Pro Circuit Race Report: St. Louis

March 5, 2012 4:25pm
CORONA, Calif.,– The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis proved to be a tough competitor for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki boys. Darryn Durham, Blake Baggett, and Broc Tickle had their work cut out for them, as the technical St. Louis track made for some interesting racing.

Baggett felt confident going into St. Louis. He was coming off a great runner-up finish in Atlanta, and was hoping to get a podium streak going as the Supercross Lites East series was entering its third round. A third-place heat race finish set him up for a decent gate pick in the 250 Main, but a less-than-ideal start forced him to fight his way through the pack for the remainder of the race, causing him to finish ninth. A ninth-place finish is not what Baggett was hoping for, but he is brimming with the focus and determination needed to get back on the box this Saturday in Daytona, a race he won last year.

Teammate, Darryn Durham, had a job to do in St. Louis. He was looking to improve on last Saturday’s performance in Atlanta, where he finished fifth in the Supercross Lites East Main. A second-place finish in the heat race earned him a decent gate pick in the 250 Main, but a mid-pack start made his job a bit harder, and he was forced to fight his way up to the front. He charged through the pack and finished just off the podium, in fourth.

Broc Tickle was also looking to improve on his previous-race performance. A great start in his heat race gave him a confidence boost as he prepared for the Supercross Class Main. A mid-pack start in the Main caused him to put on a charge and fight hard as he moved through the pack. He ended up finishing just outside of the top ten, and is now looking to get back inside the top ten this Saturday in Daytona.

The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki boys head to Daytona this week for the next round of Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM Championship. Durham heads to Daytona in third overall, with 56 points in the Supercross Lites East Region, while Baggett is in seventh, with 40 points. Tickle moves up a spot in the Supercross class, and now sits in 13th, with 69 points.

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