At the end of the first day of racing, Strang was out front with a 33-second lead ahead of Jordan Ashburn who had a four-second cushion over Russell Bobbitt. Layne Michael sat another four seconds behind Bobbitt with Cory Buttrick in fifth and Thad DuVall in sixth, only twenty-seconds behind Ashburn setting up a five-way battle for the podium on the second day of racing.
A rain shower early on Sunday morning meant slick conditions for the first racer to hit the cross test, but Josh Strang continued his solid ride and extended his lead with the test win and would never look back, taking 2 more cross test wins on the day and staying in the top-5 in both enduro tests to take the overall victory by 1-minute.
Thad DuVall, who switched back to his familiar Husqvarna FC350 for the second day of racing grabbed the second test win to get himself back into contention for a podium spot on the weekend but would ultimately fall short after two bad tests as the rains began to fall. He would, however, move into the overall series points lead after Milner‰Ûªs injury.
Russell Bobbitt seemed to get faster as the conditions worsened, taking the final enduro test win as the rain began to fall heavily. The enduro test win and a 3rd-place in the final cross test of the weekend were good enough to secure a 2nd-place finish for the FMF/KTM racer, his first Full Gas Sprint Enduro podium of the year.
‰ÛÏAshburn got me by two seconds at the end of Saturday so I knew I had to pick it up on Sunday,‰Û