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GYTR YJR March On at Warwick SSMX

Round four of the 2018 Airoh Helmets Sunshine State Motocross Series proved to be a good one for the GYTR Yamaha Junior racing duo of Levi Rogers and Jake Cannon who finished the weekend with three first places and a second overall in a very successful days' racing.
Both boys entered the fourth round in good shape and with growing confidence after being able to get some important riding and training in over the recent Queensland school holidays. The track time proved invaluable and was obvious from the moment the gate dropped on the first moto as both boys put their best foot forward on the popular Warwick circuit.

Four rounds in a Levi Rogers finally hit his goal of winning all six races contested for the round. With three races in the 13-14 years 125 and another three in the 13-14 years 250cc, Rogers had racked up five from six in the opening three rounds but wasn’t to be denied over the weekend and he simply dominated all six races to bring home the perfect weekend for the boy from Blackwater.

As a result of the perfect weekend, Rogers has extended his series lead in both classes.

“When I come to these races, I try to win all of them but up until today I have always made a mistake and lost a race at some point during the day. But I felt really good today and both my bikes were awesome so I was determined to get all six and not let this one slip.

“After my shoulder injury, I haven’t been able to get the ride time I needed with school and racing most weekends so with a small break in racing and the school holidays I was able to get some good riding in and a feel much better from it. I’m starting to ride like I know I should so that’s good,” Rogers ends.

Not to be out done, team mate Jack Cannon, went on a podium spree himself and returned his best results for the series so far. Cannon claimed the win on his 65cc with 1-3-2 results in the 10-11 years age group and then finished second on his 85cc with 2-4-1 finishes in a very consistent weekends racing.

Cannon now holds down second in the 65cc class and third in the 85cc division after four rounds.

“The weekend was pretty good and I was able to win a couple of races which was cool. I like the track here at Warwick and my starts were good so that made things easier.

“The last two rounds are at tracks I like and have done well at before so hopefully I can do even better at the next two rounds and finish with a few more wins,” Cannon stated.

It also proved to be a good day in the senior competition with Dean Ferris taking the win in the Pro Open division on board his CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team YZ450F. Ferris smashed all comers to take three wins from three starts and keep his momentum from the opening round of the MX nationals.

In the MX2 (250cc) event, it was Richie Evans on his Yamalube Yamaha racing machine that took the win and like Ferris, claimed all three moto wins.

Both Ferris and Evans lead the standings in the series for the MX1 and MX2 classes respectively.

The total race wins for the Yamaha supported riders was 11 out of the 15 contested in a very strong showing for the bLu cRU team.
  • Round Four Results

    10-11 years 65cc
    1st Jake Cannon – 97 (GYTR-YJR)

     2nd Braden Plath – 84
    3rd Seth Burchell – 83

    9-11 years 85cc
    1st Braden Plath- 102
    2nd Jake Cannon – 95 (GYTR- YJR)
    3rd Jet Alsop – 92

    13-14 years 125cc
    1st Levi Rogers – 105 (GYTR-YJR)

    2nd Luke Zielinski -94
    3rd Dylan Vivian – 85

    13-14 years 250cc
    1st Levi Rogers – 105  (GYTR – YJR)

    2nd Luke Zielinski – 90
    3rd Blake Hollis – 90

    MX1
    1st Dean Ferris -105 (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team)

    2nd Jacob Wright
    3rd Joel Rizzo – 90

    MX2
    1st Richie Evans – 105 (Yamalube Yamaha Racing)

    2nd Nathan Crawford – 96 (Serco Yamaha)
    3rd Zak Small - 83
  • Series Standings After Round Four

    9-11 years 65cc
    1st Braden Plath – 393
    2nd Jake Cannon – 324
    3rd Jett Williams – 324

    9-11 years 85cc
    1st Braden Plath – 412
    2nd Jet Alsop – 376
    3rd Jake Cannon – 344 (Yamaha YZ85)

    13-14 years 125cc
    1st Levi Rogers- 414 (Yamaha YZ125)

    2nd Luke Zielinski – 384
    3rd Dylan Vivian – 353

    13-14 years 250cc
    1st Levi Rogers – 413 (Yamaha YZ250F)

    2nd Luke Zielinski – 373
    3rd James Beston – 360

    MX1
    1st Dean Ferris – 315 (Yamaha YZ450F)

    2nd Joel Rizzo – 304
    3rd Jesse Bishop – 270

    MX2
    1st Richie Evans – 379 (Yamaha YZ250F)

    2nd Jordan Hill – 316 (Yamaha YZ250F)
    3rd Luke Reardon – 296 (Yamaha YZ250F)