MXstore’s Own Moto Insider #20

Motocross News  |  14 October 2014

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Las Vegas will host the $1 Million Dollar Race this Saturday Night!

The fourth Monster Energy Cup is set to take place this weekend in Las Vegas where the cream of the AMA will battle for their chance to win a cool one million dollars for taking out the unique race format.

The format consists of a split starting grid and x3 main event races, all of which have to be won by a single rider to take home the million. A controversial track addition being the “Joker lane” has been responsible for taking down the likes of Dungey and Villo in recent years and time will tell if the Ricky Carmichael inspired track will have this obstacle yet again. Carmichael has included some of the most technical aspects of supercross and motocross this year in order to see who has the best overall speed in both disciplines.

On top of all of the hype about this off season race, this will be the debut for many riders on their new machines as the team contracts for the 2015 season are well underway.

Barcia to JGR Yamaha, Dean Wilson to Red Bull KTM and Answer MX gear. Justin Brayton to a satellite KTM team, Blake Baggett to Yoshimura Suzuki. Millsaps to Monster Kawasaki. Jason Anderson and Martin Davalos to Rockstar Husqvarna. With all of the changes it will be interesting to see who has the pace on their new machine as everyone will have a point to prove and will want to walk away with that million dollar paycheque!


2014 Monster Cup Track is looking crisp!

2014 Monster Cup Track is looking crisp!


2014 Australian SX Championships Round 1-2 Bathurst.

A number of reasons has seen the Australian SX championship suffer in recent years. Although we are not one’s to speculate, the absence of superstar Chad Reed after a few seasons of putting time and money back into the sport would suggest possible friction between organisation and promotion ranks. And the absence of the factory Yamaha and Serco Yamaha team is also a big upset as CDR is a household name in Aussie supercross. However you look at it, although this series is a watered down version of years gone by, it is still great to see something happening for the racers out there.

The series this year consists of each weekend being a multi round event, with rounds 1 and 2 being run on the Friday and then Saturday nights in Bathurst.

450 SX Class:

Not surprisingly the Aussie MX champion Matt Moss dominated the entire weekend aboard his Suzuki taking home the win each night ahead of Monea, Bopping, Gibbs and Jake Moss. From there down there was a fair gap to the rest of the pack aside from Mosig who rode well, but had a difficult second night putting him in 7th place after the 2 rounds.

Josh Cachia struggled a little bit aboard his new Husky currently siting in 9th ahead of McCoy and Jay Marmont. The track was put together well but proved to be difficult to pass on so unless you had a lot of speed or a good start, your work was cut out for you!


Mossy on top of the box both nights at the SX

Mossy on top of the box both nights at the SX - Pic: facebook.


Championship standings:

  • 1. Matt MOSS 70
  • 2. Adam MONEA 64
  • 3. Lawson BOPPING 58
  • 4. Kirk GIBBS 58
  • 5. Jake MOSS 50
  • 6. Sam MARTIN 50
  • 7. Kade MOSIG 49
  • 8. Jesse DOBSON 45
  • 9. Josh CACHIA 43
  • 10. Daniel McCOY 42


250 SX Class:

An emotional win for KTM’s Brenden Harrison on Friday night aboard his 2 stroke. Harrison has had a challenging year of injury so it is great to see him up on the top step. USA imports Kyle Peters and Gavin Faith landed on the podium on the first night ahead of the Aussie who has spent most of the last couple of years overseas Jackson Richardson.

Overall after 2 rounds Faith is sitting in the lead ahead of Harrison followed by Peters. A get well soon goes out to Lewis Woods who has suffered a neck injury after going down on the second night. Lewis finished 5th on Friday night and was showing a fair amount of pace so fingers crossed he will be right for the Phillip Island round in a few days!


Harrison stoked on his round 1 win

Harrison stoked on his round 1 win! - Pic: facebook.


Championship standings:

  • 1. Gavin FAITH 65
  • 2. Brendan HARRISON 63
  • 3. Kyle PETERS 57
  • 4. Taylor POTTER 56
  • 5. Jackson RICHARDSON 54
  • 6. Kale MAKEHAM 49
  • 7. Hayden MELLROSS 49
  • 8. Luke ARBON 45
  • 9. Ryan MARMONT 44
  • 10. Nick SUTHERLAND 43


Aussie MX2 2014 Champion Luke Clout to ride for Serco Yamaha in 2015.

After a hugely successful year winning the MX2 Australian Motocross championship and a solid ride at the MXoN Luke Clout has signed on the dotted line again for the 2015 season with Serco Yamaha.

19 year old Clout was looking at a few possible contracts overseas but in the end the most attractive deal was to stay right where he is with Yamaha in Australia and defend his title after a year getting himself dialed in on the blue machine.

Clout is healthy and brimming with confidence after a successful year and can’t wait to get back into it in 2015 running the number #1 plate.


Clout staying put for 2015

Clout staying put for 2015 - Pic: facebook

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