With two consecutive AMA EnduroCross Championships now to his credit, Cody Webb can indeed attest to the fact that it is harder to defend a number-one plate than it is to earn it. And it’s even more complicated when you’re going to school full time!
Cody Webb may have made it look easy in 2015, but his season was anything but. Fighting for the championship in the “toughest series on two wheels,” taking on the world’s best in extreme off-road events and working toward his degree in engineering left him with plenty on his plate. Behind the scenes, his efforts were compounded even more by a nagging foot injury and a surgery he kept quiet, and even a subsequent infection. Still, Webb was able to come out on top in 2015, demonstrating that he had the speed, the focus, the determination and the intestinal fortitude to conquer it all.
After wrapping up the AMA EnduroCross Championship in November, Webb didn’t have much time to soak up the victory before he was on to the next thing. But before he headed to Europe for the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro Championship, and his first race aboard a full-factory KTM, we caught up with Webb to hear about his demanding season. The California native revealed more about the challenges he faced behind the scenes of his championship defense, his plans to race more international events, and what he considers “the best race he ever had.”
He also talked about the ever-evolving AMA EnduroCross series and why he is finally making the switch from the two-stroke to the four-stroke for 2016!