Metcalfe wins and Brayton takes 2nd at Round 4 Supercross

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Brett Metcalfe has taken his first overall win for the season as teammate Brayton took second overall.  Penrite Honda have had a surreal season finishing 1st and 2nd in the first 4 rounds.

The 4th round of the championship had a three final format.  Points from each final were calculated together for the overall.

Brett Metcalfe – 5th, 1st and 1st = 1st overall.

“Race 1 was tough, I got an average start and worked my way through.  I came together with Reardon in the race which set me back and I had to accept 5th.  Race 2 and 3 were dream races, I go great starts and was able to capitalise on them.  This is an amazing feeling, this is my home town, my family is here, my kids are here tonight and winning in front of them is unbelievable.  Overall I am happy for the team, each week we have been chipping away at it and its showing.  I am excited to keep the championship alive and am happy for everyone involved” Said Metcalfe

Justin Brayton – 1st, 8th and 3rd = 2nd overall.

“Tonight was tough, there was some close racing and some bar banging. It didn’t help that my starts weren’t great and crashing certainly made things harder. I tried to ride clean but found myself in the thick of things with some of the other riders this evening.  Whilst I am bummed I am happy to come away with a decent points lead going into the final round.  Overall its been a tough month as I have been fighting pneumonia since round 2 and its taken its toll a little.  I will rest up and focus on Sydney.  I want to congratulate my teammate, Metty has been consistent and is riding well and I happy for him and the whole Penrite Factory Honda Team” Said Brayton.

Bradley Taft

Bradley Taft had another difficult night, crashing out of contention for a third round in a row and is likely to miss the rest of the championship with a suspected broken hand.

“Its been a nightmare for me.  I have qualified 1st in 3 out of 4 rounds and it hasn’t equated to the results we are all expecting from me in the finals.  I thought tonight was going to be our night but I lost control in whoops and went over the berm.  I have damaged my hand and it feels broken.  I will go in for xrays and assess things from there” Said Taft.