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2017 SA Motocross Nationals Terra Topia Race Report

The final round of the 2017 Monster Energy TRP Distributors SA MX National Championship took place at Terra Topia over the weekend. With only one of the nine championships wrapped up, it came down to the wire and produced an incredible day of racing. A record number of spectators made their way out to witness the action.

Motocross action at its best at the final round of the SA MX Nationals

In the Premier MX1 class it was a close battle between rookie Tristan Purdon and David Goosen for the championship but it was Purdon who took the title in the last heat of the day by finishing in 3rd overall. Goosen managed to win the overall for the day but, when it came down to the points, was just out of reach of the title. An on pace Kerim Fitz-Gerald finished in 2nd for the day. Michael Kok made his return to racing and finished in an impressive 4th place.

Tristan Purdon taking the MX1 win in the 2017 Monster Energy TRP Distributors SA MX National Championship
Tristan Purdon

In the MX2 class it was David Goosen that got the job done in the first heat and secured the championship. Justin Thompson went 1-3 for the overall on the day, followed by Kerim Fitz-Gerald who went 5-1 for 2nd place. Caleb Tennant rounded off the podium in 3rd. Joshua Mlimi finished in 4th and Anthony Raynard in 5th.

David Goosen taking the MX2 win in the 2017 Monster Energy TRP Distributors SA MX National Championship
David Goosen

In a wrap up of the Senior Class championships it was Ian Topliss with the title in the MX3, Nanda Clowes in the Ladies and Cameron Durow in the 125 High School.

Nanda Clowes taking the ladies title in the 2017 Monster Energy TRP Distributors SA MX National Championship
Nanda Clowes

In the Junior Class championships it was Camden Mc Lellan in the Pro Mini, Dylan Kirk in the 85cc Juniors, Daiyaan Manuel in the 65cc and Neil van der Vyver in the 50cc.

50cc racing at the motocross nationals at Terra Topia

2017 SA Motocross Nationals Terra Topia Results

MX1
1st David Goosen
2nd Kerim Fitz-Gerald
3rd Tristan Purdon

MX2
1st Justin Thompson
2nd Kerim Fitz-Gerald
3rd Caleb Tennant

MX3
1st Ian Topliss
2nd Brett Bircher
3rd Calvin Gloster

125 High School
1st Regan Wasmuth
2nd Slade Smith
3rd Ricky Raaff

Ladies
1st Kayla Raaff
2nd Nanda Clowes
3rd Leah Haygate

Pro Mini
1st Davin Cocker
2nd Miguel de Waal
3rd Calvin Jean-Jacques

85cc Juniors
1st Dylan Kirk
2nd Blake Young
3rd Hayden Tully

65cc
1st Daiyaan Manuel
2nd Wian du Plooy
3rd Troy Muraour

50cc
1st Neil van der Vyver
2nd Jordan van Wyk
3rd Damon Garrell

Photos by Eric Palmer.

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