Over the course of the hour, the leaders shed hangers on and soon it was just Bart Gillespie, Ali Goulet, and Eric Rasmussen. These guys were turning in five minute laps. Conditions made the course change on every lap. For the most part, Rasmussen and Goulet sat on Gillespies wheel. Gillespie, who had just returned from the La Ruta race in Costa Rica looked great until the final lap. Still in a pack as they left the race track for the grass and barricades I wasn't sure if Gillespie cracked, or if Goulet just hit the nitrous. Rasmussen was able to hold onto Goulet, and they soon had about a four second gap on Gillespie coming to the last runup and the home stretch. It was thrilling to watch. It's good to know, that everybody can be beaten. I found myself muffling my cheers for Goulet(Roger Gillespie was standing next to me). But you have to take your hat off to a guy that has worked that hard to beat his nemesis.
Any way - we'll lets the pics do the talking