It was hot (24˚ Celcius) which caused the sand to dry out quickly. This caused the race conditions to be very tricky.
The race was dominated by Crazy Cat's Eye, who led from the go. A minute in Crazy Cat's Eye was able to build up a lead rapidly, he would not give up this lead and he would go on to win the race. Blizzard Blaster also pulled away from the pack and comfortably finished second.
The main battle was for third place. The battle mainly being between Quicksilver and Superball. Quicksilver ended up winning the battle for the final podium spot. Superball finished fourth after fending off a late attack from reigning champion Red Number 3 ahead of Summer Sky, El Capitan and Ghost Plasma.
There were 7 marbles who failed to finish; early in the race, debutant Cool Moody crashed off the course. Reflektor also went off the course early on. Dragon's Egg retired due to "illness". Phoenix and Black Knight came together which got them stuck on the course. H2 Blue and Cobra also didn't finish.
|1st||Crazy Cat's Eye||2:42.59||P4||20p|
|5th||Red Number 3||2:46.12||P19||11p|
|DNF||Cobra||Did not finish||P20|
|DNF||H2 Blue||Did not finish||P7|
|DNF||Black Knight||Did not finish||P8|
|DNF||Phoenix||Did not finish||P12|
|DNF||Dragon's Egg||Did not finish||P5|
|DNF||Reflektor||Did not finish||P13|
|DNF||Cool Moody||Did not finish||P17|
- P1–P10 is on the front row
- P11–P20 is on the second row
Championship standings after the race Edit
|1st||Crazy Cat's Eye||20p|
|5th||Red Number 3||11p|
- The race had a record amount of only 13 finishers, the fewest ever.
- The race was accidentally released before it was meant to.
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