Payson, UT (Apr. 10, 2017) – After a three-year hiatus, the 14th round of Monster Energy Supercross raced into CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle, WA. The combination of the weather and the open-air stadium provided one of the toughest tracks Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS riders have seen all season.
Blake Baggett: 7th Place (450SX)
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo
Blake Baggett launched out of the gate in his heat race and made passes early on to put himself in qualifying position. He held off the charge from behind to finish 4th, directly transferring to the main event.
In the main, Blake launched out of the gate and rounded the first turn just outside the top ten in 12th. He would start working his way through the field, quickly passing up to 6th position by lap six. All looked good for Blake until getting crossed up in a rhythm section and landing on a tuff block. He remounted and as he has done all season, put his head down, pulled a tear-off from his Scott goggles and charged his way back up to 7th place by the checkered flag.
“It was a tough night,” said Blake. “I felt strong out there on the tough track; I just didn’t get the start I needed. We will be back where we should be in Salt Lake City after the break.”
Davi Millsaps: 5th Place (450SX)
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo
Davi Millsaps started his night off strong in his heat race. He powered out of the gate at full throttle, leading the field into the first turn. Davi rode smooth on the soft track and finished 2nd, directly transferring to the main event.
With his excellent gate pick in the main event, Davi once again shot out of the hole leading the charge to the first turn, grabbing the holeshot. With R-Tech plastic hand guards giving protection from the big rocks in the soil, Davi rode solid and ran 5th on the deteriorating track for most of the race. He finished the night with a 5th-place finish.
“The track was one of the toughest I’ve seen,” said Davi. “I felt good all night and had a great start in the main event. My speed was there, and I had the pace up front. I’m looking forward to Salt Lake City and grabbing that podium spot.”
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS will take a week off before heading to Salt Lake City, where racing returns to Rice-Eccles Stadium for round 15 of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series.
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Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC | KTM | WPS
Fly Racing, Palmetto Motorsports, FMF Racing, Bubba Burger, N-Fab, Loenbro Motosports, Engine Ice, Creative Sports Concepts, Alpinestars, ODI, Scott, Galfer, Stellar MX, Seat Concepts, Talon, Dubya, Regina Chains, WP Factory Services, Hinson Racing, Truck Central, DT-1, Dunlop, Reflex-Streamline, R-Tech, 4-Arm Strong, Matrix Concepts, Motion Pro, Excel, SoCal SuperTrucks, Gear, Safety-Kleen, ETS Fuels, Mechanix Wear, San Diego Powder and Protective Coatings.
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