In the Lites class, Dean Wilson erased a bad night at Anaheim with a dominating ride for the win in Phoenix. He took the early lead away from his teammate Tyla Rattray and set sail on his Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki. Rattray then had a battle with Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, and Musquin made the pass and got into second. Wilson pulled away from there.
Behind them, Eli Tomac set some blistering laps in his heat race, but got a terrible start in the main and had to come from about 15th. He caught up to a big battle between Travis Baker, Jason Anderson, Martin Davalos and last week’s winner Cole Seely. Seely and Tomac moved past that group and set their sights on fourth place Zach Osborne. They both got Osborne, and then Tomac made the move on Seely for fourth. He passed Seely with a bump and run, and then the both went after the podium, but ran out of time. Rattray hung tough in third, with Musquin in second and Wilson snagging the win. Tomac and Seely rounded out the top five.