So other than the event’s unique rules (and average elevation of over 6500 feet), Brabec felt comfortable and it showed in the final results. After going back and forth with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off-road Team’s Jacob Argubright in the first half, he got a break when the round-three winner crashed, twisting his knee badly enough to knock him well off the pace. (Brabec needed to pit every lap as his carbureted CRF450X couldn’t match the range of Argubright’s injected FC 450 that could barely 50 miles. “Coming in [to the pits on the second lap], I heard one sputter, but it was fine the rest of the way,” the Husky rider revealed.) From there, Brabec dominated, though he apparently never checked behind him so he kept it pinned.