It proved to be a difficult night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS for the first Triple Crown Event of the season as round 3 returned to Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA this past Saturday night.
As the gates dropped for the first main event, Blake Baggett shot off the line, rounding the first turn buried deep in the pack. With triple crown races being shorter, Blake started right in on working his way up through the field. However, as luck would have it, a tough block cover would get caught in his rear wheel while making a pass for 10th place, ultimately hindering his race. After a long delay, Blake recovered to finish at the end of the field, costing him any shot at a decent overall finish.
It was a historic night for SoCal SuperTrucks backed Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS inside the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ as Blake Baggett took the 450SX win at round two of the 2019 Supercross season. This marks both Blake’s and the team’s first win in the premier 450SX class of Supercross.
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The technical Glendale track befit Blake Baggett’s style, and it was clear during his heat race. With a great start, he rounded the first turn in 4th place. Riding fast, and hitting his lines, he held onto that position the entire race, and crossed the finish to transfer straight to the main.
The inclement weather didn’t stop racing fans as the first round of the 2019 Supercross season opener kicked off, taking over Angel Stadium of Anaheim CA this past Saturday night. It was a difficult night for SoCal SuperTrucks Supported riders Blake Baggett and Justin Bogle, as they started off the new season.
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Blake Baggett came into the 2019 season ready and showing he will be a serious force this year as he put in a lighting fast lap in the closing minutes of practice to earn himself the top qualifier spot. He continued the pace into his heat race, rounding the first turn with the holeshot. He kept the momentum and hit his lines finishing 3rd to transfer straight to the main event.
The season came to a wet and muddy close as the twelfth, and final, round of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship visited Ironman MX in Crawfordsville, IN this past weekend. Despite the unfavorable conditions, Blake Baggett was able to fight back to 10th overall, while Benny Bloss earned 11th overall .
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Blake Baggett showed great speed right out of the gate, as he navigated the first turn inside the top five. Unfortunately, his moto came to a stop one lap later when the deep mud swallowed up his bike and forced him off. After getting his bike free and stopping in the mechanics area, Baggett re-entered the race at the very end of the field. Blake then put the charge on in the tricky conditions to work his way up to 16th by the time the checkered flag flew.
Things really heated up last weekend as Round eleven of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship series headed south to Budds Creek MX in Mechanicsville, MD, as this race ended up being on one of the hottest days of the season! Blake Baggett put in another impressive performance, coming in 4th. Benny Bloss placed well within the top ten, and Dakota Alix battled out half the riders, coming in 20th for the day.
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During practice, Blake Baggett gave everyone a preview of things to come, putting in the 6th-fastest time of the morning. He rocketed out of the gate in moto 1 and made it to the first turn inside the top ten. He rode fast, picking up positions, and by mid-race found himself battling it out with Jason Anderson for 5th. Just as Blake was going in for the pass on Anderson, he made contact with the back tire of the 21 machine, causing Blake to go down. Luckily he only lost one spot by the time he jumped back on his KTM, and caught back up to make the pass, finishing in 4th place.