Pacific Northwest off-road great Jason Raines’ back home for the Everett (Wash.) EnduroCross – The South Carolina transplant who grew up racing in the woods of Washington and Oregon tries his luck at EX – News Release
IRVINE, Calif., (Sept. 3, 2010) – Getting your ticket punched for the main event at next Saturday’s (Sept. 11) GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, at Everett, Wash.’s Comcast Arena just got a bit more difficult – and the fans there will be sure to let you know that as well – with local hero Jason Raines (Belfair) returning to challenge the world’s best indoor off-road racers in the world’s most technical form of two wheel motorsports racing.
Though Raines, a two-time GNCC runner-up and four-time AMA National Hare Scrambles champions (not to mention multiple time ISDE medalist, two gold) has set up shop in South Carolina, his roots are sunk deep into the Pacific Northwest and he’s pumped to be returning to race in front of family and friends that have only seen him run his Yamaha race on TV and online lately.
“I’ll tell you what, Raines Racing sold a TON of tickets to Comcast Arena next week,” says Raines. “A lot of the people coming haven’t seen me race in some time. And even then, at the WORCS events in Washington and Oregon, they’d only see me for a few seconds when I came ripping by in the woods.
“So they’re going to be absolutely blown away when they come watch EnduroCross. Seeing an entire off-road race from their arena seat is something people from that part of the country aren’t used to. So the place is going to be packed!”
Working more lately with his Jason Raines Racing Riding University and his Full Circle Training Camps, along with the Yamaha Test & Demo program, Raines said he had to pack a bunch of EnduroCross training into the past few weeks in order to prepare for Everett. “The thing with EnduroCross is – you can be in the best shape, train your brains out, ride EnduroCross obstacles every day – and you can still get caught up on another rider that falls in front of you and not transfer to the main.
“EnduroCross is a coin flip.”
Raines, 31, has raced six GEICO EnduroCross events, making the main event in three of them. He should be right at home, though, on the logs and over the rocks that were appropriated in and around Everett.
“I grew up racing motocross here, and woods riding. Raced WORCS events at both Washougal and Olympia and am really looking forward to the challenge of EnduroCross at Comcast Arena,” he said.
To check out more on Jason Raines, hit up his website at: www.rainesracing.com
And for more info on Friday’s race hit up: www.endurocross.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. With its excitement and unpredictability the EnduroCross championship has always gone 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.”
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