show tomorrow as fights to taste that gold.

Sitting in third ahead of fourth place by just over a minute was Korey McMahon, with a total time of 1:07:10.894.

Continuing his fantastic streak from Toowoomba, Excite Motorsports' Hollis came out victorious for Round 3 in the J4 class. As he navigated the bLU cRU loop for the Cross and Enduro tests, Hollis remained dominant throughout the day to take out first place, with a total time of 36:29.379.

Mackenzie Johnson and Oscar Collins filled out the remaining podium positions today for J4, delivering a fantastic show as they tangoed with one another for the best time of the day. Johnson and Collins finished in second and third respectively, with total times of 38:12.209 and 39:27.318.

Yamaha AORC round 4 continues tomorrow for another timecard Enduro format.
Kyron Bacon took out EJ in a close battler with Joshua Brierley. Photo: John Pearson Media
2019 AORC Round 3 E1 Top 10 Provisional Results
1 Luke STYKE 42:04.943
2 Michael DRISCOLL 42:35.031
3 Fraser HIGLETT 42:39.572
4 Lyndon SNODGRASS 42:52.364
5 Jonte REYNDERS 44:05.529
6 Lachlan ALLAN 46:22.486
7 Thomas JENNER 47:36.230
8 Alexander RUDLOFF 49:51.017
9 Jeremy FRANKLIN 52:33.421

2019 AORC Round 3 E2 Top 10 Provisional Results
1 Daniel MILNER 40:57.420
2 Joshua GREEN 41:48.814
3 Scott KEEGAN 43:20.579
4 Jeremy CARPENTIER 43:30.164
5 Broc GRABHAM 43:32.914
6 Stefan GRANQUIST 43:59.160
7 Alexander BOLTON 44:16.325
8 Brad HARDAKER 44:47.648
9 Kaleb TREASURE 45:23.728
10 Harrison TEED 45:36.239

2019 AORC Round 3 E3 Top 10 Provisional Results
1 Daniel SANDERS 41:09.640
2 Beau RALSTON 44:02.716
3 Jesse LAWTON 45:33.445
4 Matt MURRY 46:02.060
5 Timothy LONSDALE 48:46.117
6 Daniel WELSH 49:12.267
7 Nathan DELAWARE 51:20.502
8 Lachlan SMITH 51:47.874
9 Chris DARK 52:18.983
10 Liam FULLFORD 53:04.943

2019 AORC Round 3 EJ Top 10 Provisional Results
1 Kyron BACON 1:03:32.667
2 Joshua BRIERLEY 1:03:47.912
3 Korey MCMAHON 1:07:10.894
4 Riley NANCARROW 1:08:08.863
5 Nathan HOWE 1:08:18.808
6 Cooper SHEIDOW 1:08:20.184
7 Mathew PYE 1:09:16.819
8 Jackson PANETTA 1:11:59.376
9 Raife DOOLEY 1:12:21.505
10 Thomas TEED 1:12:29.422

2019 AORC Round 3 J4 Provisional Results
1 Blake HOLLIS 36:29.379
2 Mackenzie JOHNSON 38:12.209
3 Oscar COLLINS 39:27.318
4 Cody CHITTICK 39:33.392
5 Kobe CONLEY 39:48.993
6 Charlie MILTON 39:53.483
7 Zac PERRY 40:03.818
8 Harrison FOSTER 40:28.334
9 Jack LYDFORD 40:44.430
10 Jay SIMISTER 40:56.931

2019 AORC Round 3 J3 Provisional Results
1 Riley MCGILLIVRAY 38:14.406
2 Kodi STEPHENS 38:52.922
3 Will DENNETT 40:01.809
4 Jethro CARRIAGE 42:01.306
5 Maxwell LIEBEKNECHT 42:20.174
6 Thomas FOSTER 42:32.218
7 Jack BITHELL 43:05.339
8 William COOPER 44:28.578
9 Charlie MOLLER 45:27.382
10 Ariana COLLINS 46:07.648

2019 AORC Round 3 J2 Provisional Results
1 Billy HARGY 39:33.675
2 Max PHILLIPS 39:51.370
3 Jett YARNOLD 40:03.587
4 Cody KILPATRICK 41:15.609
5 Campbell HALL 41:26.716
6 Corbin RIDDLE 43:54.308
7 Luke CHELLAS 44:25.672
8 Kyle SANDSTROM 44:29.089
9 Thomas VANCE 45:13.761
10 Harry PARISH 45:31.831

2019 AORC Round 3 Women‰Ûªs Top 10 Provisional Results
1 Jessica GARDINER 49:08.717
2 Emelie KARLSSON 50:23.125
3 Emma MILESEVIC 53:09.863
4 Ebony NIELSEN 54:23.041
5 Danielle FOOT 54:45.531
6 Courtney RUBIE 56:16.376
7 Emi RUPRECHT 56:42.840
8 Charlotte GAMBLE 2:41:57.552
9 Zoe BOCCARI 2:22:07.827

2019 AORC Round 3 Masters Top 10 Provisional Results
1 Kirk HUTTON 46:38.371
2 Brad WILLISCROFT 46:40.374
3 Timothy MARTIN 47:55.218
4 Peter RUDD 50:16.811
5 Michael WIDDISON 51:46.765
6 John BAKER 51:50.402
7 Anthony GREENE 52:01.202
8 Ian JENNER 52:22.970
9 Craig TREASURE 52:50.151
10 Andrew DENNETT 53:19.359

2019 AORC Round 3 Veterans Top 10 Provisional Results
1 Lee STEPHENS 47:46.798
2 Scott DUNN 48:17.805
3 Chris THOMAS 49:19.009
4 Ben LINDSAY 50:31.995
5 Paul CHADWICK 51:01.346
6 Luke ABLITT 51:24.117
7 David GILMORE 52:09.083
8 Sean SMITH 53:41.402
9 Guy WADE 54:05.844
10 Hugh HOWARTH 54:34.085

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