Haaker, Webb, and Abbott celebrate their top three finishes. Photo: Jack Jaxson

EnduroCross Glen Helen Round 1 Results

Colton Haaker Takes Round One EnduroCross Win Cody Webb and Cooper Abbott round out the podium

SAN BERNARDADINO, CA (October 23, 2020) – Rockstar Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker kicked off the 2020 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series with a win at Glen Helen Raceway on Friday afternoon. The defending champion recorded 1-3-1 moto scores to earn the overall win. FactoryOne Sherco backed Cody Webb finished second overall with consistent 2-2-2 moto finishes. Cooper Abbott took his first Super EnduroCross podium with 4-1-4 finishes.

FMF KTM Factory Racing’s newest rider, Trystan Hart, got the day started by setting the fastest hot lap time ahead of Abbott, Haaker, Webb, and Beta’s Max Gerston.

Abbott took the Fox Holeshot in the first moto of the afternoon with Haaker and Hart close behind. Hart crashed early while Haaker took over the lead and steadily opened up a small gap on the rest of the field that he held to the finish. Webb and Hart also worked their way past Abbot to finish second and third while Abbott held on for fourth ahead of SRT Offroad backed Cory Graffunder.

Colton Haaker kicked off his title defense with the opening round win at Glen Helen Raceway. Photo: Jack Jaxson

For moto two, the gate picks are reversed from the moto one results, which puts the top eight finishers on row two and Abbott quickly worked his way past Pennsylvania’s Ryder Leblond, who was racing his first ever EnduroCross. Abbott opened a gap as the rest of the top finishers from race one took longer to work their way to the front. Webb moved up to second and closed the gap up and made a pass for the lead just before the white flag but then crashed in the rock section on the last lap, allowing Abbott to retake the lead and his first-ever pro class moto win. Webb recovered to finish second and Haaker worked his way through the field to finish third. Graffunder finished fourth and TM backed Ty Cullins rounded out the top five.

In the final moto, Haaker took the Fox Holeshot and rode a steady race to take the moto win and overall. Webb rounded the first turn in the sixth position but quickly moved up to second, where he finished. Trystan Hart, who had crashed twice in moto two to ruin his chances for an overall win finished third in the final moto and fourth overall. Abbott finished fourth in the final moto, good enough for third overall and Graffunder rounded out the top five to finish fifth overall.

Shelby Turner took the Women’s main event win over Louise Forsley and Morgan Tanke. Turner also won the Amateur/Intermediate class main event. Photo: Jack Jaxson

Haaker was happy to be back racing again after Covid-19 caused the EnduroCross schedule to be rescheduled to six races in just three weeks. “First of all, I am grateful to everybody that made this season happen. After a long time off and a hand injury, I felt like I was ready and riding really well but with so few races this year, I wasn’t sure if I was really ready. So it is great to get it done.”

Webb was satisfied to finish second after switching over to the Sherco team for 2020 and missing the entire 2019 season due to a knee injury. “It felt good to be back. I missed all of last year so I was nervous coming into this series with a new bike and we also planned to race the two-stroke and just decided to switch to the Sherco 300 four-stroke a few weeks ago. The team and the bike performed really well and I think I can improve from here.”

RPM KTM backed Cooper Abbott was fast all day and earned his first career podium finish at round one. Photo: Jack Jaxson

Abbott was ecstatic about earning his first career pro class podium finish. “I have worked really hard and felt like I was capable of being in the battle for that fourth-place guy and Trystan had some problems so that opened the door for me. I have been practicing with Trystan so I knew I had the speed. I led most of that second moto and then Webb passed me but he crashed right in front of me and I landed right on his bike. I got going first and took the win.”

2020 Glen Helen AMA Super EnduroCross Round 1 Overall Results

  1. Colton Haaker, 1-2-1, Husqvarna
  2. Cody Webb, 2-2-2, Sherco
  3. Cooper Abbott, 4-1-4, KTM
  4. Trystan Hart, 3-8-3, KTM
  5. Cory Graffunder, 5-4-5, Yamaha
  6. Noah Kepple, 7-6-6, Husqvarna
  7. Max Gerston, 6-9-7, Beta
  8. Benjamin Herrera, 8-7-8, Beta
  9. Ty Cullins, 12-5-10, TM
  10. William Riordan, 9-10-9, KTM
  11. Anthony Johnson, 11-11-11, KTM
  12. Ryder Leblond, 10-16-12, KTM
  13. Brandon Petrie, 13-12-16, KTM
  14. Spender Wilton, 15-13-14, KTM
  15. Ron Commo, 16-14-13, Beta
  16. James Flynn, 14-15-15, KTM
In the Women’s class, multi-time Women’s EnduroCross champion, Shelby Turner dominated the main event on her KTM. Louise Forsley finished second on a Sherco and MorganTanke rounded out the podium on a Beta.

Three-time EnduroCross champion Cody Webb had steady 2-2-2 moto finishes for second overall. Photo: Jack Jaxson

For the second time ever, Sherby Turner also won the Amateur/Intermediate main event to go along with her Women’s class win. Tyler Smith and Josh Mouzakis rounded out the podium.

Ryan Gouveia made the trip from Hawaii and won the Vet class on a TM. SRT backed Wally Palmer and Craig Thompson, the owner of SRT off-road, finished second and third respectively.

Frederick Parr took the local club class win over Chayton Gardner.

The riders will be back in action on Saturday for round two at Glen Helen and races three and four will take place this coming Thursday and Friday at Glen Helen.

Detailed results can be found here: http://www.resultsmx.com/endurox/class.asp?s=3&c=all&e=4

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 6, 2020 Ford Idaho Center Nampa, ID
Round Six November 7, 2020 Ford Idaho Center Nampa, ID

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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