The veteran Barcia had a long moto in store after starting the opening race outside the top 30. With most bringing forth a survival mentality, he pushed on and worked his way up to 11th by the checkered flag. Moto two was a different story with his start affording him a new opportunity in 10th. Barcia moved quickly and was into fourth by the fourth lap and maintained the position in the sloppy conditions to score sixth overall on the talents of an 11-4 moto score.
Gaining strength at each race since his return from injury, Plessinger has never shied away from muddy and tough conditions. It worked out for him in the opening moto when he made up for a poor start to finish ninth. Plessinger was running well in moto two inside the top 10 when he went down and was forced to retire early, giving him a 40th score on the moto and pushing him out to 16th on the day.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team returns next weekend to Washougal, Washington for the Washougal National on July 27.