JD'S MILDURA MASTERCLASS
Grand Prix star Jason Doyle took another stride towards his first Australian title after a Mildura masterclass.
05 / 01 / 2015, 12:19
Grand Prix star Jason Doyle took another stride towards his first Australian Championship after completing back-to-back victories with a Mildura masterclass.
The New South Wales racer topped the heat scorechart on 13 points, before heading 2012 world champion Chris Holder, Justin Sedgmen and B Final winner Tyson Nelson in the A Final.
That victory netted the Newcastle-born racer an extra four points, moving his championship total on to 35 and putting him seven points clear of nearest rival Sedgmen with rounds at Undera on Wednesday and Doyle’s local track Kurri Kurri on Saturday still to race.
Holder enjoyed a far better evening, storming straight into the A Final on 12 points after only just scraping into the semi at Gillman on eight after a night plagued by bike problems on Saturday.
But he will have to get past Sedgmen first to mount a challenge for top spot after the Edinburgh racer also charged to 12 points and added another two for third place in the final. Coupled with the 14 points and second place he recorded at Gillman, he is runner-up overall on 28.
Nelson enjoyed a superb meeting, recording two wins and two seconds, but an exclusion denied him a shot at automatic A Final qualification, meaning he had to win the last-chance race ahead of Josh Grajczonek, Max Fricke and Sam Masters, who all tied on 10 points with him.
Holder’s younger brother Jack fell just short of the B Final on a useful nine, while Aussie international Dakota North accrued eight. Rohan Tungate was unable to continue his stellar Gillman form, recording two wins and a frustrating three exclusions to end up on six.
CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND TWO): 1 Jason Doyle 35, 2 Justin Sedgmen 28, 3 Chris Holder 23, 4= Rohan Tungate 22, Dakota North 22, 6 Josh Grajczonek 21, 7 Max Fricke 20, 8 Tyson Nelson 19, 9 Sam Masters 18, 10 Jack Holder 15, 11 Jake Allen 11, 12 Brodie Waters 8, 13= Kieran Sproule 5, Joey Ringwood 5, 15= Jack Fallon 3, Josh Coyne 3, 17 Jordan Stewart 1.
MILDURA SCORES: 1 Jason Doyle 13, 2 Justin Sedgmen 12, 3 Chris Holder 12, 4 Josh Grajczonek 10, 5 Tyson Nelson 10, 6 Sam Masters 10, 7 Max Fricke 10, 8 Jack Holder 9, 9 Dakota North 8, 10 Rohan Tungate 6, 11 Jake Allen 5, 12 Brodie Waters 5, 13 Joey Ringwood 3, 14 Kieran Sproule 2, 15 Josh Coyne 2, 16 Jack Fallon 1, 17 Jordan Stewart 1, 18 Brady Webb 0.
B Final: Nelson, Grajczonek, Fricke, Masters.
A Final: Doyle, C Holder, Sedgmen, Nelson.