Ford Dale a worthy winner of the 2010 QLD Motocross Championships

Ford Dale Wins QLD Motocross Championship

26 Apr 2010

Despite no points in the opening moto of the championship, Ford Dale has still won the 2010 Yamaha Queensland Motocross championships in the Pro Lites class as the championship wrapped up at Roma over the weekend.

Dale, on board his Serco Yamaha, has won every race since that opening moto and took another three wins from three starts at Roma to take the round win and the overall state championship. Dale was in a league of his own throughout the championship and was a worthy winner.

“After being injured for most of 2009, I decided to do this championship to get some race practice in and continue building form for the MX Nationals. It has worked well for that and I feel confident on the bike and ready to race at my best in the national championship,” Dale offers.

Dale lead home a Yamaha 1-2 at the weekend at Roma with Harley Quinlan (Yamalube / GYTR / Rockstar Yamaha) coming home in second, making Dale earn his win in the third and final moto. Like Dale, Quinlan used the event to fine tune his riding for the remaining rounds of the MX Nationals.

But in what is a great testament to the 2010 Yamaha YZ250F, in the final championship standings it was a Yamaha blue wash on the podium with Dale taking the win, Luke Weaver (Steve Hunt MC) slotting into second and Joel Rizzo (Lismore MC) taking the final spot on the podium.

North Queensland based Weaver had a break out championship and was even leading the points coming into the final round. Weaver showed he is a rider of the future putting in three solid performances and rounded out the championship with a fourth in the final round.

“I would love to have won this championship, but there is no disgrace finishing second behind Ford Dale. He is riding awesome at the moment and I tried to watch him and learn from him as much as I could.”

“I also want to thank Yamaha and Steve Hunt for their support this year. This is the first time I have ever had support like this and I am just thankful for the help they provide,” said the appreciative Weaver.

Round Three Results- Roma
Pro Lites

1st Ford Dale – Serco Yamaha
2nd Harley Quinlan- Yamalube/ GYTR / Rockstar Yamaha
3rd Harley Perzutti – Suzuki

Final Standings
1st Ford Dale - Serco Yamaha
2nd Luke Weaver- Steve Hunts Motorcycles
3rd Joel Rizzo - Lismore Motorcycles

Image by : Barry Marshall
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