Irvine, CA (June 29, 2012) – The ESPN Sport Science team wired up some of the best riders from EnduroCross with Accelerometers and Heart Rate Monitors to measure the effort and forces that they are subjected to during an event. The findings are amazing as it confirms that their Heart Rates are nearly maxed out the entire time and the impacts from some of the obstacles are similar to taking a hit from an NFL Defensive back. Over the course of a main event, they will experience accelerations of at least 5 Gs 115 times, which is similar to 15 rounds of a heavyweight boxing match. These guys are tough.
“We all knew that EnduroCross was difficult but it is awesome to have the data to back that up. Thank you to ESPN Sport Science for doing this” stated Eric Peronnard, the creator of EnduroCross and X Games Enduro X Sports Organizer.
Check out the ESPN Sport Science EnduroCross video here: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn%3A8099586
The X Games Enduro X will be held on Sunday, July 1st inside the Staples Center, in Los Angeles. You can get tickets for the event at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C0048A3F3825AE7.
For X Games TV coverage, check your local listings or http://espn.go.com/action/xgames/summer/2012/schedule. The remaining rounds of the 2012 GEICO EnduroCross series will air on the Lucas Motorsports hour, check your local listings or www.motorsportshour.com.
Results and live timing and scoring are available at: http://endurocross.tracksideresults.com/class.asp?s=&c=&e=37. For more information, go to www.EnduroCross.com.
2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule
|Location||Date||Arena / Additional Information|
|Las Vegas, NV||May 4, 2012||Orleans Arena (Friday during Supercross weekend)|
|Sacramento, CA||June 9, 2012||Power Balance Pavilion|
|Los Angeles, CA||July 1, 2012||Staples Center (X Games Expert Men and Women only)|
|Ontario, CA||September 15, 2012||Citizens Business Bank Arena|
|Denver, CO||October 6, 2012||National Western Complex|
|Everett, WA||October 20, 2012||Comcast Arena|
|Boise, ID||October 27, 2012||Idaho Center|
|Las Vegas, NV||November 17, 2012||Orleans Arena|
EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme 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 off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. For the seven EnduroCross events, be sure to log-on to www.motorsportshour.com for local air dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the Versus network.
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