There seemed to be less Promo Girls than Normal and no 30 second board girl that I could see!
With plenty of coverage on the Nationals already up on the site and plenty more to come over the coming days, we will leave the nationals with one of the strangest incidents of the day. At the end of the first MX1 race riders were slowly making their way off the track which was to the left after the finish line jump.
Jay Marmont and Daniel Reardon were about to turn off the track when Darryll King fighting for 11th place launched over the finish line, with not enough room to pull up , King slammed into the back of the two riders putting all three of them down in a heap.
King come out of the incident the worst and was not able to continue riding for the day, While Marmont and Reardon where a little beaten up by were able to line up for the race that immediately followed.
As strange as the race end was in the MX1 class was, I do not think it tops Justin Barcia's effort after the conclusion to the Lites Supercross race at the Monster Energy AMA race on the weekend.
After leading the whole race Barcia came together with a lapped rider Lance Vincent on the final lap taking him down and relegating the Geiko Honda rider to second place. Still angered after he crossed the line, Barcia has reportedly ridden back around to the fallen rider who was being attended by Medics and Roosted everyone! The AMA was not impressed and issued Barcia with a $5000 fine.
Video of Barcia's and Vincent's last lap crash
As reported on the weekend Villopoto Wrapped up his second straight AMA Supercross championship over the weekend. It was also noted that Villopoto has won exactly 50% of his Supercross races since moving up to the big boy class with that percentage sure to grow over the final four rounds.
Injuries continue to mount in the AMA and just looking at the results sheet in the Supercross class shows how many top level riders are currently out of the series.
There are a lot of riders who were struggling to qualify for the main event at round one who are now deep inside the top ten. James Stewart returned from injury on the weekend but was quickly back out of the main even with another massive crash, while Kevin Windham didn't make it through his heat race after going down hard, both crashes can be viewed below.
Kdub's heat race crash
James Main Event Crash
While on the topic of the AMA, Australia's most successful AMA racers tweeted some good news earlier today, Chad Reed has ditched his crutches as he continues to re cooperate from his nasty injuries.
Michael Byrne is set to return to the track this week, with him tweeting that he has the all clear to ride, I doubt we will see the Suzuki mounted rider at the final races of the Supercross season but hopefully he will be ready to go come round one of the Outdoors.
Another international Australian rider returning to the track this week is Dean Ferris, he posted a picture earlier this week of his heavily bruised elbow, and he is ready to ride again, though he is still not planning to ride at round one of the World MX Championships starting this coming weekend.
Fullnoise.com.au will once again keep a close eye on the world stage and keep you updated all season on how the European based world championship is progressing.
The Speedway world championship also kicked off over the weekend in New Zealand with the two Aussie riders not having their best nights, Jason Crump finished in a very respectable 6th place while Chris Holder finished in 14th with just four points.
It really was and actioned packed weekend on dirt, with Rounds 3 and 4 of the Australian Off Road series also being ran in Wonthaggi Victoria. Toby Price continued on his winning ways and now holds a handy little point's lead. With a bit of break in the series Price has headed over to America , we are not sure of his plane over there at the moment but we will see what we can find out.
Keep an eye on the site over the course of the week as we continue to cover the Australian off road Racing championship.
Finally a big congratulation has to be sent out to World renowned Freestyle rider, Cameron Sinclair, with information coming out over the weekend that he and his wife Brooke are expecting their first child later this year.
That is all for a long edition of Tuesday Track Talk !
Main photo: National level Motocross racing returned to Conondale over the weekend at the opening round of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals.
Credit: Garry Morrow: