News 30 Jan 2010

Oz MX: Bopping and Brochtrup win Bathurst Stadium MX

Lawson Bopping won the Stadium Motocross at Bathurst.

Lawson Bopping won the Stadium Motocross Pro Lites class at Bathurst.

A large crowd of spectators flocked today to the opening round of Dirt Bike Promotions (DBP) Stadium Motocross Series, now in its tenth year, and the racing did not disappoint with over 300 riders attacking the fast and flowing motocross track, which offered up for super competitive racing.

Lawson Bopping (Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki) was victorious in the Pro Lites Class today. Bopping who got a bad start in the final moto had to fight his way through a strong field of riders including John Prutti who lead the field for the first lap, but Bopping was able to hunt down both Prutti and Cameron Solomon after several laps to take the lead and secure his win convincingly.

“It was good to come out here today, I haven’t ridden for a while, and this is the first one for the year. The track was technical and a bit dusty, but it was pretty good I liked it,” said Bopping

Muswellbrook’s Nathan Brochtrup (Ficeda & Bikes and Bits) a veteran of stadium motocross outclassed the field in the Pro Open category, showing he still has the speed and tenacity to run with his younger competitors dominating all three moto’s.

30 year old Brochtrup believes success on the track is not necessarily limited by age, “I don’t really think age is a barrier it’s whether you still have the drive and motivation and your body is still functioning

“The last moto was a tough one, but I just kept it on two wheels and stayed in front.”

DBP Samantha Sargent said having the calibre of Bopping at the event lifts the profile, “It was great having him at the opening round of the series, especially after his success at Super X this year, he is a real favourite amongst the junior kids.

“It’s great to be able to bring this type of racing to the country towns, they really embrace us and our free kids tickets proved a huge success.”

Round two heads to Orange on 20 February with the final round to be held in Maitland in March.


Pro Open
1st – Nathan Brochtrup
2nd – Kym Wright
3rd – Todd Smith
6th – Ben Grabham (Bathurst)

Pro Lites
1st – Lawson Bopping
2nd – John Prutti
3rd – Cameron Solomon
8th – Brodie Hartin (Orange)
14th – Matt Cox (Bathurst)

Clubman All Powers
1st – Mitch Budd
2nd – Aaron Drinkwater
3rd – Scott Brown

1st – Tori Dare
2nd – Kristy Gillespie
3rd – Sarah Clark

Clubman Lites
1st – Jack Leggett
2nd – Nathan Godrey
3rd – Mark Arnts

Clubman 16-19yrs
1st – Josh Melis
2nd – Mitch Budd
3rd – Joe Gillespie

15 year Lites
1st – Jarrad Davis
2nd – Brayden Constable
3rd – Adam Doonan

13 – 14 year Lites
1st – Kyle Hall
2nd – Corey Hamilton
3rd – Meghan Rutledge

13 – 15 125cc Class
1st – Jarrad Davis
2nd – Jarred Jeffcoat
3rd – Dale Fear

14 – 15 year 85/150cc
1st – Corey Hamilton
2nd – Mitch Airey
3rd – Travis Flack

12 – 13 year 85/150cc
1st – Dylan Heaton
2nd – Jamie Harvey
3rd – Tyler Bullen

10 -13 year 65cc
1st – David Ustariz
2nd – Jai Delboux
3rd – Jordan Ross

9 – U12 year 85cc
1st – Egan Mastin
2nd – Jordan Hill
3rd – Brendan Tanti

7 – 9 year 65cc
1st – Riley Dukes
2nd – Rhys Budd
3rd – Drew Cigliano