Vegas Endurocross (Webb VS Haaker)

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8/20/2017 5:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2017 5:26 PM

You couldn't have asked for better racing at the return of Endurocross to Las Vegas. The new format including bracket racing made for a great showdown between Haaker and Webb after some heat race drama. I managed to qualify for the Amateur A main, but I parked my bike as soon as I finished and grabbed my camera to get back on the floor and shoot the battles between Colton and Cody!



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8/20/2017 5:33 PM

Yea, pretty epic opening round.. Awesome racing with no shortage of drama on the track! Haven't followed EX closely in the past but will definitely be keeping up with it every week now. I definitely knew of Haaker and Webb as riders, but had no idea about their rivalry. 'Shots fired' for sure last night - and the fans sure weren't bashful sharing their input on it!!

Congrats on making the the Amateur A main dude!! That's pretty gnarly feat. I heard the Amateur turn out was a record high. Questions: do the Euro brands make up 99.9% of the field in the Amateur ranks like they do in the pros?

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

8/20/2017 5:45 PM

I'd like to see a video of their contact during the main event.

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8/20/2017 5:50 PM

Xeno wrote:

I'd like to see a video of their contact during the main event.

I was always in the wrong spot! That happened near the mechanic's area. The Dirt Rider broadcast had good footage of it, I think.

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8/20/2017 5:56 PM

F150Motocrosser wrote:

Yea, pretty epic opening round.. Awesome racing with no shortage of drama on the track! Haven't followed EX closely in the past but will definitely be keeping up with it every week now. I definitely knew of Haaker and Webb as riders, but had no idea about their rivalry. 'Shots fired' for sure last night - and the fans sure weren't bashful sharing their input on it!!

Congrats on making the the Amateur A main dude!! That's pretty gnarly feat. I heard the Amateur turn out was a record high. Questions: do the Euro brands make up 99.9% of the field in the Amateur ranks like they do in the pros?

There were definitely a lot of Amateurs. Well, I don't know if you can call them "amateurs" at this point. It's more like a Lites or XC2 class. Haha. The great addition this year is that they're taking 3rd through 8th place in the amateur LCQs to an Amateur B Main. I had some bad luck in my heat, but I managed to win my LCQ. That gave me a back row start, which is tying a hand behind your back when you get to whatever the first bottleneck happens to be.

And yes, I'd say the amateur field is still dominated by KTM/Husky.

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8/20/2017 8:13 PM

The better question is how did ARay do?

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-streets-

8/21/2017 8:16 AM

Good start to the season for sure. Can tell this Haaker/ Webb battle will be a grind 'til the end!

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

8/21/2017 8:44 AM

The pace those two were going was unreal. It was like they were riding a regular SX track.

Thanks for posting.

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8/21/2017 8:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2017 8:36 PM

swedishfishmx wrote:

The better question is how did ARay do?

I didn't get a whole lot of footage since he was in my group, but I did run into him in the pits. Here's some raw footage of his thoughts on the day.



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8/21/2017 10:45 PM

Caught the event on YouTube. Very exciting racing.

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8/21/2017 11:09 PM

Xeno wrote:

I'd like to see a video of their contact during the main event.

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For the first time ever there were boo's at @enduro_cross Do you think I deserved that reaction from the crowd?

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why am I reading this? ..... Oh christ, now I'm posting...... shiiiiiiiit!!

8/22/2017 2:18 PM

Xeno wrote:

I'd like to see a video of their contact during the main event.

jemcee wrote:

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For the first time ever there were boo's at @enduro_cross Do you think I deserved that reaction from the crowd?

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That was the heat, not the main event.

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8/22/2017 3:44 PM

jemcee wrote:

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For the first time ever there were boo's at @enduro_cross Do you think I deserved that reaction from the crowd?

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The contact during the main came right after the rock pile. The webcast camera missed it- I think something was blocking the view of that section.

I still haven't seen a video of the contact. Great racing, though!

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8/22/2017 4:17 PM

Xeno wrote:

The contact during the main came right after the rock pile. The webcast camera missed it- I think something was blocking the view of that section.

I still haven't seen a video of the contact. Great racing, though!

I think

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8/22/2017 5:12 PM

Yes, that's it- thank you.

Sooooo... their lines "came together"???

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8/22/2017 7:05 PM

Xeno wrote:

Yes, that's it- thank you.

Sooooo... their lines "came together"???

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Per Webb, Haaker's foot accidentally got caught in his front wheel and took him down. Racing incident. The Heat? Left the door open and those two ride each other hard so it was a no brainer for Haaker to slam him. Fantastic racing. Podium interviews? Not so professional.

The track was stupid easy. They were just jumping over everything pretty much. Even the amateurs were jumping most of the sections. They need some uniqueness to the individual tracks like SuperEnduro. This is not meant to look like Arenacross with cookie cutter tracks.

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