It's a tight season in the Geico endurocross, and I don't think anyone can call it yet.. The season has been in a virtual three-way tie for the last few rounds. Haaker was off the box in Salt Lake City, but that does not mean he's out of it. Webb can taste it, or will Taddy continue to be the winningest racer in the Geico Endurocross history. It's kind of a coin toss, and I don't think anyone can call it yet.
Haaker has had consistent form for the 2014 season and rarely did you not see him on a step after the night's main event. His off season work ethic, his support from the JCR guys, and his drive out of the gate in Vegas set his season in a strong track, one which he has carried from the first gate drop this year. He was second on the box at the opener in Vegas, just off the box at X-games, and on top of the box in Sacramento. Haaker is in the mix in 2014 in a big way. So when Salt Lake track handed him a fifth, don't think he didn't earn it. I did not see the crash, but he was way off the back and fought forward. Chips fall where they fall and that's racing. But where does that leave Colton Haaker now? Salt Lake didn't give any gifts, Haaker was riding solid most of the night, and then he went down early in the main and had to pin it and ride through traffic on the boulder field to pull back each point. Haaker had a few of those precious points slip between his fingers, but he got every one he could, and he earned them. Every day at the top is not a gift, the competition in the sport of endurocross has no room for non-commitment.
Haaker is sitting in third rolling into Washington with 133 points. He's 7 points behind Blazusiak, and he is 26 ahead of Robert. As it looks, He would have to miss a round for Robert to close that gap and leap frog him. So in my view, Haacker can only go up. and If he goes up, that means someone in going to have to go down.
Webb's unfortunate incident last year left him out of the mix for the overall, but he dominated the 2nd half of the season, finishing the season on a high note, but not without thoughts of what could've been. He is rolling into Washington with a 3 point lead over Blazusiak who has placed a target on his back, and its only ten yards away.
Then you have to consider Taddy Blasuziaks current position in the middle. His speed, his agility, his commitment, his attention to detail for the race has been unmatched for 5 years. He takes it in every day, hour and minute before the main. Taddy wants to be #1, and Webb is the only thing in his way right now. If he is not out front and on his own pace, he has to be sure it's the right line choice because Haacker is right on him. Those three are locked in a solid battle for top of the box, three rounds left, Everett, Boise, and then the final in Ontario.
Each of the next rounds will be a fierce competition between them, and other battles are going on in the Geico Endurocross series. If you're near those markets, Get your tickets and pin it to what will be a complete night of excitement.