SX Dortmund Night 1

Europe's best-ever supercross event beside Paris-Bercy started its action last night for the 26th time. Dortmund attracted many well-known Americans to fight for the crown of the 'King of Dortmund' and take home the trophee as well as a nice car. In the past, quite a few Americans have been able to win, like Bob Moore (1989), Broc Glover (1991), Erik Kehoe (1992), Mike Jones (1994), Doug Dubach (1995), Mike Craig (1996), Guy Cooper (1997), Casey Johnson (2003), Josh Demuth (2007), and Mike Brown (2008). Could another American be added to this list? Possibly, as the motto this year is "USA verus France versus Rest of the World." With eleven Americans and eleven French riders on the starting list, the chance was quite good. Unfortunately, two possible winners had to cancel their participation. First it was Sean Hamblin who cancelled Dortmund, as by chance he was set in a factory deal and got the chance to participate in the Monster Energy AMA Supercoss series as a replacement for the injured Broc Hepler. The second American who had to cancel his participation was Brock Sellards, who found out that his passport has expired. Dave Ginolfi didn't show up either as he caught a bad cold after the AX round last weekend where he finished second in the Lites class.

As racing started on Friday night everybody focussed on the battle between the U.S. boys, the Frenchies and the Rest of the World, and for sure nobody had one name on their list. It was the 20-year old Australian rider Matt Moss who fought his way through the qualifying and heat races to the final where he took the lead from Heath Voss to go for the win of the first night. Heath Voss ended up in second place in front of the newly crowned European Supercross Champion Fabian Izoird from France. Nathan Ramsey, who was involved in a start crash, came from behind and could pass the checkered flag in fourth position in front of American Jacob Saylor.

In SX 2 young German 14-year-old Ken Roczen got the overall win with a 2-3 in front of the Brit Ashley Greedy and Filip Neugebauer from Czech Republic.

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