SoCal SuperTrucks backed Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS had a top ten night at round 4 of the 2019 Supercross season inside the Oakland Co. Coliseum in Oakland, CA this past Saturday night. Team riders Blake Baggett rode to his second podium of the season, and Justin Bogle secured his first top ten finish of the year.
Blake Baggett rode fast all through the day on the track at Oakland. In his heat race, he rocketed out of the gate and rounded the first turn ahead of the pack, securing the holeshot. He would go on to lose a couple positions, but continued to ride strong to take the checkered flag in third earning him a transfer straight to the main. Blake’s main event was exciting to say the least! Starting from outside the top ten in 17th place, he set his sights on the front of the pack. He would put on a charge, overtaking riders 1 by 1 ahead of him. The number 4 worked his way from 17th all the way up to 3rd place with 5 minutes left to go in the race! He remained focused and hit all his marks to finish the night in 3rd, picking up his second podium of the year. With four rounds completed, Blake moves to 7th in the championship points standings.
“I am happy with tonight,” said Baggett. “I was buried at the start of the main and just worked my way to the front, so I am happy to land on the podium tonight after that. We’ll go back this week, make a few changes and come out in San Diego ready to battle for the win.”
Justin Bogle looked comfortable and quick during afternoon qualifying. In his heat race, Justin started mid-pack, and battled his way inside the top ten before going down in the whoops, ultimately sending him to the LCQ. In the LCQ, he got a great jump off the gate, rounding the first turn in first. He would keep the pace and rode smoothly to a second place finish, securing a spot in the main event. Justin used the extra seat time to his advantage in the main event as he started from a far outside gate, but managed to round the first turn in third. Not letting up, he would go on to finish the race in 10th place.
“It was a good night,” said Bogle. “I’m happy with how I rode tonight and feeling more comfortable on the bike. We are making progress and will be ready for San Diego next weekend. ”