The curious slump of holeshot artist Mike Alessi is finally over. His lack of holeshots stretched all the way from early in the Amp'd Mobile Supercross Series, through the first four rounds of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championships presented by FMF. But #800 broke out of it in a big way at RedBud on Sunday, nailing both Moto-Tees Holeshot Bonuses on his Red Bull KTM in the AMA Motocross class and then putting on what were arguably the best outdoor rides of his career. While he didn't win the overall or runner-up spots -- Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart claimed those -- he did manage a solid 3-3 performance and a spot on the podium.
Motocross - Moto 1
Alessi even led the first lap of both motos, then gave Stewart a brief charge on the second lap after the Monster Kawasaki rider went past him for the lead!
Motocross - Moto 2
In the Lites, Sobe No Fear/Samsung Honda rider Josh Grant snatched up the first Racer X Holeshot Award but then bobbled on the first lap and lost his drive.
Lites - Moto 1
The second time out, it was Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Ben Townley snatching up the start, only to succumb to the pressure of his teammate and title rival Ryan Villopoto.
Lites - Moto 2
Each recipient of the holeshot bonus receives a check for $250 from either Moto-Tees (AMA Motocross class) or Racer X (Lites).