Reardon continues to collect major bike trophies
The golden season just keep on going for Whanganui enduro and cross-country ace Seth Reardon.
The 21-year-old boat-builder wrapped up his maiden New Zealand Enduro Championships title in July, as well as finishing runner-up in the New Zealand Cross-country Championships that wrapped up near Taupo in May, and now he's just added the North Island Enduro Championships title as well, his latest outright win without him even being in attendance for the final race.
Reardon (Yamaha YZ250FX) is currently overseas, preparing for his debut in the Grand National Cross-country Championships (GNCC) in the United States, and so was unable to contest the sixth and final round of the North Island enduro competition near Masterton at the weekend. But that didn't matter because Reardon had already won the premier expert grade trophy with a round to spare. He eventually won the North Island series by three points from fellow Yamaha ace Josh Hunger, of Stratford, with Cambridge's Beau Taylor (Husqvarna TE250) claiming the third podium spot. His American adventure is already underway – the intrepid Kiwi contesting the final two rounds of the GNCC series in West Virginia and then Indiana.
Words and photo by Andy McGechan