2013 Boise AMA EnduroCross ResultsFollowing a win at the penultimate round of AMA EnduroCross in Boise, Idaho, Red Bull KTM Factory’s Taddy Blazusiak is now timed with FMF/KTM rider Mike Brown.
Brown had multiple issues at the Idaho Center, and ended the day in fourth overall. Brown was placed in heat number one where he earned a great start but fell in the first corner. He quickly recovered but fell again in the wood chips moments later. He regrouped in sixth place and went to work to try and pick off as many riders as possible.He eventually moved up to fourth place before another bobble pushed him back to fifth. With only one lap remaining he was unable to move up to a qualifying spot. He went back to the pits to prepare for the LCQ while Blazusiak got ready for his turn in heat three.Blazusiak earned the holeshot in his heat race and went on to lead the first lap before tipping over and allowing Gary Sutherlin to make a pass for the lead. Blazusiak quickly bounced back and began to reel in Sutherlin. On the second lap he made a pass for the lead and pulled away to a 14 second gap before taking the win.In the last chance qualifier Brown took the holeshot but fell in the wood chips. He rebounded and began to chase the lead ride of Kevin Rookstool. On the last lap, Brown and Rookstool were side by side in the wood chips. Both riders got stuck, and luckily, Brown was the first to get going. He went on to take the win and a transfer spot to the main event.The riders then lined up for their hot lap to determine gate pick order. Brown was able to put down the second fastest time while Blazusiak ended up with the fourth quickest time.When the gate dropped for the main event, both KTM riders leaped out front. Brown grabbed the holeshot while Blazusiak sat in 2nd. Brown got stuck on a rock on the first lap allowing Blazusiak and Cody Webb to get by. Blazusiak and Webb rode wheel to wheel as they battled for the lead. Webb edged out Blazusiak as they rounded the corner knocking Blazusiak off the track.On the sixth lap, Webb went down in the wood chips and allowed Blazusiak to close the gap. At the end of the lap Blazusiak was able to pass into the lead. Once out front, Blazusiak began to pull away from the field. He was able to pull a 7 second gap before crossing the finish line to take the win.Meanwhile, Brown stalled his bike with three laps to go and allowed Colton Haaker to make a pass. Brown was able to get back in the action and finished the race in 4th. His result allows him to stay in the championship points chase as he is now tied for the lead with Blazusiak heading to the final round.The 2013 AMA EnduroCross series now heads to Las Vegas Nov. 23 for the season finale.2013 Boise AMA EnduroCross Overall Results:
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!