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WORLD NEWS: KYLE CHISHOLM IS THE KING OF PARIS: MCCOY WINS ANOTHER MUDDER IN AUSTRALIA: BOWERS TAKES DES MOINES

October 29, 2011
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Eli Tomac has proven, since the Monster Cup, that he is proficient on a CRF450. Photo: Adam Duckworth

There were three noteworthy off-season races this weekend. The 29th running of the Paris Supercross, round two of the Australian Supercross Championship and the opening round of the AMA Arenacross series. Paris, more of an Arenacross than a Supercross, is typically a battle between the American hired guns and the local French heroes, while the Aussie Supercross series has been marred by torrential downpours in its first two rounds.

PARIS SUPERCROSS: NIGHT ONE RESULTS
Eli Tomac, on a CRF450, won the opening night of the Paris Supercross in the Palais Omnisports. American rider won the Super Pole, Semis and final. The first Euro was Swiss rider Arnaud Tonus in fifth place (who led a group of Euros, including Cedric Soubeyras, Nicolas Aubin, Christophe Martin and Fabien Izoird in sixth through ninth).

1. Eli Tomac ……………Hon
2. Kyle Chisholm ……..Yam
3. Jake Weimer ……….Kaw
4. Mike Alessi ………….Suz
5. Arnaud Tonus ………Yam
6. Cedric Soubeyras …Hon
7. Nicolas Aubin ……….Hon
8. Christophe Martin ……Hon
9. Fabien Izoird ………..Suz
10. Nick Wey ……………Kaw


PARIS SUPERCROSS: NIGHT TWO RESULTS

Kyle Chisholm won the second night in Paris with Eli Tomac in second?which means that the third night will determine the overall winner (since the two Americans are tied at 1-2 and 2-1). Night two was a nasty affair. Chisholm got the victory after contact with leader Mike Alessi that sent Mike into the haybales. In an earlier quailfying race, French rider Gregory Aranada lost control and cleaned out Justin Barcia and Jake Weimer. Barcia, angry over the Frenchman’s move, waited for him on the next lap and parked him. Aranda took offense to this and an angry unprofessional scene followed (the French crowd sided with Aranda). In the main event, Alessi led until Chisholm got him the tunnel turn. Kyle Chisholm would win with Tomac a safe and sane second. Aranda eventually ended up third in front of Nick Wey. Alessi would finish eighth.

1. Kyle Chisholm ……..Yam
2. Eli Tomac …………….Hon
3. Gregory Aranda ……Kaw
4. Nick Wey …………….Kaw
5. Cedric Soubeyras …Hon
6. Fabien Izoird ………..Suz
7. Tommy Searle ………Kaw
8. Mike Alessi …………..Suz
9. Cyrille Coulon ………Suz
10. Arnaud Tonus ……..Yam

PARIS SUPERCROSS: NIGHT THREE RESULTS
Kyle Chisholm didn’t win the final night of Paris, but his third was good enough for the overall victory (and he did it from a second row start). Eli Tomac was in position to win the crown, but a bad first lap resulted in him being way back from the second lap on. Tomac moved up to fifth (and should probably be given fourth because Mike Alessi had a little problem with the gate…it didn’t fall fast enough for hm, so he went anyway). Justin Barcia took the third night victory, with Jake Weimer second. There were a lot of crashes in the final event?Nick Wey, Gregory Aranda and Arnaud Tonus. The final overall standings was all-American with Chisholm, Tomac and Wey collecting the trophies.

1. Kyle Chisholm ……..Yam
2. Jake Weimer ………..Kaw
3. Kyle Chisholm ………Yam
4. Mike Alessi …………..Suz
5. Eli Tomac …………….Hon

6. Tommy Searle ………Kaw
7. Fabien Izoird ………..Suz
8. Nicolas Aubin ……….Hon
9. Cedric Soubeyras …Hon
10. Cyrille Coulon ……..Suz

King of Bercy
1. Kyle Chisholm…Yam
2. Eli Tomac…Hon
3. Jake Weimer…Kaw

AUSTRALIAN MONSTER ENERGY SUPER X CHAMPIONHIP
Round two of Monster Energy Super X was held at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, but 15 minutes before the finals, a huge thunderstorm hit Wollongong, causing a 45-minute delay in race. For the second week in a row the format was changed to one 15-lap moto in both classes.

In the 450 class, Motul Pirelli Suzuki’s Daniel McCoy prevailed in the treacherous conditions and took the points lead in the Championship. Monster Energy Billy MacKenzie got the holeshot and led for the first half before going down in the slippery conditions. Daniel McCoy passed MacKenzie and was never headed. JDR Motorex KTM’s Dan Reardon, finished second

In the 250 class KTM’s Matt Moss took the holeshot and led from start to finish to make it two-for-two in the series. Team Motul Pirelli Suzuki’s Steven Clarke improved on his 6th placing in round one to finish second and Moss’ teammate Brendan Harrison rounded out the top three.

450 CLASS
1. Daniel McCoy
2. Dan Reardon
3. Jay Marmont
4. Lawson Bopping
5. Todd Waters
6. Tye Simmonds
7. Michael Phillips
8. Craig Anderson
9. Billy Mackenzie
10. Jake Moss

250 CLASS
1. Matt Moss
2. Steven Clarke
3. Brendan Harrison
4. Gavin Faith
5. Luke Styke
6. Luke Arbon
7. Adam Monea
8. Casey Turner
9. Matt Ryan
10. Keiron Hall

AMA ARENACROSS SERIES OPENER IN DES MOINES
Inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, reigning series champion Tyler Bowers picked up where he left off last season by winning the 450 class. When the gate dropped for the 25-lap 450 Arenacross main event, Kawasaki’s Chad Johnson grabbed the holeshot. Zach Ames caught Johnson on lap nine. The two collided and both went down, allowing Tyler Bowers to cruise to the checkered flag. “I got off to a pretty good start and tried to ride smart,” said Bowers. “Chad Johnson and Zach Ames were riding really good, so I just tried to respect that. Unfortunately, they came together, and I slipped by both of them.” Josh Demuth inished second in his first race since winning the 2010 series title, while Jeff Gibson was third overall.

250 CLASS
Tanner Moore had the early lead and looked like he would pull away for the win looked to pull away, but Aaron Gulleypassed him. Then Moore passed Gulley back and as they battled veteran Michaeld Willard passed both of them and won by six seconds over Gulley, Dave Ginolfi and Adam Gulley.

The 2012 AMA Arenacross Series continues next weekend, with Round 2 from Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena. Two nights of action kick off on Friday, November 4, and concludes on Saturday, November 5. Opening ceremonies for both nights begin at 7 p.m. ET.

450 ARENACROSS RESULTS
1. Tyler Bowers…Kaw
2. Josh Demuth…Kaw
3. Jeff Gibson…Hon
4. Nathan Skaggs…Hon
5. Michael Willard…KTM
6. Willy Browning…KTM
7. Shawn Rife…Hon
8. Kurt McCabe…Hon
9. Kelly Smith…KTM
10. Cory Green…Suz

250 AMA ARENACROSS RESULTS
1. Michael Willard…KTM
2. Aaron Gulley…Kaw
3. Dave Ginolfi…KTM
4. Adam Gulley…Kaw
5. Daniel Blair…KTM
6. Tanner Moore…KTM
7. Kevin Markwardt…KTM
8. T.J. Phillips…Kaw
9. Maxx Malatia…Hon
10. Aviery Hickey…Hon

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