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Wilson & Anstie both take victories at Aussie Supercross Opener!

Wilson & Anstie both take victories at Aussie Supercross Opener!


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In a huge night for team HRC Australia, Froth Honda Racing’s Dean Wilson (SX1), Boost Mobile Honda Racing’s Max Anstie (SX2), and Repco M9 Honda’s Parker Ross (SX3) took out their respective class honours in a tightly contested opening round of the FOX Australian Supercross Championship in Adelaide.

Wilson takes the flag in Adelaide!

Jack Nunn secured the inaugural win for the CR22 85cc Cup on his GasGas MC 85, with his podium presentation from Chad Reed, in what will be night to remember for the 14-year-old.

The Adelaide Entertainment Centre delivered a tight indoor track, that was a spectacle for fans being so close to the action, but meant skills, experience and smart riding was needed from the first gate drop.  Tough to pass on, with multiple lines quickly forming in the soft dirt, it did become more technical throughout the night. A challenging set of whoops was the difference in several races with some able to make up time, while others were undone. Equally the 10 gate do-or-die format ensued intense and hard-fought bar-to-bar racing across each class and race.

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In a stacked line up, the big names featured all night with Wilson, five-time AUS-X champion Justin Brayton, CDR Monster Energy Yamaha’s Josh Hill and Aaron Tanti going straight through to the final from their closely fought heats, while CDR’s Luke Clout and Empire Kawasaki’s Matt Moss did it the hard way via the LCQs after falls in their heats.

In an action packed SX1 final, Moss exploded out of the gates taking the Froth holeshot, but Scottish sensation Wilson soon took the lead and never looked back. Moss kept Wilson on his toes, hot on his heels for majority of the race, with Brayton similarly only a tyre behind him, making several pass attempts, until a crash on the second last lap dropped him back to third place. Wilson looked comfortable and in control all night on his Honda CRF450 and takes out the first SX1 win for the championship.

Reigning SX2 Australian Supercross Champion Max Anstie took out the SX2 honours after comfortably winning his heat, and leading from start to finish in the final. Thanks to a flawless effort with little challenges, Anstie kicked off the 2023 Australian series where he left off in 2022 with the red plate. American Robbie Wageman, who was riding in Australia for the first time for WBR Yamaha placed second, while Australian Wilson Todd was third on his Honda CRF250.

Anstie continues his winning ways down under!

The SX3 final was full of drama with intense bar-banging riding and a frantic finish with Parker Ross sealing a victory, GYTR Yamaha’s Koby Drew in second and Empire Kawasaki’s Campbell William’s rounding out the podium. Last year’s SX3 series winner, Jack Mather took the Froth holeshot award and was leading the race, however a collision with another rider on the whoops ended his night before he could capitalise on his flying start.

85cc – CR22 CUP
In a fantastic night of racing for the 12 to 14-year-olds in the first ever CR22 85cc Cup, 14-year-old rising star Jack Nunn took out the inaugural podium in a convincing win on his GasGas MC 85, over Lachlan Allen and Dejan Sankovic both riding KTM SX 85s. The future looks bright for Australian supercross with a deep talent pool of up & coming 85cc riders unearthed and more exciting CR22 Cup racing in the upcoming rounds.

See below for a video of the riders’ reactions.