Blazusiak Scores Ontario EnduroCross Win

Kit Palmer | November 18, 2007

KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak kept his winning streak alive in the 2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series with an impressive victory at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Of the four rounds held so far, the rider from Poland has won them all.

After posting the quickest time in the afternoon qualifying, Blazusiak came out swinging in his heat race, taking the win and moving on to the final, where he leaped out to the front as soon as the gate dropped. He was challenged for a bit by Honda rider Colton Haaker for the first few laps, then started to ease away from the pack during the second half of the 12-lap race. Blazusiak took the checkered flag with room to spare over Haaker, former Trials Champion, Beta’s Cody Webb, GEICO Honda’s Kyle Redmond and another former Trials Champion, Honda/Christini’s Geoff Aaron.

Justin Soule, Gary Sutherlin, Mike Brown, Keith Sweeten, Destry Abbott and Rory Sullivan completed the 11-rider field.

Brown, the closest rider to Blazusiak in the championship, had a tough night. The KTM rider got hung up over a log right off the start, and things only got worse for him after that. He stumbled a few times over the course of the race and was even lapped by his teammate, Blazusiak. Although he lost points to third in the series Webb, he still maintains second in the championship.

In other classes, Todd Sciaqua claimed a big win in the Vet class. He rode a smooth and trouble-free race, taking the win ahead of former motocross GP star Kurt Nicoll and Baja legend Johnny Campbell.

The Amateur class was won by Eric Rhoten, followed by Matt Crouch and Max Gerston.

In what was the closest and most exciting finish of the night, Andrew Oldar made a finish-line pass on Mike Damm to take the TrialsCross win. Twelve-year-old Ty Cullins finished third.

The Baja Designs Night Race was won by Ryan Rodgers, followed by Ryan Sandoval.



Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.