Crazy Dog Kawasaki rider Nicole Kenny came out on top of a fierce battle with SEQ champion Chelsea Carter to successfully defend her Queensland Champion's mantle at the weekend's C&J Excavator Hire Queensland Women's MX Championship.
Held at the Emerald Junior Club's Mozzie Creek track, the event was a stern test for the state's fastest MX women on a fast and flowing track that held its share of traps.
Kenny fired the first shot in a mighty opening moto stoush, powering to a moto one victory over Yamaha rider Carter, with Georgia Murray (KTM) riding to an impressive third after Britney Boyce (Husky) crashed out of podium contention early on.
Carter counter-punched on the second however, converting a blistering holeshot into a race two win from Kenny, while Ellyse O'Connor (Yamaha) survived a sustained attack from Boyce to claim third, after Boyce fell in a last-gasp attempt to pass.
With a race to go the stage was set for an exciting finish with Kenny and Carter tied for first and O'Connor and Murray tied for third.
Kenny left no doubt about her intentions in the decider when she fired her KX450F to an important holeshot, and though Carter was quickly on her tail, she just couldn't hold Kenny's pace at the front.
Boyce took a well deserved third in the race, while O'Connor wrapped up the final spot on the championship podium with a safe fourth place in moto three.
Murray earned the four plate, while Boyce rounded out the top five.
Overall placings - Queensland Women's MX Championships
1 Nicole KENNY #1 102
2 Chelsea CARTER #5 99
3 Ellyse O'CONNOR #288 84
4 Georgia MURRAY #G30 82
5 Britney BOYCE #452 78
6 Pippa WILKINGS #747 74
7 Taryn COX #P05 69
8 Hayley MILLER #4 67
9 Kirra-Lee BAXTER #148 65
10 Ashleigh THOMSON #69 65