Alessi earned a decent start in the moto one rounding the first corner inside the top five. His teammate, Short, was slightly farther behind sitting in 12th. Alessi remained in 4th position until lap three when he was able to get around Trey Canard for 3rd position. He was able to hold his position for the next five laps of the race until lap nine when Ryan Villopoto began his charge. Villopoto made the pass on Alessi on the tenth lap to take over 3rd position. Alessi dropped to 4th and maintained his pace to secure that position for moto one.