Brayton, Webb and Roczen all tussled early for second position that at one stage saw Tomac drop to fifth. But there was a lot of racing left with sixteen minutes still on the clock. As Tomac settled in, he started to carry more momentum and worked his way past Webb and Brayton and set out after Baggett with half the race still to run.
With twelve minutes to go, Tomac got by Baggett and took the lead. Webb and Roczen ran second and third respectively until the flag, Roczen surviving a small run-in with the tough blocks. Justin Barcia came through for fourth ahead of Jason Anderson in fifth. Australia Chad Reed, who was KTM mounted, pulled off the track mid-race and recorded a DNF.
"That was huge for us," Tomac said of the win. "It's so cool we get to go back racing here in Salt Lake City, and we can get back to racing and racing and do what we know. Overall it was an awesome day, but the track got really slick at the end with lots of dust flying and hunting for traction. I was a little slow early on so I gotta improve on that next time. Overall it was a really good day for points."
Tomac now extends his points lead over Roczen to eight points.