SUPERCROSS: CDR team's inaugural Australian Nationals preview

The CDR/Boost Mobile/Yamaha Supercross team arrives in Sydney tomorrow ready to contest the first round of the inaugural Australian Supercross Nationals. Troy Carroll, Cameron Taylor and newcomer Daniel McCoy have been on ...

The CDR/Boost Mobile/Yamaha Supercross team arrives in Sydney tomorrow ready to contest the first round of the inaugural Australian Supercross Nationals.

Troy Carroll, Cameron Taylor and newcomer Daniel McCoy have been on a rigorous training schedule over the Christmas break to ensure they are fit and ready to go to battle in the ten round championship that will be run over the next twelve weeks.

Team owner Craig Dack has been involved in an advisory role in the early stages of creating the new series, working with the organisers to ensure all aspects of the Australian Supercross Nationals are greatly improved.

"The sport of Supercross has been well promoted by various promoters over the years," said Dack. "This new series, the Australian Supercross Nationals, with SEL's involvement will take the sport to the next level which Supercross is ready for.

"I am very excited heading into the opening round of the series there is a positive feeling within the industry, the media have embraced the new series and there is a general sense of excitement from the fans."

The CDR/Boost Mobile/Yamaha team has worked extremely hard during the off season to ensure they are well prepared for the new series.

"We certainly stepped up our off season preparation," said Dack. "We did more testing and it has paid off, the bikes are 10 per cent better than last year.

"The lead into this opening round has been better than every before the whole team has put in an enormous amount of work and the riders are all fit, healthy, injury free and ready to go," Dack concluded.

Melbourne based Cameron Taylor is entering his second year with the Craig Dack Racing team and is looking forward to getting the season under way with a good result.

"I am really looking forward to the opening round at the Sydney Superdome," said Taylor. "I had a disappointing start to the 2003 season due to injuries which saw me miss three crucial races.

Despite the setback Taylor finished fourth in the Australian Championships and has finished runner up on three previous occasions.

"I have been working really hard in the off season training around 25 hours per week.

"I intend to start this season they way I finished last year, with regular top three finishes," Taylor concluded.

2003's Pro Lites Champion Troy Carroll steps up in class this year joining Taylor in the Pro Open class.

Having won all three Pro Lites Championships in 2003, Carroll is excited about the change in class and expects a good battle in the quest for the Pro Open crown.

"I can't wait for Saturday," said Carroll. "I am really excited about moving to the Pro Open class.

"Last year I achieved my goal of winning all three Australian Championships, lets see if I can do it again in this time in the Pro Open class.

The latest edition to the Craig Dack Racing Team will fill the void left by Carroll in the Pro Lites class.

All eyes will be on the nineteen-year-old from Camden in Sydney when he takes to the Sydney Superdome for his first official ride for the Yamaha factory team.

-cdr-

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