Riders will be rewarded for first through 21st positions
ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 25, 2010) – With travel budgets tight already and the usual summer gas price increase looming, officials at GEICO Powersports have decided to spread the wealth to help riders compete in all six rounds of the 2010 GEICO EnduroCross series, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, season.
Gone is the GEICO Triple Crown of EnduroCross – a $50,000 three-race sweep prize that was never claimed in the three-year history of the program. And in its place is the new GEICO Travel Dollars program, which pays cash money all the way down through the standings to the 12th place finisher in the LCQ, which is effectively the 21st position for the event.
“In traveling to the EnduroCross events and meeting the racers, getting a chance to speak with them for a bit, we learned that there’s a definite need for additional support for the non-factory racers,” said Mike Karsting, VP of Events for Source Interlink Media. “So we looked at the prize money structure for GEICO Powersports EnduroCross and decided to make some adjustments – coming up in the end with the GEICO Powersports Travel Dollars.”
So in addition to the already over $10,000 up for grabs in purse money at each event, GEICO is kicking in with an additional $3,000 in cash prize money that goes to the non-podium, no-factory racers in the main event and LCQ.
“Brilliant plan. The riders are going to be pumped,” noted Lance Bryson, Director of Sales and Marketing for Source Interlink Media. “We suggested to spread the purse down a little more in the results column and GEICO Powersports said ‘Heck, yeah! Let’s run it!’”
For a breakdown of the 2010 GEICO EnduroCross purse structure, link to: http://endurocross.com/race_info.htm#purse
2010 GEICO EnduroCross schedule:
Date Venue City/State
July 17 The Orleans Arena Las Vegas, Nev.
Aug. 14 Lazy E Arena Guthrie, Okla.
Aug. 27 Pepsi Coliseum Indianapolis, Ind. (Friday night)
Sept. 11 Comcast Arena Everett, Wash.
Oct. 30 National Western Complex Denver, Colo.
Nov. 20 The Orleans Arena Las Vegas, Nev.
All six rounds of the 2010 GEICO EnduroCross series, presented by E3 Sparkplugs will air on the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the Versus Network. To confirm the latest schedule, log onto www.motorsportshour.com.
EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of off road racing into a supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole… and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in! Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor version of extreme off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. The GEICO Powersports AMA EnduroCross series will be captured by the Versus Network, to be aired on the popular grassroots racing program; The Lucas Motorsports Hour. With its excitement and unpredictability, the EnduroCross championship has always down to the wire and this year will be no different as the series starts and finishes at Vegas’ Orleans Arena! Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO Powersports AMA Endurocross “Live” – and be sure to log-on to www.Versus.com for local airing dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour.
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