Payson, UT (Sept.9, 2020) – Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS took on one of the series favorite tracks as round four and five of the 2020 Pro Motocross Championship series took over Redbud MX in Buchanan, MI for Labor Day weekend. With races on Friday and Monday, Blake Baggett capped off the double header weekend with a moto win and 2nd overall during Redbud 2, while teammate Justin Bogle looked confident en route to top-20 rides both rounds.
Redbud MX 1 Rider Reports:
Blake Baggett was on rails during morning practice as he found the fast line around the RedBud track to take the top qualifying spot for the day. He used that advantage in Moto 1 to round the first turn inside the front pack. He quickly found himself in a battle inside the top 10 with Eli Tomac that lasted for the first half of the race. After sliding out of the top 10 briefly, Blake put on a charge in the second half of the race to take the checkered flag in 10th place. Another solid start in Moto 2 had Baggett rounding the first lap inside the top 10. He didn’t let off the throttle as he worked his way closer to the top 5 by the midway point of the race. Hitting his marks, Blake crossed the finish line in 7th place, earning him 8th overall for the day.
Justin Bogle continues to gain momentum with each race, and RedBud 1 was no different. In Moto 1, Bogle rounded the first lap inside the top 15. He battled for position throughout the race, moving to just outside of the top 13 before sliding back to take the checkered flag in 17th place. A good jump off the gate in Moto 2 allowed Justin to round the first lap just outside the top 10. The Fly Racing supported rider kept the pace on the rutted track to finish 17th, earning 16th overall for the day.
Redbud MX 2 Rider Reports:
Blake Baggett showed his speed early on, as would take to the track in morning practice to post the 4th fastest time of the day. He would start moto one inside the top ten, and then quickly made moves to push just outside the top five by mid-race. Blake then found himself in a battle with Marvin Musquin for a few laps before sliding back to take the checkered flag in 6th place. A top five start in the second moto gave Blake the track position he needed to battle for the win. The Palmetto Motorsports backed rider picked up the pace, as he worked his way past Marvin Musquin putting him inside the top three. After taking advantage of a downed rider, he quickly moved into second, setting his sights on the lead stalking Zack Osborne with five laps to go. In “El Chupacabra” fashion he closed the gap quickly and made one of the best moves of the weekend for the lead with a few laps left. Not letting off the gas, the Alpinestars supported rider opened up a seven second gap in the closing stages of the race and crossed the finish line with his first win of the season, earning him a spot on the podium with 2nd overall for the day.
“It feels good to get that moto win. I had the speed all weekend. Things were connecting and the race just came to me. I want to give it up to the team for being behind me and all their hard work. We will take this momentum into the break and come back ready for another podium at Spring Creek” – Blake Baggett
Justin Bogle showed speed in the first moto, as he rounded the first lap outisde the top twenty. He didn’t let off, put his head down and went to work moving forward. Justin continued to charge and made his way to 15th at the checkered flag. Moto two had Justin staring up inside the top ten. He would run the pace early in the race before sliding back a few spots. The Seat Concepts supported rider hit his marks, and battled his way to the finish line to take the checkered flag in 14th, earning 13th overall for the day
“I felt good out there today. Overall I had a better pace and picked better lines on the track today. We still have a few things to work on, but we are heading in the right direction and keep come back ready for Spring Creek in two weeks.” – Justin Bogle
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS now take a week break before going racing at Spring Creek MX for round six of the 2020 Pro Motocross Nationals in Millville, MN.
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Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, KTM, WPS, Fly Racing, Palmetto Motosports, FMF Racing, Engine Ice, Alpinestars, ODI, Galfer, Motorex, ASV, Acerbis, GEAR Alloy, JStar Auto Group, SoCal SuperTrucks, HBD MotoGrafx, XYO Network, Seat Concepts, 100%, Sunstar, Regina Chains, WP Factory Services, Giant, Hinson Racing, ETS Fuels, DT-1, Dunlop, Motion Pro, Talon, Dubya, Excel, FCP, Loenbro, Ogio, Hurly, Beta Tools, ProPegs, Xtrig, San Diego Powder and Protective Coatings
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