Everett, WA (September 11, 2010) – A sold out crowd filled the Comcast Arena in Everett Washington for round four of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series presented by E3 Sparkplugs. This was the first ever EnduroCross event in the Pacific Northwest and the riders put on an amazing show that kept the fans on their feet for most of the evening. Taddy proved to be an animal on a motorcycle once again as he launched himself off the track immediately after taking the Girardi Wealth Management Holeshot award, which seemingly gave all of the other riders a chance to take the top spot on the podium and it appeared that Geoff Aaron was going to do just that. But Taddy slowly closed in on the ten time Trials champion and took the lead on the seventh of ten laps. Aaron put up a good fight but ultimately lost touch and settled for second ahead of Gary Sutherlin.
The day started with the Pioneer Hot Laps, which puts the riders on the track one at a time to determine the gate picks for the evenings heat races and Geoff Aaron, the GEICO backed KTM rider set the fastest time. Zip Ty Husqvarna backed Cory Graffunder took second followed by Blazusiak on the Factory KTM. Aaron earned a $500 bonus from Rekluse clutch by being the fastest rider using their auto clutch.
Aaron, Blazusiak and Graffunder were the heat race winners, which gave them the critical first picks on the starting gate. After Blazusiak launched off the track and re-entered around mid-pack, it took him less than a lap to work through a lot of carnage and get back to second place but Aaron looked to already have a safe lead. FMF KTM’s Mike Brown was holding third position and looked set for his first EnduroCross podium of the season but a trip over the bars on the seventh lap pushed him out of contention. Gary Sutherlin, the Montana native that was Ricky Dietrich’s mechanic three years ago and decided to get back into racing himself has steadily qualified for all four main events this season and took a hard earned third place on the podium. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Justin Soule took fourth position ahead of Graffunder. Lucas Oil backed Colton Haaker took sixth, Brown was seventh and Kyle Redmond was eighth. Eighteen year old Keith Sweeten finished ninth ahead of Kevin Rookstool and Jamie Lanza.In the support classes, Dennis Sweeten won the Vet class to kick off the evening activities and GEICO backed Matt Crouch won the open amateur class. Crouch then came back later in the evening to win the Dirt Rider magazine Dash for Cash event that combines the top finishers in the amateur classes.
Watch ShotMaker Productions’ EnduroCross Webshow from Everett, Washington:
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2010 Everett Washington EnduroCross Expert Class results:
1. Taddy Blazusiak – KTM
2. Geoff Aaron – Christini KTM
3. Gary Sutherlin – Kawasaki
4. Justin Soule – Kawasaki
5. Cory Graffunder – Husqvarna
6. Colton Haaker – Kawasaki
7. Mike Brown – KTM
8. Kyle Redmond – Kawasaki
9. Keith Sweeten – KTM
10. Kevin Rookstool – KTM
11. Jamie Lanza – KawasakiThe GEICO AMA EnduroCross series presented by E3 Spark plugs now heads to Denver Colorado on Saturday, October 30th. This will be the forth visit to Denver and the event has sold out in the past so if you want to see EnduroCross in person, please go to www.EnduroCross.com to get your tickets.GEICO EnduroCross on the Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour on Versus Network:
|Event / Date / Arena||Air Date / Time||Re-Air Date / Time|
|Las Vegas, NV 07/17/10 – Orleans Arena:||10/10/10 6:00 PM||10/14/10 5:00 PM|
|Guthrie, OK 08/14/10 – Lazy E Arena:||10/31/10 5:00 PM||11/3/10 5:00 PM|
|Indianapolis, IN 08/27/10 – Pepsi Coliseum:||11/7/10 6:00 PM||11/11/10 5:00 PM|
|Everett, WA 9/11/10 – Comcast Arena:||11/14/10 5:00 PM||11/17/10 5:00 PM|
|Denver, CO 10/30/10 – National Western Complex:||12/12/10 5:00 PM||12/15/10 5:00 PM|
|Las Vegas, NV 11/20/10 – Orleans Arena:||12/19/10 6:00 PM||12/23/10 5:00 PM|
Note: All times are Eastern. 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.ENDUROCROSS is a registered trademark of Source Interlink Magazines, LLC.For rules and race information visit www.EnduroCross.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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