There were four riders who had a strong chance of winning, three of those had issues that took the lead out of their hands and allowing Graham Jarvis to stay consistent and push through to the end for the win. Kurt Caselli completely stomped the rest of the field up the start mountain and disappeared off into the high-speed desert followed by Jarvis, Corey Graffunder, Cody Webb and a handful of others. Where Caselli has silly speed through the desert, Webb, Graham Jarvis and Kyle Redmond had the technical sections faster than Caselli. After bike issues, Caselli dropped out of the race and it was Webb's turn to lead. Webb and Redmond swapped the lead a few times when Webb would pass Redmond through a nasty section and then Kyle would get him back on a wide open desert section. Eventually, while leading Webb had an insignificant tip over which destroyed his radiator and had him pushing his bike back to the nearest checkpoint, potentially out of the race. This handed the lead back to Redmond who pulled out a couple minute gap on Jarvis. Heading into the famous Jack Hammer section of Lucerne Valley Kyle struggled with his GPS and Jarvis caught him at the base. The two Husaberg mounted riders swapped the lead position all the way to the top where Jarvis squeezed by Kyle. Kyle dropped his bike on the throttle side and had to use tools from his tool belt to free up the throttle tube before giving chase to Jarvis. About thirty minutes later 39 year-old Destry Abbott came through Jack Hammer in third place. By the end of the race Jarvis put twelve minutes on Redmond and Destry came across the line twenty minutes behind Redmond. Mike Slawson survived for forth. Not wanting to DNF the Kind of the Motos, Webb switched radiators with fellow Beta teammate Max Gerston, who was having some bike issues. Trailside they got the radiator swapped and Cody Webb was able to finish just over an hour after winner Graham Jarvis in fifth place. The sixth and final rider to finish the King of the Motos was Jimmy Jarett, getting a full dose of west coast terrain.