Taddy, Colton Haaker and Cody Webb Ontario Endurocross Podium
Taddy sure seems like he is making this look easy. The field of competitors has never been stronger for the AMA Endurocross series, but Blazusiak just keeps putting his 350 KTM on the top of the box
The much talked about factory Honda rider Justin Barcia was a no show, here is his comment via Twitter: “Sorry everyone i will not be able to race the endurocross Honda thinks I am not ready haven’t had any practice/testing yet i am super bummed.”
Red Bull/KTM rider Taddy Blazusiak dominated once again adding to his perfect season at the fourth round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series held at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA.
Blazusiak, who started off the season with a dominating win at the X-Games, has now won every round of the series and didn’t disappoint the crowd in Ontario after pulling to another great lead and taking his fourth victory.
The reigning EnduroCross Champion turned the fastest hot lap in timed qualifying aboard his KTM 350 SX-F beating the field by two seconds. Behind Blazusiak was FMF/KTM rider, Mike Brown, and fellow KTM support rider Colton Haaker who finished third.
Heat one was dominated by Blazusiak who took the holeshot and led from start to finish without any troubles. Brown took the holeshot and win in heat two after a six lap battle with Cody Webb. Heat three saw Geoff Aaron take the win followed by Haaker.
In the main event, it was Blazusiak who held on the gas the longest and launched his KTM into the lead at the first corner. Brown was sitting in second position as they turned the first corner into the fire pit where he stumbled and allowed a few riders to pass. Brown dropped to fourth as the riders began lap two but struggled again when he got stuck in the big boulders and lost valuable time.
Meanwhile, out front, Blazusiak had made a bobble and allowed the second place ride of Haaker to close in. Haaker tailed Blazusiak for about a lap and a half before Blazusiak got a second wind and began to put on his typical charge. Blazusiak went on to take a dominating win while Haaker earned his best finish of the season with a second place result. Cody Webb rounded out the podium. Brown went on to finish 8th for the evening.
“I am really excited to get another win tonight,” commented Blazusiak. “It was not easy. I got held up in the matrix a couple times tonight which allowed Haaker to catch me for about a lap and a half. Luckily, I was able to regroup and charge out front. Once I knew I had about a 10 second lead at the end of the race, I was able to relax and cruise to the finish. I’m really happy with this season so far and am really looking forward to the next event.”