Jack Kukas had a great weekend at Roma winning all six races contested
Levi Rogers takes another round win on his YZ250F

QLD GYTR YJR Run Rampant at Roma SSMX

30 Apr 2017

The Queensland GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing team of Jack Kukas and Levi Rogers turned in their best performance of the year so far, claiming eight race wins and four second places out of the 12 races contested, at round four of the Sunshine State Motocross series at Roma, over the weekend.

The sensational results saw Kukas take the win in both the 15 years 125 and 250cc divisions, going undefeated on the day while Levi Rogers returned to form taking the win in the 13-14 years 250cc and a second place finish in the 13-14 125cc.

After a couple of events where he struggled with form and crashes, Jack Kukas bounced back at Roma with some good racing and a confidence boosting weekend. On the rutted, black soil surface, Kukas pulled great starts all day and took control of each race in the early stages and riding his own race to the finish line.

He took the perfect three from three on the 125 and mirrored that result on his YZ250F and now leads both classes in the series with two rounds remaining.

“It was good to get back up front and win some races again,” Kukas said. “The last couple of weekends haven’t been great but today things started to feel better and I was able to ride better.

“My starts were good and I was able to do six motos without any crashes or big mistakes so it was a positive weekend for me and something I can build on in the coming races,” Kukas ends.

Levi Rogers continues to show improvement and the weekend marked his best results at a Sunshine State series event. Rogers finished the day with two race wins and four second places to take the home a class win and a second place.

Rogers win came in the 13-14years 250cc class with 1-2-1 results. Rogers has now won three out of the four rounds contested on his YZ250F and now sits just eight points from the series lead.

His day started out just as brightly on the 125 when he led moto one all the way until the final lap where he fell and dropped back to take second place. He finished second in the two remaining motos to claim second on the day and, like the 250, he sits second on the series on his YZ125.

“The weekend went well and it was good to get on the podium for both bikes again. We made a couple of changes to my forks to suit the ruts here at Roma and that made a big difference.

“Thanks to my family for all the work they have put in and keeping me on the track as it gets pretty busy riding two bikes at these races,” Rogers said.

The next event for the Queensland pair is the fifth round of the series to be held at the Tivoli circuit, just west of Brisbane on May 13.

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For a full list of results:  https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1383551

Round Four Results – Roma
15 years 250cc
1st Jack Kukas – 105 (GYTR YJR)

2nd Connor McNamara - 92
3rd Navrin Grothues - 88

15 years 125cc
1st Jack Kukas – 105 (GYTR YJR)

2nd Connor McNamara – 92
3rd Jayce Gosford – 90

13-14years 250cc
1st Levi Rogers – 102 (GYTR YJR)

2nd Jake Cuka – 99
3rd Jai Walker – 86

13-14 years 125cc
1st Noah Ferguson - 105
2nd Levi Rogers – 96 (GYTR YJR)
3rd Jai Walker - 84


Series Standings- After Round three
15 years 250cc
1st Jack Kukas – 376 (Yamaha YZ250F)

2nd Connor McNamara -371
3rd Navrin Grouthes - 347

15 years 125cc
1st Jack Kukas – 412 (Yamaha YZ125)

2nd Connor McNamara – 360
3rd Jayce Cosford -354 (Yamaha YZ125)

13-14 years 250cc
1st Jake Cuka -396 (Yamaha YZ250F)
2nd Levi Rogers -388 ( Yamaha YZ250F)
3rd Jai Walker -339 (Yamaha YZ250F)

13-14 years 125cc
1st Noah Ferguson – 400
2nd Levi Rogers – 338 (Yamaha YZ125)
3rd Ryan Gaylor - 319


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