The notorious sand track in Southwick gave riders a test of endurance as the circuit quickly deteriorated. Barcia didn’t get the start he wanted in the opening moto and was forced to come through from outside the top 30. He demonstrated some impressive pace, making it all the way up to sixth by lap 10 and came within two seconds of fifth but ran out of time. His start in the second moto was much better and he was running seventh for much of the race before moving into sixth again on lap 10, earning him a sixth place overall.
Still learning the unique circuits in the States, Ferris didn’t let the rough track intimidate him. The multi-time Australian Motocross Champion started outisd the top 20 but managed to push his way into the top 10, and pushed hard until the end to finish eighth. He managed a similar start in moto two from 14th but a mistake on lap two pushed him all the way down to 36th. Ferris didn’t relent and came all the way back to 12th by the end of the moto, placing him eighth overall.
After months of healing and regaining his strength to race, Plessinger lined up for this first Pro Motocross in the 450 Class. He knew it would be a challenge, but was ready to get back on the track. Plessinger would quickly find out how much determination he truly had after starting 30th in moto one, but would come back to finish the race in 18th. The start in the second moto was a little better from 24th and he was able to move up the leaderboard a bit more to 16th for an overall finish of 17th.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team will lineup at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan on July 6.