However, Hook was given a jump-start penalty for starting the race in the wrong grid position, changing the state of play with the race standings.
Behind Stauffer and Hook, Herfoss was riding smart and was clear in third at the halfway mark of the race.
Allerton was behind him in fourth, while Beau Beaton (Racers Edge Performance) took his Ducati into fifth.
On the fifth lap Hook moved past Stauffer and into the lead, while Maxwell slowly worked his way up the field to get himself into 12th spot with only two laps remaining.
Jones worked his way into fifth spot ahead of the final lap, while Maxwell continued his climb – getting himself into ninth with just the final lap to go.
At the chequered flag it was Hook in front and the young rider was ecstatic until he learned of his penalty when he returned to the pits.
It pushed him back into ninth overall allowing Stauffer to take the race win from Herfoss, with Allerton rounding out the podium placings in third.
The result meant that Stauffer was only nine points behind Maxwell in the championship battle.
Off the line Stauffer appeared to be a man on a mission as he shot to an early race lead from Herfoss, Halliday and Hook.
It was an incredible start from Hook coming off ninth into the grid and working himself into podium contention early.
Maxwell settled back into seventh place and tongues were already wagging talking of what this could mean in the overall series standings.
But there was still a whole race of action to be run, and while Stauffer held onto his lead in the opening laps, less than a second separated him from sixth position.
Jones was again on a mission, and like he did in the opening race, worked his way up into the top five – claiming fourth spot from Hook after three laps.
At that point Stauffer was passed by Herfoss and Halliday, and relegated back to third, while Maxwell in seventh was 1.244 seconds off the lead.
There were plenty of changes in the top positions throughout the race, and lap seven saw the action heat up.
Herfoss and Halliday swapped positions four times on the lap, and Jones also had his time briefly at the front of the field.
While the trio were fighting up front, Stauffer dropped back to fifth, and found himself in a tight battle of his own with Allerton.
When Allerton moved up into third on the penultimate lap, the four Hondas were back in fourth to seventh spot, as Jones fizzed passed Halliday into the lead down the straight heading into the last lap.
It was a perfectly timed move by Jones, and he went on to hold his nerve and win the race in emphatic style, while Allerton calculated his move superbly to finish the race in second.
Herfoss took advantage of a momentary lapse in concentration from Halliday, and passed the Yamaha rider to take third.
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