Everett, WA – Factory FMF/KTM rider Taylor Robert took his first-ever AMA EnduroCross Series main event win at the XFINITY Arena, the sixth round of the series.
Robert was consistent in the morning qualifying laps turning times within the top three results. He was placed in the third heat of the night show where he took the holeshot and went on to lead each lap to take the win and a transfer spot in the main event.
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Taddy Blazusiak was placed in the first heat where he had a bad gate pick. He still managed to pull a 2nd place start and finished the race in that spot to qualify to the main event.
When the gate dropped for the main event, Blazusiak had a great jump but went down in the first corner. Robert was up front as well and pulled a 2nd place start behind Cody Webb.
Blazusiak quickly recovered from his last place position to move into 4th by the end of the first lap. He soon found himself challenging Robert for a 2nd place result before he suffered another crash that dropped him back to 5th. At that point, Webb and Robert began to pull away from the rest of the field. When Webb crashed in the rocks with a few laps to go, Robert was able to capitalize on the mistake and move into the lead. He maintained that position through the finish and took home a hard earned victory. Blazusiak moved up one more position to finish 4th for the night.
“It feels great to get a win tonight,” stated Robert. “I have been working really hard and seeing a lot of progress and it has finally paid off.”
Next Event: November 15, 2014 – Boise, ID
Overall Results –
1. Taylor Robert – KTM
2. Colton Haaker
3. Cody Webb
4. Taddy Blazusiak – KTM
5. Mike Brown