Round 7 of the Monster Energy Supercross series was held at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. This was the first time all three Rocky Mountain riders would compete under the same roof this season. Benny Bloss would make his debut in the 250SX East Championship and we were all very exciting to see him put his speed to work!
Blake Baggett #4 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
Blake got off to a good start in his heat race with a top 5 start. The battle up front was fierce the whole race and Blake would stay focused all race to make a pass into a transfer spot. He would finish the heat race in 4th and earn a spot in the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Blake would end up just inside the top 10 coming out of the first turn. He would have to fight to hold his position as the competition was tough this week. Putting in a solid ride, Blake would end up in 9th place when the checkered flag waved. Blake will sit in 11th place in the Championship points standings after Minneapolis.
Davi Millsaps #18 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
Davi would get a great start in his heat race and round the first turn in 2nd right behind Vince Friese. He would make quick work of Friese to move into the lead. Ryan Dungey would put in a hard charge to take the lead away from Millsaps, but Davi would hold his ground for the win and a transfer spot to the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Millsaps got a great start and would round the first turn in the 2nd spot right behind Cole Seely. After a crash from Seely, Davi would move into the lead on lap 1. He would have to fight to stay up front as the competition was fierce this weekend! He would ride a solid race and hold on to a 6th place finish in the Main Event. Davi currently sits in 6th place in the Championship Points.
Benny Bloss #34 – RMATVMC KTM 250SX
Benny Bloss’ debut race in the 250SX East starting out to look very promising as he put in some great lap times in qualifying. Bloss wouldn’t get the start he would hope for in the heat race and would sit about mid pack and have to work his way up to a transfer spot. After finding his groove and putting in some solid laps, he would pass a few riders and end up in 7th with a transfer spot to the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Bloss would get another mid pack start and after all the carnage from other fallen riders, he would be in the back of the pack. Bloss would have to charge hard to salvage some points and he did just that. He would make his way all the way up to the 7th spot. While attempting to make the pass for 6th, he would go down and suffer a dislocated shoulder. It was also be determined that he fractured the top of his humerus bone and a torn labrum in his shoulder. This injury would put Bloss out for the remainder of the SX season. He will undergo surgery and prepare for the 2017 Outdoor season.
Broc Tickle #20 – Yoshimura RCH Suzuki
Broc Tickle would have to work in his heat race after a mid pack start. He put in a solid ride and worked his way all the way up to 5th place, just one spot shy of a transfer spot. In the semi race, Tickle would get a 5th place start and have to find a way into the top 4 to transfer to the Main Event. He would make quick work of Vince Friese to move into the 4th position and hold his spot there to transfer to the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Tickle would get pinched off in the first turn which would put him deep in the pack. Once again, Broc would have to keep his focus and put in a hard charge to make his way towards the front of the pack. He did just that. He would make several passes and move all the way up to a 7th place finish in the Main Event. This 7th place finish puts Broc in 10th overall in the Championship Points.