Blake Baggett started his day solid, posting the 6th fastest overall qualifying time during the afternoon. Under the lights, he was all business during his heat race. Thanks to his good gate pick, Baggett used the exceptional traction of his Dunlop tires to quickly jump out in front of the field at the start and grab the holeshot. Matching the pace of leader Eli Tomac for the whole race, Baggett held on to finish second and transfer straight to the main event. In the main, he once again put himself in a good position at the start, rounding the first turn in third place. Blake was charging to the front until going down in the tricky whoop section early on. He remounted and put on a charge from the back of the field to finish in the 14th position.
“I felt fast out there” said Baggett. “It’s unfortunate that I went down, because I had the speed to battle up front here at Anaheim. We are looking forward to next weekend in San Diego and a better finish.”
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS heads to Petco Park in San Diego, CA for round two of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
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