Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off Road Team’s Colton Haaker started his 2018 Endurocross season off strong at the Prescott Endurocross held in Prescott Valley, Ariz. on Saturday night. After taking an early win in his heat, he grabbed the extra championship point in the bracket races then earned a podium finish in the Super EnduroCross Main Event.
Haaker took the early lead in Super Endurocross Heat 2 but went back to second in the fifth lap. He came back with a vengeance and made the pass for the lead the following lap, posted the fastest lap of the race, then held strong to take a commanding win. He took the overall and the extra championship point in the bracket races, then lined up for the Super Endurocross Main. He was riding strong in second in the Main and was posting some fast laps throughout the race as he held down the position. He increased his speed and made the pass for the lead in the 13th lap. He was pulling a small gap, but went down in lap 16 and remounted in second. He held strong the remainder of the race to finish second.
“Prescott seemed to be really slippery tonight,” said Haaker. “There was a deep water hole and the rocks were brutal. I started off behind Cody and we were just pacing each other, then I made a mistake in the rocks with the lappers. Then Cody lost out and lappers and I got the lead, then we switched again. It ended with me in second. It was definitely tough, and was brutal. It was the most slippery track we’ve ridden in a long time. It felt good to be out in the front and be in contention again. I can’t wait until Costa Mesa where we’ll have an outdoor arena and maybe a little more room.”
Next Event: Costa Mesa Endurocross – September 15 – Costa Mesa, CA
Prescott Valley EX Results
1. Cody Webb
2. Colton Haaker – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off Road
3. Trystan Hart
4. Kyle Redmond
5. Ty Cullins
6. Geoff Aaron
7. Ty Tremaine
8. Max Gerston
9. Cooper Abbott
10. Noah Kepple