It was great to see Josh Hill on track and riding well. He had the lead for the entire final until Brayton made the pass on the last lap. Brayton looked stronger for the main event, but had a difficult time making the pass on Hill. The wide sweeping turns kept the corner speeds high. Attempting a block pass was tricky because any loss of speed would kill the drive and make it hard to keep the lead. Hill did a great job of changing up his lines late in the race, so Brayton had to work hard to set up the final pass.
Favorite Chad Reed went down in the first turn and had to work his way back. He was almost in a podium position, but ran out of time. Maybe the best moment of the night was the start of the LCQ. Mike Brown looked to have the hole shot, but got pushed wide, all the way off the track. This move jammed up everyone and the entire line came to a dead stop in the turn, with nearly every rider ending up on the ground.