Hunter Lawrence continues his dominance of the 2015 SSMX
Levi Rogers had a frustrating day crashing in each moto

QLD YJR Well Placed in SSMX

25 May 2015

Queensland Yamaha Junior Racings', Hunter Lawrence, continued his sensational start to the 2015 season with another impressive performance at round for four of the Shell Advance Sunshine State Motocross Series taking the win in both the 13-15 years 125cc and the 15 years 250cc.

The Sunshine Coast teenager dominated proceedings with another six wins from six starts during the event and remains undefeated in the series so far. With just under a few months until he jets off to the World Junior Championships in Spain, Lawrence is right in the middle of a heavy training load but is showing good form and fitness as his preparations continue.

The sandy Hervey Bay circuit offers plenty of challenges and the surface always cuts up rough and rutted making it a difficult track to race well, but Lawrence looked impressive as he flowed around the track.

“I have had a bit of focus on starts the last couple of weeks as I will need to be on my game when I get to Spain, so it was good to get a few good ones today. I hit the first turn inside the top three in nearly every race and that’s makes things easier on a sand track,” Lawrence explains.

“The track was a new layout today and it was good to ride something different. It was a bit tight in the middle but the corners shaped up well and it was fun to ride, so thank to the club for their effort and also to Yamaha Junior Racing,” he ends.

Levi Rogers had a frustrating day on his YZ85cc in the 9-11 years division. While he finished the day in a respectable fourth place, it wasn’t without drama as Rogers found himself playing in the sand each and every race after a crash.

He was in the lead of the opening moto before crashing. He was involved in a second corner pile up in race two and then two crashes in race three topped off his day. He still managed to finish with 4-2-6 results to claim fourth for the round and maintain second place in the series.

“It wasn’t my day! I got to the front in race one then I blew through a berm. Race two and there was a heap of riders down in the second turn that I was a part of. Then race three I crashed on the opening lap trying to move into second and I crashed again as I came through the field when the rider in front of me went down and his bike hit me.

“My speed was ok, maybe I was just trying too hard as they were all silly crashes. I need to improve my sand riding, so I will try and do more of it in the coming weeks,” Rogers said.

Round five of the series moves to Tivoli Raceway, just west of Brisbane on June 13.

For a complete list of results, www.mylaps.com or to follow Yamaha Junior Racing on Facebook, www.facebook.com/YamahaJuniorRacingAus

SSMX Round Five Results – Hervey Bay
13-15 years 125cc
1st Hunter Lawrence (YJR)

2nd Billy Harth
3rd Reece Raynor

15 years 250cc
1st Hunter Lawrence (YJR)

2nd Reece Raynor
3rd Mitch Johnstone

9-11 years 85cc
1st Jett Lawrence
2nd Ricky Chalmers
3rd Noah Smerdon
4th Levi Rogers (YJR)

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Series Standings – After Round Four
13-15 years 125cc
1st Hunter Lawrence – 385

2nd Isaac Ferguson – 311
3rd Billy Harth – 310

15 years 250cc
1st Hunter Lawrence – 385

2nd Mitch Johnstone – 314
3rd Reece Raynor – 309

9-11years 85cc
1st Jett Lawrence – 385
2nd Levi Rogers – 330
3rd Dylan Vivian - 285

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