The following is from Husqvarna:
Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to present “Colton Haaker, 2016 AMA EnduroCross Champion” – a web video that pays tribute to Haaker’s championship winning success capturing the action and events from the final round of the 2016 EnduroCross Championship in Ontario, California.
For Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker, 2016 has been the most successful year of his racing career so far. Crowned FIM SuperEnduro World Champion back in March, he returned to the U.S. and started working hard ahead of the eight-round-long AMA EnduroCross series that kicked off in August.
Getting his 2016 AMA EnduroCross campaign off to the best possible start with a win at the opening round in Atlanta, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing star went on to wrap up a highly successful season with five victories and three second places. His runner-up result at the eighth and final round of the series in Ontario was more than enough for Colton to clinch the 2016 AMA EnduroCross title.
“It’s great to finally wrap up the 2016 EnduroCross championship,” Haaker said. “I had more crashes tonight than in the rest of the series put together, but I did what I needed to do. I didn’t want to ride at 50% and just take it easy–I really wanted to give my all tonight. I got a great start and felt good, but the track bit me a couple of times and things didn’t go quite as well as I hoped they would. Second is still a good result, but getting the championship is what really matters. It was my results in the seven rounds prior to tonight that earned me the title. There were a couple of pivotal moments during the series, and that allowed me to come into tonight with a good points lead. I’m going to enjoy this and then look forward to going to Europe to defend my SuperEnduro title.”