On the last lap, he was in second and only a fraction-of-a-second behind the leader. As the finish line and the chequered flag came into view, he rolled on the power of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and crossed the finish line first. He was so focused on fighting to the finish that he missed the turn after the finish line and ended up rolling through the grass of VIR's infield during the cool down lap. But he kept the bike upright and rolled into the winner's circle unsure of where he placed. As official word came down from the AMA, he and his Rockstar Makita Suzuki team celebrated at the podium.