News 5 Aug 2010

Oz MX: Jay Marmont to headline King of the Cross in WA

Jay Marmont is fresh from a third-stright MX Nationals title.

Jay Marmont is fresh from a third-stright MX Nationals title.

CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s current Australian Motocross Champion Jay Marmont heads a list of multiple Australian champions who are heading to Western Australia for the 2010 BGC Contracting King, Queen and KTM Kid of the Cross 25th Anniversary Spectacular.

The event takes place this weekend at the Southern Cross Motocross Club, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Last year was an epic battle for the title between Dean Porter, Kim Ashkenazi, Tom Jones and Paul Grant, however this year the battle intensifies with the big names of Australian motocross hitting town with fierce battles expected from Jay Marmont, Ryan Marmont, Craig Anderson and Kim Ashkenazi.

Louis Calvin, Michael Addison and Dean Porter are local riders fresh from the national series and also still fighting out the WA MX state championships.

With $45,000 in prize money up for grabs, the national stars will be on hand in a bid to win Australia’s richest motocross event.

Junior competitors will take to the track for a day of fun filled yet competitive racing, with the stars of tomorrow battling it out for the KTM Kid of the Cross, whilst the main event of the King and Queen of the Cross takes place on Sunday when the seniors hit the circuit.

Last year’s Queen of the Cross event was dominated by New Zealand rider Josephine Adlam who clinched the state title, however work commitments prevent her back-to-back championship ambitions.