Strang took over the lead and it looked as though he would stencil another victory onto the fuselage of his Suzuki RM-Z when disaster struck. “Josh threw it away in the mud and lost a lot of time. It was a fluke for such a good mud rider as Josh to go down, but it happens sometimes,” said Team Manager
Strang recovered more then a full minute down on the leader and once again put his head down and charged to the front. But Strang ran out of time and finished second about 20 seconds behind the leader. "Its hard feeling like I\'m the faster rider out there, but I keep making little mistakes here and there," Strang said. "Second place is good but not where I need to be." Mullins finished in third, minutes behind for a 2-3 Makita Suzuki train.