Off-Road Goes Indoors

Kit Palmer | August 18, 2004

The following is a release from Pro-Motion Motorsports-

Pro-Motion Motorsports announces the introduction of a new form of Motorcycle racing in America, called EnduroCross, which will debut at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 27, 2004. EnduroCross has proven to be successful in Europe the past few years, playing to sold-out crowds and showcasing the top European off-road talent.

Eric Peronnard and Tim Clark are the promoters of this event. Peronnard is well known in the motocross circles from his involvement with the Bercy Supercross in Paris, France and the creation of the Maxxis U.S. Open of Supercross – the richest motorcycle race in the world – held inside the MGM Grand Arena each October.

Clark has an extensive background in marketing within the motorcycle industry including the promotion of the Maxxis U.S. Open. His most recent endeavors include the creation and publishing of MiniMoto Magazine and the promotion of the PARTS Unlimited MiniMoto SX Nationals recently held inside the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

EnduroCross is an off-road race held entirely indoors. The racing format is similar to a supercross event utilizing a starting gate, class heats and a series of qualifying rounds with riders transferring to the main event. Obstacles include boulders, rock fields, poles, sand, jumps and water sections similar to the most difficult sections found in off-road events such as enduros, hare scrambles and GNCC series. EnduroCross is an invitation only event where the top Off-Road racers from America and Europe will be invited to attend.

“This is really the ultimate test of skills on a difficult enduro-style track, mixed in with a supercross format,” explained Peronnard. “The concept has proven very successful in Spain, drawing large crowds and providing tremendous race action. It is truly nonstop entertainment. I have been watching the past five years how it works in Barcelona, and it is very exciting. They have done an excellent job.”

“The off-road industry needs a shot in the arm – at least the exposure side of it,” claims Clark. “This event provides exactly what the off-road industry is looking for: exposure. Where else can a spectator view an entire off-road race and see close-up how difficult and exciting that style of racing can be? Compared to other forms of racing, this is spectacular to watch, especially for the spectator.”

EnduroCross will be held inside the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 27, 2004.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Tim Clark at 541-772-8150.

Tickets go on sale September 1st and can be purchased on line at or by calling 888-234-2334.

For room reservations at the Orleans Hotel call 800-675-3267.

For more details and to view a video, go on line to

EnduroCross is a Pro-Motion Motorsports production.

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.