The second annual knockout featured four rounds of extreme racing. With short and long courses over rugged terrain, the Enduro contest was a challenge for many of the riders and had several instances in which pre-race favorites succumbed to the tough course.
There was even one moment during the third round of the race when it appeared that the defending champ and eventual winner would be eliminated. According to Ultimate Motorcycling, Brown was stuck in one of the test sections along the rocky 13-mile loop.
“I thought the race was over for me when I was stuck up in that creek and I was physically overheating,” Brown explained to Ultimate Motorcycling. “But then I realized that most of the other riders were also stuck in the same section, so I just kept pushing and pulling my bike up the ledges.”
After being within striking distance of Brown during all four rounds, Cody Webb came up just short and took second place. Russell Bobbitt came in third, with Paul Whibley and Nick Fahringer rounding out the top five.