In Main Event 1, Barcia got off to a sixth-place start and immediately went to work moving into fifth position. He battled just outside podium contention for a majority of the race, making a valiant last-lap pass to finish fourth. In Main 2, Barcia had a great jump aboard his YZ450F but he got pinched off before the first turn. Beginning his charge from outside the top-five, Barcia fought his way through the pack to finish second in race two. As the gate dropped for the third and final Main Event, Barcia got pinched off once again and went down in the first turn. Quickly remounting, he charged his way from nearly last on the opening lap to ultimately climb his way up to a seventh-place finish.
Barcia’s combined finishes of (4-2-7) gave him a tying score for third overall, but the tie-breaker awarded him with fourth, only one-point shy of the runner-up spot.
One of the biggest storylines of the weekend was Yamaha bLU cRU rider Ryan Villopoto making an appearance in the premier Cup Class. Riding aboard the YZ450F, Villopoto put forth a consistent performance throughout the evening’s Main Events to ultimately finish thirteenth overall.