Big weekend in Southwick for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team
Aug 13 2012
SOUTHWICK, MASS. (August 13, 2012) -- Everything came into place this past weekend for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett and Broc Tickle at the ninth of 12 rounds of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which was held at the Moto-X 338 National in Southwick, Mass.
It was a big weekend for the team, which is supported by KMC Wheels. Baggett earned a dramatic overall win, his fourth of the season, and stretched his points lead out to 24 points in the 250 class, while Tickle earned his second career outdoor podium finish in the 450 class.
Baggett was itching for an overall win after finishing third at the previous round at Washougal. He has been the 250 class points leader for the past eight weeks, but hadn’t been able to nail down an overall win since the sixth round of the series at the Red Bud National in Buchanan, Mich. With the series dwindling down, and a championship on the line, Baggett knew he had to stretch his 11-point lead out a bit more in order to fend off a stacked group of competitors. After finishing third in moto one, he dug deep in moto two and put on his signature charge to make a late-race pass for the win. Baggett’s Southwick win marks his fourth overall win of the season, and he is now leading the 250 class by 24 points.
Tickle was feeling the vibe after qualifying with the fastest time of the day in the 450 class. After finishing sixth in moto one, he came back in moto two and navigated through the pack to finish fourth. The 6-4 finish gave him third overall, which was his second career outdoor podium finish in the 450 class. He is currently fifth overall in 450 point standings.
The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team now prepares for the 10th round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which will be held this Saturday, August 18 at the Unadilla National in New Berlin, N.Y. Follow the team on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information on Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki.