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Podium results for Evans and Rayner at Sunshine State Series, Tivoli QLD

19-04-11

Round two of the Sunshine State Series kicked into gear at Tivoli QLD on 16 & 17 April, with Reece Rayner and Mitchell Evans collecting podiums results.

The track was wet and sloppy in the morning, developing deep ruts as it dried in the afternoon making for tough racing.

Reece Rayner made an impressive return to form in the series at the Tivoli round after a frustrating series opener. Rayner took two race wins, one each in the 9-11 years 85cc and 10-12 years 65cc classes. Rayner secured second overall for the Tivoli round in both classes and catapulted from 10th to third overall in the 85cc series standings. Rayner also holds second overall for the series in the 65cc class, just six points shy of the lead.

“I am really pumped with how I rode at Tivoli’ said Rayner “The track was technical with deep ruts, so it was a bit tricky on the 65 but I really enjoyed it. The last race for the day on the 85 was a highlight for me, I rode hard after a crash and pushed to the very end, making a pass on the final corner before the chequers.”

Mitchell Evans won the opening round of the series in the 12-15 years 85cc class and followed up his impressive result with a second at Tivoli. Evan’s holds second overall for series points.

“After winning round one, my main aim for the series is to be consistent’ said Evan’s “I was happy with the way I rode and picking up second for the day. In my last race, I came together with another rider off the start which set me back. I came from mid-pack through to fourth for that race, so I was really happy to come back so strong and pick up valuable points.”

Unfortunately, Scott Mann crashed in practice at the Tivoli round and injured his shoulder. Mann attempted to compete but with continued issues, decided to forgo the event to avoid further damage. Mann will undergo medical checks this week with the hope that the injury is not too serious.

Mann, who won the opening round of the series in both the 15 years four-stroke and two-stroke classes, was keen to follow on with his good form is understandably disappointed.

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald said of the results “Reece and Mitch have put in yet another great performance this weekend at Tivoli. The boys stood on the podium in all three classes they contested and have kept their series chances insight.’

“Unfortunately for Scott, he injured himself in practice so the focus will now be to work on recovery so he is in top shape for the State titles.”

EVENT STANDINGS, WARWICK

10-12 years 65cc
1. Hunter Lawrence 72pts
2. Reece Rayner 69pts
3. Riley Dukes 51pts
 
9-11 years 85cc
1. Hunter Lawrence 72pts
2. Reece Rayner 69pts
3. Lawson Preston 58pts

12-15 years 85cc
1. Wilson Todd 72pts
2. Mitchell Evans 58pts
3. Zak Small 56pts

SERIES STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 2, WARWICK
 
10-12 years 65cc - Series
1.  Hunter Lawrence 137pts
2. Reece Rayner 131pts
3. Blake Cobbin 99pts
 
9-11 years 85cc - Series
1. Hunter Lawrence 140pts
2. Lawson Preston 123pts
3. Reece Rayner 100pts

12-15 years 85cc – Series (Provisional)
1 Wilson Todd 127pts
2 Mitchell Evans 114pts
3 Brayden Collins 106pts

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