Colton Haaker Looking For First AMA EnduroCross Championship in 2016

Husqvarna rider looking to build on SuperEnduro Title

Colton Haaker burst onto the EnduroCross scene in 2007 as a teenager competing on a Trials bike. He stunned the pro field by finishing fourth at the Las Vegas final that season, the first year that EnduroCross expanded to a multi-round series. So Haaker has been a fixture in at the EnduroCross series since the beginning and has regularly been the fastest rider on the track. After earning Husqvarna support for 2015, he had his best season yet with three wins and a close second in the championship to Cody Webb. Haaker then moved on to compete at the FIM SuperEnduro championship for the first time and turned the tables on Webb to come away with the World Championship. Now he is looking to back that up with his first AMA EnduroCross title in 2016.

Colton Haaker, EnduroCross, 2016
Husqvarna's Colton Haaker had his best season yet in 2015 taking three wins and second in the championship. He will be looking to improve one spot for 2016.Photography by Drew Ruiz

“I’m going to win. Everyone lining up might as well stay home,” Haaker joked about the 2016 season. “I look forward to getting back to EnduroCross racing. The competition is going to be all time this year as there are a lot of talented riders who are capable of winning races and the championship. The Husqvarna team and I have been working hard and can’t wait to see how it all shakes down this fall.”

Haaker will be one of the favorites for 2016 along with Webb, the two time defending champion and Taddy Blazusiak, the five-time AMA EnduroCross champion, who is returning to AMA EnduroCross after a year off. And you can’t count out at least ten other riders that are looking to break through to battle for wins.

“Haaker is always one of the most exciting riders on the track,” said Mike Karsting, VP of events for TEN, the producers of EnduroCross. “And now that he has combined that speed with more consistency, he has become a championship contender the last few years.

The insane EnduroCross obstacles provide a great show and exciting racing for race fans. So if you have never been to an AMA EnduroCross in person, you need to put one on your calendar for 2016.

The Duluth, Georgia event tickets can be purchased at all six Mountain Motorsports locations: http://www.mmsmarietta.com/maps-and-directions-dealership--locations

Tickets for all eight rounds are available at: www.EnduroCross.com/buy-tickets/

And if you want to tackle an EnduroCross course yourself, there are classes for Amateur, Vet, Women and TrialsCross riders. All of those support class main events run as part of the night show so it is your chance to compete in front of a large crowd. And there is nothing more challenging than tackling an EnduroCross course.

As an added bonus for pre-registering, racers will receive a $10 Gift Card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.

2016 AMA EnduroCross Championship Schedule
Date Location Arena/Additional Information
August 27, 2016 Duluth, Georgia Infinite Energy Center
Sepetember 3, 2016 Brandon, South Dakota Badlands Motor Speedway
September 10, 2016 Salt Lake City, Utah Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 24, 2016 Scottsdale, Arizona WestWorld —Intl. Off-Road & UTV Expo
October 1, 2016 Denver, Colorado National Western Events Center
October 22, 2016 Everett, Washington XFINITY Arena
November 5, 2016 Nampa, Idaho Ford Idaho Center
Novemeber 18-19, 2016 Ontario, California Citizens Business Bank Arena
*Subject to change