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Baggett podiums in Hangtown

It was a tough weekend for O’Neal’s Blake Baggett at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season opener at the Hangtown Motocross Classic on Saturday. Unfortunate a crash left Blake departing the Sacramento California area racetrack wearing arm slings.

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Blake Baggett’s day was more productive since he finished third in the first moto, but Baggett ultimately left Hangtown with injury as well after a crash in moto two left him with a broken collarbone.
The first moto was a major success for Baggett. He ran ninth on the first lap before tapping into the power of his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450, charged and worked all the way up to third by the end of the moto. In the second moto he again worked his way through the field up to sixth when he crashed with four laps to go and suffered the collarbone injury.

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“Moto one went about as good as it could get, charging up from the back and working my way all the way back to a podium spot,” Baggett explained. “I really felt good and thought everything was working. I went out in the second moto and got a decent start and was working my way through the pack. I think I needed one more spot to get a podium for the overall. And then I caught a rock and did a little high side. It was slo-mo, but I ended up going down pretty hard and breaking my collarbone.
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“We’ll see where we’re at and be back to fight for sure. I know where I am right now. Hangtown is one of the gnarliest tracks there is and if you can go good there you can do it anywhere. So I’ll regroup and hopefully be back soon.” – Blake Baggett
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All images by: Jake Klingensmith

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