Woodstock Honda Thor rider Daniel Reardon has backed up his second place at round one of the Australasian SuperX series with another solid second at round two held at Skilled Stadium Geelong. Reardon was beaten only by 2008 SuperX and 2009 AMA Motocross champion Chad Reed.
Battling a cold and persistent cough, Reardon showed his mettle, with consistent high placed results across the four-race final format. Earlier, in a man on man race against Cheyne Boyd for gate position choice, he copped a heavy block pass at turn one that left an insurmountable deficit for a one lap dash.
Despite this early setback, once the four-race points scoring format was underway, Reardon’s brilliant starting skills came in handy as he reeled off multiple holeshots, thereby giving himself every opportunity for high placed finishes.
And finish high he did with brilliant 2-1-2-2 results to ensure second place for the round and second place in the series. New series leader Chad Reed is on 44 points, with Reardon just one point further back in second and Jay Marmont a further point back in third place.
“Travelling back from the states I’ve not had much time off and I was hurting a little bit out there- more of a survival than anything else. I’m pumped with second, today was just one of those hard days for me, but I made the most of it. Reedy may be just ahead of me, but it’s only two rounds in…”
In the Pro Lites, News South Wales rider Dean Ferris aboard his Woodstock Honda Thor racing CRF205F was able to finish fifth after a good start that saw the young Victorian in second position.
It was a position he was unable to maintain as several riders found a way past him at the tricky turn one. Fifth on the day and 16 series points was a more than satisfactory result after a disasterous points free round one.
Ferris now sits in 13th place in Pro Lites and will look to improve on this in the coming weeks after jump starting his 2009 SuperX campaign at Skilled Stadium.
“It’s all learning curve and hopefully I’ll be smarter at the next race. Last week it was all over before it even started. I went home, changed a lot of things and and practiced a lot of starts. It just feels like I can work from that now- I finally got a decent result.”