Baggett In The sand
Heading into the Southwick National, Blake Baggett had a myriad of pressures weighing on him. First, he had just a slim eleven-point lead in the Championship over Justin Barcia which most thought would be tough for the Californian to hang on to while in Barcia's favorite sand box. Also, with Blake's recent selection to represent the U.S.A. in the deep sands of Lommel at the 2012 Motocross of Nations, he also had anyone that questioned his sand skills watching him closely. At the end of the day, Blake threw the gauntlet down at "the Wick," leaving with his first-ever Southwick overall win and, with Barcia having had a rough day, extending his points lead from eleven to twenty-four.
Check out highlights from Blake's Southwick performance in episode ten of "Behind The Gate" below.