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2021 All Balls Racing King of the Motos& 4WP Every Man Challenge Qualifying

Young Gun Trystan Hart Takes the Crown at All Balls Racing GroupKing of the Motos 

February 3, 2021 (Johnson Valley, CA)- Ninety five of the best motorcycle riders from around the continent descended on Johnson Valley for the 2021 All Balls Racing Group King of the Motos.  The day started with a short six-mile prologue starting and ending near Chocolate Thunder.  Don’t let the length fool you into thinking that this was an easy course though.  It went up Jackhammer, down Jack North, and up Wrecking Ball, the same boulder strewn canyons used for the unlimited car race at the end of the week.  Justin Leineweber’s afternoon course was unmarked and required each rider to follow the 14-mile route on their GPS. Similar to years past, the 2021 King of the Motos was comprised of a handful of top riders at the event and the majority of the field comprised of exceptional desert riders from District 37 and beyond. 

 Last year’s second place finisher Trystan Hart emerged victorious in 2021, completing two laps on the brutal course to win the $15,000 purse.  “What makes this race special is not just the purse, but the live coverage with helicopters following us – it is like a city in the middle of the desert out here, and it is really cool,” Hart shared at the finish line.  When asked what had changed from previous years the 24-year-old candidly replied “I guess I am older now.  I have matured.  I was only like 19 when I first raced here.” 

Taylor Robert was running with Hart until late in the race, when he went over the handlebars and lost positions to the rest of the field, putting him in fourth at the end of the race.  As a result, the rest of the podium will be familiar to those who follow King of the Motos.  2015 and 2017 winner Colton Haaker was in second place when the checkered flag came out. “I’m terrible at the navigation,” Haaker confessed. “I mean I literally just keyed off of them all the time I hardly even looked at it. I didn’t want to lead. To be honest with you, it wasn’t going to be good. If I was to lead, I knew I was going to go the wrong way and then I’d have to catch back up anyway. So, I just kind of sat back.” 

The podium was rounded out by Cody Webb, who has won King of the Motos five times since in started in 2012, including last year. “. In years past it’s kind of been me winning a lot of these races and a couple of other guys here and there but right now I think today there could have been four guys who could have won so I think the talent is getting deeper and it’s really good for this sport,” Webb explained after the race.  “Trystan has proven he belongs up there.”  Webb was the only rider to stop for fuel during the race, a decision that cost him time to Hart and Haaker. “I kind of hung back expecting we would get a show stopper and everyone would be hung up but there was nothing like that. So, I put myself too far back at the beginning and sprinted to catch up and I am not happy with what I did in the course but happy to get third.”

Top Ten Verified Results (Complete results to follow)-
1 – Trystan Hart 2
2 – Colton Haaker 3
3 – Cody Webb 1
4 – Taylor Robert 13
5 – Cory Graffunder 14
6 – Will Riordan 11
7 – Max Gerston 12
8 – Cooper Abbott 4
9 – Keith Sweeten 7
10 – Dustin McCarthy 34
Final complete results to be posted at www.ultra4racing.com

King of the Motos past winners- 
2020- Cody Webb
2019- No race
2018- Cody Webb
2017- Colton Haaker
2016- Cody Webb
2015- Colton Haaker
2014- Cody Webb
2013- Cody Webb
2012- Graham Jarvis 

4WP Every Man Challenge Qualifying Results
In addition to the King of the Motos race, qualifying for the 4WP Every Man Challenge also took place on Tuesday on a course that combines all the elements of King of the Hammers in a 1.14-mile loop adjacent to Hammertown. David Hartman was the fast overall qualifier (1:52.66) and the fastest qualifier in the Branik Motorsports Legends Class (4800) in his Jimmy’s 4×4-built buggy.  Hartman hopes that starting in clean air, combined with all of his hard work during the off season, will allow him to improve on his 8th place finish from 2020.  John Mathews posted the best qualifying time in the Yukon Gear and Axle Modified Class (4500) with a time of 2:03.  The 4500 and 4800 classes have a combined start based on qualifying position, while the Spidertrax Stock Class (4600) start after all of the Modified and Legends vehicles.  Joseph Edmonds posted the fastest qualifying time in 4600 at 2:41. For comparison, Jay Shaw was the fastest qualifier for Thursday’s UTV race, posting a time of 1:40 on the same course. The day was capped off with the popular Pit Crew Challenge Presented by Pro Eagle, Buggy Whips, and BOXO Tools. Dustin “Battle Axe” Jones and his S3 Power Sports team performed a tire change and fueled their car in just 48 seconds, earning them two Pro Eagle jacks, two LED Buggy Whips, loads of BOXO tools, a CO2 Powertank, a new HCR suspension kit, and a Pelican cargo case. The action continues on Wednesday with more qualifying ahead of the Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers presented by PROGRESSIVE Insurance on Thursday, the 4WP Every Man Challenge on Friday, and culminates with the OPTIMA Batteries King of the Hammers Presented by Lasernut on Saturday, February 6th, with unlimited 4WD vehicles running though the most challenging terrain imaginable. 

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