Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing started the Eastern Region Series with a bang. Colt Nichols, who had only been back on the bike for a few weeks, after breaking his arm, took the second podium spot for the night. Nichols, came from a seventh place start and worked his way into second. Teammate Ferrandis had a strong ride in the first heat – taking second place. In the main, he did not get a chance to run up front, as he was taken down in a start crash. He finished nineteenth.