"That was a really important race for me to win in this tight championship with Josh (Hayes)," Beaubier said. "I know tomorrow it might be a little tougher. It will be his (Hayes) third day on this track and I'm sure they are going to go back and work hard on the bike for tomorrow. The battle was awesome, like Roger (Hayden) said, going into turn one and trying to out-brake each other. That seemed like the only place where we could really pass each other because we had the rest of the track really dialed. I felt like I was sliding all over the place, entry, mid-corner, exit, and when I was behind him I know he was doing the same. I know we were hanging out. I had fun and I have to thank my team."