Baggett’s RedBud sweep strengthens American Motocross lead //
POSTED: 11 Jul 2012 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Alex Gobert
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett strengthened his 250 Class lead in the RedBud round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship last weekend.
Baggett’s weekend at RedBud was in question Saturday morning when he awoke feeling sick to his stomach and wasn’t sure if he would even ride practice. Even feeling under the weather couldn’t keep him from the track and he went on to qualify sixth.
Once the gate dropped, Baggett was untouchable. He won the first moto by 10 seconds and won the second moto by nearly 20 seconds on his KX250F. Baggett amassed the large lead in the second moto, despite tipping over and momentarily losing the lead.
“I felt pretty good today, despite being sick,” said Baggett. “First moto I didn’t get the best start so I put on a charge right away and was able to make quite a few passes. I jumped LaRocco’s Leap the very first lap, which I’ve never done before and no one had done in practice – I just went for it.
“I got into second and was able to pressure for the lead and take the win. In the second moto, I was out front and had a small tip-over. I was able to settle into a rhythm and found some faster lines and took the lead back. Feels good to go 1-1 again.”
Baggett had not swept both motos since the opening round at Hangtown and now holds a 19-point lead in the standings.