FMF KTM’s Cody Webb won the sixth and final round of the AMA EnduroCross championship at the Ford Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho. Webb moved into the lead on lap three and maintained it for the remainder of the race to claim his third win of the season.
“The season and my riding were good despite how little prep time I had coming in,” Webb said. “I got the win at round 1 in Prescott and that was just really lucky. Even by Costa Mesa, I only had a couple 12-minute motos in me before the race. I just fell apart in the main and couldn’t hold on. The rest of the year I focused on getting back to doing full motos in training. That had me riding better and by Denver, things got really aggressive and I couldn’t seem to keep up the intensity there. So I started doing more bracket-style training, riding as hard as I could go. I felt like a steam engine this year. I started out sluggish and kept throwing more fuel to the fire and, by the end of the year, I was back to full steam ahead. Losing the championship is a bummer, but it’s nice to cap off the season with a big win here in Idaho like this. I was doing stuff on the track no one else was doing and it was fun to win the crowd over by jumping big stuff. Now, it’s off to get my arm-pump under control and SuperEnduro prep.”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker finished second in the main event, which was enough to wrap up his second AMA EnduroCross championship title.
“This whole season it’s been Cody [Webb] and I going back and forth, back and forth,” Haaker said. “The championship really came down to a few key moments, like the halfway point in the season when we [were] tied, and I knew what we had to do to win. For me, I think last weekend in Everett was the championship night. I knew if I could win there, I could win the title. I never won in Everett before that, so I think I made it happen there. Tonight, I got a great start and rode clean and smooth and Cody passed me and got a bit of a gap. He was riding really solid tonight and taking some extra risks that I didn’t have to. I just wanted to bring it home here and I’m so happy we did. It’s amazing to come back and win the EnduroCross title again after losing it. It wasn’t easy coming back from not winning and gaining the confidence to get back up to the front.”
Beta USA’s Ty Tremaine achieved his third podium result of the season and secured third place in the championship standings in the process.
“The season started off great with the Alta electric bike,” Tremaine said. “They were putting in a lot of effort with me and the EnduroCross program, and they unfortunately closed up shop. So I’m really lucky Beta took a chance with me and I just tried to keep my head down and not let anything get to me, so there really isn’t a reason I shouldn’t have performed on any bike. Going into the off-season, I’m working really hard. I’m really happy about where we’re going from here.”
Beta USA’s Ty Cullins secured fifth place in the main event and won the Junior EnduroCross championship, which is a championship within a championship for riders aged 21 and under. The 19-year-old also finished the season in sixth place.
“I’ve been working super hard all year,” Cullins said. “My main goal was to get top fives and, about halfway through the season, I was in the lead for the Junior Championship and I focused on that as the goal for the year. It’s just been a great year. I finished top five in half the races, I shared the holeshot tonight with Colton Haaker, and I am just looking forward to getting the details for next year dialed in and come back better than ever.”