Cory Burleson loaded up the family and the bikes in his home state of Arkansas and headed west to Oklahoma for the first annual running of The Invite presented by Dunlop at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. The Arkansas native came packing his Yamaha YZF-R6 and decided to enter both of the 600cc classes; Superbike 600 Expert and the 600 Shoot-Out. Burleson was one of the fastest in the class during the Friday practice sessions and earned himself an advantageous spot on the grid for Saturday with a consistently strong pace around the track. In the 600 Shoot-Out classification, he took part in a barn burner in the first race with JC Camacho as the two riders battled it down to the wire after ten laps with .27 separating them at the finish line. Unfortunately, a mechanical failure struck as the rider out of Arkansas was battling for a podium spot yet again in the second 600 Shoot-Out race, hindering his overall result in the process. In race one of the 600 Expert class, Burleson finished a couple of seconds down on the leader and grabbed 2nd place, backing it up in race two with the same result. In the third race, he narrowly missed out on the podium with a 4th place finish but he managed to battle back in race four and take the win. The 600 Expert class operated under a four-race format, awarding him with 2nd place overall for his solid finishes across the board.