PHOENIX RACE REPORT
The Monster Energy Supercross season headed to the University of Phoenix Stadium in the Phoenix community of Glendale, AZ , for round four of the 2017 season.
Blake Baggett got a handle on the Phoenix track early on, finding the speed to claim the fastest qualifying time of the day, putting his Team RMATVMC-WPS-KTM bike on the top spot with a 59.6 sec. lap time. Not letting off, Baggett continued to show his speed in his heat race as he rounded the first turn in the third position. He was pressured by points leader Ryan Dungey mid-race, ultimately holding off his charge to finish 3rd.
With a solid gate pick for the main event, Baggett launched himself out of the gate and rounded the first turn inside the front of the pack. He would follow his teammate through the field, using his Scott Prospect goggles to give him a clear view of the deteriorating track. Baggett rode solid, holding his own for the remainder of the race. Thanks to 4Arm Strong, he was able to ride the pace through the main and take the checkered flag in 7th position, moving him up to 14th in championship points.
“Tonight was solid,” said Baggett. “The track was my style, and I had fun out there. We are going in the right direction with the bike, and I am riding where I should be. We will make a few changes and come out even stronger in Oakland.”
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS will head to Oakland, CA for round five of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series.