This past weekend’s race marked the halfway point of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship series. Round six was held at the only sand track on the circuit, The Wick 338 in Southwick, MA. The heat did not faze Team RMATVMC-KTM-WPS, as Blake Baggett stayed on the gas for 4th overall, Benny Bloss used his speed for 6th, and Dakota Alix made his return to racing.
Blake Baggett was ready to battle at the front, as he took on the Southwick sand and posted the third-fastest time of the morning. With his favorable gate pick, he launched off the start, rocketing into ahead of the pack to the first turn, securing the holeshot. After jockeying back and forth for position, Blake settled into his rhythm and overttook 3rd early on. He continued his charge, and took the checkered flag in 4th place.
The start of moto 2 was a repeat of the first, as Blake again lead the field into the first turn. With track conditions at their most challenging of the day, BB4 slid outside the top five early on before putting on a charge and fighting his way back to finish in 4th place. Blake’s 4-4 score earned him 4th place overall, and he continues to hold down 5th place in championship points.
“The track was demanding,” said Baggett. “I had two good starts and got into my rhythm out there. I gave it my best effort, but I came up a bit short. We will regroup and go after a podium at RedBud next weekend.”
At the start of moto 1, Benny Bloss found himself outside the top ten after the first lap. but after only two laps, Bloss found his flow in the sand and was able to catch up. Maintaining his speed, Benny hard charged it to just outside the top five, ultimately finishing in 6th place.
A better start in moto 2 lead Benny to battle inside the top ten early on in the race. The #60 used every inch of the track as he battled his way to another 6th place finish. Benny’s 6-6 score earned him 6th place overall, and he continues to hold down 7th place in the championship points.
“I’m happy with my ride today,” said Bloss. “My speed was there all day. We will do some work this week and come out strong at RedBud.”
Dakota Alix returned to racing this past weekend, lining up for the first time since round 2 at Glen Helen. In the first 250MX moto, Dakota found himself battling inside the top 20 early on. After having issues, Alix slid back into the field, but would go on to mount an impressive charge from outside the top 20 to work his way up to 14th by the end of the moto. In the moto 2, Dakota kept the pace and finished inside the top twenty in 19th, giving him 18th overall on the day.
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS will spend the 4th of July weekend at one of the more popular tracks on the circuit, RedBud MX in Buchannon, MI, for round seven of the 2018 Pro Motocross Nationals.