Christopherson gets ahead of the flying fin so close to a penalty, avoiding the penalty by just a few millimeters and semi 2 goes to johan christopherson into the final and the three favorites and the winners of the semis are battling it out on the gravel and asheville Timmy houston is the early leader. Christopherson is trapped in right behind him, but the battling of the leading three is slowing down their lap times and an early joker strategy from nicholas gronholm was to pay dividends going in to the sixth and final lap. The three leaders take the joker. The finn has the standard lap he takes the inside line and all of a sudden gronholm is ahead of the three favorites whove been tasseling. It out in the gravel gronhold drives brilliantly to hold off the world champions to the chequered flag, and the flying finn takes his second win of the season.