The California Coastal Commission, a non-elected body, will be meeting on Thursday, July 11th, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Luis Obispo to consider the continued use of the OHV area at Oceano Dunes.
We are, quite literally, in the final phases of keeping or losing our local dunes for offroad use – forever. These efforts may come in a full outright closure or under the guise of a slow erosion of dune accessibility prohibiting night riding, increasing enforcement and adding more fences at the park, reducing daily use limits, and more until a full and eventual closure goes in effect.
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC made a stop in its home state as round five of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship series visited WW Ranch MX in Jacksonville, FL for the first time in the season’s history this past weekend. Blake Baggett, Justin Bogle and Benny Bloss kept the charge on the toughest track they have faced this season.
Blake Baggett felt at home on the sandy WW Ranch track, as he posted the 8th fastest time in morning qualifying. The gate dropped for moto one and Blake found himself buried at the tail end of the top twenty. Despite the bad start, he put his head down and made a push into the top ten, crossing the checkered flag in 8th. Moto two had Blake fighting his way forward yet again after starting outside the top ten. He battled the toughest conditions of the season to take 9th place earning 10th overall at the end of the day.
SoCal SuperTrucks backed Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC returned to racing as round four of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship series decende upon High Point MX in Mt. Morris, PA this past weekend. Blake Baggett would earn a moto win, Justin Bogle finished inside the top ten once again and Benny Bloss joined his teammates returning to action after recovering from his pre-season injury.
Blake Baggett looked refreshed from the break and put in the 3rd fastest time around the High Point track in morning qualifying. He kept the momentum going in moto one as he launched out of the gate leading the field into the first turn to secure the holeshot. He stayed on the gas, as he held off a charge from Eli Tomac and pulled out a sizable lead to run away with the moto win. Moto two wouldn’t start as well as the first, as Blake slipped back to the tail end of the top ten after the first lap. He feverishly started working his way forward just outside the top five until going down hard mid-race. Blake would remount to finish 15th, earning 7th overall for the day.
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS headed to Colorado as round three of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship series visited Thunder Valley MX in Lakewood, CO this past weekend. Riders Blake Baggett and Justin Bogle rode solid, each earning top ten overall finishes.
Blake Baggett raced both motos with a sore wrist from last weekend’s first crash at Pala. Even though it was much better, his wrist was still held him back. In moto one, he rounded the first turn inside the top five. Soon, he found himself defending his top five position while battling the muddy track conditions from the rain earlier in the day. Ultimately, he kept the charge holding on to cross the checkered flag in 7th. Blake would start moto two up front, as he lead the field up the hill into turn one. With the track now dried out, he would battle for position inside the top five for the first half of the race. He would hit his lines, again taking 7th, earning 7th overall for the day.
SoCal SuperTrucks Backed Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC traveled south as the second round of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship series made it’s return to Southern California’s Pala Raceway since 2011 this past weekend.
Blake Baggett started out the morning by setting the 5th fastest lap in practice, then timed the gate perfectly in moto one, leading the field into the first turn to grab the holeshot. Early on in the race he would then find himself under attack from the rest of the riders, and shuffled back to 2nd. Then after a pass by Anderson he dropped down to 3rd. Blake fought back, passing Anderson for 2nd and then ran Roczen down quickly to battle for the lead as they headed into the third lap. Blake would run into something in the track headed into turn one that was so solid, it bent his front wheel, and more forcing him to stop for a front wheel change in the pits. Unfortunately, he jammed his throttle wrist in the impact as well. He would go out and race Moto 2, but the pain in his wrist from the first moto crash proved too much to stay with the lead pack. Blake would continue till the end to grab what will be critical championship points come the end of the season.