250 Words: ColoradoMonday, June 4, 2012 | 2:40 PM
I asked Pro Circuit owner Mitch Payton about this before the races, and he shrugged it off, claiming he didn’t even realize they had such an impressive record. But did you know that when teams are offered the chance to ride press day at a race or two each season, Pro Circuit volunteers first for Colorado? Think it’s a coincidence that the one race they make sure to come early for is the one at 6000 feet?
This time, the moto win streak came to an end when GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia delivered in moto one. PC man Blake Baggett got a terrible start and tipped over in a deep rut coming through the pack, so he could only rise as high as third.
He did what he could to keep the overall streak alive, winning moto two in impressive fashion, and up until the final moments, it looked like he would salvage the win streak with 3-1 scores. But on the last lap, things got crazy and Barcia got around Ken Roczen to take second in the race and retake the overall lead with 1-2 finishes. Baggett was second overall, and Pro Circuit’s streak was snapped.
A new streak? Coupled with Eli Tomac’s overall win last week, GEICO Honda has won two-straight races with two different riders for the first time in their history. But don't cry for the Kawasaki crew -- the way Baggett is riding, another overall for the Pro Circuit team could be just around the corner.
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