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WA’s Luke Gaisford wins the Australian Open Quad MX Championship

2017 Polaris Australian ATV & Sidecar MX Championships Weekend to Remember for WA riders

  • 5 October 2017
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WA’s Luke Gaisford wins the Australian Open Quad MX Championship
The 2017 Polaris Australian ATV & Sidecar MX Championships were held in South Australia at Murray Bridge, over the 30th Sept - 1st Oct long weekend. All classes saw strong representation from all states of Australia and the promoter would like to send its regards to all the entrants, families and friends for making the journey to SA.
 
For enthusiasts of four-wheeled dirt action, this was a weekend that delivered plenty of action to satisfy all attendees. Beautiful sunny weather made for slightly challenging dust control later in the championship, but the hosting clubs managed to maintain perfect track conditions that allowed for plenty of overtaking opportunities and fantastic racing.
 
The action in all Senior and Junior Quad classes was second to none as all entrants left nothing up their sleeve to earn those elite podium positions.
 
The last Senior Sidecar Open race which was an entertaining fight for first place, took peoples breath away. However, every class produced epic racing battles that you could not take your eyes off.

Unprecedented track times were down to a 1 minute 47.7 seconds for the 1.8km hard pack track (set by Chris Bosnakis), all the sideways action and high-flying jumps made for excellent spectator viewing that was backed up by brilliantly entertaining running race commentary.
 
Available merchandise and delicious catering all helped complete an awesome family fun event. The championship would like to thank all its sponsors especially Polaris and Murray Bridge Council for making the event possible.

 

Results for Team Western Australia at the Australian ATV Championships held Sept 30-Oct 1 2017.

Open Class
1.Luke Gaisford
2. Chris Bosnakis
8. Daniel Soltoggio
10. Michael Harcourt

Vets
3. Peter Hayes

Junior 250cc
1. Jakob Bosustow
2. Jae Dowsett
4. Josh Mcquade
8. Andrew Soltoggio

Junior 90cc Limited
1. Brooke Hall (Hollins)
9.Harlee Young

Junior 125cc Comp
1. Brooke Hall (Hollins)
3. Keenan Murphy
4. Amira Shmid
7. Harrison Hayes


Australia’s National ATV Champion’s
Top 10 ATV OPEN
1st Luke Gaisford
2nd Chris Bosnakis
3rd Mitchell Van Vliet
4th Liam Glover
5th Justin Hudak
6th Cooper Van Vliet
7th Cody Lincoln
8th Daniel Soltoggio
9th Nathan Smith
10th Michael Harcourt
 
ATV Vet’s 40+
1st Darrell Knight
2nd Ben Gerrits
3rd Peter Hayes
 
ATV Junior 200-250cc
1st Jakob Bosustow
2nd Jae Dowsett
3rd Aiden Robinson
 
ATV Junior 90-125cc
1st Brooke Hall
2nd Deegan Sherwood
3rd Keenan Murphy
 
ATV Junior 90-110cc
1st Brooke Hall
2nd Deegan Sherwood
3rd Scarlett Sherwood
 
Australia’s National Sidecar Champion’s
1st John Robinson / Brian Anthony
2nd Aaron Saegenschnitter / Dane Gilbert
3rd Martin Wedge / Eliza Wedge



4TEEN Industries-Luke Gaisford



4TEEN Industries rider Luke Gaisford won the Australian Open Quad MX Championship on the weekend of Sept 30 Oct 1 at Murray Bridge South Australia. Luke took the Super Pole win for the 2nd year in a row, got 2 hole shots, 4 race wins and one 2nd. Luke rode extremely well over the 5 races, the racing was fierce and competitive and coming out with the win, topped off the weekend. 
Luke proudly represents his sponsors, and thanks everyone who has helped him in a long season of racing with 2 rounds of the WA Championships (4 wins from 6 races) 4 x Dutch Championship Rounds, 1 Round of European Championship 4th place and Team Australia for Quad Cross of Nations in Italy on Sept 23/24th where the team came 6th from 18 countries. He also thanks Dirt Rider Heaven and Ducks Nuts Ride Park for being supportive of his training schedule, The AJS Club, WJMC and Collie MC. he looks forward to a little time off, but knowing Luke he will be out at a local club this weekend. 

Luke also commented that he loved meeting so many fantastic, influential and enthusiastic racers this year, catching up with a lot of the Juniors He coached from SA, and seeing youngster Jakob Bosustow fulfil his goal of winning an Australian Junior 250cc Quad MX Championship. Jakob is an exceptional rider and showed all at Murray Bridge the new generation of WA Senior racers is as strong as any other before today.

Luke stated on the podium his huge respect and gratefulness to have such amazing sponsors including, Reiger Suspension, Chambers Group, Motul, RK Chains, West Coast Motorcycles, Advanced Autologic, JC Performance Heads, Oxyfresh, Lonestar Racing, Hardiman ATV, Precision, Mindarie Motorcycles & Rockingham Signwriters. With specific thanks to those behind the scenes Jim Bob, Glen, Dad, Mum, Joe Maesson, Ricardo, Wout, Ingo, Simone, Johan. Wayne for trekking across Europe and to Adelaide which made things so much easier on him. 

Thanks to The Soltoggios & Bosustows for getting Lukes Bike and gear to SA while he was overseas, and thanks to the Goldfinch family for a full pit set up in SA and having our family at their house over the weekend. Thank you also to all the people who donated to Luke's Fundraising campaign, it was much appreciated and won’t ever be forgotten.

Team 4TEEN as a whole is excited to see the enthusiasm of the Junior Racers coming through the ranks, and hearing how they all can’t wait for next season and to compete at The 2018 Quad MX Nationals at Collie Motorcycle Club, Western Australia


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