Waters got a decent jump off the gate and spent most of the race in fifth position, with Clout following closely behind in sixth. Despite chalking up the fastest lap of the race, Waters lost two positions late in the moto, including sixth place to Clout with two laps to go.
As a result of the close racing between the pair, Clout finished the round in fifth and Waters in sixth on count-back.
"I think my speed was a little bit better than my results today after some bad starts" Clout said. "Overall it's been a positive first half of the season for me and now looking forward to the break and then getting back to racing".
Waters now holds down fourth in the MX1 championship standings, while Clout has moved to seventh overall.
"We started off pretty well with Superpole, that's two in a row now," Waters said. "We are just working on getting our speed happening. Unfortunately in both motos we had some things happen that cost us big time. That's how it goes so we will just keep it in house and keep chipping away at improving and getting better," Waters concluded.
The 2017 MX Nationals now heads into a five-week break, with the action recommencing on 2 July at Nowra, NSW.
Main Photo: Luke Clout
Credit: Marc Jones Photography.