Pala MX Race Report

Baggett, Bogle Tough It Out at Pala MX

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Payson, UT (May 28, 2019) – Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS traveled south as the second round of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship series made it’s return to Southern California’s Pala Raceway since 2011 this past weekend.

Rider Reports:

After setting the 5th fastest lap in morning practice, Blake Baggett timed the gate perfectly in moto one, leading the field into the first turn to grab the holeshot. He would then find himself under attack quickly and shuffled back to 2nd. Then after a brief pass by Anderson dropping him to 3rd, Blake retaliated passing Anderson back for 2nd and then ran Roczen down quickly to battle for the lead headed into the third lap.  Blake would hit something in the track headed into turn one that was so solid, it would bend his front wheel, and more causing him to stop for a front wheel change in the pits.  Unfortunately, he jammed his throttle wrist in the impact as well.  He would go out and race Moto 2, but the pain in his wrist from the first moto crash proved too much to hang with the lead pack.  Blake would continue till the end to grab what will be critical championship points come seasons end.  

Though it was a rough day, Blake’s wrist checked out all clear after the race and will be ready to go after the podium at round 3 in Lakewood, CO this weekend. 

“Today didn’t go my way,” said Baggett. “I felt like I had the speed out there to battle at the front, just had a few issues that kept me from being up there. We have some work to do this week and I am looking forward to a better result at Thunder Valley, where I grabbed my first 450mx win.”

Justin Bogle rounded the first turn in moto one inside the top ten. He kept the charge as his WP Factory suspension soaked up the rough Pala track to take the checkered flag in 12th. Justin launched out of the gate in moto two, as the FMF racing supported rider lead the field into turn one to give the team it’s second holeshot of the day. He would then ride another strong moto, crossing the finish in 12th place, earning 12th place overall for the day.

“Not the result I expected,” said Bogle. “I had good starts both motos, I just didn’t feel comfortable on the track. We still have a few changes to make on the bike and we will be ready at Thunder Valley next week.”

Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS will now travel to Thunder Valley MX for round three of the 2019 Pro Motocross Nationals in Lakewood, CO .

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Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC|KTM | WPS, Fly Racing, 51 FIFTY Energy Drink, Palmetto Motorsports, Bubba Burger, FMF Racing, Engine Ice, Alpinestars, ODI, Scott, Galfer, Motorex, ASV, Acerbis, GEAR Alloy, JStar Auto Group, SoCal SuperTrucks, HBD MotoGrafx, XYO Network, Cherokee NC, Seat Concepts, Sunstar, Regina Chains, WP Factory Services, Hinson Racing, DT-1, Dunlop, Motion Pro, Talon, Dubya, Excel, Loenbro, Truck Central, Hurly, ETS Fuels, Beta Tools, ProPegs, Xtrig, San Diego Powder and Protective Coatings

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