2019 RevLimiter Extreme Enduro Race Report

Cody Webb shines at the Hard Enduro race in Texas

Cody Webb
Cody Webb knows how to get traction in any condition, a skill he picked up while competing in trials at the National level. Webb was the 2010 US National MotoTrials champion.Shan Moore

Cody Webb reinforced the notion that he is one of the top Hard Enduro specialists in the world by dominating this weekend's RevLimiter Extreme Enduro in Decatur, Texas. The FMF KTM Factory Racing rider won Saturday's qualifier and then proceeded to win all three motos on Sunday to claim the overall victory, easily topping Sherco teammates Wade Young and Mario Roman in each race. Meanwhile, Young, who hails from South Africa, and Roman, a Spaniard, spent the weekend battling over second and third, with Young getting the better of his teammate.

This year’s event was greeted by cold temperature accompanied by rain on Saturday, making an already difficult course even tougher. However, Webb drew upon his vast skill set to dominate the course. The RevLimiter marks the start of the 2019 AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championship Series, which crowns state champions in their perspective state, along with qualifying riders for the AMA Grand Championship—the Tennessee Knockout in Sequatchie, Tennessee. If that weren’t enough, the RevLimiter also serves as round 1 of the new, five-round AMA American Hard Enduro Series.

For the pros, action started on Saturday with a one-lap elimination race over an 8-mile course that served to pare the 150-rider field down to 75 for Sunday. This race included just a few of the extreme sections that would challenge the top riders later on Sunday. Three races on Sunday would determine the winner, with each race counting equally—similar to the old three-moto Motocross National format.

Webb seemed to find traction in the mud where other riders only spun, and in the 45-minute finale, he beat Young to the checkered flag by four minutes and lapped the field up to 10th place.

“The conditions were less than ideal, but I won everything I entered and I guess that’s the way you want to do it,” Webb said. “I struggled a little bit on Saturday just because we saved the good tires for Sunday. Today I felt good in the conditions. The final race was tricky with all the lappers, but I hit all the big hits perfectly. There was one creek scattered with people and I came through and went all the way to the top without putting my foot down once. It was a great weekend and the bike was unreal.”

Wade Young
Like Webb, Wade Young is a strong rider and was seen muscling his bike over a slippery rock or ledge more than once.Shan Moore

Young had problems during the first moto and finished third, but rebounded for the remaining two races where he finished second in each.

“I wrapped my chain around the counter sprocket and broke my shifter, so I was stuck in first gear during that first race, but we made the best of it,” Young said. “We regrouped and battled early on with Cody in the second race, but he got away in the end. In the last race, Cody was just a step above us, but Mario and I had a good battle. I managed to get away from him on the second-to-last lap.”

Mario Roman
Mario Roman was in Peru the week prior where the temperature was more than 100 degrees. The Spaniard told us the most difficult part for him at the RevLimiter was riding in the cold.Shan Moore

Roman finished second in the first moto, and went on to post a 2-3-3 moto score for third overall.

“For me, the most difficult part was riding in the cold,” Roman said. “I was riding in Peru last weekend and it was 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). It was difficult to ride with no feelings in my fingers, but I had a good battle with my teammate. Cody was having a really good day.”

Kyle Redmond
The RevLimiter was Kyle Redmond’s first time on a bike in four months, and it was his first race on a Sherco. Fourth place was amazing!Shan Moore

Making his first ride on a Sherco was Kyle Redmond, who claimed fourth overall after turning in 4-5-4 moto scores.

“I haven’t ridden since November, so to come here and finish fourth, I have to feel pretty good about that,” Redmond said.

Max Gerston
Max Gerston used his EnduroCross skills to finish sixth. The Beta USA-backed rider looked good in the slippery conditions for someone who comes from a dry area like Arizona.Shan Moore

KTM-mounted Trystan Hart rounded out the top five with a 7-4-5 performance, while Quinn Wentzel was sixth ahead of Beta USA’s Max Gerston and David Garza, another Beta-mounted racer. Sherco riders Grayson Gonsalves and Match Carvolth rounded out the top 10, respectively.

Quinn Wentzel
Trials-pro-turned-extreme-racer Quinn Wentzel won the RevLimiter two years ago.Shan Moore
Nick Fahringer
Longtime National Enduro rider Nick Fahringer is concentrating on Hard Enduros this year and will be riding the entire AMA American Hard Enduro Series.Shan Moore
AMA American Hard Enduro Series
In addition to being the first round of the AMA American Hard Enduro Series, the RevLimiter qualifies riders for the Tennessee Knockout in August—an event Webb has won six times.Shan Moore

2019 Kenda Revlimiter Extreme Enduro Overall Results

Position Rider Brand
1 Cody Webb KTM
2 Wade Young Sherco
3 Mario Roman Sherco
4 Kyle Redmond Sherco
5 Trysten Hart KTM
6 Quinn Wentzel Husqvarna
7 Max Gerston Beta
8 David Garza Beta
9 Grayson Gonsalves Sherco
10 Mitch Carvolth Sherco