Wilson Todd added another Queensland MX Championship to his already impressive resume.
Joel Dinsdale won the 13 to 14 years 250cc

QLD YJR Rack Up Two State MX Championships

14 Jun 2011

Yamaha Junior Racing (YJR) Queensland added another two state motocross championships to the teams’ mantle piece after the 2011 Yamaha Queensland Motocross Championships were run and won at Coolum over the Queens’ Birthday long weekend.

Joel Dinsdale and Wilson Todd again performed well with both riders thoroughly deserving their wins in the five race, four day format that saw the track conditions change as often as the weather.

Dinsdale racked up his win in the 13 to 14 years 250cc division with a near perfect weekend. Over the five races held, Joel finished 2-1-1-1-1 in each moto to win the championship with a comfortable margin back to second place.

But his second in the opening round just may have been the ride of the weekend as Dinsdale was sent flying in the first turn as he clipped a track marker. He helicoptered his way down the track, landing heavily and in search of his bike. 20 seconds behind the field, with a bent and twisted bike and only six laps to salvage some points, Dinsdale went to work. He amazingly charged through to second place in a typical gritty Dinsdale effort that kept his championship hopes alive.

The Mackay flyer also landed in third place in the 13 to 15 years 125cc class. A crash while leading moto two took the wind from his sails, yet he still managed to claw his way back to a podium spot and finish with a good weekend.

“It would have been nice to win both classes but that’s the way it goes sometimes,” Dinsdale shrugs after the last event. “My main goal is always to win on the 250 as that is the bike I will need to be good on if I want to become a professional racer.”

“Doing well at a race like this always takes a lot of support and I want to thank my Mum, brother and sister for coming down to the race and putting up with me all weekend and also the Yamaha Junior Racing team.”

Wilson Todd also more than meet his goals on the weekend as the North Queenslander continues to have a breakout season. Todd won the hotly contested 12 to 13 years 85cc with an impressive 2-1-2-1-3 race results that showed he not only has speed but consistency as well. Todd’s racing on the 85cc has come a long way in the past six months and shows no signs of slowing down.

But maybe the most ominous sign for his competitors is that Todd also posted an amazing fifth place finish in the 13 to 15 years 125cc class in his first year racing the 125cc machine. In a class stacked full of current or former national champions, Todd put together five solid races to round out the championship in fifth with his only blemish was being involved in a crash in race one that he simply couldn’t avoid.

“My goal for the weekend was to win the 85cc and be in the top 10 of the 125, so I’m stoked with my results. After the first 125 race where I finished 14th I thought I was going to be in for a long weekend, but I got better in each race and finished fourth in race four which is my best result yet on the 125.”

“This weekend we also pitted next to the senior Yamaha riders and it was cool having riders like Jay Marmont, Shaun Redhead and Luke Arbon under the tent. They all gave me heaps of advice and it was fun having them around,” Todd explains.

On hand to witness the success of the upstart team was Yamaha Queensland Sales Manager, Sam Fischmann.

“I must say I’m have been impressed with both Joel and Wilson this weekend, not only what they can do on the race track but the way the carry themselves off the track. Both riders performed well, spoke and mingled well with the other riders and were extremely well mannered to everyone.”

“On behalf of Yamaha, I congratulate both of them on a successful weekend and pass on my thanks as fantastic representatives of the Yamaha brand,” Fischmann glows.

The dynamic duo now take a well earned three week break from major racing but will team up again next month for round six of the Sunshine State Series in Bundaberg.     

2011 Yamaha Queensland Motocross Championships
Final Standings
13 to 14 years 250cc
1st Joel Dinsadale – 122 (Yamaha)

2nd Jesse Dobson – 102 (Kawasaki)
3rd James Anderson – 97 (KTM)
4th Jared Morrison – 88 (Yamaha)
5th Tumata Jonah – 83 (KTM)

12 to 13 years 85cc
1st Wilson Todd-114 (Yamaha)

2nd Blake Colleton – 99 (Kawasaki)
3rd Zak Small – 99 (Honda)
4th Ty Pearce – 83 (KTM)
5th Bailey Coxon – 76 (Yamaha)

13 to 15 years 125cc
1st Jesse Dobson – 122 (KTM)
2nd Dakota Court – 96 (KTM)
3rd Joel Dinsdale – 93 (Yamaha)
4th Daniel Price – 79 (Yamaha)
5th Wilson Todd – 69 (Yamaha)

Matt Muir
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