COLTON HAAKER PLACES 4TH IN ENDURO X AT X GAMES ROUND
The 2015 EnduroCross series made a stop so that the athletes could journey to Austin, Texas to showcase the sport at the iconic 2015 X Games, where Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Mike Brown will bring home a gold medal. Starting the day out alongside fellow Husqvarna racer, Colton Haaker, Brown had the fastest times of the day but would fall during his heat and finish 3rd. Haaker would holeshot his heat and ride his FC 350 to the finish in first.
Both would transfer to the main but make a brief pause for about 10 minutes of rain that slickened up the track. Brown started out behind the leader, Cody Webb, but made a pass midway through the race into first. Brown rode triumphantly on his FC 350 for the 12 lap main and would finish first to earn an epic X Games Gold Medal.
Haaker started out mid pack and was pushed off the track, forced to rejoin toward the rear, but pushed forward. Haaker encountered some difficulties on the track, going down a couple of times but would cross the finish line in an applaudable 4th place.
“Today couldn’t have gone much better. It feels great to win and I’m absolutely overwhelmed. My bike ran great, the weather was nice and I have a great team and family behind me. I’m loving this shiny gold medal!” exclaimed an ecstatic Brown.
Sandra Gomez made the journey from Spain to ride her Husqvarna in the Women’s Enduro X class, finishing 7th.
Overall Results –
1. Mike Brown – Husqvarna
2. Taylor Robert
3. Cody Webb
4. Colton Haaker – Husqvarna
5. Geoff Aaron