I was lucky enough to go along to round 7 of the 2008 Australasian Super X series in Brisbane. The rain held off mostly for the entire evening although the was a heavy down pour during the last practice session.
The battle for third ended up being between the King of Supercross Jeremy McGrath and the current AMA supercross champion Chad Reed. McGrath looked confident at the start but dropped back soon after. By this stage MC had given up on the triple and was no where near Reed after the first couple of turns. Just before the last couple of turns Reed got thrown of the side of the bike and tried to regain hist footing on the pegs but couldn’t and so landed badly and crashed after the jump. He again recovered quickly and continued on to take 3rd place by winning the final.
The final two rounds in Queensland are in large open stadiums on full size supercross tracks and the world will be watching as the event will be telecast in the US, Europe and Asia. Although the focus will be on Reed and MC, it will be good to see if other contenders in the championship including Dan Reardon and Jay Marmont can step it up and take on the champions.
Global Action Sports, the promoters of Super X, have confirmed today that the Super X event scheduled for Saturday 8 November at Parramatta Stadium will go ahead as planned, [thanks to a decision by the Minister for Planning, Kristina Keneally].
The complaints of four citizens in the Parramatta region of Sydney, NSW has seen the permit for the SuperX event at Parramatta stadium on the 8th of November rejected. click her to vote for the Supercross event to go ahead
Australia will play host to a battle of champions, as seven-time AMA champion Jeremy McGrath jets ‘down under’ to take on current world number one Chad Reed in the final two rounds of Super X, the all-new Australasian Supercross Championship.
The Australian supercross series known as SuperX will bring new race formats to supercross which have never been tried before. SuperX promises to deliver supercross racing on a level never seen before down under, which full size tracks, live television broadcasts on fox sports and highlights on free to air TV.