Zanotti Racing/Schaeffer`s Harley-Davison rider Jake Johnson took the lead at the start of the 25-lap main, heading a pack that included Mees, Coolbeth, USC Kawasaki rider JD Beach, Halbert, and Smith. That group shuffled positions at the front for the duration of the race. Smith took the lead on lap six but could not shake Halbert, Mees and Johnson, who were never more than a tenth of a second back. Beach and Coolbeth fell just off the pace but remained within striking distance of the lead, less than a second from the front. At the finish, Smith nipped Halbert by 0.041 seconds, with Mees 0.263 seconds behind. Beach moved up to fourth on the last lap, followed by Johnson in fifth place and then Coolbeth, just 0.826 seconds back from first place.