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Moss wins in Wollongong as JDR Motorex KTM continues podium form

JDR Motorex KTM continued its podium form in the second round of the Monster Energy Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship, at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday night, 29 October.

South Coast resident Matt Moss headlined the evening as he scored his second win in as many tries during the Pro Lites main event, extending his championship lead with a second win in a row to commence his title campaign.

The main events were reduced to a single 15-lap final for each class due to a thunderstorm late in the afternoon, reduced from the scheduled four-race Survival formal for the Opens and Triple Header for the Lites.

Moss, 23, was at his spectacular best in appauling conditions, hitting the lead on lap one and never headed throughout the final. Signed to head to the U.S. for JDR Motorsports KTM in 2012, he credited the performance as one of his greatest ever.

“It was nice in the afternoon racing in the sunshine, but then when it rained it was a great decision of WEM to run just one race considering the conditions,” said Moss, who also won his heat race. “After winning in the mud last week I had a lot of confidence, so I knew I could win again.

“I got a good start in the main event and felt awesome out there – I’ve actually never felt that good on a bike before. Everything just seemed to work and I was hitting my marks. It was my hometown, a great win in front of family and friends, so I’m stoked with that.”

Brenden Harrison, 22, made it two 250 SX-Fs on the podium in the Lites once again, the Queenslander taking third place for the second weekend in a row. Victorian Josh Cachia suffered a hand injury when he crashed out of the main event.

Former Australian champion Dan Reardon returned to the podium in the Pro Open class aboard the 450 SX-F, taking second after challenging for the win in challenging muddy conditions.

“It was looking promising to start the day with nice weather and the track seemed pretty good,” Reardon explained. “The heavens opened for the main event, but to get the overall result of second was good.

“I actually thought I was fourth when I crossed the finish, so to get back on the podium is good for me. It’s just a case of taking baby steps, but it’s a short series and I have to make every round count.”

Round one winner Tye Simmonds remains in title contention after finishing sixth in Wollongong, now just one point off the series lead in second overall. Hometown favourite Ryan Marmont was 11th after experiencing difficult luck during the evening.

The Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship, continues next weekend at Campbelltown Stadium for round three of five in the 2011 series next Saturday night, 5 November.

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

2011 Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship
Round Two – Wollongong, NSW

Pro Open Results:
1. Dan McCoy
2. Dan Reardon (JDR Motorex KTM)
3. Jay Marmont
4. Lawson Bopping
5. Todd Waters
6. Tye Simmonds (JDR Motorex KTM)
7. Michael Phillips
8. Craig Anderson
9. Billy Mackenzie
10. Jake Moss
11. Ryan Marmont (JDR Motorex KTM)

Pro Open Standings (after 2 of 5 rounds):
1. Dan McCoy 41 points
2. Tye Simmonds (JDR Motorex KTM) 40
3. Dan Reardon (JDR Motorex KTM) 34
4. Billy Mackenzie 34
5. Jay Marmont 33
6. Todd Waters 30
7. Ryan Marmont (JDR Motorex KTM) 30
8. Michael Phillips 29
9. Cheyne Boyd 27
10.Jake Moss 22

Pro Lites Results:
1. Matt Moss (JDR Motorex KTM)
2. Steven Clarke
3. Brenden Harrison (JDR Motorex KTM)
4. Gavin Faith
5. Luke Styke
6. Luke Arbon
7. Adam Monea
8. Casey Turner
9. Matt Ryan
10. Keiron Hall

Pro Lites Standings (after 2 of 5 rounds):
1. Matt Moss (JDR Motorex KTM) 50 points
2. Brenden Harrison (JDR Motorex KTM) 40
3. Luke Styke 38
4. Steven Clarke 37
5. Adam Monea 28
6. Gavin Faith 27
7. Casey Turner 25
8. Kirk Gibbs 22
9. Luke Arbon 20
10. Matt Ryan 20

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