Maxxis EnduroCross Goes Dark

Kit Palmer | October 23, 2006
 The promoters of the Maxxis EnduroCross have announced that there will be a special Baja Designs/NiteRider Night Race to be included within this year’s Maxxis EnduroCross at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, November 17-18. Baja Designs will be providing the lighting systems for the riders. NiteRider will be providing helmet lights for the riders.

“We are very excited to introduce this new twist for the Maxxis EnduroCross crowd,” said Eric Peronnard, co-promoter of the event. “Prior to the final race of the evening, the Orleans Arena will go dark and eight of our selected riders will line up behind the start gate to take on the EnduroCross track in the dark with the use of Baja Design head lamps and NiteRider helmet lamps. This should prove to be quite a challenge to the riders and great entertainment for the spectators. A perfect fit for an already action-packed event.”

The riders to be selected for the Baja Designs/NiteRider Night Race will be the riders finishing in the second through eighth spots of the evenings LCQ. These seven riders will take on former Baja 1000 Champion, Jimmy Lewis (Baja Designs Wild Card), to make a field of eight.

“Baja Designs and NiteRider have kicked in $1000 and we’ll toss in another $500 to make it total $1500 purse for the Night Race,” said Peronnard. “That should give these guys a little incentive to put on a show for the crowd.”

For more information about the event and to register for the Qualifier Round, go online to Tickets for the event are available by calling 888-234-2334 or they may be purchased on line at

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.