Blake rode well at Muddy Creek, TN with 1-3 moto finishes, good enough for second overall on the day and making up valuable series points.
Baggett made an incredible last lap pass on the face of the finish line jump to win the first moto. A crash in the second moto kept him from the top spot, but still on the podium.
The Snowshoe GNCC has a unique start as riders line up on the main village city center drive, and take-off in rows of five riders spaced 10 seconds apart. Russell had a great jump, and was able to move into the lead at the first large downhill.
From that moment on he rode a mistake-free race, to stretch his lead every lap on his way to the win. At the end of the three-hour long race he took the victory by three minutes.
The Factory FMF/KTM Women’s GNCC racer, Kacy Martinez, took her eighth win of the season. Martinez adds the GNCC Championship to her X-Games gold medal, won earlier this month.
The third round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was held at Thunder Valley, Colorado. It marked the first strike of 2012 Series champion, Blake Baggett in the 250cc class.
Baggett put a stop to the 5 race win streak by the Yamaha team with a dominating second moto. He came through the talented field and cruised to his first victory of the season, with a 6.5 second lead.