Cody Webb Takes Salt Lake City EnduroCross Win – Haaker and Brown fill out the podium

Cody Webb took his first win of the 2016 AMA EnduroCross Championship at round three inside the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The FMF KTM rider took the lead from Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker on the second lap and held a fairly comfortable gap throughout the fifteen lap main. Haaker, the winner of the two previous rounds held on for second while Mike Brown passed Geoff Aaron late in the race to take the final podium spot.

Webb, Haaker and Brown each won their respective heat races to take the bonus point that goes with that. The top two from each of the heat races face off for a single hot lap against the clock for an additional bonus point and first gate pick for the main event and Brown showed he still has amazing speed to set that fast time over Haaker and Taddy Blazusiak.

Haaker took the $500 Nexen Tire Holeshot award to start the main event and looked likely to run off with his third win in a row. But Webb stuck close and took advantage of a small mistake to take the lead on lap two. The two top dogs of EnduroCross had a back and forth battle as Haaker closed a few times only to make a mistake and even hit the deck in a slick corner once to allow Webb to gain the gap needed to take the win.

“The main event start I think I used my engineering, analytical skills and got a good start from the inside,” Webb said. “Colton and I yo-yoed back and forth the whole race and I was able to get my first win of the season.”

“The race was tough and with no water hole they decided to water the track quite a bit and it was super slick,” Haaker said. “I had a crash around lap ten which was super costly but on to the next one in Phoenix in two weeks.”

GasGas backed Aaron kept the two leaders in sight for several laps and looked likely to take the final podium spot until Brown closed in on him late in the race. The two riders battled for a few laps before Brown took the spot for good on lap 12. Aaron held on for forth.

“I was sick during the off season so I did not get to ride until the week before Atlanta so I am gaining endurance and looking forward to a week off to keep improving,” said Brown. For Aaron, it was amazing he even qualified for the main event. “I had a bad heat race and then derailed my chain in the LCQ and got it back on and was able to work my up to take the last qualifying spot and last pick for the main. So it was great to come out with a good start and ride with the leaders for the early part of the race,” Aaron said.

RPM KTM’s Ty Tremaine had another good ride for fifth. Beta’s Kyle Redmond finished sixth. Canada’s Trystan Hart was impressive for seventh on his Husqvarna. Max Gerston finished eighth on his Beta. Eric Rhoten, an EnduroCross veteran was solid for ninth. Kevin Rookstool rounded out the top ten on his Suzuki. Noah Kepple and Cooper Abbott finished eleventh and twelfth respectively.

Blazusiak was involved in a strange crash that took him out of the main on the first obstacle due to his handlebars jabbing him in the groin and getting lodged into his riding pants. He was not seriously injured but was forced out of the race.

2016 Salt Lake City AMA EnduroCross Results

  1. Cody Webb, KTM

  2. Colton Haaker, Husqvarna

  3. Mike Brown, Husqvarna,

  4. Goeff Aaron, GasGas

  5. Ty Tremaine, KTM

  6. Kyle Redmond, Beta

  7. Trystan Hart, Husqvarna

  8. Max Gerston, Beta

  9. Eric Rhoten, Yamaha

  10. Kevin Rookstool, Suzuki

  11. Noah Kepple, KTM

  12. Cooper Abbott, Husqvarna

  13. Taddy Blazusiak, KTM

Haaker now holds a one point lead over Webb in the championship with 74 points. Brown currently holds third Tremain and Gerston round out the top five.

Cody Webb 2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCros

FMF KTM’s Cody Webb took the Salt Lake City win and closed to within one point of Haaker. Photo: Ian Reid.

Colton Haaker 2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCross

Haaker managed to hang onto the red plate with a second place finish. Photo:Ian Reid.

Mike Brown 2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCross.

Mike Brown battled past Geoff Aaron to take the final podium spot in Salt Lake City: Photo: Ian Reid.

2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCross men's podium.

Webb (center) took the Salt Lake City win with Haaker (right) and Brown left taking second and third. Photo: Ian Reid.

Shelby Turner took her second win of the season in the Women’s main event on her KTM. Morgan Tanke challenged her the entire race distance and finished second on her Beta. Tarah Geiger took the final podium spot on her Honda.

2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCross men's podium.

Shelby Turner (center) took her second Women’t class win of the season. Morgan Tanke (left) and Tarah Geiger (right) took second and third. Photo: Ian Reid.

EnduroCross events also include three support classes. Tyler Kinkade took the win in the amateur class over Steven Stultz. In the Vet class, Jason Gitchel took the Vet class win over David Stirm and Richard Black. Anthony Johnson won the TrialsCross main over Roger Flud and Kaden Jenkins.

After a one weekend break, the series will make a first ever stop to Scottsdale Arizona at the WestWorld Arena on September 24th. Tickets are available at: www.EnduroCross.com/buy-tickets/

The insane EnduroCross obstacles provide a great show and exciting racing for race fans. So if you have never been to an AMA EnduroCross in person, you need to put one on your calendar for 2016.

And if you want to tackle an EnduroCross course yourself, there are classes for Amateur, Vet, Women and TrialsCross riders. All of those support class main events run as part of the night show so it is your chance to compete in front of a large crowd. And there is nothing more challenging than tackling an EnduroCross course.

Racers can enter here: https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/mmsx_ex/

As an added bonus for pre-registering, racers will receive a $10 Gift Card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.

All eight rounds of the 2016 AMA EnduroCross series will air on the CBS Sports Network for the second consecutive year. For CBS Sports Network information, please visit www.cbssportsnetwork.com

2016 AMA EnduroCross Championship Schedule

August 27, 2016  –  Duluth, Georgia  –  Infinite Energy Center

September 3, 2016  –  Brandon, South Dakota  –  Badlands Motor Speedway

September 10, 2016  –  Salt Lake City, Utah  –  Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 24, 2016  –  Scottsdale, Arizona  –  WestWorld – Intl Off-Road & UTV Expo

October 1, 2016  –  Denver, Colorado  –  National Western Events Center

October 22, 2016  –  Everett, Washington  –  XFINITY Arena

November 5, 2016  –  Nampa, Idaho  –  Ford Idaho Center

November 18-19, 2016  –  Ontario, California  –  Citizens Business Bank Arena

EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme off road racing into a Supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole…and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in!  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. 

ENDUROCROSS is a registered trademark of The Enthusiast Network.  

For rules and race information visit www.EnduroCross.com or email endurocross@sorc.com

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Cody Webb took his first win of the 2016 AMA EnduroCross Championship at round three inside the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The FMF KTM rider took the lead from Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker on the second lap and held a fairly comfortable gap throughout the fifteen lap main. Haaker, the winner of the two previous rounds held on for second while Mike Brown passed Geoff Aaron late in the race to take the final podium spot.

Webb, Haaker and Brown each won their respective heat races to take the bonus point that goes with that. The top two from each of the heat races face off for a single hot lap against the clock for an additional bonus point and first gate pick for the main event and Brown showed he still has amazing speed to set that fast time over Haaker and Taddy Blazusiak.

Haaker took the $500 Nexen Tire Holeshot award to start the main event and looked likely to run off with his third win in a row. But Webb stuck close and took advantage of a small mistake to take the lead on lap two. The two top dogs of EnduroCross had a back and forth battle as Haaker closed a few times only to make a mistake and even hit the deck in a slick corner once to allow Webb to gain the gap needed to take the win.

“The main event start I think I used my engineering, analytical skills and got a good start from the inside,” Webb said. “Colton and I yo-yoed back and forth the whole race and I was able to get my first win of the season.”

“The race was tough and with no water hole they decided to water the track quite a bit and it was super slick,” Haaker said. “I had a crash around lap ten which was super costly but on to the next one in Phoenix in two weeks.”

GasGas backed Aaron kept the two leaders in sight for several laps and looked likely to take the final podium spot until Brown closed in on him late in the race. The two riders battled for a few laps before Brown took the spot for good on lap 12. Aaron held on for forth.

“I was sick during the off season so I did not get to ride until the week before Atlanta so I am gaining endurance and looking forward to a week off to keep improving,” said Brown. For Aaron, it was amazing he even qualified for the main event. “I had a bad heat race and then derailed my chain in the LCQ and got it back on and was able to work my up to take the last qualifying spot and last pick for the main. So it was great to come out with a good start and ride with the leaders for the early part of the race,” Aaron said.

RPM KTM’s Ty Tremaine had another good ride for fifth. Beta’s Kyle Redmond finished sixth. Canada’s Trystan Hart was impressive for seventh on his Husqvarna. Max Gerston finished eighth on his Beta. Eric Rhoten, an EnduroCross veteran was solid for ninth. Kevin Rookstool rounded out the top ten on his Suzuki. Noah Kepple and Cooper Abbott finished eleventh and twelfth respectively.

Blazusiak was involved in a strange crash that took him out of the main on the first obstacle due to his handlebars jabbing him in the groin and getting lodged into his riding pants. He was not seriously injured but was forced out of the race.

2016 Salt Lake City AMA EnduroCross Results

  1. Cody Webb, KTM

  2. Colton Haaker, Husqvarna

  3. Mike Brown, Husqvarna,

  4. Goeff Aaron, GasGas

  5. Ty Tremaine, KTM

  6. Kyle Redmond, Beta

  7. Trystan Hart, Husqvarna

  8. Max Gerston, Beta

  9. Eric Rhoten, Yamaha

  10. Kevin Rookstool, Suzuki

  11. Noah Kepple, KTM

  12. Cooper Abbott, Husqvarna

  13. Taddy Blazusiak, KTM

Haaker now holds a one point lead over Webb in the championship with 74 points. Brown currently holds third Tremain and Gerston round out the top five.

Cody Webb 2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCros

FMF KTM’s Cody Webb took the Salt Lake City win and closed to within one point of Haaker. Photo: Ian Reid.

Colton Haaker 2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCross

Haaker managed to hang onto the red plate with a second place finish. Photo:Ian Reid.

Mike Brown 2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCross.

Mike Brown battled past Geoff Aaron to take the final podium spot in Salt Lake City: Photo: Ian Reid.

2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCross men's podium.

Webb (center) took the Salt Lake City win with Haaker (right) and Brown left taking second and third. Photo: Ian Reid.

Shelby Turner took her second win of the season in the Women’s main event on her KTM. Morgan Tanke challenged her the entire race distance and finished second on her Beta. Tarah Geiger took the final podium spot on her Honda.

2016 Salt Lake City EnduroCross men's podium.

Shelby Turner (center) took her second Women’t class win of the season. Morgan Tanke (left) and Tarah Geiger (right) took second and third. Photo: Ian Reid.

EnduroCross events also include three support classes. Tyler Kinkade took the win in the amateur class over Steven Stultz. In the Vet class, Jason Gitchel took the Vet class win over David Stirm and Richard Black. Anthony Johnson won the TrialsCross main over Roger Flud and Kaden Jenkins.

After a one weekend break, the series will make a first ever stop to Scottsdale Arizona at the WestWorld Arena on September 24th. Tickets are available at: www.EnduroCross.com/buy-tickets/

The insane EnduroCross obstacles provide a great show and exciting racing for race fans. So if you have never been to an AMA EnduroCross in person, you need to put one on your calendar for 2016.

And if you want to tackle an EnduroCross course yourself, there are classes for Amateur, Vet, Women and TrialsCross riders. All of those support class main events run as part of the night show so it is your chance to compete in front of a large crowd. And there is nothing more challenging than tackling an EnduroCross course.

Racers can enter here: https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/mmsx_ex/

As an added bonus for pre-registering, racers will receive a $10 Gift Card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.

All eight rounds of the 2016 AMA EnduroCross series will air on the CBS Sports Network for the second consecutive year. For CBS Sports Network information, please visit www.cbssportsnetwork.com

2016 AMA EnduroCross Championship Schedule

August 27, 2016  –  Duluth, Georgia  –  Infinite Energy Center

September 3, 2016  –  Brandon, South Dakota  –  Badlands Motor Speedway

September 10, 2016  –  Salt Lake City, Utah  –  Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 24, 2016  –  Scottsdale, Arizona  –  WestWorld – Intl Off-Road & UTV Expo

October 1, 2016  –  Denver, Colorado  –  National Western Events Center

October 22, 2016  –  Everett, Washington  –  XFINITY Arena

November 5, 2016  –  Nampa, Idaho  –  Ford Idaho Center

November 18-19, 2016  –  Ontario, California  –  Citizens Business Bank Arena

EnduroCross 2016 Sponsors V3

EnduroCross 2016 Sponsors V3

EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme off road racing into a Supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole…and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in!  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. 

ENDUROCROSS is a registered trademark of The Enthusiast Network.  

For rules and race information visit www.EnduroCross.com or email endurocross@sorc.com

TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit http://www.enthusiastnetwork.com.


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