Taddy Keeps Win Streak Alive With Idaho Win

Cycle News Staff | October 24, 2011

Taddy Blazusiak kept his undefeated EnduroCross season in tact after claiming his sixth win in a row in the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil. So far, the FMF/KTM rider has won every round and could go all the way if he can win the double main-event format at the season final in Las Vegas next month.

He latest success came inside the Idaho Center in Boise, where he again dominated the evening’s racing. He was quickest in the afternoon’s Hot Lap, then he won the heat race and went on to take a wire-to-wire win in the main event.

His teammate Mike Brown finished an important second. Had he finished fourth or worse, the title chase would be over, but his runner-up placing keeps his slim hopes of winning the championship alive. Brown is the only rider with a mathematical chance of defeating the points leader, Blazusiak.

Brown battled with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Justin Soule for a while before breaking away.

Soule would later tangle with Beta rider Cody Webb and have to work his way back up. Soule ended up fourth overall, while Webb dropped back to ninth.

Third on the night went to GEICO Honda/Christini’s Geoff Aaron was a beneficiary of the Soule/Webb crash.

Kawasaki rider Gary Sutherlin rounded out the top five overall.

KTM riders Bobby Prouchnau and Keith Sweeten, Honda rider Kyle Redmond, Webb, KTM pilot Max Gerston and Kawasaki-mounted Eric Rhoten completed the 11-rider field in that order.

With just one round left on the 2011 schedule, Blazusiak leads Brown by a comfortable 53 points. Brown is second with 127 points, followed by Aaron with 118.