It was a historic night for SoCal SuperTrucks backed Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS inside the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ as Blake Baggett took the 450SX win at round two of the 2019 Supercross season. This marks both Blake’s and the team’s first win in the premier 450SX class of Supercross.
Photo: Kardy Photos
The technical Glendale track befit Blake Baggett’s style, and it was clear during his heat race. With a great start, he rounded the first turn in 4th place. Riding fast, and hitting his lines, he held onto that position the entire race, and crossed the finish to transfer straight to the main.
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!
This past Saturday night marked the start of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. The excitement and anticipation were high as the day lead up to the first gate drop of the year for team riders Blake Baggett, Benny Bloss, and Dakota Alix.