It was an all American affair at round two of the Monster Energy Super X in Canberra, Australia, as USA imports Kevin Windham, Josh Hansen and Justin Brayton claiming first, second and third respectively. A crowd of 9250 watched the riders battle it out on the tough and tricky Canberra track, which was slippery in parts due to some rain in the afternoon. The Triple Challenge race format featured in the final, which pitted riders against each other in three, seven lap races in the Open class and three, six lap races in the Lites.

CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont grabbed the first holeshot, but Pro Circuit’s Josh Hansen sped past him on the first straight with fellow USA riders Justin Brayton and Kevin Windham quickly moving up the field to round out the top three places. Windham overtook Brayton on lap three and began to close in on Hansen and eventually overtook him after a close tussle on lap five. Hansen stayed close behind him to hold on to second place.

Brayton got the second holeshot, but Windham moved into first place early and held on to take out moto two. Brayton slipped on the whoops in lap five allowing Hansen and Marmont to pass him to finish second and third respectively and Brayton fourth.

Windham grabbed the final holeshot of the night and never looked back for the win with three from three. Hansen and JDR Motorex KTM’s Mike Alessi were in second and third, but Brayton and Marmont passed Alessi on lap four.

Windham was first overall with Hansen second and Brayton third making it an all American podium. Marmont finished fourth overall in an emotional return to Canberra after his memorable win there last year, only two days after the passing of his baby daughter, Lila. Alessi who is also from the USA finished fifth, improving on his disappointing start to the series in Newcastle last weekend.  

Hansen now leads the championship race followed by Brayton and Marmont in third. Chad Reed, who won last week’s opening round, did not compete in Canberra. Kevin Windham was only scheduled to race Canberra, but decided to stay and race round three next weekend before coming home.

1. Kevin Windham…1-1-1
2. Josh Hansen..2-2-2
3. Justin Brayton…3-4-3
4. Jay Marmont…5-3-4
5. Mike Alessi…6-5-9
6. Tye Simmonds …8-6-8
7. Daniel Reardon…10-7-7
8. Todd Waters…9-10-6
9. Daniel McCoy…7-8-101
10. Lewis Woods…11-11-5

1. Josh Hansen…108
2. Justin Brayton…98
3. Jay Marmont…88
4. Daniel Reardon…77
5. Kevin Windham…75
6. Tye Simmonds…68
7. Todd Waters…65
8. Daniel McCoy…65
9. Lewis Woods…56
10. Jake Moss…50

1. Matt Moss …1-1-1
2. Steven Clarke…6-3-2
3. Ryan Marmont…3-4-7
4. P J Larsen…2-2-25
5. Cody Mackie…8-6-6

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