LANDIN PEPPERD - MINI SR 1 (12-13)
Landin Pepperd had some exceptional performances at the 2020 Baja Brawl, finishing in either 1st or 2nd position in eight out of the nine motos that he contested throughout the weekend. The Alaskan native was a man on a mission in the 85cc and Mini Sr. 1 and Mini Sr. 2 classes as he practically lived on the podium at Baja Acres over Labor Day Weekend. In the Mini Sr. 2 (13-15) class, the KTM rider had an issue in moto two that dropped him down to 7th position overall, otherwise he would have easily been in the fight for the title with a 2nd place in moto one and a 1st place in the final moto. Nonetheless, Pepperd was able to make amends in the 85cc (9-13) and Mini Sr. 2 classes as held it together with consistent performances throughout the three moto format. In the 85cc (9-13) class, the rider out of Quick’s Moto Ranch compiled a trio of 2nd place finishes in order to achieve 2nd place overall, happily bagging an overall podium. He was able to take it one step further in the Mini Sr. 1 (12-13) category as he dominated the competition, sweeping all three motos on his way to the championship. Pepperd led the majority of all three races and had the fastest lap on all three occasions, leaving nothing on the track every time he lined up on the gate. It was an impressive display of all-out speed and unrivaled consistency as the KTM Rider put himself up front with good starts and capitalized on the opportunities, earning himself the Mini Sr. 1 (12-13) number one plate in the process.