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Jason Reed on the podium at AMCROSS series

03-06-08

Maitland motocross racer, Jason Reed secured two podium positions at round three of the AMCROSS series held at Young in NSW, with a second place in the 125cc 13 to 16 years class and a win in the 250 four stroke 13-16 years class.

Commenting on his success the GMR Motorex KTM racer said, “In the first 125cc race I had some mechanical challenges which my race team manager Glenn Macdonald diagnosed over the phone for me.  It turned out the power valve had been knocked out of place and this was a reoccurring issue for me during the 125cc racing.

“I struggled in the opening race after a disappointing start and despite the dusty conditions I knuckled down and made my way through to second position.

“Race two was close to a replay of the opening race where I picked up another second position after a poor start.   I then redeemed myself and hole shot in the final race but having suffered a mechanical issue throughout the racing I just couldn’t hold the lead and settled for second position behind Errol Willis who took the win.

“I missed the opening round of the 125cc racing at Bega so I didn’t gain any points in this class but at the second round I got a perfect score of 75 points, so those results combined with my second place at Young now places me second overall for the series.

“I have a better points standing in the 250 four-stroke class where I hold the led by one point after just two rounds of racing at Bega and Cooma. 

“In race one at Young, I got a top three start and went to first in a matter of corners. I then started to work on my entry speed to pick some smooth lines, pulling away from the pack.

“Then I came into a off-camber corner and braked a little too hard with my front end washing out and putting me on the ground, as I got up riders were pinned beside me and by the time I got on the bike I was in about 11th and had a lot of worked to do.   I started picking off riders and got my way to sixth by the finish line.

“I then got a holeshot on my KTM250F in the next race and was going all out by this stage. The track was getting really rough and sandy and I was using this event to really try and step outside of my comfort zone.  I was happy with this race and won by a big margin.

“In my final race, I got the holeshot again and I knew the track was really rough and sketchy so I kept my head screwed on and I made no mistakes, so I was able to pull away once again and win convincingly ahead of Brock Fayle who took second.” Jason has retained the series lead in the 250F class.

Stay tuned to Jason Reed’s racing results at  www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au and www.ktm.com.au