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Dylan Peterson has surprised many in his 2013 MX Nationals debut, placing an impressive 8th overall at Broadford yesterday whilst filling in for the TLD – Maxima Zero Seven Motorsports team in the MX2 class division.

Having received the call up just five days earlier to substitute in for an injured Kade Mosig, Peterson hadn’t competed at all in 2013 at a national level. It was a baptism of fire for the 21 year old Queenslander who hadn’t even ridden his KXF250 until yesterday morning’s practice session and was thrown straight out onto the most challenging MX Nationals circuit to date.

Despite his limited preparation time, Peterson managed to qualify in an impressive 8th place and set himself up well for his comeback performance.

After an average start and mid race fall in Moto 1, Peterson was able to regain his composure to finish in 8th place. In Moto 2 he improved further again, getting a much better start and running as high as 4th before arm pump slowed his progress, eventually relegating him to 6th at the finish and 8th overall for the round.

“It wasn’t a bad day for me. I really had no idea what to expect, as I haven’t been racing this year, so to get out and run towards the front of the pack was a good confidence booster. I’ve got a practice bike to ride now, so I’ll try to build on this for Conondale in two weeks time” said Peterson.

MX1 class competitor Cody Mackie was almost a non-starter for Broadford following a huge crash at the last round in Wonthaggi, resulting in torn ligaments in his right ankle. Mackie battled the extremely rutted and rough Broadford circuit to card a 13th overall for the round. The result was disappointing for Mackie given his high performance at earlier rounds. 

“To be honest I’m embarrassed with how today went. I’m riding on one of the hardest working teams I’ve ever been with and they deserve better. I was just riding around with no confidence in my ankle, especially in the deep ruts. I know I’m capable of so much more; I just couldn't ride like I know how to ride. I’m going to take it easy this week to let the ankle heal some more and come out swinging in Conondale” expressed Mackie.

The 10 round 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals continues in Conondale in QLD on June 2.

MX1 Overall Results:

1. Matt Moss                        73

2. Billy Mackenzie                67

3. Kirk Gibbs                         57

4. Jake Moss                        56

5. Todd Waters                    55

6. Adam Monea                    52

7. Tye Simmonds                 49

8. Lawson Bopping               49

9. Daniel McCoy                   42

10. Cody Cooper                 41

11. Jay Marmont                  39

12. Sam Martin                     39

13. Cody Mackie                 36


MX1 Championship Standings (after four of 10 rounds):

1. Todd Waters                     269

2. Matt Moss                         242

3. Billy Mackenzie                 226

4. Lawson Bopping               217

5. Cody Cooper                    202

6. Tye Simmonds                 189

7. Adam Monea                    185

8. Kirk Gibbs                         183

9. Jake Moss                        177

10. Daniel McCoy                 164

11. Jay Marmont                  151

12. Jacob Wright                  134

13. Ford Dale                       133

14. Sam Martin                    131

15. James Booth-Elliott        125

16. Cody Mackie                 119


MX2 Overall - Broadford

1: Luke Styke                        67

2: Josh Cachia                      67 

3: Luke Clout                        55 

4: Brock Winston                  54

5: Ryan MArmont                 54

6: Kayne Lamont                  49

7: Rhys Carter                      58 

8: Dylan Peterson              45 

9: Kieren Sheele                  44 

10: Katsuya Takeshi            43 


MX2 Championship after round 4

1: Luke Styke                       269 

2: Luke Clout                        239 

3: Brock Winston                  214 

4: Josh Cachia                     212

5: Kale Makeham                199 

6: Kayne Lamont                 183 

7: Geran Stapleton              171

8: Katsuya Takeshi              164 

9: Matt Ryan                        160 

10: Rhys Carter                    159 

19. Kade Mosig                   73

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