Ferrandis had a good start to the night, finishing second in his Heat race. In the Main Event, he found himself in the top 10 after the gate drop and steadily worked his way forward. As the race wore on, riders started to make mistakes. Ferrandis kept his cool and rode a smart race. After the half-way mark, the two-time 250SX West Champion moved into third. He kept pushing and was able to close the gap on second and ultimately secure the position in the final laps, a stellar result for the rookie in just his second race in the premier class. Ferrandis now heads into the third round of the championship second in the standings, just one point behind the leader.
Although the day was going well for Stewart at Houston 2, the Florida rider was struggling to find his comfort zone on Tuesday’s track at NRG Stadium. He finished fourth in his Heat and got off to a good start in the Main, quickly moving into the top-five. Stewart maintained that position for most of the race and had his eyes set on fourth, but made a few mistakes and crossed the line seventh.
It was a tough night for Plessinger, but he kept pushing forward to salvage some points. He didn’t get the start he was hoping for in his Heat race but worked his way from 11th to eighth to transfer to the Main. From a less than ideal gate pick on the outside, he got a decent start in 16th and started working his way through the pack. Unfortunately, he crashed before the finish line on lap four. Instead of calling it quits, Plessinger rejoined the race and worked his way back to 16th.
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team returns to action Saturday night, January 23, at the NRG Stadium in Houston for Round 3 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.