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2021 SA Motocross Nationals Phakisa Race Report

Round 3 of the 2021 South African National Motocross Championship took place over the weekend at Phakisa in Welkom. A descent blend of close racing and surprise results served to shake the championship chase.

Race Report from Round 3 of the 2021 South African National Motocross Championship from Phakisa in Welkom.

MX1

Tristan Purdon wins Round 3 of the MX Nationals in PhakisaTristan Purdon

Tristan Purdon returned again with a dominant performance to take the double win on the day and increase his championship lead. David Goosen looked to be back up to speed claiming 2nd overall for the day with a 2-2 finish. Jesse Wright rounded off the podium in 3rd, followed by Cameron Durow in 4th.

1st Tristan Purdon
2nd David Goosen
3rd Jesse Wright
4th Cameron Durow
5th Anthony Raynard

MX2

Cameron Durow wins Round 3 of the MX Nationals in PhakisaCameron Durow

Close battles made for exciting racing the MX2 class. Tristan Purdon went 3-2, David Goosen went 1-3 and Cameron Durow went 2-1, resulting in Durow taking the overall followed by Goosen and Purdon. Anthony Raynard and Dalton Venter were close behind the 4th and 5th places.

1st Cameron Durow
2nd David Goosen
3rd Tristan Purdon
4th Anthony Raynard
5th Dalton Venter

MX3

Ian Topliss found himself on top of the podium again, ahead of Dwayne Kleynhans in 2nd and Grant Frerichs in 3rd.

1st Ian Topliss
2nd Dwayne Kleynhans
3rd Grant Frerichs
4th Calvin Gloster
5th Bruce Viljoen

125 High School

Jonathan Mlimi wins Round 3 of the MX Nationals in PhakisaJonathan Mlimi

Jonathan Mlimi and Leonard du Toit shared the heat wins, with Mlimi taking the day from Du Toit. Stav Orland, who finished 2nd in both heats, took 3rd for the day.

1st Jonathan Mlimi
2nd Leonard du Toit
3rd Stav Orland
4th Ethan Hoffman
5th Blake Young

Ladies

Leah Heygate wins Round 3 of the 2021 MX Nationals in PhakisaLeah Heygate

The battle of the season is underway in the Ladies class with Kayla Raaff and Leah Heygate remaining tied on points. Again sharing the 1st and 2nd place finishes but with Heygate taking the overall. Jadene De Lima took the final step of the podium.

1st Leah Heygate
2nd Kayla Raaff
3rd Jadene De Lima
4th Cheyenne De Lima
5th Dakota Grobbellaar

85cc Pro Mini

Jordan van Wyk wins Round 3 of the 2021 MX Nationals in PhakisaJordan van Wyk

Jordan van Wyk and Neil van der Vyver race wins ahead of Emmanuel Bako, Trey Cox, Alon Orland and Wiaan du Plooy.

1st Jordan van Wyk
2nd Neil van der Vyver
3rd Emmanuel Bako

85cc Junior

Tyler Petersen wins Round 3 of the 2021 MX Nationals in PhakisaTyler Petersen

Tyler Petersen was unstoppable, taking the overall ahead of Jake van Schoor and Matthew Correia.

1st Tyler Petersen
2nd Jake van Schoor
3rd Matthew Correia

65cc

Blade Tilley wins Round 3 of the 2021 MX Nationals in PhakisaBlade Tilley

Blade Tilley made no mistakes as he took a dominant double win ahead of Blake Frost and Aiden Henley. 2nd in the first race and championship leader heading to Welkom, Jack Pullen failed to finish the second race to hand Tilley the red plate heading to round 4.

1st Blade Tilley
2nd Blake Frost
3rd Aiden Henley

50cc

Trenton Kretzmann wins Round 3 of the 2021 MX Nationals in PhakisaTrenton Kretzmann

Trenton Kretzmann extended his title advantage with a double win, beating Brody Bircher and Maxwell Fourie to the top step.

1st Trenton Kretzmann
2nd Brody Bircher
3rd Maxwell Fourie

Photos by Ruben Louw Photography.

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