Turn 1 saw points-leader Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey go down while braking for the left-hander. In the melee, San Francisco winner, Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto, also went down, opening up an opportunity for any number of new names to find their way to the top step of the podium. Red Bull Honda racing's Davi Millsaps took advantage of the situation, scoring his first victory in two years.With championship favorites James Stewart, Chad Reed and former SX-class winner Josh Grant all sitting on the sidelines, the series has been blown wide open. The second step of the podium was once again taken by hard-charging San Manuel Yamaha rider Josh Hill, who nabbed that position for the third week in a row; a win for Hill is surely imminent. Another welcome face on the podium was former Lites champ Ivan Tedesco, now riding on the privateer Valli Motorsports Yamaha team. Only 10 points separate the top three—Dungey, Hill and Villopoto—in the championship.