Despite having to come from behind in both motos, Blake Baggett grabbed 3rd in the first moto, and 1st in the second moto at Budds Creek. Good enough for the overall win, and keeping his title hopes alive in a very interesting championship chase.
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 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.
Charlie Mullins kept his winning streak alive with 4 Enduro wins in a row, while Ivan Ramirez took his second win in a row at the Sawmill Hare & Hound.
“I’m really excited with how I am riding at the National Enduros this year,” stated Mullins. “The course was pretty rocky today but I enjoyed it and I am glad to gain another win.”
“I had a lot of fun out here today and am excited with my finish,” stated Ramirez. “I am so happy to finish on the top step of the podium the last two races and hope to continue to finish here for the remaining rounds.”
Hurricane Mills, TN – Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins took a hard fought win against his teammate Kailub Russell at the sixth round of the GNCC Racing Series held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Joining Mullins at the top of the podium were his teammates Grant Baylor and Kacy Martinez taking the victories in the XC2 Pro Lites and WXC classes.
In the XC2 Pro Lites class, Grant Baylor had an 8th place start off the line. He quickly moved up to 3rd place by the end of the first lap. On the second lap he was able to make a pass for the lead and never looked back. He went on to lead the remaining laps and took the win by 37 seconds over the 2nd place ride of Ricky Russell. Baylor now holds the points lead heading to the next round.
In the WXC class, Martinez came out first around the opening corner and never lost her lead position. She led all four laps of the race to take her fifth win of the series over fellow KTM rider Sarah Baldwin. She now holds an 18 point lead in the championship standings.
Ryan’s constant effort and never give up attitude have earned him yet another 450 Supercross Championship. Wrapping up the championship before the final round against a field of riders touted as the “deepest in history” makes the accomplishment even more amazing.
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Ryan jumped out front in New Jersey where he rode strong and never looked back, making him the first rider to ever win a 450 Supercross Main at Met Life Stadium.