(Editor’s Note: The 250 class is being run first today)
A week ago in the thin air of Colorado Justin Barcia looked poised to break the Pro Circuit dominance of the 250 class, but the duo of Dean Wilson and Blake Baggett pressured Barcia into making a mistake and that was all she wrote for the GEICO Honda rider.
A tough race at Thunder Valley wouldn’t restrain the fiery wild child from New York, as Barcia would once again lead the field into the first turn. DNA Star Racing’s Ryan Sipes would follow with Barcia’s teammate Lance Vincent in tow.
Series point’s leader Dean Wilson got off to a quick start, getting around Vincent early for third but had company in the form of Blake Baggett who was making a hard charge through the pack. Barcia would jump out to a six second lead early over Sipes with Wilson and Baggett going bar to bar for third.
Just when it looked like Barcia would be the first to break the PC vice grip on the 250 class he would take a nasty digger, giving way to Sipes. Barcia would suffer another crash later in the race and finished a disappointing 30th.
It was all Blake Baggett late in the race as he was able to bully his way around Wilson, and Sipes to take the lead. That would be the last Wilson and Sipes would see of El Chupacabra as he cruised to the moto one win. Wilson would take second with Sipes taking home third. Kyle Cunningham finished just off the podium in fourth, Tyla Rattray would bounce back from a horrendous start to finish fifth with Darryn Durham, Broc Tickle, Wil Hahn, Cole Seely and Lance Vincent rounding out the top ten.250 Moto 1 Results:
- Hackley Jr.