Reigning champion Chad Reed retained his Monster Energy Super-X Championship Title after winning the final round of the Australasian Super-X series in Brisbane. Davi Millsaps took second-overall with Jay Marmont in third.
Chad Reed will get to hold onto his No. 1 plate for another year after winning the final round in Brisbane.
Heavy rains during the Lites final forced organizers to cut the Triple Challenge format for the Open class from five seven-lap to three five-lap races. In the first race, CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont grabbed the holeshot with Reed in second on the Kawasaki, but Reedy got around and took the checkers. Rockstar Motul Suzuki’s
Matt Moss got around Marmont and finished second with Woodstock Honda
's Daniel Reardon taking third.
Reed got the holeshot in Race 2 but traded the lead with Marmont for a couple of laps. Reedy eventually extended his lead and grabbed the win leaving Marmont to battle with Red Bull Honda’s Millsaps for second. Millsaps completed the pass relegating Marmont to third. Moss crashed his Suzuki and was carried off the track.
For the final, Reardon passed the holeshot line first, but Reed took the lead shortly thereafter. Reedy battled a determined Millsaps but managed to hold him off, crossing the line first with Millsaps in second. Reardon took the third-place spot on the podium.
Once points were tallied, Reed was declared the winner, with Millsaps second and Marmont capturing third overall. “I just want to say a huge thanks to Kawasaki and Monster Energy and I am so excited for the new year. We have had a few ups and downs this series, but that’s racing and it’s great to finish on top. We really stepped up the series this year and I am proud to be a part of it. I like the direction the series is going and want to thank everyone involved. I know next year is going to be even bigger and better,” said Reed afterwards.
In the Lites class, Serco Yamaha’s Kyle Cunningham grabbed the win in the first race with Brendan Harrison taking Race 2, and Lawson Bopping winning the third as the rain began to fall. Cunningham was the overall winner earning him second in the Lites Championship behind Matt Moss. Lawson Bopping was second-overall putting him third in the championship standings.
Monster Energy Super X will return in 2010 with the series calendar to be announced early next year.
Triple Challenge Final Results:
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Chad Reed grabs the top-spot on the Open Podium.
1. Chad Reed (Kawasaki
2. Davi Millsaps (Honda) 55
3. Jay Marmont (Yamaha
4. Dan Reardon (Honda) 50
5. Daniel McCoy (KTM) 44
6. PJ Larsen 42
7. Tye Simmonds (KTM
8. Michael Byrne (Honda) 37
9. Cameron Taylor (Suzuki) 32
10. Michael Addison 31
250cc Triple Challenge Final Results:
1. Kyle Cunningham (Yamaha) 58
2. Lawson Bopping (Suzuki) 56
3. Brendan Harrison (Yamaha) 54
4. Luke Styke (Yamaha) 49
5. Luke Arbon (Kawasaki) 48
6. Kade Mosig (KTM) 38
7. Ryan Marmont (Yamaha) 37
8. Taylor Potter 36
9. Danny Anderson (KTM) 35
10. Lewis Woods 34
Open Overall Points Standings:
In the Lites class, Matt Moss earned the No. 1 plate with Kyle Cunningham in second and Lawson Bopping rounding out the podium.
1. Chad Reed (Kawasaki) 157
2. Dan Reardon (Honda) 136
3. Jay Marmont (Yamaha) 134
4. Tye Simmonds (KTM) 122
5. Daniel McCoy (KTM) 110
6. Cody Mackie (Kawasaki) 88
7. Craig Anderson (Kawasaki) 82
8. Cameron Taylor (Suzuki) 81
9. Michael Byrne (Honda) 80
10. Robbie Marshall (Yamaha) 69
250cc Overall Point Standings:
1. Matt Moss (Suzuki) 125
2. Kyle Cunningham (Yamaha) 122
3. Lawson Bopping (Suzuki) 116
4. Ryan Marmont (Yamaha) 103
5. Brendan Harrison (Yamaha) 99