Coming out of Saturday's excitement, Josh turned his 5-point deficit into an 11-point lead by the end of the race day. On Sunday, Hayes needed only a podium finish to add back-to-back Superbike titles to his resume. From start to finish, the race was very much in contention, but never more so than on the final lap. Josh's points lead increased and decreased with practically every one of the 14 turns on the track, and by the time his blue-white-and-black Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 crossed the finish line for the final time, he had captured his second American SuperBike Championship in a row. He finished the day, and the season, five points ahead of his closest competitor, which, ironically, was the polar opposite of where he began the weekend. It was a remarkable turnaround for the Mississippi native and indicative of his unbeatable will to win.