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.
It was a podium night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS as round nine of the 2019 AMA Supercross season headed to Atlanta, Ga and Mercedes-Benz Stadium this past Saturday night.
Blake Baggett came into Atlanta ready for battle! From the start of his night he was at the front of the field. Starting with his qualifying heat, Baggett led the pack into the first turn to secure the holeshot. He rapidly pulled away, hitting his lines every lap and showing confidence on the technical track. He never gave up control of the lead until he took the checkered flag for a wire to wire victory. He brought that speed into the main event, rounding the first turn in third place. Blake stayed on the gas but rode a strategic race, moving into second halfway. He then started to close the gap late in the race, pressing Cooper Webb for the lead. After that late charge, he crossed the checkered flag in 2nd place.
It was another top five night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC as round 8 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season made its return to Ford Field in Detroit, MI this past Saturday night for the second Triple Crown event of the season.
Blake Baggett shot out of the gate in the first main event barley missing out on the holeshot. and Stayed in 2nd for the first lap. Blake’s good line choices helped him keep pace and he soon found himself in a battling it out inside the top three. He would end up moving back to 4th place where he’d take the checkered flag in the first main event. A mid-pack start hindered Blake in main event two, but would he work his way from deep in the field to just outside the top 10 to finish. In the third and final main event, Blake had perfect gate timing and lead the pack into the first turn to secure the holeshot. He would continue to hold onto the lead until an aggressive pass from Justin Barcia pushed Blake off the track. He recovered quickly only losing a few positions and started a hard charge to the front, finding himself within striking distance of the leader Cooper Webb with two laps to go. Keeping the pressure on, Blake closed the gap in the final few turns, narrowly missing the win to finish 2nd at the checkered flag.
It was a top five night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS as round 7 of the 2019 AMA Supercross season headed to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX this past Saturday night.
Blake Baggett was ready to do battle as he rocketed off the line in his heat race and rounded the first lap in 4th place. He looked strong on the Arlington track and found his battle for third place with Cooper Webb early on. After sliding back a few spots mid-race, he fought back to 4th at the checkered flag to transfer straight to the main event. Blake sneaked around the inside of turn one in the main event to start the race in 5th place. He would ride a solid pace, moving into the top three briefly before securing 4th place. Holding off the competition, he took the checkered flag in 4th place.
It was a tough night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS as round six of the 2019 AMA Supercross season traveled to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN this past Saturday night.
Blake Baggett started the day looking fast on the Minneapolis track as he recorded the 5th fastest time of the day in qualifying. In his heat race he would rocket out of the gate and round the first turn inside the top three. Blake hit his lines every lap and rode strong to finish 5th, transferring straight to the main. Another great start in the main event had Blake rounding the first turn inside the top four. He would ride a calculated race, keeping the pressure on Ken Roczen for over ¾ of the race until making his move towards the front and for 3rd place. His night would take a turn for the worse, however, when he mistimed a set of rollers and crashed hard. After catching his breath, Blake would get up with only minor bruises and ride back to the pits on his own power ending his night.