Chris Hollis works is way through the wet section at Calder Park
Daniel Milner secured third in the championship

Hollis Secures Enduro X Championship for CDR Yamaha

3 Mar 2014

Chris Hollis has won the 2014 Enduro X Championship after the third and final round of the off road series was ran at Calder Park Raceway, in Melbourne over the weekend.

After winning the opening two rounds, Hollis came into the final round in a strong position with a 14 point lead over his nearest rival, Toby Price. He needed nothing more than a consistent day of intelligent racing to secure his first series win for CDR Yamaha but was still determined to put in 100% in front of a good sized crowd gathered at the venue.

He managed to seal the deal with fourth overall for the night finishing 9-3-4 in the three final system, but it wasn’t without some tension along the way. He crashed twice in the opening final, hurting his wrist and had to salvage what points he could. From that point on, the tactics changed it and was a matter of managing the injury and also the points to get the job done.

With gritted teeth, Hollis pulled out a third and fourth place in the final two legs and took the championship win.

“It wasn’t an easy night,” a relieved Hollis said at the end of racing. “I hurt my wrist pretty bad in the first race and I didn’t have the strength in it to race at 100% so I just had to do what I could. I then broke a clutch lever in a race as well, so that was another challenge I had to face but thankfully we managed to get through it.

“Winning the Enduro X is a great way to start the year and the perfect start to my relationship with CDR Yamaha. The team has been unreal and the atmosphere under the tent is so good. I’m really enjoying working with a great bunch of guys,” Hollis ends.

Team mate Daniel Milner managed to lock down third in the championship after finishing fifth at the final round. Milner completed the three finals with 3-8-5 results and with it took the final spot on the championship podium.

Milner finished second, sixth and fifth in each round in a consistent start to the year.

“The Enduro X series has been a great way to start the year,” states team owner, Craig Dack. “Chris has down an amazing job and has been a great addition to the team. He is a smart racer who knows how to get results and he deserved to win this championship.

“Daniel did well for third as this style of racing is new to him. He comes from a pure off road back ground so lining up behind start gates, passing riders and general race craft are new to him but he is learning more each time and getting better with this kind of racing.

“A huge thank you to our team staff and sponsors who have already put in a huge effort to get us up and running so early and we will now move focus to the AORC starting in March,” Dack ends.

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Round Three Results – Calder Park
1st Mike Brown – 69
2nd Beau Ralston – 60
3rd Toby Price- 57
4th Chris Hollis – 50 (CDR Yamaha)
5th Daniel Milner – 49 (CDR Yamaha)

Final Championship Standings
1st Chris Hollis – 188 (YZ250F)
2nd Toby Price – 182
3rd Daniel Milner – 161 (YZ250F)
4th Tom McCormack – 130 (YZ250F)
5th Peter Boyle – 128
6th Mike Brown – 127
7th Beau Ralston – 113
8th Stefan Granquist – 95 (YZ250)
9th Glenn Kearney – 82
10th Jack Field - 55              

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