Cody Webb defended his 2013 King of the Motos title today after winning the 2014 King of the Motos.

Cody Webb defended his 2013 King of the Motos title today after winning the 2014 King of the Motos. ALL PHOTOS BY JOSH BURNS

Defending King of the Motos Champion Cody Webb couldn’t have gotten a better start if he had bribed the officials and the rest of his competition.

The American Beta rider, who had finished second by mere seconds after the morning loop, dominated the 2014 King of the Motos in Johnson Valley, California, today, defending his KoM crown after pulling an incredible holeshot up the rock formation known as Chocolate Thunder during the afternoon’s second, more technical, loop.

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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.

Corona, CA – August 23, 2012 - A broken foot isn’t going to stop factory Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder from claiming his first championship of 2012. The X Games medalist recently suffered a season-threatening crash at Glen Helen that caused him to sit out the Cahuilla Creek round of the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS). But the Canadian is going to tough it out this weekend in Montana to claim the AMA West Hare Scrambles number one plate at the Kenda Big Sky XC presented by Klim.

“I had a scary get-off at Glen Helen,” Graffunder recalled. “I had a mid-air collision with another rider and crashed hard and basically smashed the ball of my foot. I had surgery on it a few weeks ago and just got the pins out last week.”