Josh Adams leads State Senior Motocross Championships


Luke Capocreco and Michael Murphy battle for the lead in the quad class.
Picture: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew
#88 Mitch Taylor gets the holeshot riding in the MX1 class.
Picture: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew
David Birch gets the holeshot riding in the MX2 class.
Picture: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew
Luke Capocreco and Michael Murphy battle for the lead in the quad class. Picture: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew #88 Mitch Taylor gets the holeshot riding in the MX1 class. Picture: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew David Birch gets the holeshot riding in the MX2 class. Picture: True Spirit Photos/Gordon Pettigrew

JOSH Adams is leading the MX2 class in this year’s State Senior Motocross Championships.

After competing at round five in Southern Cross on August 14, the local rider is on 452 points from David Birch on 419 and fellow northern suburbs resident and defending champion Dylan Heard on 398.

The fifth round saw a different winner for each race, with Birch just winning the first, Adams taking the second and local rider Mitch Taylor, who does not usually compete in the MX2 division, winning the third.

Adams and Birch were vying for second place in race three but an entanglement meant Adams came off his bike, which he was unable to restart.

After some trackside mechanics, he was back in the race but only managed to finish with 10 points, leaving Birch with the round win from Taylor and Heard and Adams fifth for the day.

Taylor also competed in his usual MX1 class where he finished the round with a second and two thirds to give him second for the round.

This puts him third overall on 427 points, trailing local rider Robert Lovett on 475 and defending champion Dean Porter on 503, who took a clean sweep of the round.

Another local, Charlie Creech, suffered a crash at the start of the round and was unable to race, pushing him to sixth overall.

It is hoped he will be clear to race in the final round next month.

After a perfect round, Luke Gaisford continues to lead the quad championship on 464 points ahead of Tyron Robertson on 420 and Luke Ovens on 408.

It is rumoured defending champion and local lad Chris Bosnakis could return for the final round following a successful visit to the US.

In the round five support classes, Teleisha Outram won the MX2 Repechage from Liam Hitchcock and Alex Bates, while Luke Kitto won the Clubman All Powers ahead of Travis Tuck and Corey Ablett.

The sixth and final round, which will include the women’s championship, will be held on September 18 at the Lightweight Motorcycle Club in Byford following the State Junior Motocross Championships on September 17.