EnduroCross

Colton Haaker Takes Victory At Opening Round Of AMA Endurocross

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Getting his 2016 AMA EnduroCross campaign off to the best possible start, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Colton Haaker delivered the goods at a fast and technical series opener to put his FC 350 on the top step of the podium. Teammate Mike Brown made it a memorable night for Husqvarna Motorcycles by bringing his FC 250 home in fifth.

Determined to get his season off on the right track, SuperEnduro World Champion Haaker produced a near flawless 15-lap main event to secure the win. Setting the fastest time in the night‰Ûªs Hot Lap session ensured Haaker the first pick of the starting gate.

Rounding the first corner in second, he then passed Taddy Blazusiak for the lead on lap two and never looked back. Riding calm and confident out front, Haaker controlled the pace for the remainder of the race to take the win and with it an early three-point lead in the championship.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm pumped to get the season off to a winning start." Haaker commented. "You just never know how things are going to turn out at round one so I‰Ûªm more than happy that it all came together like this.

"I felt things started a little shaky during my practice and heat race but in a way that sort of ironed things out for me. When the night programme came around I won the Hot Laps and I knew with a solid start I could be in the hunt. I stayed out of trouble during those first two laps of the main event, got around Taddy cleanly and then went to work.

"To pick up the EnduroCross series where I left off the SuperEnduro Championship by winning is fantastic and I‰Ûªm excited for the rest of the season.‰Û

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