This time around, most of the riders were up to speed immediately, and seemed to flow around the track much easier. The odd step-up/triple jump was tamed down on one side to allow for more lines, as no rider seemed willing to attempt the 90-foot gap. James Stewart once again topped the lap time charts followed by Chad Reed. In the Lites practices, Austin Stroupe picked up his pace to have the fastest lap time in front of his teammate, Christophe Pourcel. It should be noted that Travis Pastrana also picked up his pace and claimed third fastest lap time in the unseeded practice and 13th fastest overall.