Cooper wins supercross title
Perfect day of racingNATHAN BURDON
Burt Munro Challenge
Mt Maunganui rider Cody Cooper completed a perfect day of racing to take out the New Zealand Supercross title near Winton last night.
The New Zealand motocross champion won all three races, to go with the three wins he claimed in the opening round in Timaru last weekend, to win the senior open title convincingly from Australian Sam Duncanson.
Duncanson's second-place finish in the final race was good enough to see him edge out compatriot Matt Haworth for second place.
"I won it with one lap to go so we just tippy-toed it around in the last race to be a bit cautious," Cooper said. "The track got a little bit slippery when it got colder and the moisture started coming out, it's one of my downfalls the wet, so I was just trying to be careful."
Cooper was impressed with the southern round, held on Jim Cooper's property northwest of Winton, and the nature of the course.
"It was quite technical for a New Zealand track, which is good, and it was good layout. They had a good crowd there too, it was a good event."
A crowd of more than 2000 turned out to watch the racing, which was not officially part of this year's Burt Munro Challenge but has been included on the programme.
- The Southland Times