Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS SX Rnd 16 Race Report
Baggett 10th, Bloss 11th at Supercross Round 16
This is a press release from Team RMATVMC-KTM-WPS…
Photos Courtesy of Team RMATVMC-KTM-WPS / Kardy Photos
Payson, UT (June 16, 2020) – Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS came into SLC6 for the second to last round as round 16 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series once again took over Rice-Eccles Stadium. Team rider Blake Baggett earned another top ten finish, while Benny Bloss would finish just outside the top ten.
Blake Bagget launched out of the gate in his heat race and rounded the first lap in 8th place. He quickly pushed forward and moved himself into 4th place by mid race. A final lap pass for position allowed Blake to take the checkered flag in 3rd place to transfer straight to the main event. While he would get a good jump off the gate in the main event, Blake would get shuffled towards the tail end of the pack after the first turn. Starting from 15th place, he marched his way through the field, making his way into the top ten by the mid-way point where he would find himself in a battle with Justin Barcia, eventually being passed for position. He didn’t let up, as Blake kept on Barcia’s rear tire for the rest of the race, crossing the finish line in 10th place at the checkered flag.
“My race was better tonight. We made some changes to the bike and it felt good on the track. I am looking forward to the last round and finishing off the season on a good note . ”
Benny Bloss would ride a solid heat race, battling inside the top ten throughout the race. He hit his lines every lap, working his way up to 6th at the checkered flag and a spot in the main event. Benny had his work cut out for him as he was buried in the pack at the start of the main event. He put his head down and followed his teammate forward, working his way up through the field to inside the top ten. He would slide back a few spots, taking the checkered flag in 11th position.
The team now prepares for round 17, the last race of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series.