EnduroCross Championship Contenders Choosing KENDA For 2011

_____Geoff Aaron, Kyle Redmond and the GEICO JG Off Road Honda team ready to go!

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Irvine, CA (July 22, 2011) - KENDA is back for 2011 as the official tire of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series, presented by Lucas Oil and will have several championship contenders choosing the brand. In fact, the entire GEICO Honda backed JG Off Road team of Geoff Aaron, Kyle Redmond, Ryan Rodgers and Matt Crouch will be using KENDA tires to claw through the rocks, logs, sand and dirt as they fight for the top of the podium. Geoff Aaron, the 10 time AMA Trials Champion that has successfully converted over to EnduroCross has finished second in the championship the past two seasons and picked up two wins along the way. So you can expect the incredibly consistent rider to again be at the front of the pack. Kyle Redmond has proven his skill with top finishes in EnduroCross and Extreme off road events around the world and has adapted well to his new Honda so he too will be fighting for wins. And Ryan Rodgers and Matt Crouch have been steadily climbing up the ranks of EnduroCross.

"In 2010, KENDA won both the AMA National Enduro Championship with Charlie Mullins and the OMA Championship with Paul Whibley so we have proven that KENDA produces championship caliber tires" stated Gus Niewenhous, Sales and Marketing Manager for Kenda USA. "So we're excited to now have more of the top EnduroCross competitors choosing KENDA for 2011."
The GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship will blast off with three races in five weekends starting off as part of X Games on July 31st before moving on to Everett Washington on August 13th and then to Indianapolis Indiana on Friday, August 26th. Don't miss your opportunity to see an EnduroCross in person.
Tickets for X Games 17 are available now at all Ticketmaster locations and the box office at STAPLES Center. Tickets information for the remaining EnduroCross events can be found at www.EnduroCross.com.

2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule

Location Date Arena/Additional Information
Los Angeles, CA July 31, 2011 Staples Center (Expert only during X-Games)
Everett, WA August 13, 2011 Comcast Arena
Indianapolis, IN August 26, 2011 Pepsi Coliseum (Friday during MotoGP weekend)
Ontario, CA September 17, 2011 Citizens Business Bank Arena
Denver, CO October 1, 2011 National Western Complex
Boise, ID October 22, 2011 Idaho Center
Las Vegas, NV November 19, 2011 Orleans Arena (Double Main event)

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. Don't miss your chance to see GEICO AMA EnduroCross "Live". ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to telecast 25 hours of live X Games 17 competition, which will include Enduro X. For the six remaining 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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