DAMON Coutts has claimed Ballarat’s Club Mud King of Ballarat downhill mountain bike series with a solid performance in the final round of the event at Black Hill on Sunday.
Coutts, who was equal first with Trant Beacom on 140 points after the first two rounds, posted a solid 72-point final round for the outright win with a total of 212 points.
Coutts’ brother Kyle finished second on 200 while Daniel Wilson finished third on 188 in difficult conditions.
“The track was fairy good – we had a lot of rain during the week but luckily it dried out by Saturday afternoon,” event organiser Jason Weston said.
“It was a much more technical track than in the first two races and made for some really good racing that came down to the wire.”
A total of 56 riders took part in the weekend’s races, results are listed below.
A grade: D Coutts 212 points, K Coutts 200, D Wilson 188, D Thomas 172, D Coutts 152.
B grade: L Bramble 208, T Conlan 196, T Chapman 188, T Sheridan 164, T Brogden 128.
C grade: N Van Lier 216, H Menzie 176, B Jones 168, T Plover 140, T Macaulay 128.
D grade: J Webster 240, L Madziu 184, C James 168, S Allison 144, J Wilson 112.
Over-35: P Hopkins 216, J Romanowicz 192, N Martin 128, D Brooks 120, P Armstrong 112.
Under-15: H Ewings 232, L Townley 184, M Tamanika 152, M Al-Noah 136, A Eaton 116.
Women: C Reid 240, C Johnston 72.