Current points leader Ryan Dungey, riding Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450, started the race in fourth, and moved up to third quickly. Getting past Canard was more of a challenge, and Canard held Dungey off unit the fifth lap, when Dungey took away Canard’s line in the difficult sand turn. Canard later admitted that he was tired and couldn’t put up a fight.Despite being fatigued, Canard held on for third, his third straight podium result. Canard’s teammate Davi Millsaps was in the hunt for the last podium position, until he went down hard, handing the fourth position to Valli Motorsports’ Ivan Tedesco on a Yamaha. Veteran Kevin Windham, riding a Geico Powersports Factory Connection Honda rounded out the top five.San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Yamaha-mounted Josh Hill continues to struggle after a strong start this season, finishing in sixth, over a minute behind Villopoto. Hill holds his third position in the standings, but slips to 20 points behind Villopoto.