The 3 round event run over 3 days alongside the Australian MotoGp attracted riders from the USA and Japan however they were no match for 18 year old Meghan Rutledge from Picton, NSW who proved far too strong on board her Kawasaki KX250F winning 7 of the 8 races to claim the championship.
Rutledge, who has won the Australian Women’s Motocross Championship for the last 2 years and recently finished the 2013 FIM Women’s World MX Championship in 2nd place, clocked the fastest lap time in every race on her way to becoming the Australian Women’s SX champion.
Rutledge finished in 1-1-1 in Friday’s first round, 1-2 in Saturday’s second round and 1-1-1 in the third round held yesterday (Sunday).
A delighted Meghan Rutledge say’s, “I’m so happy to win the Eve Australian Women’s Supercross Championship. It felt great to beat the international girls on home soil.”
“When they cancelled the Women’s MX series, I was disappointed to not have the opportunity to race for my 3rd consecutive title so to come out now and win this Supercross title is awesome. I’d like to give a big thanks to Kawasaki, Moss Institute, Fox, Powerplus fuels, Eve, Troy Campbell and his family from Easternwell and Bud Racing.”
Meghan Rutledge is now preparing to head to Geneva to defend her Queen of Geneva SX title in December.
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2013 Eve Women’s Supercross Championship
Overall Standings (After 3 of 3 rounds) – Phillip Island – Vic
1 MEGHAN RUTLEDGE (NSW) KAWASAKI 197
2 Jessica PATTERSON (USA) Yamaha 169
3 Sayaka KANESHIRO (JAP) Honda 166
4 Maddy BROWN (VIC) Yamaha 109
5 Taylor JONES (QLD) KTM 80
6 Tamika EDWARDS (VIC) 69
7 Kaitlyn WAKARTSCHUK (VIC) Honda 62