Blazusiak Webb and Haaker make up Atlanta podium.
After an exciting back-and-forth battle for the win, KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak came out on top to win the very first GEICO AMA EnduroCross race held in Atlanta, Geogia, August 23. It wasn’t until the 12th of 15 laps that Blazusiak took control and held on to take the victory over Beta USA/GEICO’s Cody Webb at the Gwinnett Center Arena.
Rockstar Lucas Oil/JCR Honda’s Honda finished a close third to round out the Atlanta podium. These were the same riders who won their respective heat races earlier in the evening.
The top six qualifiers do a Hot Lap against the clock during the evening show to earn their gate picks and another championship point for the fastest qualifier. To make it even more interesting, Girardi Wealth Management put up a $2,000 cash prize for the hot-lap winner. The battle was an epic one as Blazusiak set a fast time but was outdone by Haaker.
Webb was the last rider to go and he narrowly missed the fast time and barely saved a big crash as he endowed off the finish line. So Haaker took the first pick, point and the $2,000.