Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC -KTM-WPS traveled to the desert city of Las Vegas, NV for the 17th and final round of the 2019 AMA Supercross season this past Saturday night. With the bikes sporting special HBD MotoGrafx Vegas inspired graphics, Blake Baggett and Justin Bogle ended the season with top ten finishes.
Blake Bagget launched out of the gate in his heat leading the field to the first turn and nabbed the holeshot. He looked fast on the hard packed track and set the pace early on. He would ride fierce, only sliding back a few spots to finish third and transfer to the main event. The So Cal SuperTrucks supported rider again had a solid launch out of the gate, rounding the first turn inside the top five. Blake would start to have a solid ride going, finding his classic mid-race push as he closed in on the top five. He then had an unfortunate off-track excursion that cost him two spots, taking the checkered flag in 7th place and earning 5th place overall in the final supercross points standings.
“It was a good night,” said Baggett. “The track was my style and it feels good to end the Supercross season with a solid ride. I want to thank the team for all the support and now we are looking towards the outdoor season.”
Justin Bogle looked confident throughout daytime qualifying and it followed into the night show. He used the traction from his Dunlop tires to round the first turn inside the top three. Hitting his marks every lap, Justin rode a superb race, finishing 4th to take a spot in the main event. Another strong start in the main event allowed the ODI supported rider to round the first turn inside the top ten. Justin’s race turned quickly, as he almost had a near get-off in the long rhythm section exiting the stadium and losing a number of spots. He was able to recover and re-enter the track outside the top ten. From there, he put his head down and worked his way back up inside the top ten to hold on to 9th overall in the series, his best overall series finish in his young 450 career.
“I felt good out there tonight,” said Bogle. “I had two good starts and that helped out there on this type of track. I was able to work my way back up from deep in the pack and finish the season inside the top ten in points. I can’t thank the team enough for giving me this opportunity and believing in me all season.”
Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC – KTM – WPS will take a few weeks off before the start of the 2019 Outdoor Pro Motocross Championship season opener, Hangtown MX in Rancho Cordova, CA on May 18.