2022 125cc Cup Triple Crown | Round 3 - Conondale
It’s been an epic series with some great racing in the Clubman and Pro Class, but it came down to the final round of the MXstore 125 triple crown presented by SPP! Held at this year’s Battle in the Bush on the legendary Conondale Motocross Track. Before we dive into the action let’s give a big thank you to all the sponsors who made this triple crown possible because without them we wouldn't be able to bring you these one of a kind events! SPP, Red Bull, FMF vision, FLY, FXR, Maxxis, Motorex, Shred bike wash, Michelin, Young Henry’s, and Scrambler.
The team at Conondale delivered a premium track with an epic layout for the riders to see who the fastest Clubman and Pro 125 rider was. In the pro class, you had Luke “Prongy” Davis traveling back and forth to QLD from WA, Blake Cobbin, and SA’s Elijah Wiese in the top three with minimal points separating them from the overall championship and prize money. In the Clubman Class the Carmichael brothers battled with ATVstore's very own Luke Beechey for some epic prizes and bragging rights.
The stage was set for the pro class and we had a few extra contenders that came to mix it up with the likes of Joel Rizzo and Moto GP star Jack Miller. When the gate dropped Jack Miller asserted himself getting the Shred holeshot award but it didn't take Rizzo long to get by Miller and set sail riding some fast smooth laps. Prongy and Miller battled for second place however we saw Prongy get the best of Miller taking second with Miller rounding out the top 3. Series contenders Blake Cobbin and Elijah Wiese finished fourth and fifth when the checkers flew, so going into the second moto Prongy was in a good position for the championship!
In Moto 2 of the 125 Pro Class you had Miller getting another Shred Holeshot award but by the end of Lap 1, Joel Rizzo laid the framework for another victory. Prongy was doing all he could to hang in there with no rear brake tip but he knew at that point all he wanted to do was wrap up the series title because Cobbin, Sleeter and Wiese were off the top 3’s pace on this day. The checkers flew and Joel Rizzo made the win look easy over Jack Miller, Prongy, Cobbin, and Sleeter who rounded out the top 5. The overall on the day went to Joel Rizzo, followed by Jack Miller and the 2022 125 Cup Triple Crown champion Luke “Prongy” Davis. Black Cobbin and Elijah Wiese rounded out the Triple Crown overall podium collecting some well earned prize money.
In moto 1 of the Clubman Class, Beechy and his fresh top end pulled the Shred Holeshot and led for a few laps before the young whipper snapper of Joel Carmichael put in some heaters and took the lead on lap 2. Beechey right away took fire from Stephen Burge but was able to hold him off taking second with Carmichael putting a gap on the rest of the field for the moto 1 win.
In Moto 2 of the Clubman Class, Joel Carmichael was shot out of a cannon getting the Shred holeshot award but an early mistake put him way back handing over the lead to Luke Beechey. Beechey may have gotten lucky getting rid of Joel Carmichael but the younger brother Shannon was wanting to nab a victory however, Beechey dug deep and that fresh top end that he did the day before gave him all he needed to hang on for the overall win. Shannon Carmichael gave it everything he had but came up just short with his brother Joel making a great charge back to third while Bailey Lennan and Stephen Burge rounded out the top 5. In the end that was enough for Joel Carmichael to take the 125 Triple Crown overall on his Birthday with Beechey and Shannon Carmichael rounding out the podium. We would also like to make a special mention to world champion Australian surfer Julian Wilson for entering this event at the last minute.
Well, that’s a wrap for the 2022 MXstore 125 Triple Crown presented by SPP. We had so much fun hitting three epic tracks and meeting so many great people along the way. Thanks to all that supported and we can’t wait until next year for an even better and bigger series! Comment below what tracks you would like to see the 125 Cup at next year.
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