2014 Atlanta EnduroCross
GEICO Motorcycle Beta rider Cody Webb is where every rider in the GEICO Motorcycle Endurocross Series wants to be: Leading the points standings.
But as the Endurocross Series heads to the Gwinnett Center for the fourth round Saturday, Webb is dealing with the additional challenges of being the points leader.
“It’s pretty hard to put the points lead behind because everyone I talk to asks about it,” Webb said. “It’s definitely on my mind, but every race I just go out there and try to focus on doing the best I can.”
Webb has finished first, second, and second in an extraordinarily consistent season to date, but he also knows trouble could always be looming around the next corner in Endurocross races.
“It’s not always going to be a win or a podium, but I’ve definitely been consistent,” Webb said. “I’ve been doing a lot of hard work, and that’s key in Endurocross. It’s easy to make a mistake and lose a lot of ground, so I just try to play it smart and do the best I can.”
The race in the Atlanta area is a new one for the series, which means Webb and the other Endurocross racers will have to tackle a new track.
“It’s a new track with plenty of new obstacles for us, and that’s always a good thing,” Webb said. “I’m coming in with the points lead, so I’ve got to make sure I do some damage and try to keep the momentum going.
“I’m pretty excited to come here. This is actually the first time I’ve raced in the Southeast for Endurocross. We had a couple rounds in the past in South Carolina, but this is the first race we’ve had to bring more exposure to the South. It’s great for the sport as we try to help grow Endurocross.”
Webb is coming off a victory in the Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro last weekend, his first major race since competing in Endurocross on June 21.
“I’ve got some momentum from that,” Webb said. “That was nice after a little summer break, so getting back out, it started off on the right foot.”