To say this weekend was anything less than chaotic would be an understatement. While the boys on the Moto side held it down at the Supercross finals in Vegas, we managed to spread ourselves from East to West, covering everything from the National Enduro to the National Hare & Hound. Read on for the headlines of the weeekend.
Haaker's Big Endurocross Success
Colton Haaker not only beat Taddy Blazusiak at the opening round of Endurocross, but he experienced his first-ever main event win. This wasn't a lucky win either, Haaker lead the race from start to finish, matching and beating Taddy's laptimes. Leading up to this round, Haaker put in countless laps on the practice tracks and it showed in his consistent lap times. Justin Soule followed Haaker to the checkers just as consistent in 2nd. Not to overlook Taddy's impressive ride from last to 3rd after he crashed in the first turn.
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Maria Forsberg Wins Women's Endurocross
The new Women's Endurocross championship (not to mention qualifying for X-Games), brought out a whopping 22 racers to take on the tough course. From FMF/KTM's Maria Forsberg to World Trials Champion Louise Forsley, the classes were stacked with talent. Maria Forsberg won the Main event just ahead of Kacy Martinez and Forsley, and docked the fastest lap time. The girls will get to throw down again in Sacramento for round two in June.
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Argubright's First Ever National Hare & Hound Win
Another first time winner, Team Green Kawasaki Purvines Racing's Jacob Argubright saw his first National Hare & Hound career finish. A huge-stepping stone in the 21-year olds career, Argubright stated, "When Kurt crashed and I passed him, I put my head down and went to work. I couldn't get to the checkers fast enough! I am really excited to have my first National Hare & Hound win, it's a huge weight off my shoulders but there is still a lot more work to be done." His teammate Justin Morrow came through in 2nd just ahead of Utah-local TJ Hannifin. Kurt Caselli crashed on a down hill during the first loop and is yet to receive an official doctors diagnosis, details to come.
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Bell Takes Big 6 Win
Photo by David Kamo
The Big 6 Grand Prix series headed to Primm, NV for round 4, concluding a racing-filled weekend in Las Vegas. Robby Bell took the overall win for the first time followed by Colton Udall and Mark Samuels, dressing up the AMA West Coast GP Series podium. Timmy Weigand claimed another win in the Vet Pro class and took 2nd overall.
Baylor's 4th National Enduro Win
Steward Baylor built upon his successful season with another win at the National Enduro in Louisiana. This round, Husaberg rider Mike Lafferty tested Baylor strength and speed staying in the lead until the 5th test. Baylor wasn't having it and sped through the 6th test, taking the overall win yet again. Cory Buttrick hurt his knee in the 1st test and sat out for the day, and his teammate Charlie Mullins was MIA and may not be back for the remaining rounds. Rounding off the podium, FAR Husqvarna rider Andrew DeLong happily found his first National Enduro podium ahead of Jesse Groemm.
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Oh and I raced my first ever Endurocross race. Clearly I have a lot of work to do :)