Payson, UT (Apr.23, 2018) – Round fifteen of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship, headed to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, for a daytime race. With fans being treated to the team pit party, Blake Baggett raced back into the top five with a 4th place finish, Benny Bloss charged to 14th , and Anthony Rodriguez finished 8th.
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Blake Baggett came in ready to do battle on the Foxborough track. He launched out of the gate in heat one, rounding the first turn battling for the lead. Blake didn’t let off as he kept the pressure on throughout the race, finishing 3rd. In the main, another solid start thanks to his Dunlop tires hooking up allowed Blake to battle within the top five early on. He continued to charge, battling for position until making the move to 4th by mid-race. Hitting his marks every lap, Blake kept charging and was rewarded with a 4th place finish on the night.
“I felt good out there today,” said Baggett. “My starts again were there, and I rode aggressive while being smart. The track was brutal today, so it was important to hit my marks every lap and stay consistent. I’m looking forward to the last two rounds and finishing off the season strong.”
Benny Bloss had a challenging afternoon on track. After a 9th place finish in his heat race, Benny started the main event deep in the pack due to his gate position. He then encountered an issue with a fallen rider in the sand section on the first lap, dropping him to the tail end of the field. He kept his head down and proceeded to charge his way through the field, passing riders at great speed. Benny worked his way back up to 14th by the checkered flag.
“It was a frustrating weekend,” said Bloss. “I felt good out there and felt that this was my type of track. It was unfortunate that I had an issue on the first lap as we could have had a top ten ride today. I’m ready for the last two rounds to put it into the top ten and finish the season on a positive.”
In the 250SX class, Anthony Rodriguez kept the momentum going this weekend as he took advantage of a good start in his heat race to finish 2nd, giving him a good gate pick for the main event. Anthony overcame a mid-pack start in the 250SX main event as he worked his way through the pack and inside the top ten to finish the night in 8th place.
After fifteen rounds, Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS will now head to Salt Lake City, UT, for round sixteen, the second-to-last round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
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