O’Neal’s Blake Baggett made a surprise appearance aboard his Suzuki RM-Z450 at the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Saturday at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.
“That was an awesome start, probably the best I’ve had in years of racing outdoors,” Baggett said of his blastoff in the first moto. “I came around and was like second or third, somewhere in there, and went to go up the hill and just spun it out. I didn’t go to pick up my bike right away. I was guarding my shoulder and didn’t want to get hit, so I waited until everybody went by. And then I got going again and went from 40th to 16th.”
“It was a good fight and I felt good about it. I know that I can race now. The shoulder was a little painful, but pretty good and then the last few laps it just got tired. I think that’s to be expected with stitches and everything still being in it, as well as surgery soreness. So I opted out of the second moto, just to play it smart. I’ll be back to fight with the front guys soon.” – Blake Baggett