Friday, November 5

CODY COOPER CONFIRMED FOR NZ SUPER-X


Cody Cooper confirmed for both New Zealand Super X rounds

Thursday November 4, 2010; One of New Zealand’s greatest ever motocross exports, Cody Cooper, has confirmed he will be at the start gates in the Auckland and Dunedin Super X events, on Saturday November 13 at North Harbour Stadium and Saturday November 20 at Carisbrook Stadium.

The multiple NZ and Australian champion, who finished fifth overall in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in 2008, will put his exceptional motocross skills into action for the Australasian Supercross Championship events, to ride alongside his good friend Ben Townley and represent his country on home soil.

Cody Cooper

The 27 year old from Mount Maunganui will be riding for the Rockstar Motul Suzuki team, who he competes for in the Australian Motocross Championship.

“I can’t wait to race in Super X this year after I missed out last year due to injury. I have been practicing a lot and feel great on my bike,” said Cooper.

“Super X is an awesome series and it’s great the promoters have decided to host two rounds here this year. I have raced a lot of the Aussie guys in the motocross championship over there so it will be good to finally have the home advantage.”

All of the best riders competing in the series in Australia will make their way to New Zealand for both rounds including US competitor and current championship leader, Monster Energy / Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Josh Hansen, Jagermeister KTM’s Mike Alessi (USA) and his brother Jeff Alessi (USA), who will make his Super X debut in Auckland and go on to contest all of the remanding rounds for the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team.

The lineup of Australian riders includes CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont, Rockstar Motul Suzuki twins Matt and Jake Moss as well as young gun JDR Motorex KTM’s Tye Simmonds.

The Monster Energy Super X was incepted in 2008 through a partnership between Chad Reed and Global Action Sports and has revolutionised the sport of supercross by introducing a range of exciting new race formats, live television coverage and the construction of innovative full sized US designed supercross tracks for the first time in Australia and New Zealand.

The New Zealand tracks will be custom designed and built by internationally renowned American track designer, Jason Baker, and will incorporate many unique challenges for riders.

Tickets are on sale now through www.ticketdirect.co.nz. For more information on the Monster Energy Super X and series announcements please visit www.superx.com.au

Monster Energy Super X series schedule:
Date Location Venue
October 16 Newcastle Energy Australia Stadium
October 23 Canberra Canberra Stadium
October 30 Launceston Aurora Stadium
November 13 Auckland North Harbour Stadium
November 20 Dunedin Carisbrook Stadium

November 27 Sydney Parramatta Stadium
December 4 Brisbane QSAC

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