Australian Chad Reed has won the inaugural Monster Energy S-X Open International Supercross FIM Oceania Championship in front of a huge crowd at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night.
Reed left the entire field in his wake to win all three feature races at the Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland, to make a remarkable run to victory on the night, and of the overall Oceania championship.
Kiwi ace Ben Townley put in a sweet show for his home crowd, going bar-to-bar with rival Ronnie Mac to win the Boost Mobile International Showdown.
The pair traded blows on the track before literally trading blows off it to cap off a huge win for the ANZACs over the Internationals.
In the SX2 class, it was American ace Dakota Alix who took the spoils form Aussie Ryan Marmont with local kiwi Josiah Natzke claiming the final podium spot.
With no Supercross series in New Zealand, it was a huge challenge for Natzke on the world-class track but the youngster was up to the challenge to finish as the fastest Kiwi for the event.
The FIM Oceania Supercross Championship saw Reed win with Scotsman Dean Wilson in second and American Justin Brayton in third.
Meanwhile, for the S-X Open event results, Reed’s win was followed impressively by up and coming Aussie speedster Hayden Mellross with Wilson in third.
The Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland was hailed a huge success with 21,126 screaming fans on hand to witness the inaugural running of the event.
The 2018 Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland is proudly supported by Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development (ATEED) and Monster Energy. The inaugural S-X Open event will take place inside Mt Smart Stadium on November 24.
The Monster Energy S-X Open International Supercross FIM Oceania Championship consists of two rounds at the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney (November 9-10) and Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland (November 24) events and is sanctioned by FIM Oceania (FIMO).
Editorial courtesy of Gus Burrows, AME Management