With a quarter of the race down CDR Monster Energy Yamaha's Luke CLout began a steady charge to the front from a mid-pack start and moved into third as American Rodbell started to drop off the pace. Bopping still held sway out front with the Estonian Karo keeping a close eye on him around eight seconds back. Queenslander Jesse Dobson was continuing his good form from round one and held down fourth place.
With visibility, a huge issue as riders ejected their googles all around the track, passing proved to be tricky with any rider veering off the racing line slowed in the trackside bog. Five laps from home things at the front started to heat up when Karo made his move on a tiring Bopping. Bopping was impressive to hold the lead for so long considering he has not raced a 30-minute moto at National level for four years. Clout had a solid hold on third.
It took fourteen laps for any real on track battle to break out but with two laps to go Clout started to put pressure on Karo and with five corners left made his move when Karo was baulked by a lapper and crossed the line a few bike lengths ahead of the reigning Finnish Champion. Clouts celebrations where cut short though as after the race he was given an 10 second in race penalty exceeding track boundaries which dropped him back to second.
"I don't know what happened," Clout said of the penalty straight after the race. "If I end up getting the win, or I end up getting second I don't really care, it's a good ride for me. I was really mature in my riding."
For the privateer, local rider backed, Karo he was more than happy with his result. "It was just a really tough moto," Karo said. Refereeing to the conditions, he added, "It was a really good track, a really hard track. A proper motocross track."