Payson, UT (Jan. 13, 2020) – Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS headed to the heart of the Midwest as the gateway city of St. Louis, MO played host to round two of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series. Team riders Blake Baggett and Justin Bogle kept it pinned, with Blake Baggett earning a top-10 finish.
Baggett Charges Forward
Blake Baggett en route to a 9th place finish. Photo Credit: Kardy Photos
Blake Baggett came into round two ready to continue his momentum from the opening round last weekend. In the first 450 heat race, Blake timed the gate perfectly and drag-raced down the start straight for the holeshot. After rounding the first turn, he quickly found himself in a tight battle within the top five. Blake hit his marks and the SoCal SuperTrucks supported rider took the checkered flag in 5th place to transfer to the main event. In the main, Blake rounded the first turn buried back in 15th, but quickly fought his way up to 10th place. After a battle with Dean Wilson and Aaron Plessinger at the tail end of the top 10, Blake found himself in a block pass fest for over half the race with Justin Hill for 9th place. Blake finally made his move in one of the tricky rhythm sections, though, passing Hill with a little less than 3 minutes remaining. He closed the gap on the next rider before running out of time, taking the checkered flag in 9th place.
“Tonight didn’t go how I wanted. My start wasn’t there in the main and I found myself buried in the pack. We still have a few changes that we need to make on the bike and we will back battling for a top-three next week at Anaheim.”Blake Baggett
Bogle Stays Positive After St.Louis Ride
Justin Bogle showed speed in his heat in St. Louis. Photo Credit: Kardy Photos
Justin Bogle was looking to turn things around from last week as he timed the gate perfectly at the start of his heat race and took the lead after the first turn. Justin was absolutely flying, and he even pulled out a gap between him and the rest of the pack in the opening laps. The race looked to be in Justin’s command until he pushed too hard coming into the turn at the start of the rhythm section. He mistimed the jump and got sent to the ground. After remounting, Justin charged his way back inside a transfer spot to finish 9th. In the main, Justin got pinched at the start and rounded the first turn buried deep in the pack. He fought his way forward to 15th place by the checkered flag.
“While my result doesn’t show it, tonight was a step in the right direction. It felt good to lead a few laps in my heat, I just didn’t get the start I needed tonight in the main to run in the top ten. We will keep pushing forward, make a few changes on the bike and be ready for Anaheim 2 next weekend.”Justin Bogle
The team now heads back to Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA for round three of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
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