Although Plessinger didn’t get the result he was looking for earlier in the day, a flying start in second delivered a solid top-five position at the end of the first lap. The 2018 250SX West Champion kept putting in the laps and worked his way back into fourth with eight laps to go, but ultimately was passed on the final lap. Plessinger’s fifth-place effort, scored just two hours away from his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio, moves him into the top 10 of the point standings.
After a good Heat race in fourth place, Ferrandis had a tough start to his Main Event, coming together with another rider and going down at the beginning of the race. The Frenchman put his head down, working his way from 12th to ninth on a track that was difficult to pass on. His efforts helped salvage some points on a difficult night, maintaining the rookie’s sixth-place position in the championship.
Stewart finished third ahead of his teammate in the second Heat. In the Main Event, he got a good start in seventh and moved up to sixth, eventually slotting behind Plessinger. After another rider error, the pair advanced a spot with eight laps remaining. A few laps later, Stewart came under pressure and unfortunately went down in the whoops while trying to reclaim fifth. He rejoined the race in 11th and was able to cross the line 10th, maintaining his seventh in the standings on what was also a tough day for the Florida rider.
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 team will get a few days off before lining up for the final round inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, February 6 for Round 6 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.