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2011 AMA 250 Motocross

Spoiler Alert

Round 5 of the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship got underway in clear conditions Saturday at Thunder Valley in Lakewood, Colo.

In the 250cc Motocross class, it was Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, who took his third overall victory after sweeping both motos at Thunder Valley.

Baggett’s Motocross teammate Dean Wilson swept the second overall position (2-2 moto finish), and GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac swept third (3-3).

In Moto2, Baggett began in fifth, and worked his way into the lead on Lap 7 of 15, and kept it to the checkered flag. In the second moto, Baggett took first before the end of lap 1, and wasn’t challenged again.

Blake Baggett (Monster Energy Kawasaki KX250F Motocross) says: “I didn’t think it was going to be my day after practice,” said Baggett. “The bike just never felt good. I went into the race open minded and once the laps wound down, I just kind of began to get more comfortable and kept it going from there.”

Dean Wilson (Monster Energy Kawaskai KX250F Motocross) says: “My day was really good. I got tight in the first moto, but still rode well. In the second moto, I just had a hard time getting around guys early. I felt great though. I just need to get up front a little faster. I’m pumped on points lead. I was bummed that I lost it. I just need to keep the ball rolling.”

According to Feld Motorsports, the Motorcycle-Superstore.com Women’s Motocross Championship resumed its 2011 season at Thunder Valley, hosting its third of eight rounds this summer. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jessica Patterson, of Tallahassee, Fla., swept the day’s motos to garner her second win of the season, while American Honda’s Ashley Fiolek, of St. Augustine, Fla., finished second (2-2), and Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Tarah Gieger, of Puerto Rico, completed the podium in third (5-3).

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship reaches the halfway point next weekend with Round 6 of the 2011 season. RedBud, in Buchanan, Mich., will host the Rockstar Energy RedBud National on Saturday, July 2, beginning at 1 p.m. EST.

2011 Thunder Valley AMA Motocross: 250 Class (Moto Finishes)

1. Blake Baggett, Redlands, Calif., Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Kawasaki (2-2)
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (3-3)
4. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Honda (4-6)
5. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki (5-5)
6. Ryan Sipes, Louisville, Ky., Yamaha (15-4)
7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (13-7)
8. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda (10-10)
9. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (9-12)
10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (11-13)

2011 AMA Motocrcross 250 Class Championship Standings (after five of 12 rounds)

1. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Kawasaki – 214
2. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki – 206
3. Blake Baggett, Redlands, Calif., Kawasaki – 194
4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 176
5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 137
6. Kyle Cunningham, Irving, Texas, Yamaha – 127
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 113
8. Gareth Swanepoel, Johannesburg, South Africa, Yamaha – 106
9. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Honda – 94
10. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 89

2011 Thunder Valley AMA Motocross WMX Class (Moto Finish)

1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (1-1)
2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda (2-2)
3. Tarah Gieger, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico., Honda (5-3)
4. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki (4-4)
5. Jacqueline Strong, Cottonwood, Ariz., KTM (6-6)
6. Lindsey Palmer, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda (8-7)
7. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., KTM (7-10)
8. Kasie Creson, Vallejo, Calif., Honda (9-9)
9. Marissa Markelon, Bridgeport, Conn., Yamaha (12-8)
10. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Kawasaki (3-19)

2011 AMA Motocross WMX Class Standings

1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda – 135
2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha – 133
3. Tarah Gieger, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico., Honda – 108
4. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki – 79
5. Jacqueline Strong, Cottonwood, Ariz., KTM – 78
6. Kasie Creson, Vallejo, Calif., Honda – 72
7. Marissa Markelon, Bridgeport, Conn., Yamaha – 69
8. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., KTM – 67
9. Mariana Balbi, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Yamaha – 66
10. Tatum Sik, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 59
11. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Kawasaki – 59

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