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Jason Reed takes charge at Keith Allen Classic Cessnock

14-04-08

GMR Motorex KTM junior racing is bringing home strong results in state based competitions with Maitland racer, Jason Reed winning the 13-16 years 125cc class at the Keith Allen Classic held at Cessnock NSW over the weekend, and also claiming second in the 250 four stroke 13-16 years class.

In the 125cc racing, Jason Reed was unstoppable on the KTM 125 SX.  GMR Motorex KTM Race Team Manager, Glenn Macdonald comments, “After two clean race starts Reed quickly moved to the front of the pack taking the win in the first two motos.

“In the third race, Reed had a less than perfect start and battled his way through the field, but time was not on his side as he made his way to claim a close second behind Luke Clout of Shift Motul Suzuki.

“Reed rectified the situation in the final moto taking a convincing holeshot on his KTM 125 SX and rode a flawless race to take the win.  “His 1-1-2-1 results secured the overall 125cc win for the day in the 13-16 years class. 

“The 250 four stroke class proved exciting all day as Dylan Gosling from Stroke Honda Racing and Reed battled it out.

“In race one, the lead changed several times as the two checked out on the rest of the field, with Reed the successor bringing home the win.

“After a less than perfect start in his second moto, Reed then brought home a well earned third place.  

“In the third moto after a much better start, Reed again found Dylan Gosling and the pair made their way through the field and into the lead.  Reed and Gosling engaged in another race long battle.   An excellent pass from Reed on the final lap saw him take over the lead and take the race win.

“The final race of the day was action packed yet again.  Reed had a shocking start and was well down the field in the opening lap.  Unfortunately, Reed became tangled up with a fellow rider and the two came down but he knuckled down and picked away at his competitors one-by-one, with the speed of his KTM 250 SX-F easily allowing him to push through the field.   Luck proved not to be on Reed’s side and after a second fall he was unable to finish the race.  

“The 1-3-1-DNF result secured him a second overall for the day in the 13-16 years 250 four stroke class, behind Dylan Gosling.”

Reed comments, “This event was tough.  I had some fast competition on both bikes and I only had one race in between my 125cc race and 250cc motos.   I’m glad that I have been working on my fitness because it is really paying off in my results.

“Despite a couple of bad races, I ended up with pretty good results for the overall in both classes and I’m happy with my progress.”

Jason Reed will next compete at round three and four of the Australian Off-Road Championship on the weekend of May 17-18 at Conondale in QLD.