Baggett Wins RC Hard Charger Award at Budds Creek

June 22, 2011 2:45pm
Blake Baggett Overcomes First-Lap Misfortune to Receive
Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award at Budds Creek

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Just one week after claiming his second overall victory in the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Blake Baggett has been awarded the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award for Budds Creek.

Looking for his third win in four rounds at Budds Creek, Baggett hoped to reduce the deficit that faced him in the 250 Class standings. The sophomore rider started his day in Southern Maryland by posting the fastest lap in 250 Class practice.

In the first moto, Baggett came across the line in 10th place on the opening lap, eventually working his way into seventh at the finish. In Moto 2, a better start out of the gates put Baggett in contention to challenge at the front of the field. However, a crash on the opening lap dropped him to 34th at the line.

For the remainder of the next 16 laps, Baggett displayed impressive tenacity, working his way through the field in rough track conditions. With one of the deepest fields of talent in the history of the 250 Class, Baggett had his work cut out for him and ultimately passed 27 riders in the moto to post an impressive seventh-place effort and secure seventh overall for the day.

While a win wasn't in the cards for the day, Baggett made the most of his efforts and is still a player in the 250 Class championship.

Baggett will be presented with the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award at this Saturday's pre-race riders meeting prior to the Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National, providing well-deserved recognition for his efforts in front of his peers.

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