Payson, UT (Feb. 9, 2020) – Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS made its way to America’s finest city this past Saturday night as round six of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series made its final California stop at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. The team’s KTM race bikes were outfitted with a special camo theme for Military Appreciation night thanks to HBD MotoGrafix, Seat Concepts, and Acerbis. Ready for battle, Blake Baggett would earn his first podium of the 2020 season.
Blake Baggett came into San Diego ready for battle. Decked out in a special Fly Racing Military gear set, he ran at the top of the charts each qualifying session to earn the 5th fastest time of the day. Taking that momentum into the heat race, Blake launched out of the gate and rounded the first turn in second place. He soon found himself in a battle with Justin Brayton but slid back to 3rd place a few laps later. While keeping Brayton in his sights, Blake came under attack from Jason Anderson late in the race. Both went back and forth before Blake powered past Anderson to take back 3rd place and a spot in the main event.
In the main event, Baggett grabbed a handful of throttle to lead the field into the first turn for the holeshot. He then got stood up in the next corner and got shuffled back to 6th place. He moved forward quickly, though, and moved into the top 5 to start pursuing Aaron Plessinger for 3rd place. Blake put the pressure on and forced a mistake that allowed him to move into 3rd. He then set his sights forward and came within striking distance of 2nd place in the final laps. At the checkered flag Blake locked down 3rd place and his first podium of the season.
“Tonight was a good one. I finally put it all together and had great starts all night. Feels good to be back on the podium and we are moving in the right direction. We will be ready to battle for another podium next weekend in Tampa.”Blake Baggett
The team now leaves the west coast and will head to Tampa, FL for round seven of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
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2020 Team Sponsors:
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, KTM, WPS, Fly Racing, Palmetto
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