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.
“I had the speed to win tonight,” said Baggett. “It was unfortunate I made a mistake that ended my night, as I felt I had a good chance at the win. The good news after my crash is I’m leaving here healthy, so we’ll regroup and be ready to battle for the win next weekend at Arlington.”
Justin Bogle catapulted out of the gate in his heat race leading the field into turn one, securing the holeshot. He would end up losing the lead a few turns later to Justin Brayton only to come back with an assertive pass back to lead the start of the race. After a missed shift shuffled Justin back a few spots, the #19 held on to finish 4th and transfer straight to the main. Justin’s progress in the main event was hindered by a mid-pack start. As the track wore away, he would struggle to find his rhythm taking the checkered flag in 13th place.
“Tonight didn’t go my way,” said Bogle. “I felt I rode well tonight, even though I didn’t get the start I needed in the main event. We are making good progress and am looking forward to getting back up to the front at Arlington next weekend.”