MARQUETTE, Mich. – The 2021 AMA Extreme Championship headed east for the third round of its eastern series and FMF KTM Factory Racing Team’s Trystan Hart put forth a solid panel of 1-2-1 moto scores to come away with the overall win at the Madd Moose Hard Enduro. Teammate Taylor Robert maintained a consistent running throughout the day, rounding out the top-five overall with 4-5-5 finishes.
It was once again a head-to-head showdown between Hart and his championship rival Cody Webb, as both riders dueled over the course of the three-moto format. It was Hart who charged out of the gate in race one, racing his KTM 300 XC-W TPI to a convincing victory. In race two, Webb struck back but it wasn’t without a fight from Hart, who ultimately finished 10 seconds behind for second. Race three was a winner-take-all and Hart proved to be the stronger rider on the day as he bested Webb by a 10 second margin, claiming the race three win and overall victory in Michigan. After three rounds, Hart continues to lead the way in the EEC point standings.
Trystan Hart: “It was an amazing day! I won the first moto and Cody won the second moto so it was do or die heading into the final moto. Cody pressured me the whole moto but ultimately I withstood it and secured the win.”
For Robert, consistency was key as he struggled to put forth a mistake-free performance in the tight terrain. In race one, he powered his KTM 300 XC-W TPI to a good start and kept a solid pace to finish fourth. He capped off the day with a pair of fifth-place finishes in races two and three, which gave him a top-five overall for the day.
Taylor Robert: “All-in-all, it was a fun race and I felt like I did the best I could. I was starting up front pretty much every time but I had little mistakes here and there. We’ll try to get them back at the next one.”
Next Race: Round 4 WEC – June 19 – Silver Mountain Extreme in Kellogg, Idaho
Overall Pro Results
1. Trystan Hart, KTM, 1-2-1
2. Cody Webb, Sherco, 2-1-2
3. Colton Haaker, Husqvarna, 3-3-4
5. Taylor Robert, KTM, 4-5-5
10. Cooper Abbott, KTM, 11-8-10
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