It’s been 19 years since Supercross fans have gathered at the Raymond James Stadium. But 2018, saw the return of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship Series to Tampa this past Saturday night. Blake Baggett kept his chances at a championship alive as he recovered from an early race crash to finish inside the top ten.
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Blake Baggett began his night on a high note, launching off the line as the gate dropped on his heat race ahead of the pack, rounding the first corner, to securing the holeshot. He would go on to extend a gap between he and the rest of the riders until a mistake in a complex rhythm section led him to jump off the track, into the catch net behind the first bowl turn. Blake quickly regrouped and made his way back up to 7th where he finished, transferring him straight to the main event. Blake would have to work a little harder in his main event, as an incident in the sand section caused him to fall back to the end of the field. This didn’t stop “El Chupacabra” from buckling down and charging his way through position after position to break into the top ten, and finished the race in 9th place. This finish keeps him in 3rd place in the championship points standings!