Callum Shaw takes 2nd at RD 3 AUFMXC
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Queensland freestyle motocross legend Matt Schubring proved he’s still one of the best FMX riders in the country after claiming victory at the Unit Invitational round of the Australian FMX Championships (AFMXC) at his home compound at Boonah, Qld, on Saturday.
Schubring, who pulled double-duty by both organising and competing at the event, was at his stylish best around the technical course, as he threw each trick perfectly in front of a 1,000-strong crowd.
“It’s been a big month and I didn’t get as much ride-time as the other boys; I was busy building the course as well as organising and promoting an event, but I’m stoked on how everything went today,” a beaming Schubring said afterwards. “The competition was tough and a lot of guys have stepped up. There was a bit of wind out there, but everyone dealt with it and did what they had to do.”
Schubring’s day was made slightly easier after early championship leader Joel Brown had a big mishap during qualifying that saw him fall 30ft onto his heels.
Despite barely being able to walk on the suspected fractured limbs, Brown gritted his teeth and rode hard to make the final three and keep his championship hopes alive.
“It was a hard day at the office, that’s for sure,” Brown mused. “I hit neutral through the double-double section and I took the impact on my heels. My main concern was to gain enough points for the series, so after two runs where I tried to keep as much pressure off my heels as possible, I was content to place third and opted out of the top three showdown.”
Second overall for the day was current Underground Championship leader Callum Shaw, who has spent a lot of time riding with Schubring after recently buying his “Schuieville” property.
“I’m pretty pumped to finish second today,” Shaw said afterwards. “At the previous round at Coonabarabran I finished fourth and set myself a goal to get on the podium here. It feels great to have this first podium under the belt; owning Schuie’s old place has been a big benefit for my riding.”
Victoria’s Ryan Brown impressed many with his big, clean tricks on his way to fourth place, while Gold Coaster Pete Anderson rounded out the top five with his signature smooth style.
The fourth and final round of the AFMXC, the Precise Open, will be held at Mackay, Qld on October 19.
For more information and updates on the AFMXC series and the Unit Invitational, visit:
1. Matt Schubring - 25
2. Callum Shaw - 22
3. Joel Brown - 20
4. Ryan Brown - 18
5. Pete Anderson - 16
6. Luke McNeill - 15
7. Steve Sommerfeld - 14
8. Aaron Guthrie - 13
9. Zac MacKenzie - 12
10. Joe Sheppard - 11
11. Brodie Markham - 10
12. Tom Robinson - 9
13. Tyler Wakeford - 8
14. Luke Davey - 7
15. Brodie Carmichael - 6
16. Daniel Coe - 5
17. Ethan Burns - 4
Australian FMX Championship
1. Matt Schubring - 47
2. Joel Brown - 45
3. Callum Shaw - 40
4. Luke McNeill - 35
5. Ryan Brown - 29
6. Brodie Markham - 25
7. Tom Robinson - 25
8. Tyler Wakeford - 22
9. Brodie Carmichael - 19
10. Pete Anderson - 16
11. Luke Davey - 16
12. Steve Sommerfeld - 14
13. Aaron Guthrie - 13
14. Daniel Coe - 13
15. Zac MacKenzie - 12
16. Jake Smith - 12
17. Joe Sheppard - 11
18. Marcus Henderson - 10
19. Ethan Burns - 4
Tyrone Gilks Memorial Underground Championship
1. Callum Shaw - 40
2. Ryan Brown - 29
3. Brodie Markham - 25
4. Tom Robinson - 25
5. Tyler Wakeford - 22
6. Brodie Carmichael - 19
7. Luke Davey - 16
8. Aaron Guthrie - 13
9. Daniel Coe - 13
10. Zac MacKenzie - 12
11. Jake Smith - 12
12. Marcus Henderson - 10
13. Ethan Burns – 4
Blowsion Surf Slam
Monday, 2 September 2013
The world's supreme Watercraft Freeriders and Watercraft Racers are descending once again to the ocean beaches of Pacific City, Oregon for this year's top USA personal watercraft surf event, which combines the second round of the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup and Motosurf Western Championship. The Blowsion Surfslam presented by Jetinetics is held at Tierra Del Mar Beach access located just north of Pacific City, Oregon and is free to the public. The Surf Slam brings over 75 top professional and amateur competitors from around the world competing for a cash purse and points towards the IFWA World title, and competing for the 5th Annual IJSBA Freeride World Cup. Joining them will be some of the finest PWC racers exhibiting unreal high speed turns and jumps through a grueling race buoy course while being confronted by the Pacific Coast's always unpredictable wave sets.
Pro and Amateur Freeride competitors will compete in a head to head double elimination format. A panel of professional judges will score them based on 50% for their wave surfing, and 50% for their aerial maneuvers. The IJSBA, in its support for the IFWA, will award the winner of this round with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup. The infamous Oregon Pacific Coast surf will launch freeride competitors over 20+ feet in the air while performing surf combinations featuring multiple rotation backflips, Madonna rolls, Superman backflips, Nac-Nac’s, inverted barrel rolls, floaters, look backs, aerial re-entries and no handed landings. Spectators will also witness intense Pro and Amateur personal watercraft racing with the IJSBA Moto Surf Invitational. These agro racers will compete in a Multi-Moto head to head race format of several laps through a buoy course requiring a balance of maintaining high speeds while making split second strategic maneuvers around left and right turn buoys and other racers. All the while while trying to keep from being crushed by the intense Pacific Coast surf swell.
This event is a three day weekend of non-stop surf and beach vibe action. The Freeride Qualifying will begin on Friday September 6th. New for this year will be Moto Surf race practice sessions on Saturday Sept 7th for those wanting to test their ability in the swells before the competition. Freeride Competition and Motosurf Racing will take place on both Saturday and Sunday Sept 7th and 8th. Check the Blowsion Surfslam schedule page for up to the minute updates and schedule changes.
K&S Racing Kuwait is proudly presenting the third annual K&S BIG AIR SHOWDOWN on Saturday Sept 7th with a $500.00 cash award to the watercraft competitor exhibiting the most amplitude in this must-see contest of aerial throw downs. On Sunday September 8th, courtesy of 2013 Surfslam Sponsor Monster Energy, three riders from the renowned Monster Freestyle Moto Cross team will be performing motorcycle backflips, Superman Seat Grabs, Nac-Nac’s, Cliff hangers and other renowned FMX tricks on the FMX ramps. There will be two shows (10:30 AM and 1:30 PM) on the Surfslam beach. Don’t miss out on these talented Pro FMX aerialist masters jumping 40+ feet in height over a 75+ foot distance gap!
Rounding out the amenities of this action packed weekend is a vendor and sponsor beach display area with local food and beverage and brewery offerings to add to the festival surf environment. With over three miles of open beach to launch from, be sure to bring your family beach blankets and your own wave shredding watercraft to carve up some of the famous Oregon West Coast Surf!
Brodie Copp Rip 'N' Ride preparation
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Young gun Brodie Copp has been pushing the limits with his riding recently in preparation for the Rip 'N' Ride 6 at Cronulla next month, he sent through this video of him tearing it up at his local break of South Stradbroke island. This kid is going places in the freeride world.
Cory Teunissen takes his first Pro Tour Stop of the season
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Congrats to Cory Teunissen for taking his first Pro Tour Stop of the season and making the cover of the latest issue of Wake Journal.
The Moto Life - Episode 5 - Pain is Temporary
Monday, 26 August 2013
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