Qualifying Format Changes for 2013 GEICO EnduroCross Series

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Irvine, CA (March 13, 2013) – Since the first ever EnduroCross event in 2004, the race format has included a Hot Lap that puts the riders on the course one at a time for a single lap against the clock to determine the heat race gate picks. The exciting action has always taken place immediately following the afternoon practice session, prior to most spectators arriving for the show. In an effort to showcase this great action and put the top riders on the track one more time during the night show, a second hot lap for just the thirteen main event qualifiers will take place prior to the main event. The results will determine the main event gate picks.

“The Hot Laps have always been an exciting battle to see who can put in the best single lap against the clock but unfortunately only the racers and a few spectators have been there to see it” stated Mike Karsting, VP of Events for Source Interlink. “So we are really excited about adding the second hot laps to the format as a full arena will only add to the excitement and pressure for the riders to earn a good gate pick for the main”.

The first round of the 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series will kick off on Friday, May 3rd during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finals weekend in Las Vegas.  You can get tickets at the Orleans Arena Box office: http://www.orleansarena.com/event-calendar/geico-endurocross-summer-2013

For more information, please visit www.EnduroCross.com

2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, Fueled by Monster Energy Schedule

Location                                  Date                                         Arena / Additional Information

Las Vegas, Nevada                  May 3, 2013                            Orleans Arena (Friday during Supercross weekend)

Sacramento, California                       June 8, 2013                           Sleep Train Arena

Ontario, California                   September 21, 2013                Citizens Business Bank Arena

Denver, Colorado                     October 12, 2013                    National Western Complex

Everett, Washington                 October 26, 2013                    Comcast Arena

Boise, Idaho                            November 9, 2013                   Idaho Center

Las Vegas, Nevada                  November 23, 2013                 Orleans Arena

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. For the seven 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.

ENDUROCROSS is a registered trademark of Source Interlink Magazines, LLC.

For rules and race information visit www.EnduroCross.com or email endurocross@sorc.com.

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