News 21 Oct 2009

Oz SX: Woodstock Honda set for Geelong round on Saturday


After an opening round of ups-and-down in Tasmania, the Woodstock Honda Thor Racing Team is heading into round two with a renewed focus and determination, as they hope to find an edge over their competition.

The championship heads to the teams and Honda’s home state of Victoria and the team really hopes to put on a winning display for the respective sponsors.

Following his display of new-found speed and confidence after finishing 3rd in the infamous US Open and 2nd in round one of the Australasian SuperX Championship, Dan Reardon believes he can go one better.

“I’m really happy with how things went in Tasmania first-up. However, there are definitely a few things I need to work on, with the bike and me. I made a small mistake whilst leading the second final and that cost me the overall win. So I have just got to iron out a few kinks in the bike and my concentration and we’ll in a good position to get that overall in Geelong, I only spent 1 day on the bike prior Tasmania so I
will be better prepared for this weekend”.

Things are also on the improve for WHTR’s other Pro Open rider – Brent Landman. Brent suffered a fracture to the sternum and was taken to hospital after a bone-crunching crash in qualifying. Brent is hoping for a return in Perth, he will however be there this weekend to cheer on his riders.

“I’m definitely glad to be home and out of hospital, but I’m still in a lot of pain. We started some full-on physio today to help get things moving properly and to stretch out the muscles. Basically, I’ll keep on this program, plus some ice-pool swims and hopefully we can be 100% by Perth.”

Dean Ferris was poised to shake-up the Pro Lites ranks in Tasmania and was looking good after he qualified fifth fastest for the heats. Unfortunately in SuperX a small error can mean the difference from lining up in the final and or watching from the cheap seats. Dean crashed in his heat and didn’t make the main. The crash cost Ferris his shot of Super X glory, he has since returned to Northern NSW to
recompose himself, and has changed his game-plan for round two in Geelong.

“I was happy with my speed in Tasmania, but just couldn’t put it all together on-the-line. So, I have headed home this week to work on some new things to try. I need to get my starts perfected – it will make all of the difference. I am looking forward to making a good race in Geelong”

Before the Woodstock Honda Thor Racing boys hit the track on Saturday, they will again be out and about to meet with the fans. This week the team will be available to meet and sign some autographs at the Robin Ave Liquor, Robin Ave, Norlane on Friday the 23rd , between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

Don’t miss you chance to meet some of Australian MX’s biggest names and score yourself some prizes.