Sacramento EnduroCross Results 2013

June 10, 2013

By Byron Wilson

FMF/KTM’s Mike Brown grabbed his second consecutive GEICO AMA EnduroCross victory of the season in Round 2 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. The KTM ace beat Kawasaki rider Taylor Robert by one second and was followed Husqvarna pilot Cory Graffunder in third.

Brown replicated his season opening performance in Las Vegas by posting the fastest lap in practice, winning his heat and coming through quickest in the hot lap qualifier in Sacramento. Riders this year are given the chance to choose their gate depending on their performance in the hot lap format.

Off the start Brown took the holeshot and then turned his early advantage into a full clinic for the others on track, leading all 12 laps in the main event for the win. Robert remained close but couldn’t push past the veteran racer.

“I am really excited I was able to grab another win,” said Brown. “I have been working very hard over the past couple of years to improve in this series, and I am happy it is all paying off.”

Brown’s teammate and defending EnduroCross champion, Taddy Blazusiak, finished in fourth-place after battling back through the ranks following an early fall on the first lap. Honda’s Colton Haaker took fifth with KTM’s Kyle Redmond trailing in sixth and Kawsaki’s Gary Sutherlin in seventh.

Brown remains the overall points leader thanks to his perfect record so far, followed by Blazusiak 10 points back. Robert sits third in the standings, 13 points adrift of the lead.

Riders now get an extended break before regrouping for Round 3, which is set for September 21, 2013 in Ontario, California.

Sacramento EnduroCross Results 2013:
1. Mike Brown (KTM)
2. Taylor Robert (Kawasaki)
3. Cory Graffunder (Husqvarna)
4. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM)
5. Colton Haaker (Honda)
6. Kyle Redmond (KTM)
7. Gary Sutherlin (Kawasaki)
8. Justin Soule (Kawasaki)
9. Max Gerston (Beta)
10. Eric Rhoten (Beta)
11. Jacob Argubright (TM)
12. Ryan Sandoval (KTM)
13. Ricky Dietrich (Honda)
14. Geoff Aaron (Honda)
15. David Broderick (Kawasaki)

EnduroCross Championship Points 2013:
1. Mike Brown, 50
2. Taddy Blazusiak, 40
3. Taylor Robert, 37
4. Colton Haaker, 36
5. Cory Graffunder, 34
6. Kyle Redmond, 28
7. Justin Soule, 25
8. Geoff Aaron, 23
9. Max Gerston, 23
10. Gary Sutherlin, 22