MICHAEL HICKS - 250 A
Coming off of a number one plate at the 2020 Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship, Michael Hicks was fired up to get racing underway at the Baja Brawl. The Missourian earned the top spot in the Collegeboy class at the Ranch with a couple of moto wins under his belt and he had his sights set on the same success at Baja Acres. He competed in both 250 A and 250 Pro Sport as well as the 450 A and Open Pro Sport classes throughout the weekend, providing himself with plenty of track time in order to get the job done. Despite a couple of top-five and podium finishes in the 450 A and Open Pro Sport classes, the KTM rider didn’t end up completing either of the two classes after a DNF in the second moto of the 450 A class. Nonetheless, he made up for it in the 250 A class with a trio of consistent finishes. Hicks started out the weekend with a strong 2nd place finish in the first moto, fighting his way forward from a 5th place start to the eventual podium finish. He set the pace in the second moto with the fastest lap time out of anyone on the track, building an early lead on his way to a fairly uneventful victory after he quickly moved from 3rd to 1st in the opening stages of the race. In the third and final moto, Hicks possessed the fastest lap of the race yet again as he comfortably cruised to a 3rd place finish, doing enough to secure the overall result and another number one plate following Loretta’s.