Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Yamaha Racing was back up on the podium at the opening round of the Outdoor Nationals. The 2018 Western Region SX Champion, Aaron Plessinger went three-four to take third overall for the day. It was rookie, Justin Cooper’s fourth ever pro outdoor national, and he led the first ten minutes of the first moto. Justin ended the first moto in fifth and was ninth in the second moto – he finished up with a respectable fifth-place overall.
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Aaron Plessinger had a thirteen-point lead going into the final, which meant that the championship went right down to the last round. Plessinger finished fourth in the West heat race and started the main event out in eleventh. A few laps in he had worked his way into eighth. After a heart-stopping near crash, Plessinger settled in eighth where he ultimately finished, and took the Western Regional Supercross Championship. Thomas Ramette crashed on the first lap of the East heat race and injured his knee which ended his racing for the night.
AARON PLESSINGER REMAINS THE WEST'S POINTS LEADER AFTER THE PENULTIMATE ROUND
Salt Lake City hosted the penultimate round of the Monster Energy Supercross series. Aaron Plessinger got off to a great start and won the first heat race. In the main Plessinger got into second place. A few laps in, he found himself in a battle amongst the top four riders. He lost two positions and went on to take a fourth-place finish. Despite losing a few points, Plessinger still holds on to the red plate going into the final round.
The Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA hosted the last Eastern regional round before the final in Las Vegas. Thomas Ramette qualified fourth. He had a strong ride in heat race and finished up in second place. In the main Ramette started out in sixth. As the track deteriorated, he lost a few spots and ended with a tenth-place finish.
Round fourteen of the Monster Energy Supercross Series was held at the U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. It was the last of the three Triple Crown Events this season. With Colt Nichols and Dylan Ferrandis out for the remainder of the season, fill-in rider, Thomas Ramette had his first taste of the three-main event format. Ramette went eight-fifteen-seven in the mains, to finish ninth overall.