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DOYLE SEALS AUSSIE GOLD

Grand Prix star Jason Doyle wrapped up his maiden Australian Championship in style after winning his home round at Kurri Kurri.

10 / 01 / 2015, 09:22

Grand Prix star Jason Doyle wrapped up his maiden Australian Championship in style after winning his home round at Kurri Kurri.

Doyle, born in nearby Newcastle, needed just six points to secure the title and, after winning his opener, he wrapped things up in heat five with victory over Max Fricke, Tyson Nelson and Joey Ringwood.

The Leicester, Torun and Dackarna star ended his heats on 14, before charging to victory in the A Final ahead of Sam Masters, Kurri Kurri’s own Rohan Tungate and B Final winner Dakota North. Ironically, the SGP series' new No.69 finished the series on 69 points.

It was a Newcastle one-two in the series as 16 points from Masters, including 13 in the heats, earned him championship silver on 52.

Justin Sedgmen’s 11 in the heats were enough to seal him bronze on 48, despite him finishing third in the B Final. He tied on 48 with Max Fricke, but Sedgmen was awarded third after beating his former Edinburgh team mate in three of the four rounds.

Fricke missed out on A Final after being excluded from the B Final under the two-minute time allowance. He was left with the 11 he scored in the heats. North was fifth overall on 47, with Tungate sixth on 46.

Former world champ Chris Holder finished 10th in the final standings on 23 after crashing out of practice for round three in Undera on Wednesday and dislocating his left wrist.

FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Jason Doyle 69, 2 Sam Masters 52, 3 Justin Sedgmen 48, 4 Max Fricke 48, 5 Dakota North 47, 6 Rohan Tungate 46, 7 Tyson Nelson 38, 8 Josh Grajczonek 37, 9 Jack Holder 24, 10 Chris Holder 23, 11 Jake Allen 18, 12 Brodie Waters 17, 13 Kieran Sproule 15, 14 Jack Fallon 12, 15 Josh Coyne 10, 16 Joey Ringwood 9, 17 Jordan Stewart 3, 18 Brady Webb 1.

KURRI KURRI SCORES: 1 Jason Doyle 14, 2 Rohan Tungate 13, 3 Sam Masters 13, 4 Justin Sedgmen 11, 5 Max Fricke 11, 6 Dakota North 11, 7 Jack Holder 9, 8 Josh Grajczonek 8, 9 Tyson Nelson 8, 10 Kieran Sproule 5, 11 Jake Allen 5, 12 Jack Fallon 4, 13 Joey Ringwood 3, 14 Brodie Waters 3, 15 Josh Coyne 1, 16 Jordan Stewart 0.

B Final: North, Holder, Sedgmen, Fricke (exc 2 mins).

A Final: Doyle, Masters, Tungate, North.

Picture courtesy of Chris Horne.

 

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