Crowd packs stadium for Super X
MONSTER Energy Super X, the Australasian Supercross Championship, thundered into Ipswich for a night of non-stop action on Saturday.
The final round saw CDR Rockstar Yamaha's Jay Marmont and JDR Motorex KTM's Matt Moss claim championship victories in front of a packed crowd at North Ipswich Stadium.
Marmont went into the final round five points in front of JDR Motorex KTM's Tye Simmonds, and it was obvious he meant business all day long, looking dominant every time he entered the track.
It was no different in the 20-lap final as he took the holeshot and checked out for the win, which gave him his first ever Monster Energy Super X championship to add to his record breaking fourth straight national motocross championship earlier in the year.
"I am over the moon," Marmont said.
"I have had nervous jitters all week worrying that something would go wrong with the bike or I would crash, so I am so glad to have ridden well and finished with a win.
"I really want to congratulate Tye Simmonds and Dan McCoy who both rode great all series.
"A huge thank-you to my team for all their hard work, and of course my family for all of their support."
In the battle for the remainder Open class podium places, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Billy Mackenzie held second place at the start of the race, but a minor mistake allowed Simmonds to catch up and make a pass.
Simmonds couldn't match the pace of Marmont to make any ground on this year's Super X champion, but finished with a comfortable second in the race and the series overall.
Moss entered the final round with a solid 10-point lead over his closest competitor, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Dean Ferris, so was feeling confident as he lined up for the 15-lap final.
"It's great to get the win," Moss said. "I want to give a big thanks to the JDR team.
"They took the championship away from me last year, but I signed with them at the start of this year and have now managed to win the motocross and supercross."