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.
It was a tough night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS as round six of the 2019 AMA Supercross season traveled to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN this past Saturday night.
Blake Baggett started the day looking fast on the Minneapolis track as he recorded the 5th fastest time of the day in qualifying. In his heat race he would rocket out of the gate and round the first turn inside the top three. Blake hit his lines every lap and rode strong to finish 5th, transferring straight to the main. Another great start in the main event had Blake rounding the first turn inside the top four. He would ride a calculated race, keeping the pressure on Ken Roczen for over ¾ of the race until making his move towards the front and for 3rd place. His night would take a turn for the worse, however, when he mistimed a set of rollers and crashed hard. After catching his breath, Blake would get up with only minor bruises and ride back to the pits on his own power ending his night.
SoCal SuperTrucks backed Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS had a top ten night at round 4 of the 2019 Supercross season inside the Oakland Co. Coliseum in Oakland, CA this past Saturday night. Team riders Blake Baggett rode to his second podium of the season, and Justin Bogle secured his first top ten finish of the year.
Blake Baggett rode fast all through the day on the track at Oakland. In his heat race, he rocketed out of the gate and rounded the first turn ahead of the pack, securing the holeshot. He would go on to lose a couple positions, but continued to ride strong to take the checkered flag in third earning him a transfer straight to the main. Blake’s main event was exciting to say the least! Starting from outside the top ten in 17th place, he set his sights on the front of the pack. He would put on a charge, overtaking riders 1 by 1 ahead of him. The number 4 worked his way from 17th all the way up to 3rd place with 5 minutes left to go in the race! He remained focused and hit all his marks to finish the night in 3rd, picking up his second podium of the year. With four rounds completed, Blake moves to 7th in the championship points standings.