Irvine, Calif. (August 1, 2011) - Monster Energy Kawasaki's EnduroCross team arrived at X Games 17 in in Los Angeles, Calif. prepared for battle. The kick-off to the 2011 EnduroCross season couldn't have been better, with thousands of fans filling the Staples Center and a live broadcast on ESPN. Millions of viewers tuned in to watch the exciting race unfold on the challenging new course. Following the Saturday night Moto X Speed and Style Final, the track builders worked all night preparing the course which featured a myriad of unique obstacles including a treacherous drop-in ramp, a water-hazard, and a giant hill covered with rocks and logs, which racers dubbed the Matterhorn. Justin Soule' powered around the course with explosive energy and finished on the podium in third place, capturing a bronze medal. Destry Abbott also battled hard throughout the night to finish sixth overall after winning an exciting LCQ. Although a rough start in his heat race left Taylor Robert near the back of the pack coming around the first turn, he put on an impressive charge to finish second. In the main event Robert finished ninth overall.