Kuhnell will be out for revenge
By GLEN SCOTT
ONE of the hottest winning streaks in local motocross history came to end in Murwillumbah's on Sunday.
West Tweed's seemingly invincible Mark Kuhnell, who has taken the chequered flag in every round of the Open class for the last five years, was finally brought undone when he fell to third place behind Tony Hall and Steven Williams.
The action took place at Murwillumbah Showgrounds in the second of this year's five-round Murwillumbah District Motor-cycle Club annual series.
It would take a brave soul to bet against Kuhnell avenging the defeat some time in the near future, but the shock result was still a major topic of conversation on the day.
The second round was a little down on numbers due to the Thundercross Series taking place at Connondale.
There were a total of 75 riders nominating for the Open and junior sections, with plenty of tight results in the 13 classes run.
Australian Evolution Champion Ron Martin took the Evolution Class while Mitch Semmens won the Classic Class from Brian Marshall and Wayne Skyring.
It was a good day for Tony Hall, not only upsetting Kuhnell but taking out the over-30 class as well.
In the junior 125cc class, Adam Fielding took the honours ahead of Cameron Boyle and Terrance Campbell.
Results: Junior 125cc: 1 Adam Fielding, 2 Cameron Boyle, 3 Terrance campbell; Evolution - 1 Ron Martin, 2 Mitch Semmens, 3 Wayne Skyring; Over 200cc - 1 Samuel Murphy, 2 John Love, 3 Michael Kane, 4 85cc 9-11 years - 1 Jack Craig, 2 Thomas Williams, 3 Joshua Simpson, 4 85cc 12-15 years - 1 Jared Prince, 2 Jesse Wood, 3 Adam Fielding; Under 200cc C-Grade - 1 Ben Harris, 2 Nick Mitchell, 3 Michael Frost; Under 200cc A Grade - 1 Andrew Harris, 2 Craig Bishop, 3 Sonny Williams; 65cc 7-9 years - 1 Damien Harrison, 2 Steven Simpson, 3 Blake Colleton; 65cc 10-12 years - 1 Thomas Williams, 2 Sean Richardson, 3 Brendan Stuart; Classic- 1 Mitch Semmens, 2 Brian Marshall, 3 Wayne Skyring; 50cc Division 2 - 1 Blake Colleton, 2 Luke Mitchell, 3 Brodie Smith; Open - 1 Tony Hall, 2 Steven Williams, 3 Mark Kuhnell; 50cc Competitors - Rebecca Macrae, Matthew Byrne, Kai Stephen, Natasha Simpson, Jarrad Sherlock, Jordan Stuart, Portia Brown, Bart Brown.