Webb Captures AMA EnduroCross Opener
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Cody Webb kicked off round one of the 2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series in style on Friday night inside the Orleans Arena.
It didn’t take long for Webb to move into the lead ,as the tight pack of leaders moved around the first lap. By the end of the opening lap it was Webb, five-time champion Taddy Blazusiak and Kyle Redmond across the line in the top three. Right after the line, Redmond’s machine suffered a mechanical issue stopping him in his tracks. Mike Brown eventually pulled off the track due to a finger laceration and possible hand injury suffered earlier in the evening, ending his race early as well.
Webb moved steadily forward, lapping up to fourth place by lap nine.
In the final laps, Colton Haaker gained on Blazusiak when he stalled in a rock corner after trying to get around lapped traffic. Webb stayed the course, pushing forward and riding without a challenge for the lead from the second lap onward. Webb took the win. with Haaker in second and Blazusiak in third.
“I only made a few mistakes the whole main event,” Webb said. “I have been practicing, just racing the track at home and when I passed Taddy on the first lap, I just focused on the track for six laps and did not even know how much of a lead I had.”