Chad Reed takes out AUS-X Opener
Australian superstar Chad Reed put in a stunning performance to win on the opening night of the AUX-X Open at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.
The local hero won almost everything there was to win on the night, beating four-time World Supercross Champion – Ryan Villopoto in straight sets.
Reed won the 20 lap main event, however it was America’s Justin Brayton who wrapped up the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship.
Third place was returning hero Jay Marmont who held off American sensation Cooper Webb.
The Monster Energy FMX ‘Best Trick’ contest was won by Australia’s Clinton Moore, as he performed his patented ‘Bundy Roll’ body varial for $20,000 prize money.
Second place was Australian Jackson Strong, and third New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood.
The USA vs. AUS feature race ended with Team Australia taking the win, as Chad Reed and Justin Brayton were the final two riders left with the former getting the better of Brayton.
In the SX2 Class, it was Penrite Honda rider Gavin Faith who took a lights to flag victory, besting Serco Yamahas Jackson Richardson and championship leader Hayden Mellross in the process.
Mellross went for the ‘take out’ move around the mid way mark on Richardson, however as they clashed, Richardson was able to keep on two wheels and Mellross went off the track.
Heading into Sunday night’s main event, Mellross leads the SX2 (lites) championship by six over Richardson, with Faith a further 12 in arrears.
The 2016 AUS-X Open will return to Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday the 13th of November, as the sixth and final round of the Australian Supercross Championship will take place.
Chad Reed will go after back-to-back supercross victories tomorrow night, however will face stiff competition from a pressure-free Justin Brayton, Cooper Webb, Ryan Villopoto and more.
1. Chad Reed (AUS)
2. Justin Brayton (USA)
3. Jay Marmont (AUS)
4. Cooper Webb (USA)
5. Kade Mosig (AUS)
6. Ryan Villopoto (USA)
7. Dan Reardon (AUS)
8. Dean Ferris (AUS)
9. Todd Waters (AUS)
10. Will Hahn (USA)
1. Clinton Moore (AUS)
2. Jackson Strong (AUS)
3. Levi Sherwood (NZL)
1. Gavin Faith
2. Jackson Richardson
3. Hayden Melross
4. Nathan Crawford
5. Wilson Todd
6. Aaron Tanti
7. Joel Wightman
8. Kale Makeham
9. Dylan Wills
10. Jesse Madden
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