Baggett Claims Second Podium in a Row in San Diego | SoCal SuperTrucks Backed Team RMATV/MC Race Report

Round 6 of Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship Series was military appreciation night, and to show that appreciation, SoCal SuperTrucks supported Team RMATV/MC ran special military themed graphics & gear at Petco Park in San Diego, CA.  Despite the treacherous track layout, the team put in a solid night of racing, with the highlight being Blake Baggett’s 2nd podium finish in a row!

Blake Baggett San Diego SX 2018Photo Credit: @Holeshotphotos

Blake Baggett

Blake came into the night show focused and ready after qualifying with the 7th fastest lap time of the day.  He rode strong in his heat race rocketing out of the gate and around turn one within the top five riders.  He would continue charging, especially gaining time in the whoop section, and worked his way up to 4th place before the checkered flag flew, allowing him to transfer straight to the main event.  The start of the main saw the #4 use his quick reactions and skill to avoid a pileup early on.  This put him into 12th place, but “El Chupacabra” put his head down and got on the gas, working his way steadily toward the front of the pack.  He would make his way up to 4th, and eventually overtake 3rd position, securing another podium finish that would bump Baggett up to 5th place in the championship standings!

“It was a good night,” said Baggett. “The track was slick, and I charged all race to get 3rd tonight. It feels good to get back-to-back podiums. There are a lot of rounds left, so we’ll keep working for those two top spots.”

Benny Bloss San Diego Supercross 2018Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Benny Bloss

Benny Bloss came into his heat race confident after setting the fastest lap time of his group in the 2nd round of qualifying earlier in the day.  He shot out of the gate inside the top ten, making it easy to battle his way up to a 7th place transfer position.  As the gates dropped on the main event, Bloss would barley avoid the carnage as riders piled up in turn one.  He would go on to put in solid laps, eventually crossing the line in 12th place for the night.

After the race Benny had this to say: “I feel great about my night, I have been struggling lately keeping the bike on two wheels, so to ride the whole day consistent and finish 12th is a big step forward. I leave San Diego in one piece, so I’m looking forward to next week and getting into the top ten.”

Dakota Alix San Diego Supercross 2018Photo Credit: @Holeshotphotos

Dakota Alix

Dakota Alix looked fast and smooth in his heat race, getting up to 3rd place in the first few laps.  As the race wore on, Alix would fall back to 6th place to finish, securing a transfer straight to the main.  He would then have an almost perfect start in the main event, just missing out on the holeshot.  Unfortunately, contact with another rider would event in a get off for the #42, but with determination and drive, he got back on his KTM and charged from the back of the pack to finish in 14th place.

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