The 57-lap race wasn't a complete walk in the park for Eslick. A four-rider battle for the lead between him, Dane Westby, Jason DiSalvo, and Jake Gagne went on for a large part of the race. Westby made a mistake in turn one and crashed, however, and then in an attempt to avoid Westby's bike, Jason DiSalvo went down as well. Both riders walked away from the crash, though incredibly disappointed. Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy rider Garrett Gerloff ran up front for the first part of the race but went down as well. He would remount and make his way back up to 5th place.