2019 Boise EnduroCross Race Report

Colton Haaker captures third career AMA EnduroCross title at series finale.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker wrapped up the title with 1-1-2 moto finishes. “It feels good to win my third championship in the series,” Haaker said.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker wrapped up the title with 1-1-2 moto finishes. “It feels good to win my third championship in the series,” Haaker said. “Although it was a shortened series this year, the competition was still fierce and the new three-moto format kept things exciting, and allowed us to showcase some intense racing for the fans. I can’t thank everyone who supports me enough!”Diahann Tanke

Colton Haaker clinched his third AMA EnduroCross title at the 2019 series finale inside the Ford Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho, this past weekend. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider began the day by setting the fastest time in the Hot Laps and won the first two motos of the evening. Heading into the final race of the night, he only needed a third place finish to take the overall win and the championship; he did one better by finishing in the runner-up spot.   "You had to win the race to win the championship and that's why we are here," Haaker said. "I had a good night. That first race was great as I kept pushing and was able to make that last-lap pass. Race 2 was important to take the win and in the third moto, I was able to take a safe second to earn the overall. The three races this year were great and EnduroCross should be even stronger again next year."

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak runner-up finish in Boise gave him second overall in the series point standings.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak runner-up finish in Boise gave him second overall in the series point standings.Diahann Tanke

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak put his orange machine in second place in the opening two motos and was able to win the final race of the night. His 2-2-1 moto scores gave him second overall for the evening and solidified his second place standing in the series points, but the Polish rider was not happy about being held up in the first race.   “I felt like we were doing everything right to get it done and a lapper cost me a win in moto 1,” Blazusiak explained. “I feel like I executed my night to get a win, but a lot of things happen that are out of your control. The intensity of the three-moto format is so high we have to push our way through the pack. I hope to be back next year to fight for it again.”

RPM KTM’s Trystan Hart captured his second consecutive third place overall finish.
RPM KTM’s Trystan Hart captured his second consecutive third place overall finish.Diahann Tanke

RPM KTM’s Trystan Hart grabbed his second consecutive third place overall finish. The Canadian racer’s podium performances in the last couple of rounds solidified his third place ranking in the championship standings as well.   “I really thought that I could race with Colton and Taddy and take a win tonight,” Hart said. “I have always done well here, but I just didn’t quite have the pace to battle those two. I am not satisfied with a third here, but I will try to improve in 2020.”

SRT’s Cory Graffunder’s 6-4-8 race finishes put him in fourth overall for the night.
SRT’s Cory Graffunder’s 6-4-8 race finishes put him in fourth overall for the night.Diahann Tanke

SRT’s Cory Graffunder and German rider Tim Apolle rounded out the top five, respectively.

German rider Tim Apolle (96) rounded out the top five overall on his Sherco.
German rider Tim Apolle (96) rounded out the top five overall on his Sherco.Diahann Tanke

2019 AMA EnduroCross Super Class Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Colton Haaker Husqvarna 72
2 Taddy Blazusiak KTM 67
3 Trystan Hart KTM 56
4 Cory Graffunder Yamaha 52
5 Max Gerston Beta 51
6 Noah Kepple Husqvarna 42
7 Geoff Aaron GasGas 41
8 Ty Cullins TM 40
9 Tim Apolle Sherco 38
  Nick Thompson KTM 38
Beta USA’s Max Gerston went 3-5-13 for sixth overall in Idaho.
Beta USA’s Max Gerston went 3-5-13 for sixth overall in Idaho.Diahann Tanke
GasGas North America’s Geoff Aaron improved as the night went on with 10-9-4 moto scores.
GasGas North America’s Geoff Aaron improved as the night went on with 10-9-4 moto scores.Diahann Tanke
Nick Thompson piloted his KTM to eighth place overall.
Nick Thompson piloted his KTM to eighth place overall.Diahann Tanke
3 Bros/SRT/Husqvarna’s Noah Kepple (696) put his FX 350 in ninth place overall with 11-6-7 race finishes.
3 Bros/SRT/Husqvarna’s Noah Kepple (696) put his FX 350 in ninth place overall with 11-6-7 race finishes.Diahann Tanke
TM Racing USA’s Ty Cullins rounded out the top 10 overall in Idaho and wrapped up his second consecutive Junior Class championship, which recognizes Super EnduroCross riders that are 21 and under.
TM Racing USA’s Ty Cullins rounded out the top 10 overall in Idaho and wrapped up his second consecutive Junior Class championship, which recognizes Super EnduroCross riders that are 21 and under.Diahann Tanke