Alessi had another decent start when the gate dropped for the main event, rounding the first corner in 6th position. He quickly moved into 4th when two riders bobbled through the whoops and continued to charge forward. On the next lap he made a pass on Kevin Windham to take 3rd and even closed in on Chad Reed for 2nd on the following lap. Alessi made a mistake in the whoops on the fourth lap and allowed Windham to get back around. Alessi maintained 4th position until the eighth lap when he got cross-rutted on a triple and went over the bars landing on the cement pad on the side of the race track. He quickly recovered only losing two positions. Two laps later, Ryan Dungey suffered a crash and allowed Alessi to regain 5th position. That position swap was short-lived when Alessi suffered another set back in the same section he crashed in earlier, this time landing off the track but safely riding it out to reenter behind Dungey once again. Once back on course, Alessi held his pace and went on to finish his best race this season with a 6th place result.