Monthly Archives: August 2017

Podium finish for Waters at Coolum MX Nationals finals

Crankt Protein Honda Racing’s Todd Waters capped off the 2017 MX Nationals season with a well-earned runner-up result at Coolum Pines MX Track’s final round of the championship in Queensland today.

Waters rode his CRF450R to second position in both races on Sunday after charging to the front of the field and leading much of the opening encounter. He was also able to challenge for the victory in another exceptional performance during moto two later in the afternoon.

It was a rewarding way to round out the championship for Waters and the factory-supported Crankt Protein Honda Racing organisation, sealing fourth in the final championship standings as a result, with a number of podiums to their credit and a strong end to the campaign.

Coolum wasn’t kind to teammate Luke Clout after he lodged a pair of non-finishes this afternoon, however he had once again displayed top five pace prior to his unfortunate exit during the motos. Despite the disappointment, he was able to capture P8 in the points tally at season’s end and best of the MX1 rookies.

The Crankt Protein Honda Racing team will now turn its attention to Jimboomba’s opening round of the 2017 Australian Supercross Championship on 23 September in Queensland.

2017 MX Nationals Rd10 Coolum results:
1. Dean Ferris 70
2. Todd Waters (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 64
3. Kirk Gibbs 60
4. Dylan Long 54
5. Kade Mosig 53
6. Brett Metcalfe 51
7. Kyle Peters 47
8. Luke Styke 45
9. Joel Milesevic 42
10. Hamish Harwood 42

2017 MX Nationals championship standings:
1. Dean Ferris 705
2. Kirk Gibbs 616
3. Kade Mosig 542
4. Todd Waters (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 532
5. Luke Styke 500
6. Kyle Peters 478
7. Brett Metcalfe 426
8. Luke Clout (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 425
9. Nathan Crawford 382
10. Joel Green 335

To stay up-to-date with the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team, visit the team’s official website at www.teamhondaracing.com.au or follow @teamhondaracing on social media.

Clout and Waters charge to overcome Toowoomba challenges

Crankt Protein Honda Racing teammates Luke Clout and Todd Waters wound up sixth and ninth overall in today’s penultimate round of the 2017 MX Nationals at Toowoomba in Queensland.

Round nine started positively as Clout and Waters were fourth and fifth respectively in the Super Pole qualifying session at the hill-side Echo Valley circuit.

In the opening 30-minute moto of the day Waters was first of the factory-backed CRF450R riders home to cross the line fifth, as Clout – who ran as high as third in the early stages – recovered from a crash to salvage ninth place.

The second encounter was an improvement for Clout as he pushed forward to place sixth, resulting in that same position overall. Waters finished in 10th after multiple crashes, which put him in ninth overall despite being equal on points with his teammate.

With one round remaining Waters maintains fourth in the championship standings and still within reach of a series podium, while rookie standout Clout is currently in seventh overall.

The 10th and final round of the MX Nationals is scheduled next weekend for 19-20 August, at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

2017 MX Nationals Rd9 Toowoomba results:
1. Dean Ferris 70
2. Kirk Gibbs 64
3. Kyle Peters 60
4. Nathan Crawford 54
5. Kade Mosig 53
6. Luke Clout (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 47
7. Luke Styke 47
8. Dylan Long 47
9. Todd Waters (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 47
10. Callum Norton 39

2017 MX Nationals championship standings:
1. Dean Ferris 633
2. Kirk Gibbs 553
3. Kade Mosig 489
4. Todd Waters (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 468
5. Luke Styke 455
6. Kyle Peters 431
7. Luke Clout (Crankt Protein Honda Racing) 425
8. Brett Metcalfe 375
9. Nathan Crawford 358
10. Joel Green 300

To stay up-to-date with the Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team, visit the team’s official website at www.teamhondaracing.com.au or follow @teamhondaracing on social media.