2022 125cc Cup Triple Crown | Round 2 - Hervey Bay

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Round 2:

The social media banter continued, and thankfully the rain stayed away so it was time to put the sand tyres on and get to round 2 of the 125 Cup Triple Crown at Hervey Bay Motocross Club. The MXstore crew headed north around 4 hours from our headquarters in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast to a track that has one of the longest start straights in South-East QLD so we knew the 125's would be put to the test!

Hervey Bay Motocross Club:

The Hervey Bay track is known for being demanding at the best of times and for getting rougher and deeper as the days go on. The 125 Cup was combined with Hervey Bay's Club Day so even those who didn't own a 125 could join in on the action and race in the other classes available. We couldn't wait to see if the modded 125s would survive the deep sand and high revs over the two-moto format. With a concrete start and huge start straight, the 125s were going to be in top gear entering the first corner!!


Current Red Plate holder Luke “Prongy” Davis made the trip back across the country to let everyone know he was serious and ready to back up his result from round 1. Second and third in points Elijah Wiese and Blake Cobbin split the fuel cost and shared a bed to make sure the man they call “Prongy” didn’t cruise through the series unchallenged. With a double gate drop format, the Clubman Class returned with the Carmichael boys back behind the gate alongside Lachie Hutch and Luke Beechey there to keep the Carmichaels honest.

The concrete start and long start straight were no problem for Prongy as he took the Shred Holeshot ahead of MXstore’s very own Blake Cobbin in the first moto. Cobbin made quick work of Prongy and set the tempo out front on his GasGas. It didn’t take long for Prongy’s loose style to bite him as he went down early giving second to Elijah Wiese. Wiese had a gap over 3rd where the battles were heating up with Sleeter coming through the pack from a first-lap crash. Cobbin was riding a perfect race out front and Wiese looked like he had 2nd in the bag until he crashed on the last lap. Suddenly second was up for grabs, Sleeter made a last corner pass to salvage second in front of Darcy Cavanagh. Cobbin cruised to an impressive 1st place with Sleeter, Cavanagh, Wiese and Andrew Reardon rounding out the top 5. Points leader Prongy continued to crash multiple times and crossed the line in 7th spot.

The Clubman first moto was eventful and fitness levels were put to the test with 6 laps in the sand. Luke Beechey managed to grab the lead and attempted to gap the field but after a few too many drinks the night before threw the anchor out and settled for third. Riley Wilson got a bad start however, managed to make his way back up to second even after all the dramas. Joel Carmichael didn't let off as he took the win in the first moto with a decent gap to second.

The Second moto of the Pro Class saw MXstore's Mike Sleeter grab the Shred Holeshot with Elijah Wiese giving chase and Prongy in third. Cobbin didn’t get the best start and was collected by a very anxious Andrew Reardon who took them both down on the first lap. This opened the door for a major mix up for the overall as Sleeter set sail with the BluCru of Wiese and Prongy chasing him. Cobbin got up and tried to reel in the boys but two more big crashes took him out of contention for the moto and the chance of the overall. Prongy made some solid pushes at Sleeter as they pulled away from Wiese but the attacks didn’t cut it and Sleeter went wire to wire for the win with Prongy, Wiese, Cavanagh and Christopher Odorico rounding at the top 5. After the boys spat the sand out of their mouths the overall podium was Cavanagh 3rd, Weise 2nd and the Old Man Sleeter on the top step for the win.

The second clubman race saw Luke Beechey grab the Shred Holeshot and hold the lead for a few laps until yet again the drinks from the night before caught up on him and finished in third. Joel Carmichael finished the day strong taking both moto wins and Ben McNevin grabbing second for the last moto of the day riding a clean race. With the challenging conditions and last-minute top ends Joel Carmichael took the top step for the overall. ATVstore's Luke Beechey seemed a bit foggy all day but soldiered through with second overall but handed over the series points lead to Carmichael. Riley Wilson rode strong to round out the podium in third for round 2. Shoutout to the Clubman Class with two rounds in and huge turnouts across both rounds.

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Pro Class: 1st: Mike Sleeter 2nd: Elijah Wiese 3rd: Darcy Cavanagh

Clubman Class: 1st: Joel Carmichael 2nd: Luke Beechey 3rd: Riley Wilson

Best Bike: Riley Wilson with his clean 2022 YZ125 (R44)
Most Unique Bike: Lachie Hutch's YZ125 with a very unique colourway (379)
Worst Bike: Joel Carmichael after needing to install a new top end between moto 1 and 2 (J10)
Each of these winners received a set of Michellin Starcross 5 tyres

On to Round 3:

Two rounds down and one to go for the 125 Cup Triple Crown which is heating up for the final round at the "Battle in the Bush" hosted at the legendary Conondale Motocross Track. Will we see Dan Reardon get Rhonda out of the garage? Could Jackson Richardson show up on Gypsy’s Husky? Better yet could we see the man of many talents Todd Waters show up for a play on his Factory Husqvarna? One thing is for sure, no matter who shows up to battle, the racing is going to be epic so we hope to see you all there whether you are riding or spectating! Enter for round 3 HERE

View Round 1 Recap HERE

A big thank you to everyone involved that helped make this possible:

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