UT (Feb. 3, 2020) –
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS made its way to Northern
California this past Saturday night, as round five of the 2020
Monster Energy Supercross Series made a stop at RingCentral Coliseum
in Oakland, CA. As the lone rider under the team tent this weekend,
Blake Baggett raced to a top ten ride.
Blake Baggett attacked the track early during afternoon qualifying, finding the fast line around the track to post the 4th fastest time of the day. That qualifying position allowed him a stellar gate pick in his heat race, where he timed the gate perfectly to round the first turn in third place. He would match the pace of front runners Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac, keeping the pressure on. In El Chupacabra mode, Blake put the heat on Tomac, making the move for second place through the whoops and then quickly challenged Roczen for the lead twice over the next lap. On the last lap, Blake would have pressure from Tomac, as both found themselves in a dicey battle for second. He would fight to the finish, as an unsuccessful pass on the last corner had Blake taking the checkered flag in third place. Blake would have his work cut out for him in his main event, as he found himself outside the top ten after the first lap. He quickly made his way into the top ten by mid-race, moving up one more spot to finish the night in 9th place.
“This is a tough one tonight. My result doesn’t show how quick I was tonight. I didn’t get the start I needed in the main to run up front, as I was buried in the pack. We will keep moving forward and be ready to battle for a podium next weekend in San Diego.”
Bogle did not suit up to race this past weekend, as both Justin
and the team made the decision earlier this week to sit out the
Oakland round allowing Justin to heal up from his crash at Glendale
team will now heads down to Petco Park in San Diego, CA for round six
of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series.