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.
It was a good race,” said Baggett. “I felt good out there today and had two solid motos. We are going in the right direction and ready to put it on the podium next weekend at Glen Helen.”
After the short break break from supercross, Benny Bloss came into the outdoors season ready for action! Despite his readiness, the beginning of his first moto did not go well, as he would go down on the first lap. But after staring in the face of adversity, he would overcome and persevere, charging his way from last place, all the way up to 10th where he would finish the moto. A strong start in moto 2 had Benny up in the top 10 early on, where he would steadily pick up positions, finishing in 5th place. His 10-5 score earned him 7th overall at the season opener.
“It was a solid day,” said Bloss. “My starts weren’t there, but I rode strong both motos to finish with a 7th overall. We have a few things to work on, and I’m looking forward to another good weekend at Glen Helen.”
As the gate dropped moto 1 for the 250MX class, Dakota Alix shot off the line into the top 2/3 of the pack. #42 rode solid on the chalenging track, and was able to finish in 18th place. With another good start in moto 2, Dakota again found himself inside the top 20. The roughed up track didn’t cause Alix any problems, as he was able to again overtake positions putting him up to 15th place before ultimately falling back to 17th where he finished. His 18-17 score earned him 18th overall for the day.