It was another week of poor weather in Southern California, which unfortunately came to a head race day in San Diego. A deluge of rain right before the qualifying meant for a shortened schedule and tough track conditions. Plessinger’s early off-road beginnings makes him comfortable in the mud, but the 2018 250SX West Champion is still adapting to the learning curve in the premier class of Supercross. Plessinger made great head way in just his fifth round, leading his heat race, ultimately finishing second. He followed that up with a solid sixth-place in the main, taking away some valuable lessons to carry forward.
As for Barcia, who is still recovering from a tail bone injury, it was another tough race weekend. The New Yorker is also quite at home in a mud race, and made the best out of the difficult conditions in the heat race to finish fourth. In the main event, Barcia got off to a great start and was poised for a podium finish until a technical issue ended his race early.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team heads east to Minneapolis, Minnesota, next Saturday, February 9, at U.S. Bank Stadium for round six of the championship.