Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Championship Positions Consolidated


2013 Backflips Clothing NZ Motocross Championships

Championship Positions Consolidated

FEBRUARY 25, 2013: Kiwi internationals Cody Cooper and Scotty Columb have consolidated their rankings as the New Zealand Motocross Championships reached the halfway point in the Thames Valley on Sunday.

Mount Maunganui’s Cooper (Suzuki) and Queenstown’s Columb (Yamaha) are now further in front in the MX1 and MX2 classes respectively after the second of four rounds in this season’s Backflips Clothing-sponsored series at Patetonga, near Morrinsville, on Sunday.

Cooper has stretched his lead in the MX1 class out to 20 points over Scottish former Grand Prix star Billy MacKenzie (Yamaha), while Columb now enjoys a 16-point advantage over the new No.2 man in the MX2 class, Australian visitor Brock Winston (KTM).

But, in the other championship division, the 125cc class, a change at the top was always expected.

Round one winner Courtney Duncan (Yamaha) was absent on Sunday as overseas duty beckoned to her, leaving the way clear for Rotorua’s Cameron Vaughan (Yamaha) to dominate.

The 16-year-old Vaughan was second overall in the class after round one at Timaru a fortnight earlier – with an unlucky crash in one race there followed by two impressive wins – and this hinted that he truly is champion material.

And so it proved as Vaughan secured 1-1-2 results on Sunday, enough to edge out fellow Yamaha rider Logan Blackburn, of Te Puke.

The series now heads to Pukekohe on March 10 and it finally wraps up in Taupo on March 31.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Leading championship standings after the second of four rounds of the New Zealand Motocross Championships at Patetonga, near Morrinsville, on Sunday:

MX1 class:
1. Cody Cooper (Mount Maunganui, Suzuki) 139 points;
2. Billy MacKenzie (Scotland, Yamaha) 119;
3. Todd Waters (KTM, Australia) 109;
4. Kirk Gibbs (KTM, Australia) 102;
5. Daryl Hurley (Suzuki, Hawera) 93.

MX2 class:
1. Scott Columb (Queenstown, Yamaha) 133;
2. Brock Winston (Australia, KTM) 117;
3. Rhys Carter (Mount Maunganui, Suzuki) 102;
4. Ethan Martens (Waitakere, Yamaha) 96;
5. John Phillips (Rotorua, Honda) 89.

125cc class:
1. Cameron Vaughan (Rotorua, Yamaha) 136;
2. Logan Blackburn (Te Puke, Yamaha) 131;
3. Aaron Wiltshier (Tauranga, KTM) 100;
4= Cameron Negus (Rotorua, Husqvarna) and Cohen Chase (Taupo, KTM) 89.

Credit: Words and photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.comCAPTION: Queenstown’s Scotty Columb (Yamaha), with his position now strengthened at the top of the MX2 class standings. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news