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JDR Motorex KTM in line for Super X success after Maitland

JDR Motorex KTM's Matt Moss claimed his third Pro Lites win in four rounds at Maitland's penultimate round of the Super X, Australasian Supercross Championships, on Saturday, 12 November.

The two-time series champion now sits in the box seat for the title ahead of next weekend's season finale, holding a 22-point lead after scoring 2-2-1 results in the Hunter Valley aboard his 250 SX-F.

"This weekend went great for me from start to finish," 23-year-old Moss explained. "I felt really good on my bike and I knew in my head that I would have a good night. I'm stoked to get the win after a disappointing round last weekend, so from here I need to play it smart and try to wrap it up."

Maitland wasn't so kind to Moss' teammate and last week's winner Brenden Harrison, the Queenslander crashing out of the third final after battling to 8-13 results in the first two. Harrison now sits third in the series, just one point shy of second heading into his home round.

In the Pro Open class, 19-year-old Bourke resident Tye Simmonds finished sixth overall via 3-4-12 finishes on the 450 SX-F. A crash in the final race proved costly for Simmonds, but he now stands just five points off the series lead with a round to be contested.

"Practice and qualifying went okay, then the heat race went perfect and I was able to win that," Simmonds said. "I felt pretty good on the bike, but in the main event I had bad cramping in my hand and that was pretty much my night done. Next weekend is a 20-lap final, so I'm looking forward to that and seeing what we can do to win this title."

Top performing JDR Motorex KTM rider in Maitland was former champion Dan Reardon, racing to 5-8-4 results for fifth overall. Reardon is now ranked seventh in the series, well in contention for a top five overall.

Riding the 350 SX-F, Open class rookie Ryan Marmont finished 10th overall with 13-9-10 results, climbing two positions in the title chase up to eighth following four rounds.

Motorex KTM Off Road Racing team regular Toby Price made a guest appearance in Super X for the season, qualifying for the main event and finishing 18th overall in the Pro Open class against the nation's best supercross competitors.

The Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship, will reach its conclusion next weekend at Ipswich in Queensland on Saturday, 19 November.

For additional information on the JDR Motorex KTM team, check the team out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jdrmotorsports.

2011 Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship
Round Four - Maitland, NSW

Pro Open Results:
1. Lawson Bopping
2. Jay Marmont
3. Chris Blose
4. Todd Waters
5. Dan Reardon (JDR Motorex KTM)
6. Tye Simmonds (JDR Motorex KTM)
7. Cody Mackie
8. Daniel McCoy
9. Billy Mackenzie
10. Ryan Marmont (JDR Motorex KTM)

Pro Open Standings:
1. Jay Marmont 80
2. Tye Simmonds (JDR Motorex KTM) 75
3. Daniel McCoy 72
4. Lawson Bopping 65
5. Billy Mackenzie 61
6. Todd Waters 56
7. Dan Reardon (JDR Motorex KTM) 55
8. Ryan Marmont (JDR Motorex KTM) 52
9. Chris Blose 47
10. Michael Phillips 39

Pro Lites Results:
1. Matt Moss (JDR Motorex KTM)
2. Dean Ferris
3. Luke Arbon
4. Gavin Faith
5. Adam Monea
6. Steven Clarke
7. Robbie Marshall
8. Luke Styke
9. Nicholas Sutherland
10. James Booth-Elliott

Pro Lites Standings:
1. Matt Moss (JDR Motorex KTM) 93
2. Luke Styke 71
3. Brendan Harrison (JDR Motorex KTM) 70
4. Steven Clarke 68
5. Gavin Faith 67
6. Adam Monea 57
7. Dean Ferris 52
8. Luke Arbon 52
9. Robbie Marshall 47
10. Kirk Gibbs 37

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