Courtesy of RacerX
April 9, 2019 10:00am
by Steve Matthes
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’ Blake Baggett’s five podiums this season in Monster Energy AMA Supercross match a career-high from last season. But this year has been different for Baggett. He’s earned his first win in the premier class (and the first win for the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS team), been at the top of the board in qualifying, and proved he can run with the top pack.
On Saturday in Nashville, Baggett jelled well with the track and crushed the whoop sections that caused problems for a majority of the field. Baggett made a pass on championship leader Cooper Webb to grab second, his eighth top-five finish this season.
Our Steve Matthes spoke with him following the race.
Racer X: Nice ride, man. Great battle with Cooper Webb. Whoops were tough and you got them. You’ve got to be stoked with tonight.
Blake Baggett: Yeah, definitely. Just plugging away. Really trying to get back up there. The track was gnarly, for sure. Trying to get up there. The past two weekends have just not been clicking. Starts were off. The Triple Crown format, I don’t know.
So your start’s [were] off. That’s normal. That’s fine. But normally you can charge forward. We hadn’t seen that.
No, we hadn’t seen that since I got second at whatever round that was. So just, [the starts] were off two weekends. It was good to get back. I was off in practice, but I hope nobody goes by my practice times.
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