With Justin Barcia absent this weekend recovering from a training crash, Plessinger was the lone representative for the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team. The 2018 250SX West and 250MX Champion represented the team well and continues to show progress each weekend.
During the week between races, Plessinger has spent a lot of time working on starts and his intensity level. That proved to pay off. He had a decent start in his heat, ran a solid race and was able to capitalize off of other rider errors to finish fifth. In the main event, Plessinger got off to an even better start in fourth and held onto that spot until a mistake had him down in the sand section of a very unforgiving track. The 23yr. old quickly remounted and was able to hold onto fifth, his best finish to date in the premier class.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team will head to the “World Center of Racing” as they compete next Saturday, March 9, in the iconic Daytona Supercross at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, round 10 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.