Moto two was even better. Ferry went down in turn one, but Windham grabbed the start ahead of surging privateer Gavin Gracyk. Langston and Alessi would get past Gracyk and set up a fantastic three-rider duel for the win, with Windham leading most of the way. Langston tried everything to get around Windham, but he cross-rutted and went off the track. That put Alessi into second, and he was all over Windham but couldn't make the pass. Then Langston showed up on the scene again and pulled the trigger on Alessi. This set up a Langston versus Windham duel for the moto win, and with a lap to go, Langston made a late pass to steal it. Then Alessi went after Windham again, and they battled side-by-side through the final turn, with Windham hanging on.
Langston's 2-1 scores gave him his first-ever AMA Motocross win on a 450, and also vaulted him into the points lead. "I really want this bad, I guess that's one of the biggest things," said the South African. "And what a great race! You never knew who was going to win it. I just dug deep, those guys were just going for it. I'm just so stoked to get my first win on the 450."
Langston went on to win the final two series' rounds at Freestone and Glen Helen to seal up the title for Yamaha--but it all started with a breakthrough win at Steel City.