VEGAS ENDUROCROSS SHOWDOWN: TADDY BEATS BROWNIE FOR HIS FIFTH TITLE

November 24, 2013
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Red Bull KTM Factory rider Taddy Blazusiak was crowned the AMA National EnduroCross Champion after an epic battle for the title with fellow KTM rider Mike Brown. Cody Webb won the race, but the major action took place far behind him.

In the main event, Blazusiak and Brown launched off the line in first and second position with Brown edging out Blazusiak for the holeshot. Brown led the first lap with Blazusiak in tow. As they neared the fire pit section, Brown made a mistake and Blazusiak ran into him and this sparked a huge rider pile-up. Brown and Blazusiak had to wait for the others to get their bikes clear before they could remount and once they recovered the two roared off side-by-side at the back of the pack. The next five laps saw both KTM riders make mistakes, recover and then hit the dirt again. The level of excitement had the crowd on their feet as the two KTM riders fought it out for the championship. “I’ve never been so far back in a race battling for a championship,” Blazusiak commented. “I can’t believe how we kept finding each other throughout the race. I don’t think I breathed the entire twelve minutes.”

Finally, Mike Brown crashed hard in the water section after the halfway point, while Blazusiak picked up enough positions to finish in fifth place ahead of Brown’s ninth place finish and the title was once again in Taddy’s hands.

Blazusiak said, “That was one of the most exciting races I have ever had in my life. It was so much fun to battle with Brown this year and I am excited we were both able to keep it clean while we battled for the championship.” Blazusiak’s championship marks his fifth consecutive EnduroCross title.


Cody Webb won the showdown race and marked himself as a contender for the 2014 title.

LAS VEGAS ENDUROCROSS RESULTS
1. Cody Webb
2. Cory Graffunder
3. Kyle Redmond
4. Colton Haaker
5. Taddy Blazusiak
6. Geoff Aaron
7. Taylor Robert
8. Gary Sutherlin
9. Mike Brown
10. Destry Abbott

FINAL 2013 ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1. Taddy Blazusiak…….146
2. Mike Brown…………..142
3. Cody Webb…………..135
4. Colton Haaker………..126
5. Taylor Robert…………119
6. Kyle Redmond ………106
7. Cory Graffunder………105
8. Geoff Aaron ……………85
9. Gary Sutherlin…………79
10. Justin Soule…………..78

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