Oklahoma Endurocross Race Report - Dirt Rider Magazine

August 16, 2008Oklahoma Endurocross - Guthrie, OK The GEICO Endurocross boys put on a good show at the Oklahoma Endurocross, held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK. The day started early and ended late as the boys had to start early with qualifiers for the 2 stroke open and the expert classes and continued on through the LCQ and Dash for Cash.The track was much different from what the team faced in Las Vegas; it was longer and not as tight, but also had a slighter tougher water hole and grueling rock garden that seemed to have everyone's number.All 4 riders qualified for the evening program and kept the GEICO bikes in most of the races during the course of the day. Eric Rodgers was the team1s top finisher of the day, placing 2nd in the 2 Stroke Main Event, which qualified him in the Dash for Cash race in which he placed 3rd. JT Bennett took a 6th place finish in the 2 Stroke Main and Ryan Rodgers took a hard t-bone hit right off the start that took him out of the race.The Semi Final heat races brought an unfortunate end to the night for Ryan and Josh, however JT and Eric both qualified to move on to the LCQ for one last chance to get into the Main Event. Although both JT and Eric pushed hard and stayed strong but, neither one qualified for the Main.The Main event brought forth an exciting battle with teammates Ricky Dietrich and Damon Huffman. Huffman put a hard push on Dietrich, but Ricky was able to stay strong and smooth to pull out the win. Colton Haaker took third place.It was easy to see during the course of the day, the GEICO team continues to grow stronger and is a force to be reckoned with. The guys all look forward to the next event in Florence, SC in September.The team would like to extend a special thanks to all of their sponsors:GEICO, MSR, MAXXIS, Lojak Yamaha, B&B; Yamaha, Rekluse, Gaerne, Factory Connection, SCOTT USA, Acerbis, HMF, Bel-Ray, Cycle Tech, and EBC Brakes.And of course a huge thank you to our fans.The Endurocross series will continue on September 13th in Florence, SC. The Oklahoma Endurocross will air on the VS network on September 7th at 6:00PM and again on September 11th at 5:00PM.For photos: www.tdi-racing.com/gallery/Endurocross/index.html