Payson, UT (Mar. 7, 2017) – It was another solid night for Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS, as round nine of the Monster Energy Supercross season made its only Canadian stop in Toronto, ON, inside the Rogers Centre. Blake Baggett put in a top five ride, while Davi Millsaps returned to action with a top ten finish.
Blake Baggett: 5th Place (450SX)
After posting the third-fastest time of the day in qualifying, Blake Baggett used his track speed in his heat race to put on a hard charge through the field. Making aggressive passes on his competition, he secured himself 4th and a transfer spot in the main event.
As the gate dropped in the main event, the exceptional traction of the Dunlop tires hooked up on the Toronto dirt and allowed Blake to grab his first main event holeshot of the season. He was riding solid, holding down second place until going down on lap five. Blake would remount in 4th and charge back up on 3rd place rider Brock Tickle with just three laps to go. Just about to make his move, a lapper crossed in front of him in the big rhythm section, causing him to go down. He would get back up for the second time and finish the night in 5th place.
“I felt solid tonight,” said Blake. “The bike was working great and I felt fast on this track. Unfortunately, a few mistakes in the main cost me. I’m already looking forward to Daytona and ready for another podium.”
Davi Millsaps: 7th Place (450SX)
Back in action, Davi Millsaps would find himself in an all-out battle in his heat race for a transfer spot to the main. He would quickly move himself into 3rd, but a late-race battle slid him back one spot to finish 4th while retaining a spot in the main.
In the main event, Davi rounded the first turn inside the top ten. As he charged his way up to the front, the WP Factory Services suspension provided the control he needed on the tight track. He continued to battle deep inside the top ten, working his way up to finish the night in 7th place.
“Tonight was good,” said Davi. “My speed was there, and I felt comfortable on the track tonight. We will be ready at Daytona next weekend to put in a top five ride.”
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS now heads to Daytona, FL, for round ten of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series.
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Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC | KTM | WPS
Fly Racing, Palmetto Motorsports, FMF Racing, Bubba Burger, N-Fab, Loenbro Motosports, Engine Ice, Creative Sports Concepts, Alpinestars, ODI, Scott, Galfer, Stellar MX, Seat Concepts, Talon, Dubya, Regina Chains, WP Factory Services, Hinson Racing, Truck Central, DT-1, Dunlop, Reflex-Streamline, R-Tech, 4-Arm Strong, Matrix Concepts, Motion Pro, Excel, SoCal SuperTrucks, Gear, Safety-Kleen, ETS Fuels, Mechanix Wear, San Diego Powder and Protective Coatings.
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