Round three of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship series headed to the looming hills of the Glen Helen MX outdoor national this past weekend. SoCal SuperTrucks backed Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS rider Blake Baggett buckled down, riding without a grip in the second moto to score a 7th place overall finish, while teammate Benny Bloss held down an 11th place finish and Dakota Alix took 18th in the 250MX class.
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Blake Baggett started out the day of racing with the 4th fastest time of the day in qualifying, which would foreshadow his performance in the first moto. He got on the gas right away, and shot out of the gate finding himself among the top ten riders early on in the race. Blake then made his way from there up into the top 5, where he would hold position to finish 5th. Unfortunately, moto two would not go as smoothly for #4. Despite a great start, and nearly missing the holeshot, Blake would go down in the next corner with both him and his bike getting run over multiple times, tearing off his left grip. But in true “El Chupacabra” fashion, Baggett picked up his bike, sans left grip, hopped on and never looked back. He proceded to charge from dead last all the way up to 9th place by the end of the moto. His 5-9 score would earn him a 7th overall, putting him 5th in championship points.