"I was hoping to get a better start," said Gillim, "but on the back straight I got drafted by two people, went back to sixth, and stayed there for a little bit. James [Rispoli] and Dustin [Dominguez] weren't getting out front very far, so I figured I could make my move at the end. Halfway through, everybody's tires started going away and I had conserved mine pretty good. Tomas [Puerta] was hardest to get by, he's an awesome racer. Then I saw James slowly getting a little bit bigger in my vision, and I pushed a little bit harder than yesterday trying to get up to him. On the last lap I was right there. I felt really strong in Turn 1 and got a good drive up the inside and got by him. I made it into Turn 6 in front of him, and I was happy about that, but then I messed up a little bit coming into Thunder Alley and knew he'd be right there. Sure enough, I saw a white bike come up next to me and I thought, 'Oh no, this can't happen.' I barely made the corner and held it real tight in the last corner and was able to make it stick. Man, I am so happy go be up here on top of the box today."