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High Point: Baggett 1st Rockstar Podium

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The Rockstar Energy Suzuki Motocross team is continuing to build momentum after another solid performance at the High Point National in Mt. Morris, PA.

Blake Baggett became the first member of the team to put his Suzuki on the podium this season after taking third place in the first moto, and went on to take fourth overall in the 250 class. Blake’s 450-class teammate Tommy Hahn also made an aggressive charge aboard his Suzuki RM-Z450 in moto 2, taking fourth in that race, and seventh overall.

Moto 1 for the 250 class saw the riders battle it out in the mud, due to heavy rain that pounded through the area. By the time Blake Baggett and Hunter Hewitt lined up for the race, the once-pristine track had turned into a muddy mess.

Both riders were mired in the mud at the start, but Blake made a hard charge for the front and made it up to third, where he stayed for the rest of the race. The second moto got rained on as well, but Blake finished inside the top ten which gave him enough points to take fourth overall. Hunter finished the 22-22 in the motos and 23rd overall.

Tommy Hahn continued to put pressure on the 450 class leaders, running as high as fourth in the first moto before having difficulties in the mud late in the race.

At the start of Moto 2, Tommy put the spurs to his RM-Z450 and charged up to fourth again. “I was bummed that I didn’t end up on the podium this time, after getting so close,” said Hahn.

“I’m happy to know that I’ve got the speed to be up there running with the leaders, though. I’m looking forward to getting another shot at Budds Creek!” Tommy earned seventh overall, and enough points to maintain his position inside the top-ten.

Jake Moss and Ryan Morais are still recovering from the injuries they suffered during practice before the Freestone round. Ryan went in for surgery on his broken thumb on Wednesday, and is now taking time off to recover. He is projected to be back on his bike in 4-6 weeks.

The fourth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Nationals will take place at the famous Budds Creek track in Mechanicsville, MD on June 19th.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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