Wilson Todd on top of the 9 to 11 years 85cc class
Joel Dinsdale on a roll in 2010

QYJDT Roll Through Roma With SSMX Round Win

24 May 2010

Round five of the Shell Advance Sunshine State Motocross Series rolled through Roma on the weekend and the Queensland Yamaha Junior Development team riders of Joel Dinsdale and Wilson Todd were in no mood for messing around.

It was all business as the boys went on to win nine out of their 12 races contested and put a stranglehold on the series in their respective classes with one round remaining.

Joel Dinsdale (Bullet Bikes) continued to have a break-out season and his riding again stepped up a notch at Roma. Dinsdale took out the 12 to 13 years 85cc class on the back of 1-2-1 results, with a fall in moto two being the only blemish. Then on board his YZ250F and with plenty of top quality riders in the field, Dinsdale pounded out three sensational moto wins to dominate the 13 to 14 years Lites class. That is five wins from six starts for Dinsdale and he now enjoys a solid lead in both classes.

“The hard work I have put in has been paying off big time the last few meetings. I am really getting into racing at the moment and I even like riding my 85cc despite getting too tall for it. I was getting great starts on it and that is rare for me,” Dinsdale states.

“On the 250, I just love that bike. Dad and I have arguments during the week about riding it. He only lets me race it, but if I had my way I would ride it from sun up to sun down only stopping for fuel,” he finishes.

Not to be outdone, Wilson Todd (Steve Hunts MC) again racked up plenty of race wins on his way to winning both the 9 to 11 years 85cc and 10 to 12 years 65cc. Todd races with plenty of maturity for a young rider and continues to improve with every outing. He nailed four wins and two seconds from his six races and now has a commanding lead in the championship with only the Tivoli round to come.

“I had a pretty good weekend. I crashed in the first 85cc race and had to come from way back to get second, but was able to get good starts in the last two races and get to the front early. My bikes were great and my Dad always work hard to keep them running sweet for me,” said the tough 11 year old.

Yamaha also had a successful weekend in senior competition with Harley Quinlan and Joe Hobson (Bayside Yamaha) going 1-2 in the Pro Lites class. Shaun Redhead won the Intermediate Lites, while Matt Haworth (Geoff Udy MC) logged third overall in the Pro Open division.

The sixth and final round of the 2010 Shell Advance Sunshine State Series hits Tivoli in the western suburbs of Brisbane in two weeks time. The QYJDT boys will look to put the finishing touches on an outstanding series for both riders who have dominated their classes this year.

Round Five Results- Roma
9 to 11 years 85cc
1st Wilson Todd (Yamaha)
2nd Kaleb Barrum (Suzuki)
3rd Reece Rayner (KTM)

12 to 13 years 85cc
1st Joel Dinsdale (Yamaha)
2nd Jesse Dobson (KTM)
3rd Damien Harrison (Yamaha)

13 to 14 years Lites
1st Joel Dinsdale (Yamaha)
2nd Hayden Mellross (Honda)
3rd Scott Mann (KTM)

10 to 12 years 65cc
1st Wilson Todd
2nd Reece Rayner
3rd Kaleb Barrum

Series Points – After Round Five
9 to 11 years 85cc

1st Wilson Todd - 294
2nd Reece Rayner -225
3rd Shannon Dobson – 188

12 to 13 years 85cc
1st Joel Dinsdale – 276
2nd Jesse Dobson – 242
3rd Nathan Crawford – 208

13 to 14 years Lites
1st Joel Dinsdale – 250
2nd Scott Mann – 222
3rd Nick Scott – 161

10 to 12 years 65cc
1st Wilson Todd – 278
2nd Reece Rayner – 223
3rd Seth Muller - 160

Images by: Carla Hicks photography
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