ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2009) – You’d be hard-pressed to find a more impressive all-star off-road lineup that’s getting set here to boot up for the final round of the 2009 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, series at Vegas’ Orleans Arena (Nov. 21st).The list of riders scheduled to compete reads like a veritable who’s who of today’s top professional off-road motorcycle pilots. Descending on Vegas from all points of the globe – and led by newly crowned ’09 GEICO AMA EnduroCross champion, KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak – the Orleans Arena contest is just a week-and-a-half away in what should prove to be a thrilling test of man, machine and those insane obstacles set to separate man and machine!
“In the six-year history of GEICO EnduroCross I don’t think we’ve ever assembled a field quite like this,” said Mike Karsting VP of Events for Source Interlink Media. “You’ve got a former AMA Outdoor National champion and current 2009 WORCS champion (Mike Brown/KTM), two former AMA Supercross champions (Damon Huffman/Kawasaki and Ty Davis/Husqvarna), a ten-time U.S. AMA Trials champion (Geoff Aaron/KTM), the current E3 Spark Plugs’ Pro Junior EnduroCross Championship points leader (Colton Haaker/Kawasaki), the defending 2008 GEICO EnduroCross champion (Ricky Dietrich/Kawasaki), a five-time national AMA Hare Scrambles champion (Jason Raines/Yamaha), the five-time AMA Hare & Hound national champion (Destry Abbott/Kawasaki) and a six-time WORCS champion (Justin Soule/KTM).And that’s just the Americans!Coming from overseas and Canada are former FIM Trials champion Graham Jarvis (UK), along with Canadian off-road greats Bobby Prochnau (KTM) and Cory Graffunder (Husqvarna) – who’s currently running 2nd in the Spark Plugs’ Pro Junior EnduroCross Championship points chase.”In order to just qualify for the main event you’re going to have to beat a number of champions,” added Karsting.Working to elevate their names a number of younger racers like Jamie Lanza (Kawasaki) and Kyle Redmond (Yamaha), both of whom are ranked in the top ten overall in points – and top five in points out of the 16-to-21-year olds.And, if the aforementioned racers weren’t enough, word on the trails is that 2007 GEICO EnduroCross champ, two-time GNCC champ and multi-time FIM Enduro champ David Knight (KTM) is planning on racing the final GEICO EnduroCross round. If he does, Knight would have a shot at wrecking the $50,000 payday Blazusiak has set himself up to win by taking the first two (of three) rounds of the GEICO Triple Crown of EnduroCross! Note: This would be a MAJOR payback for the 2007 GEICO Triple Crown where Blazusiak came in won the third round after Knight had won the first two!The 2009 GEICO EnduroCross TV schedule on the Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour on Versus:
|Event / Date / Arena||Air Date / Time||Re-Air Date / Time|
|Las Vegas, NV 07/24/09 – Orleans Arena:||10/11/09 5:00 PM||10/15/09 6:00 PM|
|Guthrie, OK 08/14/09 – Lazy E Arena:||11/15/09 4:00 PM||11/19/09 6:00 PM|
|Florence, SC 09/12/09 – Florence Civic Center:||11/22/09 5:00 PM||11/25/09 6:00 PM|
|Columbus, OH 10/03/09 – Schottenstein Center:||12/05/09 4:00 PM||12/10/09 6:00 PM|
|Denver, CO 10/24/09 – National Western Complex:||12/19/09 5:00 PM||12/22/09 6:00 PM|
|Las Vegas, NV 11/21/09 – Orleans Arena:||12/24/09 6:00 PM||12/27/09 6:00 PM|
Note: All times are EasternCombining multiple off road motorcycle racing disciplines such as western U.S. desert enduro racing and eastern cross country racing with technical trials-style riding, GEICO EnduroCross showcases riders from all over the world that excel in these fields.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.For rules and race information visit www.EnduroCross.com or email email@example.com.
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