In the first moto, Barcia got off to a decent start in eighth and moved into seventh by the fifth lap. The race heated up with pressure coming from behind, but the Florida rider kept his cool and closed the gap on the rider ahead. With two laps to go, Barcia took the outside line going out of the whoops to advance to sixth. He then inherited another spot after a rider error to score his sixth top-five finish of the season. After the gate dropped in the second moto, Barcia made his way to sixth. He put his head down and kept it on two wheels in the challenging conditions to cross the line fourth for third overall.
Tickle went into Spring Creek looking to build on his progress at RedBud, but unfortunately starts continued to be an issue. Undeterred, he steadily worked his way forward from 17th to 12th in the first moto. In Moto 2, Tickle found himself back in 20th and attempted another charge through the pack. Four laps in, he worked his way up to 16th but then crashed coming out of the triple step-up and was unable to finish the race. Tickle was credited with 37th to end the day 17th.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team heads south to Jacksonville, Florida, for Round 7 of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the WW Motocross Park, on Saturday, September 26.