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Norton claims series lead at Victorian Junior MX Championship

17-05-12

Round two of the Victorian Junior Motocross Championships converged on the State Motorcycle Complex at Broadford on 12 & 13 May 2012 and saw Callum Norton return to winning form at the Championship, claiming the win at the event and the series points lead.

Norton headed into the 2012 series as defending Champion on board the 85 small-wheel and is keen to secure back-to-back number one plates. A third place at round one was not the start to the series he had hoped for and was aiming to stand at the top of the podium to secure the series lead after round two at Broadford.

“I really wanted to get the round win at Broadford’ said Norton “I crashed in race one and finished second but in the next two I nailed the starts and made sure I led from start to finish. I really want that number one again this year but it might be a close battle.”

The event wasn’t so successful for GMR racers of Reece Rayner and Andy Dinicol.

Rayner travelled down from QLD for the event to contest the 12-u16 years 85cc-150F class, however a gnarly crash in race one ruled him out for the event, and while Andy Dinicol certainly had good pace at Broadford, less than perfect starts and a couple of crashes hampered his efforts.

Wayde Carter, defending Champion in the premier 250F class and 2012 series leader in both the 250F and 125-150cc classes was sidelined from the event with a broken ankle. Despite this, after the calculation of series points after the event at Broadford, Carter still maintains 5th and 6th respectively in both classes for the series. Pending recovery time, Cater may still find himself in podium contention for the series in 2012.

Team Manager Glenn Macdonald said “It was a really disappointing day to see Reece injured. He was really keen to be let loose on the hilly Broadford track after a strong weekend in Toowoomba a week ago.’

“Andy has some work to do with his starts so we can see him up the front early and in with a chance of stronger race results.’

“Callum really came out swinging this weekend and his final two races were really strong. There is some good competition in his class so he is going to need to work hard and keep on his game to secure back-to-back Championships.”

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EVENT STANDINGS – After round two (Broadford)
 

9-u12 years 85cc-150F
1st Callum Norton 72 pts
2nd Taj Marshall 67 pts
3rd Riley Dukes 58 pts

13-u16 years 125-150cc
1st Jesse McNally 75 pts
2nd Nathan Denny 64 pts
3rd Tyler Driscoll 49 pts
4th Matthew Hopkins Talty 47 pts
5th Ryan Shadbolt 44 pts
6th Jeremy Tyndall 42 pts
7th Luke Nowell 40 pts
8th Troy Lee Nowell 36 pts
9th Andy Dinicol 34 pts
10th Jacob Williams 29 pts

13-u16 years 250F
1st Jeremy Tyndall 72 pts
2nd Matthew Hopkins Talty 56 pts
3rd Nathan Denny 56 pts
4th James Alen 50 pts
5th Andy Dinicol 43 pts

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – After round two of four

9-u12 years 85cc-150F
1st Callum Norton 135 pts
2nd Taj Marshall 131 pts
3rd Cody Dyce 128 pts

13-u16 years 125-150cc
1st Jesse McNally 109 pts
2nd Jeremy Tyndall 108 pts
3rd Ryan Shadbolt 93 pts
4th Matthew Hopkins Talty 84 pts
5th Andy Dinicol 80 pts
6th Wayde Carter 75 pts

13-u16 years 250F
1st Jeremy Tyndall 130 pts
2nd Nathan Denny 114 pts
3rd Ryan Shadbolt 89 pts
4th Andy Dinicol 83 pts
5th Wayde Carter 75 pts

 

Photo Credit: Mr MotoX