American Supercross superstar Justin Brayton will look to continue his dominance of the SX1 450cc class in round six of the Australian Supercross Championship at Jimboomba X Stadium on November 18.
Brayton took out the 450cc class in round one at Jimboomba and also won in round two at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria and round three in Adelaide at Adelaide Motorsport Park.
Honda rider Brayton was the fastest man on two wheels at the championship’s first round and Jimboomba X Stadium is a happy hunting ground for the American having won there last year.
Gunning to take him down a notch will be Australians Dean Ferris and Dan Reardon, Reardon having won at Jimboomba in 2015.
Jimboomba X Stadium organiser Scott Bannan said the nature of the sport means even though Brayton is currently unbeaten he will still need to be at the top of his game on November 18.
“He is three from three, but the indoor track in Sydney for rounds four and five is a real wildcard, because the track is so small and tight, plus Jason Anderson and Dean Wilson are coming out,” he said.
“He is ahead a fair bit but the sport we are in it only takes one bad race and you have lost 25 points and they are all back on you again.
“Anything can happen in Supercross, look at last year Hayden Mellross was winning the whole championship in SX2 and his bike broke down on the last lap and Jackson Richardson came through and won the championship.
“You have to be consistent but its not just human error, it is mechanical as well.”
The SX2 250cc class will also be a highlight of the night and should be closely fought by a number of riders including US based Australian Hayden Mellross who was victorious in round one at Jimboomba X Stadium in September.
Young gun Wilson Todd will be one to watch in the SX2 after breaking through to win in the championship’s third round in Adelaide, ahead of defending SX2 champion Jackson Richardson.
American Gavin Faith who claimed a second place in round one in Jimboomba and a first in round two is out of the running after fracturing his wrist, which Bannan said opens the SX2 championship right back up.
“Mellross missed Adelaide, he got hurt in Melbourne (Bacchus Marsh) he hit a hay bale, but there is three rounds to go, two in Sydney and then us in Jimboomba so anything can happen.
“Wilson is getting quicker and quicker every week, Jackson was coming off a shoulder operation that is why he started the series off a bit slow but he is starting to get quicker and quicker every week.”
Bannan said if people come for the whole event they will be treated to a feast of racing action.
“We have added semis to the 250 SX2 so that gives us another two races in the main show plus we put in a 50 cc race for the kids which is really cool,” he said.
“There is racing all day, you can get there at 2pm and witness six hours of racing, but if you just get there for the pit party and the main show you will get heats, semis, last chance qualifying, kids races and finals, so you get 11 races plus the kids, we have really stacked the whole thing,” he said.