Kudos to Beta’s Cody Webb who continues to demonstrate both speed and skill against a strong field.
Cody Webb grabbed the holeshot at the King of the Motos final and that was the last anyone saw of him. Graham Jarvis got bottled up in the crazy start and lost precious minutes getting up the Chocolate Thunder Climb. Taylor Robert, Colton Haaker, Kyle Redmond and Jarvis rode much of the course together in a conga line. With Webb out of sight, the only battle was for second place.
Jarvis worked his way past Robert into second position physically at the 17 mile mark, but at that point most of the technical part of the 40 mile loop was over and he would give the position back on the fast desert race portion of the course. Robert came into the final a few minutes ahead of Jarvis on adjusted time, so he had complete control of second place.
Colton Haaker was ultimately disqualified for being off course in the first race. That threw out his third place finish from the final and put Jarvis on the Podium. Redmond lost touch with the chase group about half way through the final to finish 4th.
Cory Graffunder was a bit back in 5th riding the Sherco 300 4t before having mechanical issues. From what I understand, he must have put a hole in the engine case, but was able to JB weld a patch and still finish 13th. San Diego local Noah Kepple bested the rest of the field to come home in 5th place.
The morning race took 56 minutes to complete the nearly 40 mile loop. In the final, it was 1:40 to cover the 40 miles for leader Webb. For the aliens (top finishers), it was more like a Hare & Hound than an extreme enduro. As for the rest, there are far more DNF’s than finishers.
Stay tuned for more photos and my critique of the race.