Landon Gibson started his 2020 Dirty 100 campaign at Spring A Ding Ding back in March, immediately staking his claim near the top of the 85cc (9-11) Limited division. The Georgia native didn’t get the finishes that he was aiming for in the 85cc (9-13) Open class, but he still managed to pick up some valuable experience against some of the elder statesmen of the 85cc classifications. The rider out of Moto X Compound continued to build his speed and confidence on the bigger bike after spending the majority of the 2019 season focusing on the 65cc classes, notably winning the 65cc (7-9) title at the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship. Gibson was training in preparation for Loretta Lynn’s and he had a scary crash which resulted in two broken ankles, bounding him to a wheelchair for the majority of the summer. Although he was forced to miss out on the competition of Loretta’s this season, the KTM rider healed up in time to make it to the starting line at the Baja Brawl. He’s proven what he’s capable of achieving in the sands of Millington, Michigan in previous years, and considering it was his first race back since the injury, Gibson did well to log consistent results throughout the weekend. The rider from Georgia finished five out of six motos that he contested within the top five and put himself right back into the points battle in both classes. His best moto finish came in the form of a 2nd place in the 85cc (9-11) class and his consistency throughout is what ultimately earned him 38 important Dirty 100 points as a result of the three motos. Heading into The Motoplayground Race at Ponca City, Gibson currently sits in 3rd position in the 85cc (9-11) Limited and 85cc (9-13) Open Dirty 100 classifications. He’s just 1 point behind 2nd position and 15 points behind the leader in the 85cc (9-11) Limited class, planting him firmly in the championship battle with only one round of action remaining at Ponca.