At the 2019 Minneapolis SX, Blake Baggett went down hard through a rhythm section in the main even while battling with Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin for a podium position. Despite the crash being a dirty one, “after catching his breath, Blake would get up with only minor bruises and ride back to the pits on his own power ending his night,” the team said in a press release.
“I had the speed to win tonight,” said Baggett after the crash. “It was unfortunate I made a mistake that ended my night, as I felt I had a good chance at the win. The good news after my crash is I’m leaving here healthy, so we’ll regroup and be ready to battle for the win next weekend at Arlington.”
It was a tough blow to the Blake and the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC / KTM team and in effect ended any hope of the #4 bike getting into the mix for the 450SX title. Heading into Minneapolis Blake had one win and was 5th in the points—26 points behind the leader—and leaving Minneapolis he is now 7th in the points—42 points behind the leader.
Photo by: Jeff Kardas, Courtesy of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC / WPS / KTM team