This past Saturday marked the opening round of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Season in Anaheim, CA. SoCal SuperTrucks supported Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS was there in full force and ready to race! Riders Blake Baggett and Justin Bogle came into the season opener prepared, with Blake ending the night with a top-five finish.
Blake Baggett Anaheim 1 2020 | Credit: Kardy Photos
Blake Baggett looked focused and ready as he shot out of the gate in his first 450 heat race of the season, navigating the first turn at the end of the top ten. He continued to push forward, overtaking riders to cross the checkered flag in 6th place, securing a transfer spot straight to the main. With a good gate pick for the main event, Blake found himself in 6th place after the first lap. He spent half of the race in a three-way battle with Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, and Jason Anderson. After finding the fast lines on the technical Anaheim track, Blake made his way around Roczen and into 4th place with four minutes left of the race. He would close the gap on 3rd place within a second before running out of time, taking the checkered flag in 4th place, his best ever Anaheim 1 finish.
“It was a solid night. The day didn’t start off easy, however. The track was tough and we made a few changes throughout the day, and pulled it together for the main event. We still have a few changes that we need to make on the bike and we will be ready to battle for a podium spot next weekend at St. Louis.
Justin Bogle Anaheim 1 2020 | Credit: Kardy Photos
Justin Bogle came into the new season with a good outlook, healthy and ready race. In his heat, Justin persevered, despite a mid-pack start to end up finishing 6th and transfer straight to the main event. He would, unfortunately, have a difficult time in the main event, as he came around the first turn at the end of the pack after getting pinched off the gate. Justin focused and worked his way up through the field to take 16th at the checkered flag.
“It was a frustrating night out there. I didn’t get the starts I needed tonight and were a bit off on my settings which made it tough to push out there. I am happy to leave here healthy and I know we will get it sorted out and be ready at St. Louis next weekend.”
The team now heads to St. Louis, MO and the Dome at America’s Center for round two of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series.