Rik Smits, the 7’4″ Indiana Pacers Great Back for More EnduroCross
Aiming to repeat his Vet class podium performance in Indianapolis!
Irvine, CA (August 22, 2011) – During last year’s first ever GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by Lucas Oil event held in Indianapolis, IndyMoto sponsored rider, Rik Smits, put on a podium performance in the Vet class that was one of the highlights of the entire season for the Amateur class. The 7′ 4″ Smits is a motorcycle fanatic that makes a full size KTM look like a Mini Bike and he used his long legs as rudders to help him navigate the extremely difficult EnduroCross course and finish third with the crowd on their feet cheering him on throughout the main. Having an Arena full of Indianapolis locals cheering his every move is not new for Smits though as he had a very successful career as a professional NBA player. He spent his entire 12 season career as a star of the Indiana Pacers before retiring after the 99-2000 season. He now spends much of his time competing in motorcycle events and this Friday, August 26th he will be back in the Pepsi Coliseum, which is located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds aiming for another trip to the podium.
Whether you are an Indiana local or planning to come to town for the MotoGP event, Smits will be just one of the interesting story lines to keep an eye on. You can also witness some of the most talented off road motorcycle racers in the world tackle the diabolical EnduroCross course including X Games Enduro X medal winners; Taddy Blazusiak, Mike Brown and Justin Soule.
Tickets for the Indy event are available at Bloomington Powersports www.bloomingtonpowersports.com/ and IndyMoto www.indymoto.com, as well as directly from Ticketmaster. Information for all of the GEICO EnduroCross events can be found at www.EnduroCross.com.
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. Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO AMA EnduroCross “Live”. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to telecast 25 hours of live X Games 17 competition, which will include Enduro X. For the six remaining 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.
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