Hunter enduro champion Josh Green gunning for victories in Dungog

Champion Hunter enduro rider Josh Green is gunning for success on his home track in this weekend’s rounds five and six of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championships at Dungog.

Green, who rides with the Active8 Yamalube Yamaha team, is second in the E2 Class but is ready for a strong showing in the back end of the season.

He heads a strong local contingent including Dungog’s Korey McMahon who, in his first year, is leading the J4 class after the first four rounds.

The Stroud-based Green made a winning return to Dungog in May taking out rounds two and three of the NSW Off Road Championships at the Dungog Showground.

He is coming off his best overall result at the Yamaha Australian Four-Day Enduro and then backed it up with a second at  the gruelling Hattah event in Victoria.

Green said he was excited to be heading back to Dungog and take on the first time-carded enduro of the 2018 season on July 28-29.

At Dungog we will see both a high-speed grass track and then a technical track as well, which I really like as we get tested in different areas.

Off-road racing star Josh Green

“The campaign is all going well for me to this point, I am happy with where I am right now,” Green told the AORC website ahead of this weekend’s rounds at Dungog.

“Of course, I would like to be leading my class at this point but Chucky (Daniel Sanders) has been riding exceptionally. But I think I’m still in a good position and ready to push for the rest of the season and see what can happen.

“I am looking forward to getting out there at Dungog. The track here is very similar to what I have at my house.

“The Dungog club always puts on a good event and they have some of the best tracks. I know a lot of the guys can’t wait to see what the weekend will hold.

“At Dungog we will see both a high-speed grass track and then a technical track as well, which I really like as well.

“The low point of my season to date would have been the last AORC round at Hedley. After a crash early on the Saturday I just didn’t feel like myself. 

“It wasn’t the weekend I wanted as I just struggled and didn’t get the results I was looking for, which was frustrating.

“It was a good result for me at Hattah, it’s always a great race and great fun but I think it’s a good indication of what is to come at Broken Hill (round 7 of AORC). 

“To add to it I felt good after the race and this puts me in good position for the back end of the season.”

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