Red Bull KTM factory rider Taddy Blazusiak was back to his dominant ways at the Denver Endurocross to lead the main event in every lap and secure his third victory of the season in front of a packed stadium at the National Western Complex.
The Polish rider who is looking to retain his Endurocross title now has a 31-point lead with three rounds still to go. KTM teammate Mike Brown was third.
Blazusiak set the bar in the late afternoon after earning the fastest lap time in the hot lap session. Brown also turned a decent time during the hot laps to earn the fifth fastest time of the evening. The night program started well for both riders. Brown won the second heat and Taddy, in heat three was fifth at the start, moved into fourth in the first lap and closed in on leader Cody Webb one lap later, passing him in the fire pit area to take the lead. He led the remaining laps to take the heat win and a spot on the main event gate.
Brown, the X-Games EnduroCross gold medalist took the main event holeshot and Taddy was fourth at the first corner, took the lead in the matrix section and never looked back. He quickly pulled a comfortable lead and rode a faultless race to the checkered flag. Meanwhile, Brown battled with Taylor Robert for second position throughout the ten lap main event. The two swapped positions twice in the matrix section with Robert just edging out Brown on the final lap. Brown hung on for third to land his KTM on the podium.