A crash affected Opens rider Billy Mackenzie’s overall for the night. Mackenzie finished inside the top ten for the round taking 9th and sits in 5th place in the Championship and Under 19’s
The night got off to a rocky start for Lites rider
In his first full season of Super X, Billy Mackenzie is learning a lot and exceeding the expectations of many. With a crash in the whoop section in the second moto severely affecting his overall result on the weekend, Mackenzie still managed a top ten finish going 6-11-6 for 9th overall. Currently sitting in 5th place in the Championship, Mackenzie believes that with improvement to certain areas, he can be a podium achiever at
Billy Mackenzie say’s, “I don’t fell as frustrated as I have the last few rounds. I’ve had an average day but my riding has been a little better than the last few rounds. I felt more confident today, I felt I was flowing a lot better. I’m getting good starts and battling up front with the guys, I just need to sort my whoop sections out really. If I can get that down, I think I could be in with a shot for a podium at
After being landed on in the final stages of last weeks Under 19’s moto and sustaining a mild concussion, 16 year old Meghan Rutledge was not cleared to ride at Maitland. Having gathered a legion of fans so far throughout the Super X Championship thanks to her on track talent and guts, Meg was still kept busy at Maitland signing autographs and being called on to help open proceedings and judge the best whip competition early in the day. Meghan Rutledge will be back in action on her KX250F at the season final next weekend.
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager Troy Carroll says, “It was good to see Dean up on the podium. We’ve been confident he can do it all series. He’s had the speed to do it, he’s had numerous race wins, he’s had everything going for him but luck. Today was better for him, he rode consistent and it was great to see him back up there again. I think Billy’s fitness was a little bit down and he didn’t have the speed tonight but having said that it’s Billy’s first season in supercross and we just have to keep working and moving forward and see what we can do. We didn’t expect him to come out and win the Championship.”
With “win it or bin it” results impacting on
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