Blake Baggett came into Houston a new rider and looking to improve upon his Anaheim 1 result. That showed from the moment he hit the track, as he put in the fast laps to secure the 7th fastest qualifying time of the day. A strategic gate pick played into Baggett’s favor in the heat race, as his FMF Racing Exhaust system allowed him to put the power down and round the first turn inside the top three. A battle with competitor Weston Peick saw both riders exchange positions several times before Blake made the pass stick on the difficult table-to-double section. He would go on to finish 3rd and transfer straight to the main event.
Blake once again had his starts dialed for the main event, launching out the gate and rounding the first turn inside the top five. He would become entrenched in a battle for position early in the race with several riders before taking over 7th place. From there, Blake hit marks every lap, riding with consistency to finish the night in seventh. After two rounds, Blake moves up to 9th place in Championship points.
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“Tonight I felt more confident,” said Baggett.”We made a few changes this week and things are progressing in the right direction. I’m looking forward to Anaheim 2 next weekend and a podium finish.”