Round 8 of the 2017 Motocross series was at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, MN. It was hot and humid and the track would surely test the riders endurance. Baggett is still riding with an injured thumb and Tickle is out for the remainder of the season due to an injury. Benny Bloss returns to racing after an injury put him on the sidelines for the first half of the Motocross Season.
Blake Baggett #4 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
In Moto 1, Baggett came out of the first turn in about 6th Place. Fighting a thumb injury, Blake would fall back to about 9th Place after just 5 minutes. He would find his speed again and move back up to 6th Place. He caught up to the back of the battle for 3rd Place, but didn’t have the strength to make a pass stick by the end of the moto. Blake would finish Moto 1 in 6th Place.
In Moto 2, Blake got a good start and would round the first turn in 4th Place right behind Eli Tomac. Baggett moved into the 2nd Position just 6 minutes into the moto with Marvin Musquin leading the race. Tomac had a crash early on and fell back to about 14th Place. Blake was in survival mode as his thumb was giving him a lot of pain and he rode a solid race to secure 2nd Place in Moto 2. This 6-2 finish would give Blake a 4th Overall for the day and he would lose just one more point to Eli Tomac in the Championship.
Dakota Alix #70 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
In Moto 1, Dakota would find himself in about 15th Place off the start. He was riding a solid race and had a couple battles throughout the moto. The competition was tough but Alix held off the competition fighting for his spot. Dakota would finish Moto 1 in 15th Place.
In Moto 2, Alix got a better start and would sit just outside of the Top 10. Alix looked good on his RMATVMC KTM 450 and rode another great race. After all of the chaos and the battles setlled, he would end up finishing Moto 2 in 12th Place. This 15-12 finish on the day would give him 13th Overall!
Benny Bloss #34 – RMATVMC KTM 450SX
In Moto 1, Bloss didn’t get the start he had hoped for and would find himself in about 20th Place. Bloss made his way up to 13th Place by the half way mark and would try to charge for more by the end of the moto. Bloss struggled a bit towards the end of his first moto back on the bike, but only lost 1 position. Benny would finish Moto 1 in 14th Place.
In Moto 2, Benny got a better start in Moto 2 and would sit in about 14th Place after the first lap. After 10 minutes, Bloss had moved his way up to 11th Place and looking for more. Unfortunately, Benny went down in the sand whoops and would drop down to 32nd Place. Bloss regained his composure and try to make up some positions before the end of the race. He was able to make his way all the way back up to 24th by the end of the Moto. This 14-24 finish would give Benny Bloss a 17th Overall for the day.