Local enduro motocross pro Colton Haaker and Tres Pinos native is having a spectacular season, leading in the United States, after winning the world Endurocross series title last year.
Haaker narrowly missed out on the top spot of the U.S. series last year to Cody Webb, coincidentally, also from the 831. Webb is from the Watsonville-Aromas area and in addition to racing, is a mechanical engineering student at San Jose State. Haaker was raised in Tres Pinos and now lives in Parris, Calif. This season, Haaker has won four out of the last five races, but the two contestants have been jockeying against each other to be in the top spot for years.
Webb trails Haaker by a margin of 12 points. Coming into the last two races, there is a lot of pressure on both riders. The winner will be crowned national champion, so with that goal, you can expect them to be giving it their all.
Webb and Haaker battled again in the sixth round out of eight in the AMA Endurocross series on Oct. 22 in Everett, Wash. Webb came out on top while Haaker finished second and Ty Tremaine raced to third.
This diminished Haaker's lead in the overall competition by two points, with Webb ending up 10 points behind before the next race on Nov. 5 in Nampa, Idaho.
Last weekend's race will air on NBC Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m., and the Nampa round will air the following Thursday, Nov. 17 at the same time.
You can watch Cody Webb on his Facebook page online here.
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