Thor’s Baggett Maintains Double Digit Points Lead

JANESVILLE, WI – July 23, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Thor’s Blake Baggett held onto a double digit points lead in the 250 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series heading into a two-week break. Following a tough opening moto at Washougal Motocross Park in Washougal, Wa. where he posted a sixth-place finish, Baggett kept his composure in the second moto to capture his eighth moto win of the season. Baggett’s 6-1 finish placed him third overall on the day.

Baggett bounced back in the second moto to get the moto win
(Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Thor’s 450 class riders remained consistent with Jake Weimer and Broc Tickle finishing in the top five. Weimer started the day off with a third-place finish in the first moto and rode to a fourth overall finish with a 3-5 moto result. Tickle, who has only finished higher than seventh twice this season, posted a 6-4 to finish fifth overall. Mike Brown put together his best moto finish since joining the series at RedBud with an 11th-place result, but retired early in Moto 2 to finish 18th overall. Tyla Rattray finished the day 19th overall with a 15-18.

Weimer kept it inside the top five
(Photo: Frank Hoppen)

At the 11th round of the FIM MX World Championship in Russia, Tommy Searle bounced back from a tough race last weekend to finish second overall with a 3-2 moto result in the MX2 class. Despite having to pull in for repairs in the opening moto, Thor’s Joel Roelants was able to post a 5-4 moto result to finish just off the podium with fourth overall. In the MX1 class, Gautier Paulin overcame tough starts to finish seventh overall with a 7-7 result, while Xavier Boog was 11th overall with a 14-9.

Searle thanks the thousands of fans that showed up to the Russia GP
(Photo: CDS)

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