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MX Nationals Update - The MX Nationals Series Results

2009 MX Nationals
2009 MX Nationals rider on a dirt track
2009 MX Nationals riders in the air
2009 MX Nationals rider on a dirt track

Rd 1 - April 4/5 Wodonga
Winners Pro Open Class 1st Todd Waters, 2nd Jay Marmont, 3rd Andrew Mc Farlane. Winners Pro Lites 1st Tye Simmonds, 2nd Luke George, 3rd Kirk Gibbs

Rd 2 - April 19th - Canberra, ACT
Winners Pro Open Class 1st Andrew McFarlane, 2nd Jay Marmont, 3rd Ford Dale. Winners Pro Lites 1st Matt Moss, 2nd Luke George, 3rd Tye Simmonds

Rd 3 - 17th May - Toowoomba, QLD

Winners Pro Open Class 1st Jay Marmont, 2nd Andrew McFarlane. 3rd Cheyne Boyd. Winners Pro Lites 1st Matt Moss, 2nd Luke George, 3rd Lawson Bopping

Rd 4 - 24th May - Mackay, QLD
Winners Pro Open Class 1st Cheyne Boyd, 2nd Jay Marmont, 3rd Andrew McFarlane. Winners Pro Lites 1st Matt Moss, 2nd Kirk Gibbs, 3rd Lawson Bopping

Rd 5 - 14th June - Murray Bridge, SA
Winners Pro Open Class 1st Cheyne Boyd, 2nd Jay Marmont, 3rd Craig Anderson. Winners Pro Lites 1st Matt Moss, 2nd Luke George, 3rd Tye Simmonds

Rd 6 - 21st June - Wanneroo, WA
Winners Pro Open Class 1st Cheyne Boyd, 2nd Jay Marmont, 3rd Andrew McFarlane. Winners Pro Lites 1st Tye Simmonds, 2nd Matt Moss, 3rd Luke George

d 7 - 26th July - Lakes, NSW
Winners Pro Open Class 1st Cheyne Boyd, 2nd Jay Marmont, 3rd Craig Anderson. Winners Pro Lites 1st Matt Moss, 2nd Luke George, 3rd Tye Simmonds

Rd 8 - 2nd August - Coolum, QLD
Winners Pro Open Class 1st Jay Marmont, 2nd Cheyne Boyd, 3rd Andrew McFarlane. Winners Pro Lites 1st Matt Moss, 2nd Tye Simmonds, 3rd Dean Ferris

The 2009 Australian Motocross Championship has wrapped up at Coolum, Queensland, with two massive days of racing and four Australian Champions crowned.

Jay Marmont (Yamaha) rode to victory in the Pro Opens class, taking out this second Australian Pro Opens Title in as many years with his teammate Cheyne Boyd (Yamaha) unable to break his stranglehold on the number one plate.

With a massive 75 points up for grabs the Pro Opens title was always going to come down to the wire but no one could have predicted just how close that would be.

After taking victory in two of the three motos, Marmont's 14 point lead coming into the round was enough to keep him safe from Boyd's onslaught.

Throughout 2009 Moss, George and Tye Simmonds (KTM) haven't merely raised the bar in the Pro Lites class; they've consistently pushed it into the stratosphere, with their on-track battles over-shadowing even the premier Pro Opens class throughout the season.

Despite a strong build-up, ongoing mechanical dramas and a crash in the final moto kept George out of contention allowing Moss to dominate all three motos.

Luke Styke (Yamaha) continued his domination of the Under 19s class taking two of three race wins on the weekend.

In the Women's Championship young Tori Dare (Yamaha) has won her first senior Australian Women's Motocross Championship ahead of 2008 Champ Kristy Gillespie (KTM).

Dare took out three of the four motos with Gillespie only managing to steal one from the 2009 Champ.

Series Promoter, Kevin Williams, was stoked with the 2009 season and is already looking ahead to 2010 and how he can make the Series better than ever.

"The 2009 Series has been one of the biggest we've ever seen," Williams said.

"There's been some great competition - in the Pro Opens class with the two Yamaha riders, Jay Marmont and Cheyne Boyd, bringing it down to the wire, and also in the Pro Lites, the battle between Matt Moss and Luke George has been something special, and the Under 19s class has produced some great racing.

"At the final round to finish off with the Vets Cup - with three previous Australian Champions back out on the race track for the crowd and fans to see was awesome and in the Women's class, Tori Dare certainly mixed it up with Kristy Gillespie.

"I think the depth of talent in Australia now is World Class - the riders that we have here today could race anywhere in the World and be very competitive.

"The lap times are faster than last year, the bikes are better; the team infrastructure has improved so all round everyone has lifted the bar.

"I would like to personally extend a big thank you to all the clubs who have put in the effort this year to make the Championship what it is.

"It takes around 70-80 people per round to make these events work and they've done a great job putting in a lot of hours and a lot of volunteer labour that has been invested into the venues.

"We've seen all of the venues improve this year which is fantastic for the sport and the future.

"Next year will see a number of changes in the Championship and we'll have some announcements coming out in late September 2009, but we'll continue with the different formats, they'll be short and sharp and they'll guarantee that fans who come to watch the Motocross are blown-away by the all the action."

For more information head to the 2009 MX Nationals website at www.ozmotox.com.au. Check out the action of the Pro Open Round 2 below.

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