Following qualifying this morning riders lined up for their first moto of the weekend, and when gates dropped it was the number 22 machine of Jesse Bishop who stormed down the start straight to collect the first Raceline holeshot of the weekend.
After a lap on track, Bishop maintained his lead from fastest qualifier Flaherty, while back in third Ryan Kenney continued to keep the lead pair well within his sights.
With only seven laps making up race one, it wasn‰Ûªt long before Kenney began to close in on Flaherty‰Ûªs rear wheel, and by the time riders headed in to their third lap, KTM mounted Kenney had made the move up into second place.
For Flaherty, the overtaking did not stop there ‰ÛÒ only a few turns later, Mosig also made the move on the Yamaha rider, slotting up into third and relegating Flaherty to fourth.
By the halfway point in race one, Bishop continued to lead from Kenney, Mosig and Flaherty, while behind the top four, was Toowoomba round winner Morrissy, Ryan Hardman and Blake Cobbin.
As race one reached it‰Ûªs closing stages, you could throw a blanket over the top three riders, Bishop, Kenney, and Mosig all within striking distance, and keeping the crowd guessing as to who would have the stamina to hold on to the finish line.
But it all went pear shaped for Kenney on the final lap, the KTM rider going down dashing his hopes of a podium finish.
And when the chequered flag flew it was Bishop who led from the gate drop all the way to the finish line, second place went to Mosig, followed by Flaherty, Morrissy and Hardman who completed the top five. Cory Watts wrapped up race one in sixth, followed by Blake Cobbin, James Maslin, Shane Blinksell and Riley Stevens.