Round three of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship series headed to the looming hills of the Glen Helen MX outdoor national this past weekend. SoCal SuperTrucks backed Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS rider Blake Baggett buckled down, riding without a grip in the second moto to score a 7th place overall finish, while teammate Benny Bloss held down an 11th place finish and Dakota Alix took 18th in the 250MX class.
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Blake Baggett started out the day of racing with the 4th fastest time of the day in qualifying, which would foreshadow his performance in the first moto. He got on the gas right away, and shot out of the gate finding himself among the top ten riders early on in the race. Blake then made his way from there up into the top 5, where he would hold position to finish 5th. Unfortunately, moto two would not go as smoothly for #4. Despite a great start, and nearly missing the holeshot, Blake would go down in the next corner with both him and his bike getting run over multiple times, tearing off his left grip. But in true “El Chupacabra” fashion, Baggett picked up his bike, sans left grip, hopped on and never looked back. He proceded to charge from dead last all the way up to 9th place by the end of the moto. His 5-9 score would earn him a 7th overall, putting him 5th in championship points.
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This past weekend marked the start of the Pro Motocross Outdoors Nationals Season at Hangtown MX! SoCal SuperTrucks Supported Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC rider Blake Baggett came out swingging in round one, securing a top 5 finish, while Benny Bloss locked in a solid 7th, and Dakota Alix finishing in 18th.
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By Blake Baggett’s performance at Hangtown, it’s no wonder he has been regarded as one of the favorites for the championship! He came out of the gate in the first moto on the gas, and rounded the first turn inside the top 10. He moved up several positions to finish in 7th place. As the gates dropped in the second moto, Blake again shot off the line, this time starting the race outside the top ten. Fear not, as in true “El Chupacabra” fashion, Blake put his head down and charged through position after position to break into the top 5, and ultimately finish the moto in 4th. His 7-4 score would earn him a 5th overall.
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The seventeenth & final round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship Series, headed to Las Vegas, NV this past Saturday. Team RMATV/MC faired well in Sin City, with Blake Baggett finishing 3rd, and Benny Bloss 6th, his best finish of the season.
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Blake Baggett came into Las Vegas ready to put a strong close to the season. In his heat, he was able to get a good start and rode among the top five for the early part of the race. By riding fast and consistently, he went on to make a few passes, to finish 3rd. In the last main event of the year, Blake again timed the gate with precision and shot straight into 3rd place. He would ride an exceptional race, riding smooth and hitting clean lines, maintaining 3rd all the way to the end. This podium finish, Blakes fifth this year, placed him in 4th in the final championship points.
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