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Jason Anderson crowned 2017 Monster Energy Aus-X Open Champion

Jason Anderson

American superstar Jason Anderson has won Sunday’s feature race at the Monster Energy AUS-X Open at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

Anderson rocketed out of the gates and never looked back as he lead the prestigious event from start to finish to be crowned the 2017 Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney Champion.

“I’m so stoked to take out the SX1 Final of tonight’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open in Sydney, it was so good to get the win,” Anderson said.

“After just missing out in last night’s SX1 Final to my team-mate Wilson, I’m pumped I managed to come back tonight and cement the top step on that podium. This is what I came to Australia to do, and it’s great to do it at such a cool event.”

Anderson was untouched throughout the race with AMA Supercross team-mate Dean Wilson coming home in second. Australian Supercross Championship leader Justin Brayton finished third.

Sunday’s SX1 KNOBBY Holeshot went to local ace Dean Ferris after a ripper start out of the gates. Meanwhile the Morris Finance Superpole went to Anderson for a second night in a row after another impressive night of pace across the lap.

The FMX Best Trick competition was once again a spectacle for fans inside the arena and watching at home. Josh Sheehan and his double backflip once more prevailed. Sheehan was challenged to gold by Pat Bowden whose frontflip no-hander rivalled but fell just short of the score needed for the gold medal.

The Boost Mobile Best Whip contest once again went to Corey Creed who laid down yet another stylish and super inverted whip to take out the crown for the second night in a row.

KTM’s Junior Supercross Challenge (KJSC), which saw 20 lucky aspiring supercross stars take to the big track in front of thousands of spectators at the biggest supercross racing event in Australia, was won by Cooper Downing.

In the SX2 championship, it was Chris Blose who went one better from his Saturday effort to win Sunday’s feature race. Blose led home Jackson Richardson and Jay Wilson after early leader and KNOBBY Holeshot winner Wilson Todd fell on the opening lap after a clash with the American, Blose.

Ronnie Mac v Ricky Carmichael laid it all on the line and did not disappoint the packed Qudos Bank Arena fans with Carmichael reigning supreme to be crowned the ultimate two-stroke showdown champion, for both Saturday and Sunday nights of the competition.

SX1 TOP-12

  1. Jason Anderson
  2. Dean Wilson
  3. Justin Brayton
  4. Daniel Reardon
  5. Nathan Crawford
  6. Daniel Herrlein
  7. Dylan Long
  8. Robbie Marshall
  9. RJ Hampshire
  10. Kade Mosig
  11. Dean Ferris (Holeshot winner)
  12. Nick Schmidt

Fastest Lap was 31.255 by Jason Anderson (includes Shannons Shortcut)

SX2 TOP-12

  1. Chris Blose (USA)
  2. Jackson Richardson
  3. Jay Wilson
  4. Taylor Potter
  5. Geran Stapleton
  6. Dylan Wills
  7. Cooper Pozniak
  8. Jesse Madden
  9. Bailey Malkiewicz
  10. Nick Sutherland
  11. Wilson Todd
  12. Morgan Fogarty

FMX Best Trick

  1. Josh Sheehan
  2. Pat Bowden

Tied for third – Harry Bink and Rob Adelberg

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