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Up and down night for Monster Energy Kawasaki riders.

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Monster Energy Kawasaki riders endured a mixed night of results at round three of the Monster Energy SuperX championship, with crashes in the main events for all three riders having an impact on the teams results.

Showing good speed at Campbelltown, Billy Mackenzie looked on track for a strong result in the 3rd round. Another good start for Mackenzie in the first moto meant he was able to find the lead in little time however a small crash was to snatch that lead away leaving Mackenzie in 7th place.

Mackenzie bagged the hole-shot in the second race and led for the majority of the moto before being passed. 2nd place looked all tied up until a final lap tangle with another rider put Mackenzie off his bike, leaving him in 5th place. In the final moto, Mackenzie‰Ûªs bike clicked into neutral on the start straight leaving him in last place. Mackenzie fought back to take 12th place. Mackenzie‰Ûªs 7-5-12 results left him in 6th place for the round and 4th place in the Championship with 2 rounds remaining.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm feeling confident with my speed after this round. This was only my second dry Super X meet so I‰Ûªm still on a learning curve. I know now what I have to work on after seeing the speed of the other guys so I have fresh goals for what I want to achieve from my first full Super X season.‰Û
Winning the third and final of the Pro Lites class was a great way to finish a frustrating night for Ferris.
Dean Ferris overcame early crashes in the first two Lites races at Campbelltown to take a convincing win in the 3rd and final race after early falls in the opening two races.

With a 3 x 6 lap racing format on the cards for the Lites class at the 3rd round of the Super X Championship, good starts were a must at Campbelltown. After a tough start in the first race, Dean Ferris was left fighting hard to make up places and unfortunately crashed putting himself mid-pack at race end. Putting that behind him, Ferris got off to great start in the second moto only to be taken out on the first turn, dashing his chances of a good finish.

Determined to turn his night around, Ferris nailed the start in the final moto, claiming the hole-shot on his Monster Energy Kawasaki KX250F and checking out to lead the entirety of the race to take the win. Ferris‰Ûªs 11-14-1 results left him in 7th for the night.

An optimistic Dean Ferris said, ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs great to get the race win but it‰Ûªs really the overall that counts. I think I showed any doubters tonight that I can ride Supercross in both the mud and the dry.‰Û
Rutledge was on track for a good finish in the Under 19s final until a crash put an end to her night.
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager Troy Carroll says, ‰ÛÏIt was an up and down night for us. We qualified respectfully on a dry, dusty and technical track. Dean had a bad start in the first and was really unlucky in the second. He came out and won the third moto and we know that that‰Ûªs something he can do every week, we‰Ûªve just had some bad luck but hopefully that can change at Maitland. Billy was very fast this week but came together with some riders and had some crashes. It didn‰Ûªt go our way. Like I said last week, all we can do is fix the problems and move forward for next weekend. Hopefully Maitland can be a better round for us.‰Û

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