Round 15 of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross was held in Salt Lake City, UT. Coming into this race, just one point separates RMATVMC riders Blake Baggett and Davi Millsaps with Blake (6th) just ahead of Davi (7th).
Blake Baggett #4 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
In his Heat Race, Blake got a great jump and would find himself in about 3rd Place going into lap 1. Eli Tomac would make an early pass on Blake to put him back to 4th. Baggett put in a great effort to catch Jason Anderson who was in third. He would catch right up to the rear fender of Anderson but would run out of time and finish the race in 4th Place to earn a transfer spot straight to the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Blake got a great jump and came out of the first turn in Second Place. Dungey would make an early pass to put Blake back into third. Baggett would make a couple mistakes early on in the race that would put him back to about 6th Place right in front of his teammate Davi Millsaps. Blake would make a pass to move into the Top 5 and was riding great. Another mistake would put Baggett on the ground and he would lose a few spots and find himself in 10th Place. He would regain his composure and begin to work on moving back toward the top 5. Blake was able to put in a good ride and move his way back up to 8th Place where he would finish right behind his teammate Davi Millsaps. Blake and Davi are now tied in points for the 2017 Supercross Series with just 2 rounds left to go.
Davi Millsaps #18 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
In his Heat Race, Davi would get pinched off down the start straight and find himself about mid pack. He would have his work cut out for him to try and earn a transfer spot straight to the Main Event. He would make his way through the pack from about 11th Place all the way up to 6th. Unfortunately, only the top 4 riders advance to the Main Event and this would place Millsaps in the Semi race.
In his Semi Race, Davi got a decent jump and would sit in about 4th Place. He immediately began throwing down solid laps and working his way towards the front. He rode a great race and found himself in second place going into the last lap. Davi was able to make a move on the last lap through the long whoop section to pass for the lead! This last lap pass would earn the win for Davi and earn him a spot in the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Davi didn’t get the greatest start and would find himself sitting in about 8th Place. Davi rode a solid race and put in consistent lap after lap. He made a pass to put himself in 7th where he would find himself for the rest of the race. Davi finished right in front of his teammate Blake Baggett and this finish would put him tied in points with his teammate with just 2 rounds left to go.
Broc Tickle #20 – Yoshimura RCH Suzuki RM-Z450
Broc got a good jump in his Heat Race and would get through the first turn in about third place. Broc definitely looked comfortable on track and rode a great race. He was right on the back of second place the whole race but would not be able to make a pass. He kept his position in 3rd until the checkered flag to earn a transfer spot straight to the Main Event.
In the Main Event, Broc came out of the first turn around the middle of the pack and would have to fight through traffic to make his way towards the front of the pack. A mistake about half way through the race would put Tickle back to 14th Place. Unfortunately Broc would have a couple more issues that would make it even tougher for him. He was able to gain back a position before the checkered flag to finish the Main Event in 13th Place.