"Definitely relief," Hayes said after winning his first race of the season. "It's been a pretty tough weekend. It's such a busy racetrack, such a physical racetrack with all the ups and downs and high-speed switchbacks. It's definitely a racetrack that takes its toll on you and doesn't give you any time to take a break. For the most part, most of the chaos worked in my favor to help me get up there. At one point, once Cam ran off, Toni was making quite a few mistakes, and I was able to get through and I was just focused on Rog. I put together some of my best laps to get close to Rog. Once I got in front, I was just kind of plugging away. The lap times were still low 25s and I was pretty proud of how things were going. I just tried to plug away. The last lap, I was tired, it was the end of the race and it was a hard race. I was nervous because I hadn't won a race in a long time and I'd done a lot of work in coming from 10th on the grid. I rode a little bit tight and made sure I covered all the areas where I thought he could pass me. I was really relieved to cross the finish line."