The rest of the Big Five duked it out hard behind him. Trey Canard and Ryan Dungey collided on the first lap, and Canard stalled his bike and went to last. This left Reed and Dungey to battle for second, while James Stewart clawed back from a bad start. Stewart made a ton of mistakes and lost time, but Reed and Dungey kept battling until Dungey clipped Reed’s rear wheel and went down. Stewart took third and made short work of Reed over a triple to get to second, but there was no catching RV on this night.
Dungey put in one more run and caught Reed again, they battled right to the finish for third, but Reed held him off. Brayton rounded out the top five.