GEICO MiniMotoSX salutes Dallas SX Lites winner Blake Baggett

_____2009 MMSX Youth champ Baggett, who rides minis for Red Baron, is the defending champ in Youth 10" & 12" - says he hopes to defend his mini titles this May 7th in Vegas

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 22, 2010)_ - GEICO Powersports MiniMotoSX, presented by Monster Energy, would like to congratulate its 2009 Youth 10" and 12" champion - Rockstar/Suzuki's **Blake Baggett - on his first Supercross Lites win this past weekend at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

Baggett, who runs the Red Baron brand minis at the GEICO MMSX, is a rookie on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, tour and easily one of the fastest mini bike racers in the world.

"Everyone at GEICO MiniMotoSX was pumped to hear that Blake won the Dallas Lites main event," said Mike Karsting, VP of Events for Source Interlink Media. "Blake's one of our top young mini bike racers and ran the table last year in both the Youth 10 and 12-inch (rim) classes.

"It's good to see he's taken all he's learned on our mini track at the Orleans and applied it to Cowboys Stadium," added Karsting with a laugh.

A likeable, supremely fast mini bike racer with style to burn, Baggett - should he be cleared to race GEICO MMSX this May 7th - will move up to MMSX's premier "Expert" class to battle the likes of Costella, his Red Baron teammate Blose, Browning, Pingree, Abrigo and Lawrence. At that point, should he qualify, Baggett would be able to contest for the new GEICO MMSX World Final.

"I'm not 100% sure if I'm going to be able to race MiniMotoSX or not ... depends where I'm at in the points and what my Rockstar Suzuki team says," said Baggett. "But I really hope so. I'm ready and Red Baron has my bikes ready to go."

Added Red Baron's LeAnn McElyea: "We are very proud of Blake. Everyone at Red Baron was glued to the TV watching his every move and we were so excited when he won. Blake is a part of our family and we're just so happy for him. We'll have Blake's bikes ready to go for Vegas - you can count on that. We're all hoping his Rockstar Suzuki Team gives him the green light."

Also: For the first time ever, MMSX at the Orleans will feature electric bikes competing head-to-head with the combustion bikes in the 16" class. After years of being an exhibition class, electric bikes will finally get the chance to see if they can hold it down against the gasoline-powered bikes. Will they be able to keep up? Could they dominate? Are they gonna get waxed? You'll have to be in Vegas on May 7th to find out!

NOTE: The event track map is posted on www.minimotosx.com

The annual GEICO MiniMotoSX, presented by Monster Energy, is the largest indoor motorsports competition of its kind. With more than 600 registered riders in 2009 the event literally allows for mini bike enthusiasts to become part of the show. As one racer put it: "At GEICO MiniMotoSX you don't just show up and watch racing in Vegas - you boot up and get on the track yourself to race in front of a packed house at the Orleans." Featuring numerous classes at all age and ability levels, GEICO MiniMotoSX delivers an unforgettable day of racing action for both fans and racers alike, along with an affordable 'Vegas experience' given the hotel and ticket package at the Orleans Hotel and Arena. Registration for the event is open right now on www.minimotosx.com

Tickets On-Sale NOW at the Orleans Arena, 888-234-2334; or online at www.OrleansArena.com

For rules and race information visit www.EnduroCross.com or email endurocross@sourceinterlink.com.
For TV airing dates/times visit www.motorsportshour.com

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