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TEN YEAR TURN-BACK: 23rd to the 29th 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 23rd of September to Wednesday the 29th of September 2004:

Pichon and Townley wrap up season 2004
2004 MX2 World Champion Ben Townley
After heavy rain and buffeting winds in the preceding days the sun shone on South Africa's Sun City as the for the first time since the 2001 Australian Grand Prix the World Motocross Championship visited foreign shores for the season finale last Sunday (Sep-27).

Frenchman Mickael Pichon took a narrow points win over CAS Honda's Josh Coppins in the premier class, whilst Belgians Steve Ramon (KTM) and Kevin Strijbos (Team Suzuki) tied on 36 points each for third, Ramon scoring the place on the podium via his better result in the second moto.

Stefan Everts who already wrapped up the world title, finished outside the top ten after scoring his first DNF of the season after controversially being taken out by Mickael Pichon.

In the MX2 class it was Ben Townley who capped of his world championship winning year with a double victory in South Africa.

Grant and Moss win Yamaha NSW Stadium MX:
Paul Grant on his way to the win in the Pro Open final
It was a case of sponsor domination at round three of the Yamaha NSW Stadium Motocross Championships at the Maitland Showgrounds, Maitland, last Saturday night (Sep-18), with Yamaha backed riders taking both major class wins.

The Yamaha Pro Open Final saw the 6,500 strong crowd on the edge of their seats with some tight professional racing. It was 2003 Australian MXoN representative Paul Grant (On Two Wheels Yamaha) who lead from start to the finish. Grant was pushed all the way by Todd Smith (Sam Laws Motorcycles) who took second, Codie Mackie (Port Macquaire Motorcycles Yamaha) threw in a late race charge almost catching Smith but was forced to settle for the last spot on the podium.

The Yamaha Pro Lites Final Matt Moss (AXO Yamaha) continued his giant killing form, fresh from a podium finish at the recent Brisbane round of the Supercross Masters, Moss convincingly won the race with a gate to flag victory. Codie Mackie took second ahead of Chris Hollis who took third.

Vic ThumperX round three produces top racing:
Cam Taylor leading Troy Dorran at Avalon
Fullthrottle Sports' burgeoning Staintune ThumperX series made its third stop of the year, Sunday, Sep 26, at the Geelong Motorsports Complex situated at Avalon, between Melbourne and Geelong, Victoria, for what was an eventful day of close racing in very different conditions.

Unlike round two of the series, which was held in the deep muddy ruts of the Mornington race course, the Avalon circuit consisted of hard pack blue groove race lines on possibly the fastest track seen for a long time.

In the Staintune Pro Open class it was the usual suspects with CDR Yamaha's Cameron Taylor and newly re-signed No Fear Honda rider Troy Dorron both at each others throats as they have been on many occasions before

In the end it was Taylor, Dorron and a Adam Miller taking the top three spots overall on the day.

There are few riders with the skill or experience of Cameron Taylor, but at round three he came up against one of them in the form of Glen McDonald in the Pro Lites class with McDonald taking the round win.

Other News
3 times Rally Dakar Winner Richard Sainct died while competing in the ‰ÛÏRallye des Pharaons‰Û
- 3 times Rally Dakar Winner Richard Sainct died while competing in the ‰ÛÏRallye des Pharaons‰Û
Erin Normoyle in action back in 2004
Check out all the action from the 2004 Staintune ThumperX - Round 3, held on the 26th of September 2004 at Avalon, Vic Thanks to Garry Morrow by Clicking Here

All News from Thursday the 16th of September to Wednesday the 22nd of September 2004:
Motocross: Grant and Moss win Yamaha NSW Stadium MX - Thu, 23rd Sep, 2004
Motocross: 2005 AMA Pro Numbers released - Thu, 23rd Sep, 2004
Motocross: Andrea Bartolini heads to his last MX GP - Thu, 23rd Sep, 2004
Supermotard: Australian Supermoto Championship Entries open - Thu, 23rd Sep, 2004
Supermotard: Reno gets a unique Supermoto course - Sat, 25th Sep, 2004
Supermotard: Schwantz to debut Suzuki RM-Z450 at AMA Supermoto - Sat, 25th Sep, 2004
Supermotard: Mark Willis holds second practice day in QLD - Sat, 25th Sep, 2004
Motocross: Mickael Pichon fastest in final MX GP - Sun, 26th Sep, 2004
Motocross: ThumperX round three produces top racing - Mon, 27th Sep, 2004
GNCC: Kearney podiums at Mountaineer GNCC - Mon, 27th Sep, 2004
Motocross: Pichon and Townley wrap up season 2004 - Mon, 27th Sep, 2004
Motocross:
Honda Junior Nationals track in prime condition - Mon, 27th Sep, 2004
Motocross: DK cleans up at New Zealand Nationals round 3 - Mon, 27th Sep, 2004
Arenacross: Victoria set for first Arenacross event - Tue, 28th Sep, 2004
Motocross: Kiwis primed for MXoN success - Tue, 28th Sep, 2004
Enduro: Jehi Willis Poland ISDE report - Tue, 28th Sep, 2004
Rallye: Richard Sainct dies in Rallye des Pharaons - Wed, 29th Sep, 2004
Motocross: Honda extends Factory Connection program - Wed, 29th Sep, 2004

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