The penultimate round’s results were pivotal in the championship. Title contenders, Aaron Plessinger and Jeremy Martin, were well aware of it. Martin was the fastest qualifier, and Plessinger had an outstanding ride in the second heat. Martin went on to take the third podium spot, in the main. Plessinger’s sixteenth-place start cost him dearly, but he still worked his way up to fifth.
All eyes will be on the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha team, at the season’s final in Las Vegas, May 7, 2016. Both the East and West coast championships are at stake, and Star has a shot at claiming both titles. Defending West Coast Champion, Cooper Webb, has a sixteen-point lead. On the East, Aaron Plessinger, lies second in the championship. He goes into the final round, fourteen points off the lead. Jeremy Martin remains in third, and has a nineteen-point deficit.