Baggett Charges to 6th, Bloss 11th at St. Louis SX | SoCal SuperTrucks Supported Team RMATV/MC Race Report

Round eleven of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship Series, landed at the Dome at the America’s Center in the gateway city of St. Louis, MO this past Saturday.  It was a good night for the team, as Blake Baggett charged to 6th, Benny Bloss finished the night in 11th and Anthony Rodriguez battled to 13th.

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Blake Baggett

Starting the night off right, Blake Baggett timed the gate drop perfectly in his heat and took the holeshot with ease.  He then set his sight on the lead, and was able to go back and forth before finally settling in 2nd place.  As for the main event, Blake got a mid-pack start that had him battling his way from outside the top ten.  He kept focused on taking clean lines and worked his way up to 6th by the middle of the race.  He made it all the way up to the heals of the 5th position rider, but was unable to overtake him, finishing the night in 6th.

 

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Benny Bloss

St. Louis being Benny’s hometown race, his spirits were high going into the night.  He again showed that he is gaining speed and consistency every week, with this week continuing to illustrate that. A great start in his heat race helped him to finish in 6th place, putting him straight through to the main event.  His start in the main would not fair as well as his race, causing him to battle his way through the pack from 14th position.  And battle he did, making his way up to 11th place, almost breaking into the top ten as the laps ran out.

 

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Anthony Rodriguez

After taking last weekend off due to an injury, Anthony Rodriguez was back for some bar-to-bar action with the boys in the 250SX class.  Perhaps the short rest helped him as he would go on to set the 10th fastest qualifying time earlier in the day.  This speed would continue as the gates dropped for his heat race.  He launched off the line and was able to keep up with the front of the pack to finish in 5th.  His main event start left something to be desired, as he started outside the top ten.  He was, although, able to make his way up through the large group of riders ahead of him, until an attempt to pass 10th place would see him bump another rider and go down.  Rodriguez hopped back on his KTM, now in 18th place, an continue the fight.  Putting his head down and focusing, Anthony would gain 5 positions before finishing the night in 13th place.

 

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