"At the beginning, Bryce (Prince) got a great start and I didn't really want to sit behind him," Roberts said. "I wanted to get out and go. He wasn't really dropping back like I thought he would and he tried to make a move on me going into turn 12. I kinda shut the door on him. I looked behind and he wasn't there, but I saw Richie (Escalante) and I had a comfortable (one) second lead and I just tried to maintain that. The conditions were a little bit sketchy with how hot it was. I was just trying to maintain that gap and came across some lappers and unfortunately got held up by them. Richie started catching me and it got to the point where on the last lap he was right behind me... I knew if I messed up, Richie would have got by me. Great job by him."