Webb's pressure on Forkner continued and he was able to reclaim the top spot shortly after completing the opening lap. He slowly started to inch away from Forkner, who soon was forced to deal with a surging Savatgy, who made the pass for second on Lap 2. The top two riders in the championship standings started to pull away from the field, with Forkner holding on strong to third. Halfway through the moto Martin was able to close in on the rookie and began applying heavy pressure. Forkner held off Martin's advances, showing impressive resiliency, and as they continued to fight for the position it allowed Alex Martin to close in from fifth, establishing a three-rider battle for the final podium spot. Forkner continued to hold the Martin siblings at bay but eventually relinquished the position to both riders, dropping to fifth. Jeremy Martin moved into third briefly, but was passed by Alex shortly after they made the pass on Forkner. Alex Martin was then able to establish some breathing room between he and his brother.