Payson, UT (June 1, 2020) – After almost three months off, Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS headed to the high altitude of Salt Lake City, UT for round 11 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series. With the remaining rounds of the series to be held at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Blake Baggett and Benny Bloss put on a good showing in the first of the seven remaining rounds.
The time off did not hurt Blake Baggett as he had the Salt Lake City track dialed. He came out of the gate strong in his heat race, batting inside the top 3 and taking the checkered flag in 3rd place to transfer straight to the main event. Blake timed the gate perfectly and, with his FMF Racing exhaust, had the power to take the holeshot and early lead. His speed allowed him to open up a gap between the rest of the field, leading the first 12 laps of the race. He slid back late in the race due to complications with his wrist, but still crossed the finish line in 7th place.
“It felt good to be back racing. My starts were on point today and my speed was there. It was good to lead the main event and felt I had the bike to win today. The team has worked hard during this break and up front is where we should be. I’m looking forward to Wednesday night’s race and putting the team on the podium.”Blake Baggett
Benny Bloss had a solid heat race, battling inside the top ten for the duration of the race and taking the checkered flag in 9th place for the final transfer spot. A mid-pack start in the main event had Benny working hard from the beginning. The Engine Ice supported rider kept his his cool in the 90+ degree heat to end the day with a 13th place finish.
The team will quickly turn around and prepare for Wednesday night’s race, round 12 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
2020 Team Sponsors:
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, KTM, WPS, Fly Racing, Palmetto
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