Colton Haaker had another good day at Glen Helen Raceway to win round four of the 2020 EnduroCross championship with 3-1-1 moto finishes. Photo: Jack Jaxson

EnduroCross 2020 Glen Helen Round 4 Results

Colton Haaker Takes Round Four EnduroCross Win

Cody Webb and Trystan Hart round out the podium
 

SAN BERNARDINO, CA (October 30, 2020) – For the second day in a row and fourth race in just eight days, the EnduroCross riders took on another challenging track at Glen Helen Raceway. And for the third time in four races, Rockstar Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker came out on top of a close battle for the top step on the overall podium. His 3-1-1 scores were just a little better than FactoryOne Sherco rider Cody Webb’s 2-2-2 moto finishes. Trystan Hart put himself in position for another overall win by taking the lead at the start of the third moto but crashed out on the first lap and had to charge through the pack to get third in the moto and third overall with 1-3-3 finishes.

Hart set the fastest afternoon hot lap time to earn the first gate pick for moto one. Webb was second fastest with Cooper Abbott, Cory Graffunder and Haaker rounding out the top five.

Shelby Turner was again joined on the women’s podium by Louise Forsley (right) and Morgan Tanke, this one at race four of the six-race series. Photo: Jack Jaxson

Hart took the moto one Fox Holeshot just ahead of Haaker and the two battled for most of the race until Haaker made a mistake and dropped to third behind Webb. Webb was keeping pace with the two leaders but unable to get close enough to make a move before Haaker’s mistake. RPM KTM’s Abbott finished fourth ahead of SRT Yamaha rider Cory Graffunder.

With the second moto gate positions reversed from the moto one results, the top eight riders start on row two, so this is often the critical moto for the overall since those top riders have to move through the pack. Danny Lewis took the holeshot on his Husqvarna but it was sixteen year old Angus Riordan that took the lead by the time the riders crossed the finish line to complete lap one. Graffunder briefly took the lead but Haaker took over at the front and held the lead to the finish. Webb put in a strong moto to get close to Haaker but had to settle for second. Hart was slower to move through the pack but eventually made it to third, leaving the top three riders tied on points going into the final moto. Abbott was fourth again in moto two with Beta’s Max Gerston fifth.

Shelby Turner continued her dominance of the women’s class. She is also a top contender in the Amateur/Intermediate class. Photo: Jack Jaxson

Hart blasted to the front to take his second Fox Holeshot in the final moto of the day, but he crashed on a relatively simple rhythm section and dropped to sixteenth. Haaker took over at the front and rode a steady pace but Webb managed to close the gap and made a pass for the lead when Haaker made a mistake in the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC rock garden. A win would given Webb the overall and he looked like he had the pace to get it done until he made a mistake in the same section as Haaker had a lap earlier to hand the lead back. Haaker managed to keep a small gap to the finish to take the moto and overall win. Webb was second in the moto and overall while Hart came all the way back to third for the moto and overall.

Abbott finished sixth in the final moto to secure fourth overall. Gerston was fourth in that final moto to earn fifth overall for the day. Graffunder was sixth overall after a fifth in the final moto. Noah Kepple finished seventh overall on his Husqvarna via 8-10-7 moto finishes. Ty Cullins was eighth overall on his TM with 7-9-9 moto finishes. Spencer Wilton was ninth with 9-7-10 finishes and Ryder Leblond was tenth overall with 14-8-8 finishes.

Haaker (center), Webb (left) and Hart celebrate another podium, this one at round four. Photo: Jack Jaxson

Haaker said he was happy to redeem himself after a second the day before. “Yesterday was my day to get a clean moto sweep but I had too many mistakes. So it was good to come back and get another overall win today. I injured my back during my practice crash at round two so I had to go see Ty Davis (former champion racer) to use one of his tricks to help relieve the pain and loosen me up. I am hoping to get a 1-1-1 score at one of these last two rounds next week.”

Webb said today was the first race that he felt he could have won so far. “Today’s track was more technical and that helps me ride looser. The first three rounds had some jumps and obstacles that were so fast that I was struggling to ride loose. So today felt good to be in contention for the overall speed wise. I have been doing long, steady billy-goat type Extreme races so I am getting my intensity back. We have two more races to get a win.”


Trystan Hart (84) finished third overall after a crash in the final moto. Cooper Abbott (120) and Cory Graffunder (behind Hart) finished fourth and sixth respectively. Photo: Jack Jaxson

Hart was on his way to the hospital after the race to possibly get stitches in his hand that he injured in his final moto crash. “It was going good, I won the first moto and we were all tied going into the final moto. I got a good start and just cased a jump on the first lap and went over the bars. So that was not the night we were looking for but I was able to come back to get third.”

2020 Glen Helen AMA Super EnduroCross Round 4 Overall Results

  1. Colton Haaker, 3-1-1, Husqvarna
  2. Cody Webb, 2-2-2, Sherco
  3. Trystan Hart, 1-3-3, KTM
  4. Cooper Abbott, 4-4-6, KTM
  5. Max Gerston, 6-5-4, Beta
  6. Cory Graffunder, 5-6-5, Yamaha
  7. Noah Kepple, 8-10-7, Husqvarna
  8. Ty Cullins, 7-9-9, TM
  9. Spencer Wilton, 9-7-10, KTM
  10. Ryder Leblond, 14-8-8, KTM
  11. William Riordan, 11-11-12, KTM
  12. Branden Petrie, 13-13-11, KTM
  13. Anthony Johnson, 12-12-13, KTM
  14. Angus Riordan, 10-14-15, KTM
  15. Wally Palmer, 15-15-14, Kawasaki
  16. Daniel Lewis, 16-16-16, Husqvarna
Shelby Turner raced to her fourth win in a row on her KTM. For the third race in a row, Louise Forsley finished second on her Sherco and Morgan Tanke finished third.

In the Amateur/Intermediate main event, Joshua Fout took his second win in a row riding a Yamaha. Tyler Smith was second on a Husqvarna and Ryan Gouveia rounded out the podium on a TM, matching the overall podium results from race three.

Cody Webb (2) liked the more technical track at round four and came clsoe to the overall win but ultimately had to settle for secoind. . Photo: Jack Jaxson

In the Vet 35+ class, round one winner Ryan Gouveia took another win on his TM. Craig Thompson finished second on his Husqvarna. Wayne Dickert rounded out the podium on his Sherco.

The final two rounds, originally planned for the Ford Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho have been rescheduled to Glen Helen Raceway due to Covid-19 restrictions making it not possible to race inside the arena. The fifth and sixth rounds will take place on Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd.

Detailed results can be found here:
http://www.resultsmx.com/endurox/class.asp?s=3&c=all&e=7

All six 2020 AMA EnduroCross rounds will air on Fox Sports Network (FS1). Round one will air on Saturday, November 7th at 9:00 AM EST with round two airing on the same day at 10:00 am EST.
2020 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series Schedule

Round One October 23, 2020 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA
Round Two October 24, 2020 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA
Round Three October 29, 2020 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA
Round Four October 30, 2020 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA
Round Five November 2, 2020 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA
Round Six November 3, 2020 Glen Helen Raceway San Bernardino, CA

All six 2020 AMA EnduroCross rounds will air on Fox Sports Network (FS1). Round one will air on Saturday, November 7th at 9:00 AM EST with round two airing on the same day at 10:00 am EST.

You can keep up with the latest EnduroCross updates via the following channels:

www.endurocross.com

www.facebook.com/EnduroCrossSeries

www.instagram.com/enduro_cross

 

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