Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC descended upon Las Vegas, NV for the 17th and final round of the 2019 AMA Supercross season this past Saturday night. SoCal SuperTrucks Backed Riders Blake Baggett and Justin Bogle finished out the season both with top ten finishes.
Blake Baggett launched out of the gate in his heat leading the field to the first turn and grabbed the holeshot. He looked fast on the hard packed track and set the pace early on. He would ride with intensity, only sliding back a few spots to finish third and transfer straight to the main event. The #4 again had a solid jump out of the gate, rounding the first turn inside the top five. Blake would start to have a solid ride going, finding his classic mid-race push as he closed in on the top five. He then had an unfortunate off-track jaunt that cost him two spots, taking the checkered flag in 7th place and earning 5th place overall in the final supercross points standings.
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC returned to racing as round 16 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season stopped at Metlife Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ this past Saturday night. Blake Baggett rode solid race earning a 4th place finish, and Justin Bogle got his second heat race win of the season.
Blake Baggett got a great start in his heat, as he lead the field into turn one and rounded the first turn in 3rd place. Blake held off the riders behind him, to cross the finish line in 3rd place. Blake started the main event inside the top five and moved into 4th in the first few laps. He would ride a solid race, working his way into second place by mid-way through the laps. Blake made a mistake and went down late in the race, but quickly remounted, sliding back one spot to take the checkered flag in 4th place. Going into the last round, Blake holds 5th place in championship points.
“I rode well tonight” said Baggett. “I felt good tonight. The track was a bit tricky and I just made a little mistake that cost me a podium spot. I’m looking forward to finishing the season strong next week in Las Vegas.”
Justin Bogle started his heat race with a launch out of the gate to round the first turn in 2nd place. From the beginning of the race, Justin would ride solidly as he put pressure on race leader Eli Tomac, eventually forcing a mistake to take over the lead. Leading the field, Justin pulled a gap and took the checkered flag for his second heat race win of the season. He got another good start in the main event, but collided with another rider in the first turn, collecting a hard stinger to his hand. He went down soon after while still bunched up in the pack, damaging his bike too much to continue. It was an unfortunate series of events that caused the end of Justin’s race, since he was mentally ready for a podium coming off his second straight heat race win.
“Wasn’t the night I expected,” said Bogle. “ I was feeling it tonight and felt good to get my second heat race win of the season. It was unfortunate how my main went, as I felt I could have been up there battling for a podium spot. I’m looking forward to Las Vegas and ending the season on a high note.”
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC traveled to the mile high city as round 15 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season made a return after 23 years to Denver, CO and Broncos Stadium at Mile High this past Saturday night. It would be another top ten night for the team, as Justin Bogle rode to a rock-solid fourth place, and Blake Baggett made his way through the field to finish in sixth place.
Blake Baggett rocketed out of the gate in his heat and rounded the first turn just behind his teammate. He kept pace with the leader until a slight bobble on the last lap pushed him back one spot, crossing the finish line in the number 3 position. Blake started the main event with his work cut out for him as he came to the first turn at the in tenth place. He charged forward and made his way to just outside the top five by the middle of the race. Blake put on a late race charge but unfortunately ran out of time, crossing the checkered flag in 6th place.
It was yet another podium night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC as round 11 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season commenced at Indianapolis, IN this past Saturday night.
The night started with Blake Baggett out in front as he grabbed the holeshot in his heat race and took the early race lead. Blake would have some issues on the track that slid him back into third position, where he took the checkered flag and a transfer spot to the main event. The #4 had his starts dialed and in the main event he shot out of the gate getting around the first turn in second place. But by the end of the first lap, he found himself in 4th place. Baggett made his move into third and with under ten minutes to go made the pass for second place. He then set his sights at the front and would attempt a pass for the lead with just a few laps to go, but to no avail. Blake stayed poised, hitting his lines and used solid riding to finish in 2nd place, his fourth podium of the season.
Round 10 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season was a hometown race for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS at the world center of racing, the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida this past Saturday night.
Blake Baggett came into Daytona confident, ready to put his KTM 450SX-F FE out in front, and that’s just what he did! He grabbed traction straight out of the gate in his heat race, leading the field into the first turn to secure the holeshot. Soon he would find himself being challenged for the lead, falling back into second before launching it off the wall jump to make the pass and re-take the lead. Blake pulled a sizable gap, and ultimately taking the win.