Blake Baggett’s night started off on a high note with a great start in the first of the three races Saturday night in Indianapolis. He would launch out of the line in 6th, the position he would ultimately cross the checkered flag in. For main event two, he performed even better, as he was able to obtain the hole shot, and ride in the front of the pack the entire race before dropping some positions and finishing 5th. In the last main event race of the night, it was deja vu all over again, as Blake again started up in the front. Unfortunately, at around the mid-point of the race, he ran into an issue that had him fall back to the very end of the field. But they don’t call him El Chupacabra for nothing! He put his head down and with tenacity charged his way back through the field to finish just outside the top 10, taking home a 12th place. His 6-5-12 score would place him in 8th overall for the night.
“I am happy with how I rode tonight,” said Baggett. “My starts were there all night, and I had the track dialed. It was unfortunate I had an issue in the last race as we were in contention for a top five tonight. I’m looking forward to bouncing back next weekend in Foxboro.”
Benny Bloss rode fast all night in Indy. In the first main event, Benny after a less than desirable start, was able to make his way through the pack to finish with a top 10 result. Regrettably, Benny did not fair so well in main event two, crossing the line in 14th place. With the drop of the gates for the third main, came a chance for redemption, and the #60 jumped on it, coming back strong, hitting all his lines to work his way inside the top ten for an 8th place finish. With a 10-14-8 score, Bloss placed 11th overall for the night.
Back in action in the 250SX class, Anthony Rodriguez looked comfortable and rode fast despite the cold temperatures in Minneapolis Saturday. In main event one, Anthony started in the middle of the pack, but was able to make his way through rider, all the way to 6th place as the checkered flag flew. Main event two was a different story however. At the start of the race, Rodriguez was pushed off the track, and had to put the hammer down to charge from the very back of the field to finish just outside the top ten. Again, like his teammate Benny Bloss, Alex knew he had to give it his all in race number three, and he did. With a perfectly timed gate start he rounded the first corner second, narrowly missing out on obtaining the hole shot. With such a great start providing added confidence, he never let up and only fell back a few positions, finishing the race in 6th. With his 6-11-6 scores gave him his best finish of the season with a 5th overall.