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SIXTH OVERALL CAPS OFF SOLID ST. LOUIS TRIPLE CROWN FOR JUSTIN BARCIA

RYDER DIFRANCESCO EQUALS SEASON-BEST OF EIGHTH IN 250SX WEST MAIN EVENT

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia finished sixth in the third and final Triple Crown stop of the 2024 AMA Supercross Championship, with teammate Ryder DiFrancesco matching his 250SX West season-best result with P8 overall.

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Ryder D matches his best result of the year in 250SX West

Despite qualifying down the order in 14th position, Barcia meant business once the gates dropped on the trio of Main Events and was consistent on his way to sixth in Race 1. He once again factored inside the top 10 on his way to fourth place in the second race, before 10th in Race 3 capped off his night. That placed Bam Bam sixth overall on his GASGAS MC 450F Factory Edition, still positioned ninth in the standings.

Justin Barcia: “St. Louis was a little difficult in practice, being an extremely tough track, really soft and rutted. We had to make little changes throughout the day, and I got really comfortable by the second Main Event. We’re making a lot of progress, so now we’ve gotta make it happen for a result – we never give up and we’ll keep at it.”

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing teammate Ryder DiFrancesco qualified 10th this afternoon and then improved on that to post seventh-place scores across the opening two races of the night. An early fall while in top-five contention saw him finish 12th, which saw him credited eighth overall for the weekend. He’s now ranked 13th in the point standings after equaling his best result of the year on the GASGAS MC 250F Factory Edition.

Ryder DiFrancesco: “Tonight was good. We had three very good starts and that was a plus. In the first one I went back to seventh, and then in the second race I ran third for a long time, but was seventh again. In the last one, I went down on the first lap, came back to 12th and that gave me eighth overall, so it was a lot better. Starting up front makes things a lot easier and I had fun tonight!”

St. Louis also saw the Supercross Futures back in action, where GASGAS-backed Cole Davies claimed another podium finish in third position. After winning Anaheim 2 and then placing second at Daytona, it was his third top-three result of the year onboard his GASGAS MC 250F.

Results – 2024 AMA Supercross Championship, Round 12

450SX Results – St. Louis SX

  1. Eli Tomac (Yamaha)
  2. Cooper Webb (Yamaha)
  3. Hunter Lawrence (Honda)
  4. Aaron Plessinger (KTM)
  5. Chase Sexton (KTM)
  6. Justin Barcia (GASGAS)
  7. Malcolm Stewart (Husqvarna)

450SX Championship Standings (After Round 12)

  1. Jett Lawrence (Honda) 244pts
  2. Cooper Webb (Yamaha) 236pts
  3. Chase Sexton (KTM) 224pts
  4. Aaron Plessinger (KTM) 198pts
  5. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) 138pts
  6. Malcolm Stewart (Husqvarna) 130pts

250SX West Results – St. Louis SX

  1. Levi Kitchen (Kawasaki)
  2. Jo Shimoda (Honda)
  3. Jordon Smith (Yamaha)
  4. RJ Hampshire (Husqvarna)
  5. Julien Beaumer (KTM)
  6. Ryder DiFrancesco (GASGAS)

250SX West Championship Standings (After Round 7)

  1. Levi Kitchen (Kawasaki) 156pts
  2. RJ Hampshire (Husqvarna) 141pts
  3. Jordon Smith (Yamaha) 130pts
  4. Julien Beaumer (KTM) 93pts
  5. Ryder DiFrancesco (GASGAS) 65pts