Haaker Leads EnduroCross Championship into Denver

Second half of the season starts this weekend

The 2016 AMA EnduroCross series will start the second half of the season in Denver this weekend and Colton Haaker holds a small seven point lead over Cody Webb. Husqvarna's Haaker has won three of the four races so far and looked very strong taking the win in Phoenix last weekend. KTM's Webb, the two time defending champion, has one win, two seconds and a third so far this season, enough to keep the pressure on Haaker.

Colton Haaker 2016

Colton Haaker had taken his Husqvarna to the top step of the podium three times this season. Photo: Ian Reid.

Cocy Webb 2016

KTM’s Cody Webb has been strong this season but trails Haaker by seven points at the halfway point. Photo: Ian Reid.

While those two riders have been dominant so far, Husqvarna's Mike Brown has been the most consistent among the rest. The ageless Brown had another strong ride in Phoenix to take fourth, backing up two consecutive third place finishes in Sioux Falls and Salt Lake City. He currently holds third in the championship.

Mike Brown 2016

Mike Brown has been on the podium twice this season already and continues to be one of the top dogs in EnduroCross. Photo: Ian Reid.

Fourth is currently held by RPM KTM's Ty Tremaine. The twenty year old is getting closer to the podium all the time. Tremaine also leads the Junior EnduroCross Championship, which is a championship within a championship for riders twenty-one and under.

Geoff Aaron continues to mix it up at the front on his GasGas and is tied for fifth in the championship with Beta's Max Gerston.

Seventh is held by Beta's Kyle Redmond. The Factory Beta rider has displayed solid speed this season but struggled with putting together the top finish he is capable of.

Noah Kepple, another youngster battling for the Junior EnduroCross Championship, has qualified for all four main events thus far and finished fifth in Sioux Falls. He is currently tied for eighth with Canada's Cory Graffunder. Graffunder thrives on the tough tracks and put in his best finish of the season so far in Phoenix with a sixth. He has finished on the podium in the past and is hungry to get back there in the four races still to come.

Tenth position is another tie between Poland's Taddy Blazusiak and young Trystan Hart. Blazusiak opened the season with a third but has struggled since injuring his thumb at round two. Canada's Hart on the other hand missed the opening round but has come on strong with sixth, seventh and fifth place finishes in Sioux Falls, Salt Lake and Phoenix respectively. This is another kid to keep your eye on.

This weekend's Denver event will be held inside the National Western Events Center on Saturday, October 1st. The Arena is open for free for the daytime practice and qualification sessions that start at 10:00 am. Then the Arena opens back up to the public at 6:00 pm with opening ceremonies at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at: www.EnduroCross.com/buy-tickets/

You can also get tickets locally at the following Powersports dealers:

Sun Enterprises: www.sunent.com

Fay Myers Motorcycle World: www.faymyers.com

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki: www.rockymountainkawasaki.com

MotoAdventure: www.motoadventure.com

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

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