Factory FMF/KTM rider Mike Brown remains undefeated in the 2013 AMA EnduroCross Series after capturing his second win at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. KTM factory rider Taddy Blazusiak, still handicapped with a wrist injury from a crash at the Barcelona X-Games finished fourth.
Brown, the 41 year-old veteran, topped the board early in the evening when he turned the fastest lap time in the practice session. He followed up with the fastest afternoon qualifying hot lap time to earn the first gate pick in the opening heat. He pulled a great start in his heat to go on and take the win. Red Bull KTM Factory rider and the reigning EnduroCross Champion, Taddy Blazusiak, followed suit and took an easy win in the second heat aboard his KTM machine.
But it was Brown who leaped out front and grabbed the holeshot in the main event. He went on to lead all laps to secure his second win of the season and maintain the points lead. Meanwhile Blazusiak crashed in the first corner and spent the remaining laps coming through the pack. He did well to work his way back to fourth, even though a podium position wasn’t within his grasp.
“I am really excited I was able to grab another win,” stated 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.”
Next Event: September 21, 2013 – Ontario, CA
Overall Results: Rd. 2
1, Mike Brown – KTM
2, Taylor Robert
3, Cory Graffunder
4, Taddy Blazusiak – KTM
5, Colton Haaker
6, Kyle Redmond – KTM
Images courtesy KTM Racing