The Moment: MillvilleTuesday, July 17, 2012 | 4:10 PM
“ Just made a little error and ended up going down,” explained Baggett. “I was in a bad spot, so I was just trying to get the flagger’s attention so no one would land on me or my bike and stuff. It’s just one of those errors that kind of sneak up on you—it’s not like we’re going to have to go back and make some big changes or something so it won’t happen again.”
Baggett salvaged valuable championship points with a fourth in the second moto at Millville.
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Baggett showed blinding speed but lacked for consistency last year, so the competition has been hoping to get a opening. It looked like this could be it, as Blake’s bike took a beating in the crash, and it took him about a lap to get his helmet visor back up and basically look comfortable again. But once he got back into the groove, he rallied back to finish the moto in fourth, losing hardly any points for the day—and a day where you can survive a crash and leave with the points lead intact is usually a good one. And for his competitors, they'll have to hope for a mistake bigger than this to wrestle away the points lead.
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