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AMA 250cc Motocross

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., swept the day’s 250 Class motos at RedBud in Buchanan, Mich., to secure his fourth overall AMA 250cc Motocross victory of the year.

It was a near-perfect day in the 250 Motocross Class for Baggett, who left little opportunity for his competitors to challenge for the win. In the opening moto, Baggett relied on a strong start to position himself at the front of the field. After GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., crashed out of the early lead, Baggett pressured DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha’s Ryan Sipes, of Louisville, Ky., for the lead, eventually overtaking him on Lap 9.

In Moto 2, Baggett moved into the top spot prior to the completion of the first 250cc Motocross lap and led wire-to-wire, pulling away from his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki teammate Dean Wilson, of Scotland. The pair of wins gives Baggett a series-leading seven moto victories.

Blake Baggett (Kawasaki KX250F Motocross) says: "Going 1-1 is a pretty good day I’d say. The championship is still really far out. Neither of my teammates has had a bad race yet, but if they do, I want to be there to capitalize. I just want to be there in the end, and if it happens, it happens. No matter what, I’m going to give it my all."

Wilson relied on a pair of second-place finishes to garner his fifth runner-up effort of the season. Fellow Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Tyla Rattray, of South Africa, completed the team sweep in third (5-3).

Wilson maintains the points lead he held coming into the 250cc Motocross weekend, holding a 14-point lead over Baggett.

The Motorcycle-Superstore.com Women’s Motocross Championship reached its halfway point at RedBud as well. American Honda’s Ashley Fiolek, of St. Augustine, Fla., raced to her second overall win of the season following a sweep of the day’s motos and extended her lead in the standings. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jessica Patterson, of Tallahassee, Fla., finished second (2-2), while Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Tarah Gieger, of Puerto Rico, finished third (3-3).

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship takes a weekend off before returning to action in Millville, Minn. Spring Creek MX Park will host the Spring Creek Motocross National on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 2 p.m. EDT.

2011 RedBud AMA Motocross Results: 250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Kawasaki (2-2)
  3. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki (5-3)
  4. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha (4-4)
  5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki (7-5)
  6. Wil Hahn, Wichita, Kan., Honda (8-6)
  7. Ryan Sipes, Louisville, Ky., Yamaha (3-14)
  8. Martin Davalos, Quito, Ecuador, Suzuki (11-7)
  9. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (9-10)
  10. Scott Champion, La Jolla, Calif., Honda (13-13)

AMA Motocross 250 Class Championship Standings (after six of 12 rounds)

  1. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Kawasaki – 258
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki – 244
  3. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki – 242
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 176
  5. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 163
  6. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 143
  7. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 137
  8. Gareth Swanepoel, Johannesburg, South Africa, Yamaha – 120
  9. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 112
  10. Martin Davalos, Quito, Ecuador, Suzuki – 111

2011 AMA WMX Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda (1-1)
  2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (2-2)
  3. Tarah Gieger, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico., Honda (3-3)
  4. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Kawasaki (4-4)
  5. Sayaka Kaneshiro, Osaka, Japan, Suzuki (6-6)
  6. Jacqueline Strong, Cottonwood, Ariz., KTM (5-7)
  7. Marissa Markelon, Bridgeport, Conn., Yamaha (9-5)
  8. Kasie Creson, Vallejo, Calif., Honda (8-8)
  9. Lindsey Palmer, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda (7-10)
  10. Jackie Ives, Visalia, Calif., Yamaha (10-11)

WMX Class Standings

  1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda – 185
  2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha – 177
  3. Tarah Gieger, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico., Honda – 148
  4. Jacqueline Strong, Cottonwood, Ariz., KTM – 108
  5. Kasie Creson, Vallejo, Calif., Honda – 98
  6. Marissa Markelon, Bridgeport, Conn., Yamaha – 97
  7. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Kawasaki – 95
  8. Sayaka Kaneshiro, Osaka, Japan, Suzuki – 83
  9. Lindsey Palmer, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda – 83
  10. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki – 79
  11. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., KTM – 79

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