2018 EnduroCross championship comes down to the final race this weekend in Boise with Colton Haaker and Cody Webb head-to-head for the title.
An exciting season of AMA EnduroCross comes to a head this weekend in Idaho with the final deciding round in the Ford Idaho Centre, Boise on November 3.
Rockstar Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker holds a six-point lead over FMF KTM’s Cody Webb heading into the final round after taking a decisive win last weekend. But with Webb determined to retain his crown nothing is certain.
The Women’s class is just as intense with FMF KTM’s Kacy Martinez holding a three-point gap over AE Racing backed Shelby Turner heading to Boise.
For Haaker, a second-place finish will clinch his second EnduroCross championship and a third place could be enough, depending on the bonus points earned – bonus points are awarded for each of the two heat race winners and the winner of the bracket race also earns a bonus point.
Cody Webb will need to earn those two bonus points available to him and have Haaker earn no bonus points and finish third or worse to take the title. The racing has already been intense this year between Haaker and Webb, so this should be an amazing battle for the 2018 AMA EnduroCross championship.
Among the challengers capable of spoiling the show are Ty Tremaine and Kyle Redmond who have their own battle for third place overall to concentrate upon. Each will also want to end the season with a strong finish and could play into the mix between Haaker and Webb.
The Super EnduroCross Junior Championship for riders twenty-one and under is also up for grabs. California’s Ty Cullins holds an eight-point lead over Arizona’s Cooper Abbott. Cullins and Abbott are currently holding sixth and eighth place, respectively. Past Junior Champions include Colton Haaker, Taylor Robert, Ty Tremaine and Max Gerston so this is a good indicator of future success.
For the women things are even tighter! Martinez and Turner have each finished first and second at the five races so far. For the support classes, their lowest score prior to the final is dropped, so Martinez comes into the finals with three wins and a second while Turner comes in with two wins and two second place scores. So, if Turner can take another win and Martinez finishes second, Turner will take the championship based on the better finish in the final round, breaking the tie. Therefore, Martinez needs to beat Turner to wrestle the title away from the two-time and defending champion.
There will also be racing for Vet, Amateur and TrialsCross classes. In the Vet class, off-road racing legend Destry Abbott has already clinched the championship but Dan Hayakawa, Craig Thompson and Eric Schettler are locked in a tight battle for second.
Idaho’s David Kamo holds a commanding lead over James Flynn and Gavin McCarthy for the Open Amateur class championship.
Coleman Johnson has already clinched the TrialsCross championship. These support classes are always exciting to watch.
More information including Boise finals tickets: endurocross.com
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