SURPRISE! AUSTRALIANS WIN AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

November 17, 2013
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Matt Moss. Photo: Shayne Rice

The final round of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship came to a spectacular in Toowoomba Showgrounds this weekend as the Aussies and their Yank rivals fought it out.

450 CLASS
 
Suzuki rider Matt Moss, who was five points behind U.S. rider Josh Hill coming into the final round, dominated the 20-lap final, leading from start to finish to clinch both the race win and title ahead of his brother Jake Moss. Jay Marmont was third.

The race was not without controversy as American Josh Hill and Jake Moss came together on the second lap of the main event?and according to Australian sources the Aussie sanctioning body is reviewing the incident where Jake Moss went inside a Tuff block. No matter what happens in the review, the other Moss, Matt, ended his 2013 season with both the Australian National Motocross Championship and the Aussie Supercross crown.

Matt Moss said,”I knew I could win. It was whether Jake could beat Josh Hill. Once I saw that Jake and Josh had come together it was smooth sailing. Having my brother behind me, I knew he wasn’t going to do anything to jeopardise it for me. I have some plans for 2014, I definitely want to defend both titles, but before that I want to go and race the first five rounds of the AMA Supercross in America. I feel I am fit and ready so why not give it a shot now.”

Jake Moss said, “Josh Hill and I had words after practice, he thought I got in his way and it left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.  He didn’t want me to have the pass and we collected each other, but he got the worst of it.” As for Hill he could not continue after the crash and pulled out of the race, but still finished third in the championship.


Luke Styke. Photo: Shayne Rice

250 CLASS

American Gavin Faith went into the 250 final with a five-point lead over Luke Styke, but the reigning Champion finished eighth as Styke, Brendan Harrison and  Luke Arbon went 1-2-3. Despite finishing eighth, Faith still finished the season in second ahead of Ryan Marmont.

450 TOOWOOMBA RESULTS
1. Matt Moss
2. Jake Moss
3. Jay Marmont
4. Daniel McCoy
5. Lawson Bopping
6. Hayden Mellross
7. Jacob Wright
8. Matt Haworth
9. Lewis Woods
10. Brett Metcalfe

250 TOOWOOMBA RESULTS
1. Luke Styke
2. Brenden Harrison
3. Luke Arbon
4. Taylor Potter
5. Nickolas Sutherland
6. Ryan Marmont
7. Kayne Lamont
8. Gavin Faith
9. Wade Hunter
10. Luke Wilson


Gavin Faith. Photo: Shayne Rice

FINAL 450 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
1. Matt Moss…………..123
2. Jake Moss………….118
3. Josh Hill……………..103
4. Jay Marmont……….99
5. Daniel McCoy………99
6. Weston Peick………83
7. Sam Martin………….69
8. Lewis Woods………54
9. Hayden Mellross…..51
10. Jacob Wright………51

FINAL 250 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
1. Luke Styke……………135
2. Gavin Faith……………128
3. Ryan Marmont……….117
4. Taylor Potter………….88
5. Brenden Harrison……86
6. Dylan Long……………..84
7. Kayne Lamont…………82
8. Luke Arbon…………….79
9. Nickolas Sutherland…71
10. Luke Wilson………….58

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