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.
“It was a good night,” said Baggett. “The track was my style and it feels good to end the Supercross season with a solid ride. I want to thank the team for all the support and now we are looking towards the outdoor season.”
Justin Bogle looked confident throughout daytime qualifying and that confidence flowed into the night show. He shot out of the gate to round the first turn inside the top three. Hitting his lines every lap, Justin rode an outstanding race, finishing 4th to take a spot in the main event. Another strong start in the main event allowed Bogle to round the first turn inside the top ten. Justin’s race turned for the worse quickly, nearly going down in the long rhythm section exiting the stadium and losing a number of spots. He was able to recover and re-enter the track outside the top ten. From there, he put his head down and worked his way back up inside the top ten to hold on to 9th overall in the series, his best overall series finish in his young 450 career.
“I felt good out there tonight,” said Bogle. “I had two good starts and that helped out there on this type of track. I was able to work my way back up from deep in the pack and finish the season inside the top ten in points. I can’t thank the team enough for giving me this opportunity and believing in me all season.”