The Thunder Valley MX outdoor national, the third round of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship series, was held in Lakewood, CO, the this past weekend. Both Blake Bagget & Benny Bloss put in top five performances, as Baggett landed on the podium for the first time this season with a 3rd place finish, while Bloss made it known he is a top-five contender as he rode to his best finish this season with a 5th place finish.
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Blake Baggett has done well at Thunder Valley in the past, so coming into this race, he was both prepared and confident. He started the day of racing strong in qualifying, putting in the 6th fastest lap. Despite having to line up for the gate drop twice due to a red flag for a downed rider causing a restart, Blake was unperturbed, rocketing out of the gate, straight to the first turn ahead of the pack, securing the holeshot. He would end up sliding back to third, and toward the end of the race put in an admirable attempt to overcome 2nd, but to no avail. He would ultimately finish moto 1 in 3rd place.