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.
The inclement weather didn’t stop racing fans as the first round of the 2019 Supercross season opener kicked off, taking over Angel Stadium of Anaheim CA this past Saturday night. It was a difficult night for SoCal SuperTrucks Supported riders Blake Baggett and Justin Bogle, as they started off the new season.
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Blake Baggett came into the 2019 season ready and showing he will be a serious force this year as he put in a lighting fast lap in the closing minutes of practice to earn himself the top qualifier spot. He continued the pace into his heat race, rounding the first turn with the holeshot. He kept the momentum and hit his lines finishing 3rd to transfer straight to the main event.
The season came to a wet and muddy close as the twelfth, and final, round of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship visited Ironman MX in Crawfordsville, IN this past weekend. Despite the unfavorable conditions, Blake Baggett was able to fight back to 10th overall, while Benny Bloss earned 11th overall .
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Blake Baggett showed great speed right out of the gate, as he navigated the first turn inside the top five. Unfortunately, his moto came to a stop one lap later when the deep mud swallowed up his bike and forced him off. After getting his bike free and stopping in the mechanics area, Baggett re-entered the race at the very end of the field. Blake then put the charge on in the tricky conditions to work his way up to 16th by the time the checkered flag flew.
Things really heated up last weekend as Round eleven of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship series headed south to Budds Creek MX in Mechanicsville, MD, as this race ended up being on one of the hottest days of the season! Blake Baggett put in another impressive performance, coming in 4th. Benny Bloss placed well within the top ten, and Dakota Alix battled out half the riders, coming in 20th for the day.
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During practice, Blake Baggett gave everyone a preview of things to come, putting in the 6th-fastest time of the morning. He rocketed out of the gate in moto 1 and made it to the first turn inside the top ten. He rode fast, picking up positions, and by mid-race found himself battling it out with Jason Anderson for 5th. Just as Blake was going in for the pass on Anderson, he made contact with the back tire of the 21 machine, causing Blake to go down. Luckily he only lost one spot by the time he jumped back on his KTM, and caught back up to make the pass, finishing in 4th place.
The Pro Motocross Championship series’ return to racing was a wet and wild one this past weekend at Unadilla MX in New Berlin, NY. As rain poured down on Team SoCal SuperTrucks backed RMATV/MC, they maneuvered their way through the trecherous muddy conditions. Blake Baggett put in a top 5 overall ride, Benny Bloss just behind in 6th, and Dakota Alix with 19th for the day.
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Blake Baggett launched off the gate in moto 1 merely missing the holeshot, reaching the first turn in second place. Despite a constant onslaught of rain pounding down on him, he remained on the gas, battling inside the top three early on in the race. As track conditions worsened, Blake was forced to make stop at the mechanics’ area mid-race for a fresh pair of goggles. He returned to the track, and was able to come back to finish in 5th place.