PH Motorsports Todd Waters and Yamalube Yamaha's Jay Wilson have claimed victory in at the sixth round of the Pirelli MX Nationals as DPH now head both MX1 and MX2 championships.
Monster Energy CDR Yamama's Kirk Gibbs
snared the holeshot as the gate dropped on the Thor MX1 class with Penrite Honda Racing‰Ûªs Brett Metcalfe
and DPH Motosports' Todd Waters
in second and third and Red Plate holder Luke Clout
, second in the championship, had a shocker of a start and was outside the top ten. Waters took the lead from Gibbs before the end of the opening lap as the race settled in. Metcalfe took advantage of a mistake by Gibbs to move into second. Clout also took advantage of Gibbs's mistake to move into third.
Waters controlled the race all the way to the flag, although he did have some attention from Metcalfe; he always looked like he would get the job done. Metcalfe rode his best moto of the season, despite still carrying some substantial injuries, to claim second.
Team-mates Gibbs and Clout maintained station for the duration to finish third and fourth respectively, over twenty seconds back from Metcalfe, while Mellross made a sold climb through the field to finish fifth. Superpole winner Jesse Dobson
Moto two saw Dylan Long
and Lawson Bopping
hit turn one first with Todd Waters close by; and soon into the lead. Championship leader Luke Clout
crashed on the second corner being unloaded from his YZ450F in a big way, but luckily landing in the soft loam, leaving himself a lot of work to do to bag some decent points.
By lap two Waters settled in out front while Mellross put the pressure on Long for second. Gibbs held fourth ahead of Metcalfe.
It took Gibbs until the twenty-minute mark of the race to get past Mellross and move into second while Metcalfe also started to apply pressure. Clout had made his way back from last to tenth.
With a few laps to go Gibbs made the move past Waters into the lead and then went toe to toe until the before Mellross and Metcalfe closed in to make it a four-way battle for the lead and the round overall win. As close as they got, they would maintain those positions until the flag.
Jesse Dobson came home fifth ahead of Dylan Long. Luke Clout minimised the damage from his crash to climb back to seventh by the chequered flag.
Waters 1-2 was enough to give him the overall round win while Gibbs' 3-1 was good for second while Brett Metcalfe was third overall.