AmPro Yamaha's Paul Whibley had a great start and headed into the first corner in the lead. Unfortunately, KTM's Charlie Mullins would sneak past him right before entering the rocky woods. Paul kept Charlie in his sights though and waited for the right moment to pass. That moment came after Charlie picked a bad line through a muddy bog section, allowing Paul to blast by him. From there, Paul opened up a sizeable gap, riding a safe and steady pace until having to stop for fuel. During the pit stop Suzuki's Josh Strang would close up Whibley's gap and the two riders would battle for the next several laps. However, the AmPro Race team's strategy to pit Paul early would quickly pay off as Strang would have to stop for gas one last time, allowing Whibley to get by and finish the race in the first place position!