By Rockstar Husqvarna. Round 6 of the AMA Endurocross took place last night at the Xfinity Arena in Seattle, Washington. The track consisted of three back-to-back wood pits, two rock sections, the trickiest matrix of the season so far, and the infamous water hole. Lap times for the Pro Class ranged from about 50 seconds to 1-minute.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker took the fastest lap during the practice rounds at 51 seconds. His momentum continued into the days racing where he claimed the fastest time for the hot laps, keeping him points leader heading into the night show.
As the gate dropped for Heat 1, Colton Haaker leapt out into the lead, claiming the holeshot. Haaker rode smoothly and by lap 3 he had a whole section lead. He remained unchallenged by the competition and took the win. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Mike Brown started the second heat out with a jump out of the gate, rounding the corner in a solid 3rd place position. Lap 2, he made a fast pass into 2nd place and battled to keep that position until lap 4 where he made a small mistake at the water hole, which dropped him into 4th. He held this position until the checkered flag, which caused him to transfer to the LCQ round.
Mike Brown, determined to make it to the main event, charged out of the gate, rounding turn 1 in 2nd place. Needing to finish in either 1st or 2nd to advance, Brown pushed himself around the track making a small mistake in the wood pile, which cost him valuable seconds. By lap 3, he was riding in the 3rd position, where he finished, not advancing into the main.
Night time hot laps were highly anticipated due to the extremely close racing and fast lap times between Colton Haaker and Cody Webb. Haaker rode through the track quickly with not one mistake and was able to come out with a win by only three tenths of a second!
Excitement filled the arena during the gate drop for the main event. Colton Haaker jumped out front for another holeshot but dropped into second place on lap 2. For the next 6 laps, Haaker rode flawlessly with first place on his radar. He maintained his speed and put down the fastest lap at 50 seconds on lap 8. For the remainder of the race, Haaker rode consistent and held his second place spot until the checkered flag.
The AMA EnduroCross Championship continues with round seven in Boise, Idaho on November 5th. Photos by Boulder Moto
EnduroCross Rnd 6 Seattle Results:
1. Cody Webb (KTM)
2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna)
3. Ty Tremaine (KTM)