Blake Baggett of team Kawasaki emerged out as the winner of the 250cc lites class event during the fifth round of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship at Budds Creek. Baggett finished second in the first moto race while was victorious in the second moto race. With a score of 2-1, Baggett was declared as the overall winner of the 250cc lites class event.
The members of the Kawasaki racing team seemed extremely ecstatic at the 2012 Red Bull Budds Creek National after their championship rider, Blake Baggett, delivered an extraordinary performance in the 250cc lites class event. The rider from Grand Terrace, California, had an impressive run during the fifth match of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship which went down successfully last Saturday evening at the famed Budds Creek Motocross Park located in the heart of South Maryland, Mechanicsville. Baggett was impressive right from the start of the event and performed splendidly throughout the night in both the moto matches. Baggett finished second in the moto-I race while won the moto-II race. Baggett was adjudged as the overall winner of the 250cc lites class category after he acquired a score of 2-1 in the event.
The main event of the 250cc lites class category kicked off with the start of the first moto match. Qualifying at the top slots permitted Baggett to begin the race from the front of the pack. Just in front of Baggett, there was Justin Barcia, the champion rider of team GEICO Honda from Monroe, New York. Both of them had good starts in the first moto match and acquired good speed too. Barcia was quick enough to gain the lead in the match while Baggett trailed behind him at the second position. On several occasions, Baggett could manage to come really very close to Barcia and overtake take but really could capitalize on those opportunities. However, the race loving fans who gathered in thousands at the Budds Creek Motocross Park that night were treated with some fierce battles in the race track. Some close moments between Barcia and Baggett were entirely thrilling.
Meanwhile, Barcia was able to hold onto his lead and cruised ahead for the victory. While he acquired the checkers with an awesome performance, Baggett followed on to gather up a convincing and a very strong runners-up position in the moto-I race. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen from Apolda, Germany, acquired the final podium position with a thrid spot finishing. In the second moto race, Barcia kicked off from outside the top 5 positions. This allowed Baggett to gather the lead in the race which he took off. Barcia rode well in the second moto too but really could dominate like the previous one. Baggett held onto his lead and went on to win the race. Rozen finished second in the moto-II race while Barcia came fifth. With a score of 2-1, Baggett was declared as the overall winner of the 250cc lites class event.