With 12 riders taking to the gate for the SX2 main event, the field was double stacked with Kale Makeham and Jesse Madden starting behind the top ten qualifiers.
When the gate dropped it was Gavin Faith who claimed the holeshot ahead of Nathan Crawford and Jackson Richardson.
Championship leader Hayden Mellross got a bad jump made it work in the first turn picking up places then bobbled again.
At the start of lap two Richardson moved by Crawford for second position as the Shannons short cut lane opened up.
Mellross moved into 4th as Wilson Todd became the first rider to take the short cut lane making up two spots.
At the end of lap three the running order was Faith, Richardson, Crawford, Mellross, Todd, Tanti, Wills.
Mellross then used the short cut lane to start lap four and made the move to past Crawford into third.
Crawford used the same lane a lap later but was unable to make the move back.
By the start of lap seven things had started to settle down with Faith holding a comfortable lead over Richardson and a closing Mellross.
Behind the leaders Crawford was coming under pressure from Todd for 4th.
Madden at the end of lap nine jumped off the side of the finish line double, completely missing the down ramp and bouncing into the start of the whoop section where race leader Faith just missed him.
Madden was able to get back to his feet and re enter the race!
With three laps to go Mellross moved right on to the back of Richardson rear wheel as the championship points leaders looked to resume their battle.
Crawford re asserted his position in 4th opening up a gap over Todd in 5th.
With two laps to run Mellross made his move, taking aim at Richardson. front wheel, both riders nearly went down, with Richardson coming out of the situation the best and opening up his gap in second.
Faith finished the race with a comfortable win with Richardson closing in the championship points gap to just six finishing in second ahead of Mellross.