LOCAL lad Josh Adams currently leads the MX2 division heading in to round three of the senior State Motocross Championships on July 10.
Despite coming second in round two at Noble Falls on June 19, his total score of 200 has kept his lead, just nine points ahead of round winner Luke Davis.
Winning the first two races of the day, Adams was looking to secure top spot until he was involved in a first corner crash in the last race.
Though he fought well to catch up from position 33, he finished fourth, leaving Davis to win the day by one point.
While the 2011 MX 2 champion David Birch finished the day third, John Darroch is third for the series.
With the round two win, Robert Lovett is leading the series in the MX 1 class on 199 points.
The day’s results also reflect the championship standings with Dean Porter second on 188 points and Charlie Creech third on 173.
Luke Gaisford leads the quad class on 210 points following a perfect round two win.
Despite Luke Ovens and Luke Capogreco taking second and third for the day, Tyrone Robertson (178) and Michael Murphy (159) hold those spots for the series.
Scott Petricevich took three wins in the veteran’s class ahead of Ben Hothersall and Brendon Parnham, as did Jamie Nickless in the All Powers Challenge, ahead of Ricky Ladiszlai and Travis Tuck.
In the MX 1 repechage, Nathaniel Keen won the day from Tyrone Ballantyne and Tim Dunstan, while Cameron Willsher won the MX2 repechage from Zac Keast and Cameron Ross.
Round three will be held at Coastal Park in Henderson on Sunday, July 10.
After a round off, the women will be back on the track with local rider Jessica Moore leading the charge on 105 points from Lily Kent on 94 and Hannah Bagnall on 90.