EnduroCross-2013-Munich-Podium-7-1-13Munich, Germany – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert won his first ever Enduro X Gold medal at X Games Germany. He had to survive one of the toughest Enduro X courses ever as well as outlast a tough field of International riders. In the end, Spain’s Alfredo Gomez took the Silver medal and Poland’s Taddy Blazusiak earned Bronze.

Several days of rain forced the event to be delayed by a day and the wet dirt produced an rutted course that proved to be extremely difficult, especially an uphill rock section that had all of the riders stuck or crashing at some point. Robert passed KTM’s Mike Brown on the first lap by cleanly climbing the rock uphill while Brown got stuck. But Robert also had his problems with the climb and was forced off the side of the section twice and crashed hard on the penultimate lap. The crash allowed Gomez to close to within striking distance but Robert blitzed the last lap to get the win.

“It was really hard because the mud still came up through all the dirt. Pretty much every obstacle was wet, and when they get wet, they get really slippery” Robert said.

In yesterday’s King of the Motos race, Cody Webb was able to hold off last year’s winner Graham Jarvis for the win (check out highlights of last year’s event here).

Webb, on the #247 Beta, was the overall King of the Motos winner after completing the 160 miles of race course for two laps with an elapsed time of 4 hours, 50 minutes and 38 second.

Jarvis was in the mix with Webb until a flat tire he sustained on his Husaberg pushed him off the pace and he had to settle for second. Rounding out the podium in the pro class was the Kawasaki-mounted Taylor Robert.

Lake Arrowhead, CA – Hammerking Productions has announced the competitor list for the greatly anticipated King of the Motos slated to take place on February 9th.  The event is an extreme enduro combining an updated course of approximately 65 miles of high-speed desert racing and ten plus miles of brutal rocks.  Co-promoters Dave Cole and Jimmy Lewis designed the race to be a fair playing field for all racers as no outside assistance is allowed.

The rider list is who’s who in the enduro and trials world.  Rounding out the roster is Kurt Caselli, National Hare & Hound Champion and ISDE class winner, Kendall Norman, also a National Hare & Hound Champ and Baja 1000 winner, Mike Brown, AMA National Motocross Champion and WORCS Champ, Cody Webb, National Trials Champion, X-Games Gold Medalist Chris Ridgeway, Cory Graffunder, Canadian National Enduro Champion and Graham Jarvis, World Trials competitor and extreme enduro specialist.

Everett, WA – The 2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, presented by Lucas Oil made a huge impact as part of the X Games less than two weeks ago then the riders made the trip up to the Pacific Northwest to race in the Comcast Arena in Everett Washington. And just like at the X Games, Taddy Blazusiak rode his Factory KTM 350 to the win. Geoff Aaron finished second on his GEICO Honda while Cody Webb rounded out the podium on his factory Beta.

The afternoon got started with the timed qualifying laps to determine the gate picks for the heat races. Blazusiak set the fastest time followed by Aaron, Graham Jarvis, Mike Brown and Colton Haaker. The “Hot Laps” determine the gate picks for the heat races.

Blazusiak, Webb and Jarvis each won their heat races to get direct transfers to the main event. Webb has really stepped up his game for EnduroCross and looks like he will be a regular podium contender. Jarvis made the trip from England to compete in a few North American off road events and showed that he is a contender. The biggest surprise non-qualifier for the main event was Monster Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert who could not re-fire his bike after stalling in his semi.

Husaberg Factory rider Graham Jarvis travelled from the United Kingdom to Alberta, Canada, for one of the countries toughest offroad races, known as Xtinction. His visit was well worth his time as he was able to take the victory in the 2-hour endurance race. His U.S. based teammate, Nick Fahringer, finished 4th overall for the day.

Rain the night before the race made the track slick for the first laps of the qualifier but did not affect the 2-hour main event. The qualifier was won by FMF/KTM Factory rider Mike Brown with Jarvis finishing 2nd and Fahringer 3rd. The track dried up rather quickly and the main was slightly dusty with warm temperatures.

In the main event, it was Brown with the holeshot in a run to your bike start with Fahringer in 2nd and Jarvis in 3rd. Brown blew a corner in the opening track section which left the door open and allowed Fahringer to make a pass for the lead. Fahringer led for several minutes until reaching the top of a large hill climb where the course markings were hard to read.

“Unfortunately, when I lost sight of the trail markers some spectators flagged me on in the wrong direction. That mistake cost me the lead and several positions,” remarked Fahringer.

When Fahringer lost his way, Jarvis capitalized on the mistake and took over the lead position. Fahringer fought hard and climbed back up to 2nd place ahead of Brown before making a mistake in a technical section and allowing Brown to pass back on another hill climb. It looked as if Fahringer would hang on to 3rd, but unfortunately he stalled on an off-camber ledge and slid off the trail. This allowed Kyle Redmond to move into 3rd place.

After 2-hours and one final lap, Jarvis crossed the checkers in 1st place to take the Xtinction win. Jarvis adds this victory to his long list of overall wins in 2011 including Hell’s Gate and the Tough One. Brown finished 2nd, Redmond took home 3rd and Fahringer rode back to an impressive 4th place.