Payson, UT (Feb.11, 2018) – It was a salute to our military, as round six of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship series, took over Petco Park in San Diego, CA, for Military Appreciation Night this past Saturday. As team bikes were decked with a special military theme from D’Cor Visuals and Seat Concepts, Blake Baggett rode through the carnage to put himself on the podium for the second race in a row, while Benny Bloss and Dakota Alix charged to solid finishes.
Blake’s night started right and on the gas. After posting the 7th fastest time during qualifying, he came into the night with pure focus. He looked solid in his heat race as he rounded the first turn inside the top five. He continued to charge forward, and again, his fast whoop speed kept him battling up to 4th, directly transferring him to the main event. In the main event, Blake upped his intensity as he avoided the carnage in the first turn to start the race outside the top ten in 12th. He never let up and kept his intensity working his way to the front that lead to a dramatic pass for 3rd. Closing the gap late in the race, Blake finished the night in 3rd, grabbing his second podium of the season. That propels him to 5th in the championship points standings.
“It was a good night,” said Baggett. “The track was slick, and I charged all race to get 3rd tonight. It feels good to get back-to-back podiums. There are a lot of rounds left, so we’ll keep working for those two top spots.”
Benny Bloss was ready to race in San Diego. A solid start in his heat had Benny battling inside the top ten. He kept the pressure on as he became entrenched in a battle for position, finishing 7th and transferring straight to the main event. In the main, Benny launched out of the gate, narrowly missing a first-turn pileup. He continued to stay focused and finished the night in 12th place.
“I feel great about my night,” said Bloss. “I have been struggling lately keeping the bike on two wheels, so to ride the whole day consistent and finish 12th is a big step forward. I leave San Diego in one piece, so I’m looking forward to next week and getting into the top ten.”
Dakota Alix looked good during his heat race. He rode strong, putting his #42 KTM up inside the top three early on. Sliding back a few spots, Alix finished 6th and secured a spot in the main event. He launched out of the gate in the main event and led the field into the first turn, narrowly missing the holeshot. Alix had an altercation with another rider that sent him to the ground early in the race. With his never-say-die attitude, he remounted and battled from the back of the field to finish the night in 14th.
After six rounds, Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS travels to Arlington, TX, for round seven of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
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