Over the next three laps of the 11 mile course, Kanney was involved in a fierce battle with Team FMF Suzuki's Josh Strang and eventual race winner Paul Whibley, teammate Knight, and 2nd place finisher Glenn Kearney. With the top 5 riders within 30 seconds of each other, positions were swapped constantly with Kanney running as far back as 5th and as far forward as 3rd.
Heading into the final lap, Nate was 34 seconds behind then 3rd place rider Kearney. "On the last lap I needed to make some time up on third to get up on the podium. I pushed quite hard but the harder I pushed the more mistakes it seemed I'd make. All I could really do was hope that 3rd place would make a mistake for me to catch him." The top 3 riders all rode solid last laps, and Nate had to settle with a 4th place overall finish, his 4th top-five finish of the season.
1. Paul Whibley
2. Glenn Kearney
3. Josh Strang
4. Nate Kanney
5. David Knight
KTM Perry Mountain 24 Hour Challenge
June 7-8, 2008
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