Indianapolis was the first of two East/West Showdowns. The West’s red-plate holder, Aaron Plessinger, was back after a long break in the series, to defend his point’s lead. Plessinger finished third in his heat race. In the main he got caught in a first turn pile-up, which sent him to the back of the field. His speed and ability to execute passes evidently showed why he was the West’s point’s leader, and he crossed the chequered flag, with an impressive fifth-place finish. The team’s East fill-in rider, Ramette had a strong heat race – finishing in sixth. In the main Ramette took a nineteenth-place finish.
Aaron Plessinger remains the Championship leader on the West and he extents his lead by five points, from four to nine. Both coasts will have a break for the Easter Holiday. The Monster Energy Supercross series will return with a West Regional round in Seattle, on April 7, 2018.