FEATURE RACE & BEST WHIP ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 AUS-X OPEN!

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 AUS-X Open / SX1
Sydney NSW Saturday 28 November 2015
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Overall AUS-X Open / SX1 Sydney NSW Saturday 28 November 2015 © Sport the library / Courtney Crow

The AUS-X Open have announced more incredible entertainment for the 2016 event, with ‘Best Whip’ along with a unique ‘USA vs AUS’ feature race set to take place on both nights inside Qudos Bank Arena on November 12 & 13.

Overall AUS-X Open / SX1 Sydney NSW Saturday 28 November 2015 © Sport the library / Courtney Crow
Overall
AUS-X Open / SX1
Sydney NSW Saturday 28 November 2015
© Sport the library / Courtney Crow

Press Release

The ‘Best Whip’ contest will feature Australian Supercross regulars such as Cheyne Boyd, Lewis Woods, Josh Cachia and Dylan Wills, who’ll go up against the best freestyle motocross (FMX) riders in the world.

The FMX talent will consist of all those (athletes) competing in ‘Best Trick’, meaning that Tom Pagès, Levi Sherwood, Clinton Moore, Jackson Strong and Tom Robinson will all compete.

The winner of the ‘Best Whip’ competition will take home a cool $1,000, each night.

The ‘USA vs AUS’ feature race will see the best from each country go head to head in an elimination style format. Five from each country (10 total) will line up together; race two laps and the bottom two from each country will be eliminated until only two remain.

The teams will be comprised of the following:

Australia:
– Chad Reed
– Daniel Reardon
– Dean Ferris
– Hayden Mellross
– Jackson Richardson

United States of America

  • Ryan Villopoto
  • Cooper Webb
  • Justin Brayton
  • Gavin Faith
  • Justin Hoeft

The introduction of the feature race, which will include the best of the best on both 450cc and 250cc machinery, will add another huge element to the ‘show’ aspect.

“It’ll be awesome to see the best of the best from each country face off in this unique elimination-style format race!” commented event director – Adam Bailey.

“Adding these two events will be awesome for the spectators, and we’re pumped to see it all roll out!” finished Bailey.

The AUS-X Open is the largest and most prestigious action sports event in the Southern Hemisphere. An international supercross exclusive will run alongside the FMX ‘Best Trick’ competition, creating an absolutely unmissable experience that the whole family can enjoy.

The AUS-X Open kicks off at Qudos Bank Arena (formerly AllPhones) on November 12 & 13.

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