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Daniel Reardon beats Chad Reed in a nail biting victory at Perth Monster Energy Super X

Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship
Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship
Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship
Monster Energy Australasian Supercross Championship
Daniel Reardon beats Chad Reed in a nail biting victory at Perth Monster Energy SuperX
Daniel Reardon beats Chad Reed in a nail biting victory at Perth Monster Energy SuperX

Woodstock Honda Thor Racing's, Daniel Reardon, has taken out the third round of the Monster Energy Super X in an epic supercross battle between him and Monster Energy Kawasaki's, Chad Reed, at the packed indoor Burswood Dome.

The estimated crowd of 9,000 fans created an amazing atmosphere as they enjoyed all the thrills and spills the tight and fast full sized supercross track produced.

Reardon took the holeshot and rode consistently quick laps over the 10 lap final to hold off an incredibly fast and determined Reed. The race came right down to the wire with Reardon beating Reed by just under 0.6 seconds over the finish line. Reardon now leads the Open championship by two points over Reed.

The Perth round saw the debut of an all new Open class final format, the Round Robin, which pitted riders against each other in three different five lap heat races in order to progress to a ten lap final for positions one to twelve. There were nine heat races in total meaning that every rider raced different competitors in each of their three heats.

In an afternoon packed with cut-throat racing, it was the Australian riders who have returned from the USA to race in the series that dominated in all of their heat races with Chad Reed, Rockstar Honda Maxxima's, Michael Byrne and Dan Reardon, cruising through their respective heats with the fastest lap times, demonstrating their superior skill over the challenging track.

Byrne came undone in the tricky whoops section in the final and was unable to finish, which left the podium open for CDR Rockstar Yamaha's, Jay Marmont, who led the championship after the first round in Launceston to take third, with his team mate, Cheyne Boyd, returning to good form to finish fourth.

Reardon who was lightning fast all night was ecstatic about his win. "I am so pumped about the win and it was a lot of fun racing tonight. It was a great track and a great venue and I felt really good on the bike."

Runner up Reed also commented on how impressive the venue, track and atmosphere was. "I want to thank the fans for coming out today and I am glad there was some great racing for them to enjoy. It was an awesome track and venue and congratulations to Dan on a great race."

The 250cc class riders were tested on the technical track leaving championship front runner, Shift Motul Suzuki's Matt Moss, to once again dominate the field in the eight lap final who finished over six seconds ahead of his closest competitor, Lawson Bopping and the USA's Kyle Cunningham who finished third. JDR Motorsport MX Rad rider Ryan Marmont who went in to the round in second place went down hard on the whoops but got back up to finish the race in 12th.

The Monster Energy Super X will now make its way to Canberra for the fourth round on Saturday November 7.

Top Ten Results - Monster Energy Super X Quad Challenge final

1 Daniel REARDON, Honda, 25
2 Chad REED, Kawasaki, 22
3 Jay MARMONT, Yamaha, 20
4 Cheyne BOYD, Yamaha, 18
5 Tye SIMMONDS, KTM, 16
6 Daniel McCOY, 15
7 Cody MACKIE, Kawasaki, 14
8 Robbie MARSHALL, Yamaha, 13
9 Troy CARROL, Kawasaki, 12
10 Cameron TAYLOR, Suzuki, 11

Monster Energy Super X OPEN Championship Standings

1 Dan REARDON, Honda, 69
2 Chad REED, Monster Energy Kawasaki, 67
3 Jay MARMONT, Yamaha, 63
4 Tye SIMMONDS, KTM, 52
5 Cheyne BOYD, Yamaha, 48
6 Cody MACKIE, Kawasaki, 44
7 Daniel McCOY, KTM, 40
8 Cameron TAYLOR, Suzuki, 36
9 Craig ANDERSON, Kawasaki, 36
10 Troy CARROLL, Kawasaki, 31

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