"It's good to be back with the Star Valli Yamaha team," said Peick. "The heat race came around, and I got a decent start and finished sixth and that felt good. In the main, I was off to a good start, but about halfway through I started riding a little tight. I got a little tired but I finished a solid ninth, so it was a pretty good night. I've never raced at New Orleans before, so I think it'll be pretty cool to race someplace new."