It was another top five night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC as round 8 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season made its return to Ford Field in Detroit, MI this past Saturday night for the second Triple Crown event of the season.
Blake Baggett shot out of the gate in the first main event barley missing out on the holeshot. and Stayed in 2nd for the first lap. Blake’s good line choices helped him keep pace and he soon found himself in a battling it out inside the top three. He would end up moving back to 4th place where he’d take the checkered flag in the first main event. A mid-pack start hindered Blake in main event two, but would he work his way from deep in the field to just outside the top 10 to finish. In the third and final main event, Blake had perfect gate timing and lead the pack into the first turn to secure the holeshot. He would continue to hold onto the lead until an aggressive pass from Justin Barcia pushed Blake off the track. He recovered quickly only losing a few positions and started a hard charge to the front, finding himself within striking distance of the leader Cooper Webb with two laps to go. Keeping the pressure on, Blake closed the gap in the final few turns, narrowly missing the win to finish 2nd at the checkered flag.
“Tonight was a good night,” said Baggett. “I was riding well and
my speed was there in all night. It’s a shame I didn’t get the start I needed in the second race. I’m looking forward to fighting for the win in Atlanta next weekend.”
Justin Bogle would have a tough time finding the rhythm on the Detroit track all night. An uncharacteristic mid-pack start in main event one had him batting for position deep in the pack. He stayed strong and took the checkered flag in 14th. Main event two would start much better for Justin until going down early in the race. He would recover and finish 19th. He would again find himself on the ground at the beginning of the third and final main event. After remounting, Justin put in a charge to 17th at the checkered flag.