BRADY WINS IN KURRI KURRI
BRADY KURTZ won the fourth and final round of the Australian Championship at Kurri-Kurri on Saturday as former Poole Pirate Sam Masters was crowned Australian champion.
Scoring 13 points in the heats, beaten only by Masters and Somerset's Rohan Tungate, Kurtz claimed victory in the final race of the championship, by which time Masters had already been confirmed the national champion, as his closest rival Justin Sedgmen failed to progress from the B final, after scoring just 9 points.
Sedgmen was able to hold on to championship second place with Dave Watt, who had begun the series in splendid form, clinging on for the overall bronze medal.
Kurtz finished the title race in 7th place with 42, 16 more than his 2017 Pirate team-mate Jack Holder who endured a difficult night at Kurri-Kurri where he began with two last places, won his third ride, was leading his fourth when he fell and earned a disqualification, and then fell again in his final race.
B.Kurtz 17, S.Masters 15, T.Batchelor 14, N.Morris 12, R.Tungate 11, D.Watt 11, J.Sedgmen 9, M.Fricke 8, M.Campton 8, T.Proctor 6, T.Kurtz 6, J.Lidsey 4, J.Holder 3, J.Stewart 2, J.Pickering 2, C.Riordan 2
Sam Masters 58 (10,16,17,15),Justin Sedgmen 55 (17,12,17,9),Dave Watt 50 (17,15,7,11),Troy Batchelor 49 (12,8,15,14),Max Fricke 47 (9,16,14,8),Nick Morris 43 (14,8,9,12),Brady Kurtz 42 (5,10,10,17),Rohan Tungate 30 (10,3,6,11),Jack Holder 26 (6,7,10,3),Ty Proctor 22 (6,6,4,6),Jaimon Lidsey 20 (5,7,4,4),Mason Campton 20 (3,4,5,8),Todd Kurtz 17 (5,4,2,6),Josh Pickering 17 (5,8,2,2),Jordan Stewart 15 (2,4,7,2),Cooper Riordan 9 (4,2,1,2)
Final Standings (champions to be determined via play-offs)