Nick Day continues his good form in Renmark.
Alex Larwood battles through the mud
Thomas Larwood back on the bike after injury

SAYJR Closing in on Titles

20 Aug 2014

Round four of the South Australian Motocross championships headed to the Renmark Motocross track with the weather not kind for the junior kids as constant rain fell from Friday night until racing was finished on Saturday.

The track turned into a slushy mess but the SAYJR boys used their skills and pushed through for some great results. The round also saw Thomas Larwood return from his broken collarbone to take it back to a full team. You have to feel for a club when they put in so much effort to prepare the track and have it in perfect condition with light showers forecast which ended up with a 20mm rainfall in 24 hours.

Nick Day lined up on board his YZ250F and YZ125, this time around he would also have the company of Victorian gun Callum Norton. With Nick's focus set on trying to keep the bikes upright in trying conditions, he rode strong and consistent all day long and saw him take out the overall win in the 125cc field and a close 2nd in the 250F class. His starts were great which is essential given the extremely wet conditions.

“Today was so muddy and I have never ridden anything like it. All though it was tough, I found that if I pushed hard it wasn't too bad. My bikes ran great and it was awesome to have Callum come across and battle with on SA soil,” said Day.

Young gun Alex Larwood  being on the short side for the YZ85 he found it very hard to paddle through the thick mud in sections which ultimately caused him a few tip over's. Alex had 3-2-1 moto finishes on the 85cc to take 2nd overall and 1-1-2 results on his 65cc machine for the win. His last moto win on the 85 seen him win by over 1 minute, it really showed his determination to win.

“It was so tough today but I learnt heaps. I am a bit disappointed with a couple races today, but that's racing I guess,” said young Alex.

Thomas Larwood returned from the injured list straight into the toughest of conditions, he showed his nerves in moto 1 missing the jump on the start which put him in amongst a wall of roost. Thomas ended up 5th overall with his 11-4-2 moto results which was a great return to form. He showed that his time off hasn't slowed him down at all, if anything he looked hungrier to get out there and up front. The last moto holeshot and then to lead for 2 laps seen his confidence grow.

“I was so happy to be back riding, it was really muddy today and I struggled in the first race, but then I had two good starts and the track started getting a line in it. My bike ran great today and I can't wait for the next round,” said Thomas.

SAYJR Team Manager Shane Metcalfe thought his lads did an awesome job. "I was really happy with all three boys today. Nick charged hard against some top level competition and proved his speed is good. Thomas had a great return to racing and his last moto was awesome to see and I'm sure he will do really well at the next round. Alex had a day he probably wants to forget, I mentioned to him that if you can still get a 2nd and a class win on your bad day he's got nothing to worry about, I'm very proud of how all three of them rode,” said Metcalfe.

The next round of SA MX will be held at the famous Crystal Brook Motocross track on the 6/7 September.

Round Four Results – Renmark
13-U16 yrs 250F

1st Callum Norton – KTM
2nd Nick Day – SAYJR
3rd Levi McManus – Suzuki

13-U16yrs 125cc
1st Nick Day – SAYJR

2nd Callum Norton – KTM
3rd Brodie Sheidow – KTM

12-U16yrs 85cc
1st Mitchell Munzer – KTM
2nd Jerakye Andrews – KTM
3rd Travis Lee Edwards - Yamaha

5th Thomas Larwood – SAYJR

9-U12yrs 85cc
1st Jayden Rudd – KTM
2nd Alex Larwood – SAYJR
3rd Kai Newbold – KTM

10-U12yrs 65cc
1st Alex Larwood
2nd Kai Newbold
3rd Rory Hill

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