AmPro Yamaha's Jordan Ashburn made quick work of Bishop, gapping him and the rest of the field by almost 30 seconds on the first lap. The young AmPro Rookie continued his dominating lead until a sudden crash slowed his momentum. Unfortunately for Jordan, this crash was just enough to allow 2011 GNCC XC2 Champion Steward Baylor to sneak by and secure the lead. The deep sand and limited line selection, mixed with a slew of lapped riders, would prove to play a major role in the outcome of the race. Jordan did his best to stay composed and by the middle of the 4th lap he had closed up the gap on Baylor to only ten seconds. However, another crash in lap traffic would send Ashburn to the ground, letting Baylor creep away with the overall victory.