Monday Kickstart – Red Bud MX 2012

Red Bud welcomed Tyla Rattray back to racing as well this weekend. Out since the opening round at Hangtown where a crash in the first moto forced him to the injured list, Rattray rejoined Jake Weimer at the Monster Energy Kawasaki camp aboard his KX450F. His 4-5 moto scores proved that Tyla has definitely done the work to heal and prepare for his return. WIth a successful race under his belt now, expect Ratters to be in the hunt for podiums in the coming weeks.


Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Blake Baggett chose some red Scott goggles to match his red number plate. Baggett has held onto the 250 series points lead for most of the first half of the season thanks to his now six moto wins.


James Stewart is back! And despite some miscues in the first moto (tip-over, stalled bike, a crossrut) Stewie took third overall with 6-3 finishes. After the race, the number seven seemed encouraged by his results and is excited about how he and the team are developing.


The first 450 moto of the day claimed many a rider in the first sweeper just after the gate dropped. Mike Alessi, Andrew Short, Kyle Chisholm, and many others piled up in spectacular fashion.
Mike Alessi's participation in the first-turn crash put Alessi in the very back of the pack, but the 800 battled back through the back, broken side panel and all, to score 11th. He followed it up with a holeshot in the second moto and second-place finish. Alessi currently sits second place in points behind Dungey and ahead of Jake Weimer.