Troy Lee Designs GasGas rider Justin Barcia grabbed his second podium of the season so far at round two of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross in Oakland.
Barcia had a slower start to the day with thirteenth in qualifying but he was on the gas when the gate dropped for the first bout of racing. Grabbing a top-five start in the heat race aboard his MC 450F, Barcia charged up to fourth early on to position himself for a podium battle later in the race.He made it happen with two laps to go, securing a top-three finish in the heat race.
In the Main Event, Barcia grabbed a top-five start and worked his way into fourth early on. Racing just outside a multi-rider battle for the lead, Barcia patiently waited for his moment to attack and he moved into third just before the midway point. Riding smooth and steady through the checkers, Barcia secured his second-straight podium in Oakland.
“I was just riding my race and having fun out there. I got a little tight in the middle but I was able to regroup. I saw Eli coming so I knew I needed to put the hammer down and I really wanted those two in front of me but they rode awesome, AP and Jason. I want to dedicate this race to Fed [Ryan Fedorow], he unfortunately passed away last week, so this is for him and I feel like he would be proud of me tonight. I can’t thank the whole team enough. We’re going to keep coming up here, it was fun tonight!”