On the Pegs - November 2021 Volume 6 Issue 11 - November - Page 144

words courtesy of EnduroCross photos by Diahann Tanke and Jack Jaxson
AMARILLO , TX ( OCTOBER 2 , 2021 ) The Amarillo National Center , in Amarillo , Texas hosted round two of the 2021 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series and Colton Haaker took the overall win , his second in a row . The Rockstar Husqvarna rider had 1-2- 1 scores in the three motos . RPM KTM backed Cooper Abbott finished second overall with 3-1-3 moto finishes and FMF KTM ’ s Trystan Hart rounded out the overall podium with 2-5-2 moto finishes .
For the first time , the top fourteen pro riders ran their hot-laps during the opening of the evening program rather than during the afternoon . The hot-lap results set the gate picks for the first of the three motos and Haaker set the fastest time of 46.299 . Hart was second with a 47.939 lap . SRT Off-road backed Cory Graffunder finished third with a 50.168 time to round out the top three . Pennsylvania ’ s Ryder LeBlond finished fourth with a 50.562 and Max Gerston rounded out the top five on his GasGas with a 51.192 lap time .
Noah Kepple took the first Moose Racing Holeshot of the night in moto one with Hart , Nick Thompson , Gerston and Haaker in tow . Hart took over the lead and Haaker