It was a tough weekend for theTeam Rocky Mountain ATV/MC as round eight of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship came to Spring Creek MX in Millville, MN.
Blake Baggett’s first moto did not go as well as planed, as he would run into a big pileup right after turn one with a number of riders including Jason Anderson. He would soon go down again right after trying to make passes in the same section, as riders were going everywhere with the first lap conditions. As if that wasn’t a rough enough start, Blake went down for a third time on lap two on the face of the large catapult jump. Where most riders would call it a moto, #4 just put his head down, pulled a tear-off from his goggles and found a rhythm that would bring him from nearly a lap down back up to 17th position at the checkered flag. A better start in the second moto allowed Blake to battle inside the top ten the whole moto, crossing the finish line in 9th place at the checkered flag. He would earn 12th 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.
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC descended upon Las Vegas, NV for the 17th and final round of the 2019 AMA Supercross season this past Saturday night. SoCal SuperTrucks Backed Riders Blake Baggett and Justin Bogle finished out the season both with top ten finishes.
Blake Baggett launched out of the gate in his heat leading the field to the first turn and grabbed the holeshot. He looked fast on the hard packed track and set the pace early on. He would ride with intensity, only sliding back a few spots to finish third and transfer straight to the main event. The #4 again had a solid jump out of the gate, rounding the first turn inside the top five. Blake would start to have a solid ride going, finding his classic mid-race push as he closed in on the top five. He then had an unfortunate off-track jaunt that cost him two spots, taking the checkered flag in 7th place and earning 5th place overall in the final supercross points standings.
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC came back to the West coast for round 12 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season at Century Link Field in Seattle, WA this past Saturday night.
Blake Baggett started the night as he has been lately, rocketing out of the gate in his heat race and leading the field around the first turn to grab the holeshot. Before long he found himself in a battle that between he and the top five riders going back and forth for position. Eventually, a slight bobble would cause him to slide him back a few spots, and Blake would cross the checkered flag in 5th place securing a transfer spot straight to the main. At the start of the main event, despite being stood up on the outside of turn one, Blake worked his way from the tail end of the top ten early in the race. He then set his sights forward and commenced a charge through the field to a 7th place finish as the checkered flag came out.
It was another top five night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC as round 8 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season made its return to Ford Field in Detroit, MI this past Saturday night for the second Triple Crown event of the season.
Blake Baggett shot out of the gate in the first main event barley missing out on the holeshot. and Stayed in 2nd for the first lap. Blake’s good line choices helped him keep pace and he soon found himself in a battling it out inside the top three. He would end up moving back to 4th place where he’d take the checkered flag in the first main event. A mid-pack start hindered Blake in main event two, but would he work his way from deep in the field to just outside the top 10 to finish. In the third and final main event, Blake had perfect gate timing and lead the pack into the first turn to secure the holeshot. He would continue to hold onto the lead until an aggressive pass from Justin Barcia pushed Blake off the track. He recovered quickly only losing a few positions and started a hard charge to the front, finding himself within striking distance of the leader Cooper Webb with two laps to go. Keeping the pressure on, Blake closed the gap in the final few turns, narrowly missing the win to finish 2nd at the checkered flag.