Joint leaders in race to the finish line

10 April 2019

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Whanganui rider Seth Reardon rounds out the top five, while a see-saw battle has begun to develop in this year’s New Zealand Enduro Championships, with two men now sharing the top spot in the premier grade.

Helensville’s Tom Buxton won the first of seven rounds in the Yamaha and Mitas Tyres-backed series near Whangamata last month, with Cambridge rider Dylan Yearbury finishing runner-up, but those positions swapped around at round two near Porirua on Saturday.

Yearbury ruled the roost on the steep forestry course off Moonshine Road, Kapiti, edging out Buxton by just 16 seconds on the timing clocks.

That means, with both riders hogging the top two spots thus far, they share the bragging rights, although there is still a long way to go.

Third overall on the premier AA course on Saturday was Wainuiomata’s Jake Whitaker, with Stratford’s Josh Hunger and Whanganui’s Seth Reardon completing the top five.

By Andy McGechan
Whanganui Chronicle 10/4/19