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MORRIS BACK IN AUSSIE RACE

Aussie international Nick Morris put his Australian Championship challenge back on track with victory in round two at Undera.

06 / 01 / 2016, 12:11

Aussie international Nick Morris put his Australian Championship challenge back on track with victory in round two at Undera.

The Swindon star charged straight into the A Final with 13 points from his heats, before triumphing at the Victorian venue ahead of Mason Campton, Sam Masters and Brady Kurtz, who was excluded.

Morris’ victory earned him 17 points, which puts him joint second in the standings with Kurtz, Rohan Tungate and Max Fricke on 26.

But Masters leads the way on 28 after scoring 11 in the heats, before winning the B Final ahead of Fricke, Jack Holder and Brodie Waters and claiming third place in the A Final.

Kurtz topped the heat scorechart on 14, before wrecking his bike in the final. He ended his night on 15.

Former series leader Tungate endured a difficult meeting after his hometown heroics and scored eight to miss out on B Final qualification.

Campton tallied 12 in the heats on his way to second overall as he put himself into title contention, with just three points separating the top six riders.

A first-bend collision between Josh Grajczonek and Kieran Sproule in heat four forced both men to bring their nights to an early end, while Justin Sedgmen and Cooper Riordan also withdrew after crashes in races eight and 12 respectively.

The next round takes place at Adelaide track Gillman on Friday, before the decider at Mildura on Sunday.

AUSSIE CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1 Sam Masters 28, 2= Rohan Tungate 26, Max Fricke 26, Brady Kurtz 26, Nick Morris 26, 6 Mason Campton 25, 7 Jack Holder 20, 8= Justin Sedgmen 13, Jordan Stewart 13, 10 Brodie Waters 12, 11 Ty Proctor 10, 12 Josh Grajczonek 7, 13= Josh Pickering 6, Alan McDonald 6, 15 Cooper Riordan 5, 16 Josh McDonald 4, 17 Kieran Sproule 2.

UNDERA HEAT SCORES: 1 Brady Kurtz 14, 2 Nick Morris 13, 3 Mason Campton 12, 4 Sam Masters 11, 5 Max Fricke 11, 6 Jack Holder 11, 7 Brodie Waters 9, 8 Rohan Tungate 8, 9 Jordan Stewart 7, 10 Josh McDonald 4, 11 Alan McDonald 4, 12 Ty Proctor 4, 13 Justin Sedgmen 3, 14 Josh Pickering 3, 15 Cooper Riordan 1, 16 Kieran Sproule 0, 17 Josh Grajczonek 0.

B FINAL: Masters, Fricke, Holder, Waters.

A FINAL: Morris, Campton, Masters, Kurtz (exc).

 

 

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