YZ65 Cup racers enjoyed the experience of a lifetime at round three of the Australian Supercross Championships racing.
Riders handed out the high fives at Newcastle’s McDonald Jones stadium, pumped to be racing at a national event in front of a 25,000 strong crowd and live on national TV.
Those high fives were well deserved as the 20 young guns conquered the demanding supercross circuit, with many clearing double jumps to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd.
Now a familiar fixture at national race events around the country, the sound and smell of the small two-strokes as they fire off the starting gate has become a firm fan favourite. YZ65 Cup riders even held their own autograph signing at Newcastle – in addition to seeking the autographs of their own heroes competing at the same event.
Fans cheered on during the two motos, the first of which was dominated by WA rider Deegan Fort who cleared the first big double before checking out.
Unfortunately for him, Deegan crashed in the second moto which handed the lead to Luis ‘Loose’ Cannon, younger brother of Australian Women’s MX Champion Charli Cannon. Deegan was unable to catch the leaders but still clinched third spot overall.
“Third overall was okay,” says Deegan. “I just had a silly little crash. I kept on trying but I ended up crashing again because my foot got stuck in my plate,” he explained to the crowd and those watching on Seven Plus.
Under the guidance of big sister Charli – who was also on hand to assist all YZ65 Cup competitors - Luis Cannon came out on top with a 2-1 scorecard.
“It’s great to see how stoked the YZ65 Cup riders are to be involved in such a big event,” says YMA head of marketing and communications Nick Marshall. “For most of these riders it’s their first time in front of a big crowd, on a supercross track and on TV so there’s no doubt this experience will become a lifetime memory,” he continues.
And that is the essence of the YZ65 Cup – creating memories that last a lifetime.
Australian Supercross round three overall result, YZ65 Cup
1 Luis Cannon
2 Jimmy Hadfield
3 Deegan Fort