Round 11 of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series was held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. The track held some tricky rhythms and some tight corners that would be challenging to the riders. The plus side to this tricky track was the amazing dirt conditions.
Blake Baggett #4 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
Blake would head into the night show on a high note and grab the holeshot in his Heat Race! Blake would lose the lead shortly after lap 1 to his teammate Davi Millsaps. Blake would charge and come back to challenge Davi, but wouldn’t be able to make a pass stick. Marvin Musquin would end up chasing down Blake to take over the second spot and set Blake back to Third. Blake would charge and finish within just a couple seconds of the leader right behind teammate Davi. Blake would finish 3rd and earn a transfer spot to the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Blake would get a great jump again and grab another holeshot! He would hold onto the lead for a few laps until Eli Tomac would make a hard charge to pass for the lead. With a slight mistake in the whoops right after the pass, Dungey would catch right up to the back of Baggett. Just a few corners later, Dungey would strike and put Blake back to the 3rd spot. Musquin would be close behind in fourth and was charging hard to earn a podium position. A mistake about half way through the race would cause Blake to go down and lose a lot of time but only one position. He would get back on the bike and find himself in 4th place. Luckily he didn’t go down too hard and would be able to ride his way to the checkered flag and finish in 4th. Blake rode a great race and can’t wait to get back out there next weekend in Detroit.
Davi Millsaps #18 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
Davi charged out of the gate in his Heat Race and would come out of the first turn in the Second spot right behind his teammate Blake Baggett. Davi would blitz through the whoops early in the race to take over the lead from his teammate. Baggett would stay right on his rear fender most of the race until Musquin would make a move into the second spot. Musquin would charge hard to try to make a pass on Millsaps and eventually made an aggressive pass to jump right in front of Millsaps before the finish line for the white flag. Millsaps tried to fight back, but with the challenge of lap traffic wouldn’t be able to retaliate and would finish 2nd in Heat 2.
In the Main Event, Davi would get a good start and find himself in about 6th place. He would make a pass early to put himself into the Top 5. He would hang on to 5th Place up until Cole Seely would push hard to make a pass and take away the position. Millsaps would ride his own race and put in consistent laps to hold on to the 6th Place spot until the checkered flag waved.
Dakota Alix #70 – RMATVMC KTM 250SX
Dakota Alix, filling in for injured Benny Bloss, would make his debut on the RMATVMC KTM 250SX in Indianapolis. Dakota looked comfortable on the bike right out of the gate. He would round the first turn in about 5th Place in Heat 1. Alix rode a great race and would make a last lap pass on Noren to grab 4th at the finish line and a transfer spot to the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Alix got off to another great start and would find himself in the top 5 after the first turn. He would find himself battling in the top 10 for most of the race up until a late race crash would put him on the ground. He would remount and charge to end up finishing the race in 12th Place. Dakota showed some great speed and is looking forward to next weekend to show what he can do on the bike.
Broc Tickle #20 – Yoshimura RCH Suzuki
In Heat 1, Broc would end up on the outside of turn one and would come out in about 7th place. An early pass by points leader Ryan Dungey would put him back to 8th. Tickle would throw down some solid laps and make a pass to move back into 7th where he would find himself when he crossed the finish line. Broc would have to head to the Semi to try and earn a spot in the Main Event.
In Semi 2, Broc would come out of the first turn in 5th and quickly make a pass to move into 4th place. It wasn’t long before Broc would make the pass on Weimer to move into the 3rd spot and try to chase down Ryan Dungey for the second spot. Tickle showed some impressive speed and caught right up to the rear fender of the points leader. He would run out of time and finish the Semi in 3rd right behind Ryan Dungey and they would both earn a spot in the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Broc wouldn’t get the start he had hoped for and would sit in about 12th Place after lap 1. In just a few laps, Tickle would make his way up to 9th and continue to charge toward the front. He would battle with his teammate Justin Bogle and take over the 8th spot a few laps later. He would continue to charge and end up finishing the Main Event in 8th Place.
Round 12 of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series will head to Ford Field in Detroit, MI.