In the XC1 class Cory Buttrick got off to a great start. He put his KTM 350 SX-F in 2nd position around the first corner and quickly took over the lead. Halfway around the first loop Buttrick made a mistake and crashed hard. The crash resulted in a broken front wheel which he had to return to the pits to repair. After the repair, Buttrick reentered the race in near last position 3 minutes 30 seconds down from the leader. For the remainder of the 7 lap race Buttrick put his head down and charged forward trying to pick off as many positions as possible. At the end of the race he had managed to move from 17th to 7th overall.