We know that Cody Webb crossed the finish line first, and it appears unofficially that he’s won the 2014 King of the Motos from here in Johnson Valley, California, but we’re still waiting on official results from today’s race.
Las Vegas, NV – The 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, fueled by Monster Energy came down the final race and Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown engaged in an epic battle for several laps before Brown went down and ultimately finished ninth. Blazusiak finished fifth to secure his fifth consecutive championship. “That was probably the worst race in my life but it was all about me and Brownie” Blazusiak said. “We got together in the first turn and then again in the second turn and it went from race mode to crazy mode. We must have hit fifteen times but we got it done to win the fifth title” he continued.
Beta’s Cody Webb won the Vegas finale to take his third win of the season, more than any other rider. Webb missed one race due to a broken foot but still finished third in the championship. “I am ecstatic right now. I had a great season except for that little setback” Webb said. “The track tonight was insane but I loved it”. Webb crossed the finish line in eleventh on the first lap but quickly moved to fourth due to a huge pile up on the second lap that included Brown, Blazusiak and David Knight. Webb took his time passing Cory Graffunder, Kyle Redmond and Geoff Aaron and took the lead on lap six of twelve. He slowly opened up a comfortable lead and ultimately won by five seconds.
Everett, Washington – The chase for the 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil visited a sold out Comcast Arena in Everett Washington and Beta’s Cody Webb took a thrilling win to move into a tie for third in points. Webb passed KTM’s Mike Brown for the lead on lap ten of twelve to take the win. Brown had to hold off Rockstar/Lucas Oil backed Colton Haaker to take second. Taddy Blazusiak salvaged fourth place despite two crashes in the main and a nasty crash during the first practice that injured his right wrist. Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder rode a strong race to take fifth.
Kyle Redmond, Brown and Blazusiak won the three heat races, which all included exciting battles. The thirteen riders that qualified for the main via the heats and LCQ’s each completed a single Hot Lap against the clock to determine the gate picks. Webb set the fastest time to get the first pick ahead of Monster Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert, Blazusiak, Haaker and Redmond. Brown had a near crash into the pond, which contributed to him earning the ninth pick and a less desirable outside pick.
Denver, CO – Beta’s Cody Webb earned his first ever GEICO AMA EnduroCross main event win in Denver, Colorado. He battled with Colton Haaker for several laps and then capitalized on a mistake by the JCR Honda rider to take the lead and then steadily pull away from a multi rider battle for second. Taddy Blazusiak and Taylor Robert moved through the field to earn second and third.
Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder, Robert and Webb were the three heat race winners but the new night time hot lap format decides the main event gate picks. Haaker set the fastest time over Webb and Robert. Brown crashed during the hot lap and had the slowest time of the thirteen riders, which meant he had to start on the second row.
August 20th, 2013 – Cody Webb and Taylor Robert join forces for Episode 96 of Seat Time to discuss their first and second place finishes this past weekend at the Tennessee Knock Out in Sequatchie, TN. From all accounts, Webb had a dominating performance to take his first TKO win, after two years of being the runner-up. This was Robert’s first attempt at the American Extreme Enduro, showcasing his technical skills have been steadily been improving throughout 2013.
Even though the World X Games came to a close recently in Los Angeles, it will be good to get Robert and Webb’s account of the Staples Center Enduro X event. Webb came away with a Bronze medal, even though he is still recovery from a foot injury. Robert recently won Gold in Munich and wrapped up with a 5th in LA.
Enduro Cross specialists Cody Webb came oh-so close to winning his first ever AMA National Endurocross event on Saturday at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The Beta racer started the night out with a solid third place in the hot lap session (Hot laps determine heat races for the evening shows). Webb then put his Stillwell Performance tuned Beta 350 RR into the night’s main event by easily winning his heat race.
In the main, Webb came of the line in second and started pushing series points leader Taddy Blazusiak for the lead. Webb continued to push until he forced Blazusiak to make a mistake in the rock section. Webb put his head down and rode hard for the next four laps with Taddy on his heels as the two pulled away from the rest of the field. Webb made a slight bobble in the log pile section which allowed Blazusiak to pass for the win.
PASO ROBLES, CA (September 21, 2011: Factory Beta racer Cody Webb has moved up to 3rd place in the points after his podium finish at Round 4 of the Geico AMA Endurocross series. Webb started out the night with the fastest time in practice, followed by being 8th quickest in qualifying after a bobble. The California native then transferred directly into the main event from his heat race.
All of the regulars filled the main event gate on a course that was faster than previous tracks as lap times were in the 45 second range. Webb came around the first turn in 7th spot and one by one began to pick off riders, After trailing Kyle Redmond for a couple of laps, Webb made the pass just before the white flag to secure a solid 3rd place finish. Webb now sits 3rd in points, only 8 points behind KTM’s Mike Brown.
“The Ontario race worked out very well. I put myself into podium contention at the start of the race, but was riding tight for the first few laps and slightly fell off the pace of the front runners. I eventually got into a groove and found some rhythm once again on my factory 350 RR. After settling in I capitalized on mistakes from the other riders and made a pass into third right before the white flag. I was very happy with my third place finish considering I was not completely pleased with how I was riding. I’m very excited to now be running third overall in the standings and am looking forward to continuing my ” Webb explained.
Webb’s sponsors include Factory Beta Racing, Dunlop Tires, Kal Gard Lubricants, AXO, Gaerne, Troy Lee Designs, FMF, CV4, Rekluse, Works Connection, TU-Bliss, and DVS.
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Irvine, CA (August 9, 2011) – This Saturday, August 13th, a stacked field of riders will line up to challenge Taddy Blazusiak for the win at the GEICO AMA EnduroCross presented by Lucas Oil event in Everett, Washington. Mike Brown, Blazusiak’s KTM teammate, showed great speed at the X Games opener and re-passed Taddy multiple times in their battle early in the main event. Brown is hungry for his first ever EnduroCross win. Geoff Aaron, now riding a GEICO Honda looked set to take the X Games win before a trip over the bars pushed him back to an eventual fifth place finish so he is hungry for redemption. The Monster Kawasaki team has two young guns set to challenge for the win and Justin Soule already got a taste of the podium at X Games and his teammate Taylor Robert has put more emphasis on EnduroCross practice and a full assault on the series for 2011. Those are just a few of the riders that will be fighting for the podium. Below is a quick rundown of the top riders planning to compete:
- Taddy Blazusiak: 2009 and 2010 GEICO EnduroCross Champion and 2011 X Games Enduro X Gold Medal winner.
- Mike Brown: 2009 WORCS Champion, 2001 AMA 125 MX Champion and 2011 X Games Enduro X Silver Medalist.
- Justin Soule: Third in 2010 EnduroCross Championship and 2011 X Games Bronze Medalist.
- Geoff Aaron: 2009 and 2010 GEICO EnduroCross Championship runner up and 10x AMA Trials Champion.
- Cody Webb: 2010 AMA Trials Champion. Finished on the podium at 2010 Vegas final and now full time for EX.
- Taylor Robert: Multi time WORCS Championship race winner now riding for Monster Kawasaki and committed to competing in the GEICO EnduroCross series for 2011.
- Kevin Rookstool: One of the few riders to qualify for every EnduroCross main event in 2010. The Oregon rider led the X Games main event for a few laps.
- Jacob Argubright: Top young off road racer that is dedicating more time to EnduroCross in 2011.
- Rory Sullivan: Another Pacific Northwest rider that has the speed to surprise the regular front runners.
- Colton Haaker: Two time EnduroCross Junior Champion that is now aiming for race wins on his Lucas Oil KTM.
- Gary Sutherlin: Finished third in Everett in 2010 and sixth in the championship.
- Kyle Redmond: GEICO Honda rider that finished fifth in the 2010 EnduroCross Championship.
- Jamie Lanza: Zip Ty Husqvarna factory rider that is always a threat to the established stars.
- Bobby Prochnau: The top Canadian off road rider that rides the team RPM KTM (based near Seattle).
- Wally Palmer: Perhaps the most exciting rider on the track with his crazy antics has the speed to challenge the leaders.
If you live anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, you can make plans for an awesome day and night of action. The pit area and Comcast Arena are open for FREE all day to the public to watch the riders practice and qualify for the evening program. But if you want a seat for the main events, you better get a ticket since this event was a sellout last year.
Ticket information for all of the GEICO EnduroCross events can be found at www.EnduroCross.com.
2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule
|Location||Date||Arena / Additional Information|
|Los Angeles, CA||July 31, 2011||Staples Center (Expert only during X-Games)|
|Everett, WA||August 13, 2011||Comcast Arena|
|Indianapolis, IN||August 26, 2011||Pepsi Coliseum (Friday during MotoGP weekend)|
|Ontario, CA||September 17, 2011||Citizens Bank Arena|
|Denver, CO||October 1, 2011||National Western Complex|
|Boise, ID||October 22, 2011||Idaho Center|
|Las Vegas, NV||November 19, 2011||Orleans Arena (Double Main event)|
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. Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO AMA EnduroCross “Live”. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to telecast 25 hours of live X Games 17 competition, which will include Enduro X. For the six remaining EnduroCross events, be sure to log-on to www.motorsportshour.com for local air dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the Versus network.
PASO ROBLES, CA - Beta factory rider Cody Webb ended his 2011 AMA Mototrial season with a dominating win over rival Pat Smage besting the new champion by 23 points. The win brought a positive end to an exciting season.
The final three rounds were held at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennesse this past weekend. The event proved to be tough as the weather became an issue on the first two days with thunderstorms passing through each afternoon. This made the huge rock outcroppings slippery having the two top riders searching for traction. Webb finished the final round on top of the podium for the day and in second position for the season.
“My weekend was not as perfect as I would have liked however it was a good learning experience. I had to battle back from terrible first loops Saturday and Sunday. Monday I finally put it all together and rode like I was supposed to all year. I was super impressed with the performance of my Beta all weekend and I can’t wait for next year to battle back for another championship. I can’t thank everyone enough for all the help and support. I also want to thank my sponsors American Beta, RL Racing, Dunlop, Gaerne, Kal Gard, S3, Nau, and Country Home Inspection to help make this year a great one”. Webb explains.
Next stop for Cody is the National EnduroX series which begins on July 31st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This round will be a part of the ESPN X-Games. Look for Webb on his factory-prepared Beta 350 RR.
For more information on the 2011EnduroX series, go to www.endurocross.com