The final round of the East Coast MX Series, presented by Transmoto Dirt Bike Magazine, finished off in style at Oakdale with perfect, sunny conditions. Although some of the class champions had already been decided, other classes were going down to the wire.
277 competitors entered the fifth and final round, to contest for top honours on the day, and for the series. On Saturday, the juniors fired up with some bar-to-bar racing. Another stand out performance from Dirt Bike Factory/Motocomposites KTM rider Dylan Heaton, winning five out of six races, lead to taking the Championship in both the 12-U16 85cc and 12-U16 150cc 2-stroke classes. Other winners on the day included MXR&D rider Blake Hollis in the 7-U9 50cc class, Jesse Pearce-Smith in the 7-U10 65cc class, MXR&D/Teencee rider Rhys Budd in the 10-U13 65cc and 9-U12 85cc classes, and Jarrod Kelly in the 13-U16 250cc 4-stroke class. At the end of the day, the bobcat driver from Lindsay Civil tidied up the track in preparation for Sunday's racing.
Series promoter, Michel Constantinou, made a special guest appearance aboard his KTM 250 SX-F, provided by MXR&D and JDR Motorsports. After a tight battle with the title contenders in the A/B Lites class, the 35-year-old ended up on the podium with a 3-3-2 result. With 3 different winners on the day, Dwayne Stadthaus eventually took out the Overall in the A/B Lites class. Teencee Grafix rider Corey James won the A/B Open class, as well as the Championship in both the A/B Lites and A/B Open classes.
Other class winners included Lenny Magyar in the C-Grade Lites class, Mitch Stokoe in the C-Grade Open class, Jake Donaher in the U19 Lites class, Sponsorpoint/Putoline/Shot Gear rider Adam Bland in the 30-39 Vets class, Michael Turner in the 40+ Vets class, and Sutto's KTM Tayla Jones in the Womens class.
2012 East Coast Champions
7-U9 50cc: Brock Ninness
7/U10 65cc: Riley Corrigan
10/U13 65cc: Rhys Budd
9/U12 85cc: Michael Driscoll
12/U16 85cc: Dylan Heaton
13/U16 250cc 4-stroke: Jarrod Kelly
13/U16 150cc 2-stroke: Dylan Heaton
C Grade Lites: Lenny Magyar
C Grade Open: Mitchell Stokoe
Under 19s: Jake Donaher
A/B Lites: Corey James
A/B Open: Corey James
30-39 Vets: Adam Bland
40+ Vets: Dean Burt
Womens: Tayla Jones
East Coast MX would like to thank the Oakdale Motorcycle Club, the sponsors - Transmoto Dirt Bike Magazine, JDR Motorsports, MXR&D, Mydrade, Tee&Cee Grafix, ThinkAll Signs, Reality Design, AXO, Ipone Oils, KTM Australia, Yamaha Australia, Motoz Tyres, Lindsay Civil and Sponsorpoint - the competitors, the volunteers and the parents for their participation.
The full race results will be available soon on the East Coast MX website. The 2013 East Coast MX Series, presented by Transmoto Dirt Bike Magazine, is scheduled to kick off in February, and is earmarked to be 7 rounds.