REARDON THE NEW SUPERCROSS CHAMPION
Kawasaki Rider Daniel Reardon has won the 2006 Australian Supercross Championship after winning the final round of competition at Wollongong's WIN Stadium.
Reardon went into the round tied with Yamaha's Cheyne Boyd in first spot, but blitzed the field early with confident wins in the first two races to claim maximum points.
Boyd and third placed Craig Anderson could not match it with the Queenslander early -- Boyd managing fourth and fifth and Anderson notching second and sixth from the first two races, as the title slipped from their grasps.
Despite Anderson winning the final race it wasn't enough as Reardon claimed the title, with Boyd doing enough to keep second overall in the championship and Anderson claiming third.
The win caps off a wonderful few months for Reardon, who finished second in the 2006 Australian Motocross Championship, and then did well in his first Motocross des Nations representing Australia.
The win also follows on from his success in the Australian Supercross Championship last year where he won the Lites class.
In the SX Lite class, KTM rider Ryan Marmont put on a majestical display to overturn a six-point championship deficit heading into the final round to take the title.
Marmont was trailing Serco Yamaha's Cam Taylor and needed a miracle to prevail as the champion, and that's exactly what he got.
Racing in front of his home crowd, Marmont put on a flawless display to win all three races and take maximum points, while Taylor finished in 18th, 10th and third over the three races to finish second overall.