Pro motorcycle racer, Colton Haaker from Murrieta California and riding for Lucas Oil Products and Rockstar Energy, has earned an invitation from X Games staff to compete in the Enduro X and Round 3 of the 2012 series AMA EnduroCross. Only its second event at X Games, Colton will be joining a field of racers representing thirteen nations. Expert riders as young as sixteen will face off against highly skilled off road veteran racers. What may be the toughest race of the year, Haaker will have to maneuver his Kawasaki KX 250F over an extreme tightly wound course of obstacles all while racing against 15 other riders.
Colton takes every opportunity to prepare for the globally watched action sport competition. The last Thursday before the Enduro X competition, Colton got the chance to dial in his equipment and burn some hot laps at Glen Helen. “I am taking this very seriously,” declared Haaker. “EnduroCross only gets the global spotlight so often. I have trained hard and feel like this is my year. I am second in points and it would be great to take home a X Games Medal for the trophy wall.”
The X Games Enduro X will be held on Sunday, July 1st inside the Staples Center, in Los Angeles.
X Games Event Schedule
7:30 p.m. Moto X Enduro X Men’s Qualifying Heats STAPLES Center
8:30 p.m. Moto X Enduro X Women’s Final STAPLES Center
8:45 p.m. Moto X Enduro X Men’s Final STAPLES Center
ESPN TV Schedule
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM EST ESPN2
Skateboard, Real Street, BMX, Big Air, Men’s & Women’s Enduro X, Moto X
The X Games event will air live on ESPN networks and the remaining GEICO AMA EnduroCross events will be aired on the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the NBC Sports Network. Check your local listings or www.motorsportshour.com.
Pro MTX Rider
Marital Status: Single
Resides In: Hollister, CA
Participant since: 1997
Competitor since: 2007
Weight: 160 lbs
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One year ago Colton Haaker (HAY-ker) went on the record with “He’s beatable,” about Taddy Blazusiak. It was a bold — perhaps even reckless — claim, but he backed it up: On May 4, 2012, Haaker became the first rider to beat Blazusiak in an EnduroCross event since October 2010. Haaker rode motocross growing up, switched to Trials and hit the professional circuit in that sport at age 17. A year later, he started EnduroCross and finished 4th overall in the 2009 AMA EnduroCross Series. After his worst year yet in EnduroCross, Colton is back from injury with a new attitude and a new bike — and a stunning victory
Colton Haaker’s Sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Rockstar Energy, MAVTV, Maxxis, Scott USA, Kawasaki.
Note: Colton is a 2-time Jr Endurocross Champion. Lucas Oil Team Manager: Scott McLemore