Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC decended upon the pacific Northwest for round nine of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship at Washougal MX in Washougal, WA this past weekend. With Blake Baggett sitting out this round, team riders Justin Bogle and Benny Bloss were ready to hold it down for the team.
Justin Bogle did not get the greatest of starts in Moto One, as he finished the first lap outside the top twenty. He would go on to put in a charge through the field and work his way up to just outside the top ten to finish in 12th place at the checkered flag. Justin came back in Moto Two with a much better start putting him inside the front pack. He put up the good fight, battling within the top ten throughout the moto finishing 11th, and finishing 11th overall for the day.
It was fun in the sand as Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC visited The Wick 338 in Southwick, MA this past weekend for round six of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship.
Blake Baggett started moto one just outside the top ten and kept the charge pushing his way into the top ten five minutes into the race. After slipping back a few spots, a late race push kept him battling inside the top ten, taking the checkered flag in 10th. Blake would have a challenging second moto. After rounding the first turn inside the lead pack, he found himself going backward outside the top ten. He would quickly recover, and moved forward to earn 12th overall for the day.
“Today was tough. While I had the speed out there, I’m disappointed in this weekend’s performance. We will regroup and be ready to fight for a podium spot this weekend at RedBud.”Blake Baggett
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.
The season came to a wet and muddy close as the twelfth, and final, round of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship visited Ironman MX in Crawfordsville, IN this past weekend. Despite the unfavorable conditions, Blake Baggett was able to fight back to 10th overall, while Benny Bloss earned 11th overall .
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Blake Baggett showed great speed right out of the gate, as he navigated the first turn inside the top five. Unfortunately, his moto came to a stop one lap later when the deep mud swallowed up his bike and forced him off. After getting his bike free and stopping in the mechanics area, Baggett re-entered the race at the very end of the field. Blake then put the charge on in the tricky conditions to work his way up to 16th by the time the checkered flag flew.
Things really heated up last weekend as Round eleven of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship series headed south to Budds Creek MX in Mechanicsville, MD, as this race ended up being on one of the hottest days of the season! Blake Baggett put in another impressive performance, coming in 4th. Benny Bloss placed well within the top ten, and Dakota Alix battled out half the riders, coming in 20th for the day.
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During practice, Blake Baggett gave everyone a preview of things to come, putting in the 6th-fastest time of the morning. He rocketed out of the gate in moto 1 and made it to the first turn inside the top ten. He rode fast, picking up positions, and by mid-race found himself battling it out with Jason Anderson for 5th. Just as Blake was going in for the pass on Anderson, he made contact with the back tire of the 21 machine, causing Blake to go down. Luckily he only lost one spot by the time he jumped back on his KTM, and caught back up to make the pass, finishing in 4th place.