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TEN YEAR TURN-BACK: 16th to the 22nd of September 2004

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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Welcome to the Fullnoise.com.au TEN YEAR TURN-BACK Presented by One Industries

It is amazing to think that Fullnoise.com.au has been Australia's online source for dirt bike news for the past ELEVEN years! Started back in 2003 by Garry Morrow, Fullnoise has grown to be the number one choice when it comes to Online Dirt Bike News in Australia and is a virtual online encyclopaedia of Off-Road dirt bike news and results from Australian and around the world from the start of the digital age covering every discipline of Dirt Bike Riding and Racing.

For 2014 we will be running this new weekly feature that will highlight some of the biggest news articles from the upcoming week 10 years ago! staring with the first week of January and running through to the final week in December 2004.

Thursday the 16th of September to Wednesday the 22nd of September 2004:

Cunningham takes Australian Safari victory:
Jamie Cunningham won the 2004 Australian Safari.
Staintune Honda rider Jamie Cunningham took victory in the 2004 Australian Safari.

Cunningham, who finished seventh in 2003, crossed the finish line in Bathurst 22-minutes ahead of KTM pilot Adrian Channing.

Cunningham survived the torturous 5000 kilometre course relatively unscathed - unlike 21 of their fellow competitors, who bowed out of the event due to damage to themselves or their machines.

KTM take experience into Junior Motocross Titles:
The Motorex KTM was all set for the 2004 AJMX with Jake Bloomfield
Motorex KTM were set to take two internationally experienced campaigners into a highly competitive line up of Australia‰Ûªs best junior motocross riders when the Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championship begin on Saturday, October 2nd at Blackwood Park Motocross Track in Penguin, TAS.

The annual event showcases the countries best junior riders following months of events and competitions in state title rounds.

KTM junior riders, Louis Calvin of Huntingdale WA, and Jacob Blomfield of Bli Bli, QLD, have had just returned from a series of international competitions will lead the Factory Motorex teams chase for titles.

Crump in the box seat:
Jason Crump was on the verge of winning the 2004 speedway world championship
Australia was on the cusp of hailing its first speedway world champion in 52 years ‰ÛÒ that's the upshot after the penultimate round of the 2004 title was staged in Poland on September 18.

Crump, 29, finished second in the final at Bydgoszcz behind local rider Tomasz Gollob for the second year running, with the 20pts on offer taking his season's haul to 147, 17 in advance of five-time world champion, Sweden's Tony Rickardsson (130).

The latter, chasing a second consecutive GP win, finished third behind Crump in the round eight final, and remains the only rider who can extinguish Crump's claim to becoming the sport's 31st world champion since 1936 ‰ÛÒ and just the fourth Aussie to reach the pinnacle.

The equation for the final round, which would be held at the Viking Ship Stadium in Norway on October 2, was simple. Crump, at an absolute minimum, will score 5pts in Norway ‰ÛÒ his ‰Û÷reward' for making the semi-finals in Poland. That would take his pointscore to 152, forcing Rickardsson to clinch the final (25pts) to win the title.

Other News
Kade Mosig was one of the junior riders chosen to represent Victoria at the 2004 AJMX Championships
- The team to represent Victoria at the 2004 junior nationals was announced, consisting of Ryan Perry (YAM), Brenton Keep (Suzuki), Kade Mosig (YAM), Adam Monea (KTM), Brad Abegg (HON), Daniel Hobson (YAM), and Josh Carlson (KTM).

- Following the hospitalisation of Colin Zarczynski with nasty chemical burns, Michael Byrne was selected as the 11th hour replacement rider in Australia‰Ûªs 2004 Trial des Nations team, with the event set down for Spain this weekend.

- AMA Pro Racing announced that the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship season finale scheduled to be held this weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Va., and the AMA Supermoto Championship race also scheduled for this weekend at nearby South Boston Speedway in South Boston, have been rescheduled for the weekend of Oct. 9-10.

All News from Thursday the 16th of September to Wednesday the 22nd of September 2004:
Motocross: Victorians ready for OZ Junior MX Championships 0 Thu, 16th Sep, 2004
Rallye: Australian Safari leader crashes out on day 3 - Thu, 16th Sep, 2004
Speedway: Crump moves into overdrive - Thu, 16th Sep, 2004
Rallye: Australian Safari continues to claim names - Fri, 17th Sep, 2004
Supermotard: AMA Supermoto rescheduled - Sat, 18th Sep, 2004
Rallye: Cunningham holds steady in the Australian Safari - Sat, 18th Sep, 2004
Rallye: Australian Safari heads into final day - Sun, 19th Sep, 2004
Rallye: Cunningham's Safari lead cut to 20 minutes - Sun, 19th Sep, 2004
Speedway: Crump in the box seat - Sun, 19th Sep, 2004
Rallye: Cunningham takes Australian Safari victory - Mon, 20th Sep, 2004
Supermotard: State or Origin challenge entries close Wedenesday (Sep-22) - Mon, 20th Sep, 2004
Trials: Byrne to replace Zarczynski - Mon, 20th Sep, 2004
Motocross: Trentham turns on the horsepower - Wed, 22nd Sep, 2004
Motocross: KTM take experience into Junior Motocross Titles - Wed, 22nd Sep, 200

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