In the Eastern Regional Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Austin Stroupe looked fast all night. Stroupe won his heat race easily and set second fastest time in qualifying. At the start of the main event heading into turn one, Austin was in the lead when several riders on the inside got together and caused 15 riders to go down, including Austin. Stroupe regrouped and took off in 7th place with his work cut out for him. Stroupe tried to shake off the effects of the first turn pileup, but ended up having a get off mid-race. Despite that, Stroupe managed to finish in 5th. Considering that his chief rival in points finished behind him, it was a good result. "There was a lot of bad luck for Stroupe," Team Manager Roger DeCoster said. "It's a shame that we didn't win tonight, because Austin was looking like he was the fastest guy out there."