I won't do a race recap, as there are plenty of sources online that can do that much better than me (racerxill.com, transworldmx.com, allisports.com, etc.), but there were a few things that impressed me:
-Eli Tomac is FAST! He did not have the endurance through the heat for the entire race, but watch out for that kid, he is going to be a force to be reckoned with for anybody who wants the title.
-Metcalf was fast at the beginning but faded pretty hard about half-way through each moto.
-Kyle Regal was the surprise of the day with a 3rd overall, let's hope he can keep up his speed and hang with the big boys for the rest of the season.
-Ben Townley looked good but had some bad luck in Moto 2 with a 1st turn crash that set him far behind. I hope he shows up to High Point next week at 100% and ready to spank everybody.
-Dean Wilson was hauling the mail in the second moto but got delirious on the last lap and let 2 people pass him on the last straightaway...everybody at the track was SO confused...poor kid, I hope he can redeem himself next week.
-Alessi was definitely off his normal pace. I think he crashed a few times in each moto and didn't come anywhere close to landing on the podium.
-Dungey seriously looked like RC the way he pulled ahead and gapped the field. I wonder if the Hangtown Dungey or the Freestone Dungey will show up to High Point next week.
-Last, Reed was pretty solid, he did what he had to do in order to keep the points lead and stay safe. He was the only one I saw who would seat-bounce over the big sand wall in front of the whoops, it was insane, nobody else even came close to his speed over that obstacle. I love it when riders get creative on things that seem to only have one way over it!
So, here are some of my favorite shots from the day: