This would continue for several laps until Justin Lafferty would make the pass on Schlag.
Unfortunately while the AA's were doing battle with each other, A 250 racer Mike Beeler Jr would begin working his way through the A Open pack and then started to do battle with the AA racers. By lap 5 he was 3rd place overall. On lap 6 Mcdonal would make a pass on Palmer and take the lead for several laps until a broken clutch plate would drop him back and eventually out of the race by lap 11.
Palmer would regain the lead with Beeler and Lafferty in an all out battle for 2nd. On the final lap it was Palmer, Lafferty and Beeler (Top A Rider).