"I had a lot of trouble in the beginning with my setup and thought about calling it a day," said R Russell. "But I just couldn't do that because it was the last race and I refused to go out that way. I was determined to give it my all, and then I came back up and was fighting for a podium position. I was running third on the last lap, and I got pointed the wrong line in a mud hole. I ended up going down pretty bad, and Grant [Baylor] was able get around me, which he was definitely hard charging, but I still wanted and feel like I deserved the podium."
While Duvall was able to recover quickly, Kailub Russell was well on his way to adding valuable time to his lead and by the time the checkered flag waved Kailub Russell had a thirty-eight second lead on Duvall who finished in the runner-up position. Grant Baylor's consistency paid off as he crossed the line in third, marking his third podium finish of the year.
"The fans just make this race an awesome experience," said Kailub Russell. "I had a great day riding with Thad. I haven't ridden for a week and a half so it made it a tough day, but it's unbelievable that I was able to capture my 40th career overall win today."