ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2009) – Nineteen year old Kawasaki pilot Colton Haaker is poised to take top honors in the newly-formed E3 Spark Plugs’ EnduroCross Pro Junior Championship – featuring the nation’s top up-and-coming 16 to 21-year-old GEICO AMA EnduroCross racers – when the GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, series culminates with the final round at Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Nov. 21st.With a podium finish at the Columbus (Ohio) round, Haaker overtook Cory Graffunder (Husqvarna) for 1st place in the E3 Junior Championship standings and has since increased that lead to a solid ten points heading into Vegas (93-83). “Things have been going really well for us this year. The plan is to finish out GEICO EnduroCross strong and put ourselves in the best position to win the E3 Spark Plugs’ Pro Junior Championship,” said Haaker. Noteworthy: Graffunder, riding Husky’s new ultra light TC250, is the only other rider in the Pro Junior class to podium along with Haaker.Joining Haaker and Graffunder on the overall podium through five rounds of GEICO EnduroCross is Kyle Redmond (Yamaha) with 72 points, while Kawasaki’s Jamie Lanza (61 points) and Serco’s Patrick Smage (40 points) rounding out the top five.”We’ve got one more pro title to decide in Vegas – E3 Spark Plugs’ EnduroCross Pro Junior Championship,” said Mike Karsting VP of Events for Source Interlink Media. “Colton’s got a solid lead, but as we’ve seen with GEICO EnduroCross in the past, anything can happen. We’re looking forward to seeing our younger competitors, the future of the sport of GEICO EnduroCross, for one last big event here in Vegas at the Orleans on the 21st.”Rounding out the top ten in the E3 Spark Plugs’ EnduroCross Pro Junior Championship points chase are: 6th – Eric Rodgers, 23 points … 7th – Nick Brozovich, 22 points … 8th – Ronald Commo, 19 points … 9th – Matt Crouch, 14 points … 10th – Cody Webb, 11 points.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For TV airing dates/times visit www.motorsportshour.com
Source Interlink Media Motorsports:
Encompassing the highly successful Maxxis AMA MiniMotoSX, the GEICO Powersports AMA EnduroCross Championship Series and the GEICO Powersports AMA EnduroCross Grand Championships, the Source Interlink Media Motorsports brands reach millions of motorcycle enthusiasts with live events, DVD packages, web sites, television and magazine coverage. Visit www.minimotosx.com or www.endurocross.com.