The conditions were tough on Tuesday, with much warmer weather and another physically demanding track with big jumps and long lap times. Plessinger started the day off with a decent qualifying effort inside the top 10. He didn’t get off the gate as he hoped in his heat race but worked his way to fifth. In the Main Event, he had a front-row seat to Stewart’s crash and found himself back in 15th after going off track. Plessinger put his head down and made his way into the top 10 a couple of laps before they reached the halfway point. He moved to ninth after Ferrandis’ crash and then advanced another position to end the night eighth.
Finishing fourth in his heat race, Ferrandis went into the Main Event with the eighth gate pick. The Frenchman got a decent start in the top 10 and was looking to pull off another charge into the top five. Sitting in eighth with a rider in his sights, he made a mistake and went down after the tabletop jump. Ferrandis rejoined in 12th and was able to move into 11th in the final laps. Stewart’s night got off to a good start with a third-place finish in his heat race. Unfortunately, the Florida rider crashed hard in the first double after the start, ending his night early.
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team returns this Saturday, April 17, for the final round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross tripleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway.