A huge crowd of 5000 spectators lined the fences to witness the incredible THOR MX1 class action at the sandy Wonthaggi track in Victoria, for the opening round of the Penrite ProMX Championship presented by AMX Superstores.
The highly anticipated debut of Team HRC Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster did not disappoint, as Webster would set a blistering time in THOR MX1 qualifying, backing that up with setting the fastest time in the AMX Superstores Top 10 Pole Shootout.
With pole position, Webster would holeshot moto 1 and lead early, before going down and handing the lead to the defending champion, Luke Clout on his CDR Yamaha Monster Energy machine. CDR team mate Aaron Tanti would move to 2nd, with Todd Waters in 3rd aboard the Husqvarna Australia FC450.
Webster would mount an inedible charge through the field to close up to the rear of race leader Clout, but with two laps to go, Webster would push the front wheel in a turn leaving Luke clout clear to take the moto win ahead of Kyle Webster in 2nd, Arron Tanti in 3rd, Todd Waters 4th and Brett Metcalfe in 5th.
Moto 2 would again see blistering pace from Kyle Webster throughout the opening laps, as Arron Tanti ran 2nd followed by a fierce battle of Metcalfe, Factory KTM’s Kirk Gibbs and Todd Waters rounding out the top 5 spots.
As the race progressed, Clout would charge from outside the top 5 through to 2nd and take advantage of a late race crash by Kyle Webster to take maximum points from Round 1 with the second moto win. Tanti would finish 2nd, Waters 3rd, with Kirk Gibbs in 4th and Kyle Webster remounting to finish 5th.
THOR MX1 Overall Wonthaggi
Luke Clout 1st
Aaron Tanti 2nd
Todd Waters 3rd
To stay up to date with the latest Penrite ProMX Championship, presented by AMX Superstores news, visit the ProMX website, ProMX Facebook, ProMX Instagram, and join the ProMX Championship subscriber mailing list by clicking the link HERE and entering your details.