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High rev! - Reynolds reigns at Motocross series after DaCosta Farm domination

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:28 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer
Chris Haddad (left) leads the pack at the start of the second moto of A Class followed by Kyle Reynolds and Johnny Reijnen, during the second round of MX Jamaica 2019 Motocross Series at DaCosta Farm on Saturday, April 13.

Kyle Reynolds outscored previous leader Craig Powell to lead after two rounds (meets) in the Open Class of the MX Jamaica 2019 Motocross series, which took place at DaCosta Farm on Saturday, April 13.

Reynolds, with 22 points, finished second to Powell (25) in the first of two races in the class, but came back strong to win their last two races with 25 points, putting him ahead of Chris Haddad (22) and Powell (20).

With 97 points under his belt, Reynolds now leads that section with Powell currently sitting second with 88 points, followed by Haddad with 42 and Antonia Rizza on 32.

Reynolds also leads in ‘A’ class with 89 points, despite finishing fourth on the weekend.

The ‘A’ class winner, Johannes Reijnen, has an overall total of 79 points, followed by Powell (79) and Haddad (78).

However, on the day, Reijnen was fourth in his first race with 18 points. Powell (25) was first, Reynolds (22) second and Haddad (20) third. Reijnen, however, managed to turn things around to take the second race with 25 points, ahead of Haddad (22), Reynolds (20) and Powell (18).

Growing involvement

Powell, who also serves as MX Jamaica vice-president, was pleased with the growing involvement and competitiveness in the sport.

“No class was dominated by any rider. We had numerous cases where a rider was leading with two or three laps to go and ended up third or fourth, so it shows how competitive it was,” Powell said.

Over in the ‘B’ Class, Amir DaCosta (47) took the honours, beating Kyle South (45) and Antonia Rizza (42). However, South enjoys the overall lead in the section with 90 points, followed by Rizza (86) and DaCosta (47).

The Quad category was taken by Jason McIntosh (47), with Tommi Gore (42) finishing second and Dominique Duncan (25) third.

Meanwhile, Adrian Barnes took the 85cc Class with 50 points, beating Cruz Kow with 44 points into second place and Jordan Vaz and Cameron Lee into third and fourth, respectively, with 38 points. However, Kow leads the overall table with 87 points, with Barnes second on 83, Lee third with 78 and Vaz fourth on 76.

In the 65cc Class Joshua Gomes (50) topped the field, beating Zachary Burrows (42) and Lukah Walton (42).

Rylan Sampson leads the overall standings after two rounds of competition with 86 points, Gomes is second on 50 and Burrows third with 42.

In the 50cc category, Craig Powell Jr continues to lead after posting maximum 50 points to take the section. He also leads the overall standings ahead of Alex Grant with 44 points.

The third meet in the series is scheduled for June at Temple Hall, and Powell anticipates more competitors and even tougher competition.

“At the end of the year each class will have a champion. Each event (meet) is called a round, and after round six, we will accumulate the points and determine a winner for each class,” he explained.