The FX-Superbikes were at Queensland Raceway over the weekend. Here we welcome Leonard Smith and Sportzcam Photography to RacerViews and we take a look at the action with this great photo feature.
Team Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss has taken first blood at the second round of the 2014 YMF Loan Australian FX-Superbike Championship, taking honours in the coveted Superbike class.
The Honda rider secured his first ever round win after a consistent day on the bike at Queensland Raceway, managing a second, first and third from his three races.
Series leader Wayne Maxwell (Team Motul Honda) was able to extend his lead at the top of the overall standings thanks to a second overall on the day – his third, second and fourth place finishes in the three races enough to keep BikeBiz Racing Kawasaki’s Sean Condon at bay in third.
In the Supersport class, Maxima Yamaha rider Aaron Morris recorded back-to-back wins to take the outright honours on the day.
With the event reduced to two races, Morris finished on 50 points and well clear of three riders all tied on 38 points.
The trio tied on points were Chris Quinn, Aiden Wagner and Callum Spriggs and after finishing in second, third and fourth respectively in the final race, that is where they ended up in the outright standings.
Yamaha rider Daniel Falzon finished the day in fifth overall.
Brandon Demmery took the honours in the Kawasaki Insurances FX 300 Ninja Cup class taking two wins and a second placing from the three races run.
He finished the day 10-points clear of Jack Baker (third, second and third from his three races) and a further four points ahead of Sophie Lovett who rounded out the day’s top-three.
The result put Demmery into a commanding 43.5 point lead in the overall championship standings ahead of Kyle Buckley
Consistency was the key on Sunday as Team Honda Racing’s Josh Hook took out overall hounours in the Superbike class at the 2014 Swann Insurance Australian Superbike Championship at Queensland Raceway.
Hook managed to record second, second and third placings from the three races to finish five points clear of teammate Jamie Stauffer (first six and fourth) and another point ahead of Troy Herfoss (fourth, fourth and second).
The result capped off a wonderful weekend for Team Honda Racing – the Superbike podium stamping the team’s authority on the prestigious class.
An accident in the opening race proved costly for Next Gen Motorsports BMW’s Glenn Allerton, as his 18th place finish netted him a measly 3 round points.
Allerton bounced back to win the second and third races of the class, but it was only enough to hand him fourth place overall for the round.
Leading the class coming into the day, Team Motul Honda rider Wayne Maxwell had a mixed day of results (15th, third and fifth), rounding out the top-five.
At the halfway point of the series, Stauffer has taken an 11-point lead in the outright standings from Maxwell, with Herfoss a further 23 points behind.
In the Supersport category, South Australian Daniel Falzon performed a clean sweep, winning all three races and laying his claim as a series championship contender.
Series leader Aaron Morris had a consistent day out on the track, finishing second in all three of the races to finish clear in third outright.
Maxima Yamaha rider Aiden Wagner rounded out the overall round podium with a fourth and two third-place finishes from his three races.
On the overall championship leaderboard, Morris has a five-point lead from Falzon, with Wagner a further 10-points behind in third. Callum Spriggs, who was leading heading into the round, was a non-starter due to injury.
Photos, Leonard Smith, June 2014
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