Despite having to come from behind in both motos, Blake Baggett grabbed 3rd in the first moto, and 1st in the second moto at Budds Creek. Good enough for the overall win, and keeping his title hopes alive in a very interesting championship chase.
DOB: January 31, 1992
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 135 lbs
Residence: Grand Terrace, California
Hometown: Grand Terrace, California
Bike: KX 250F
2012: Champion 250 Class Motocross
2011: 3rd AMA Lites Motocross
Blake rode well at Muddy Creek, TN with 1-3 moto finishes, good enough for second overall on the day and making up valuable series points.
Baggett made an incredible last lap pass on the face of the finish line jump to win the first moto. A crash in the second moto kept him from the top spot, but still on the podium.
RV carried a large lead into St. Louis and left with an even larger points differential after Dungey went down on the last lap. Martin rode strong up front and held off challenges to win again, increasing his lead to 8pts. with 3 races to go…
Villopoto was fast and rode a smart race to take second in the main event.
Martin quickly took over the lead in the main, dealt with lappers, and closed strong to win his second race of the year.
Blake had to come through the pack, but when the checkers waved he was on the podium in third.
Arnaud Tonus took over the red plate in Brazil with the overall in the MX2 GP class.