Irvine, CA (June 5, 2012) - For the first time, the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series will include a Manufactures Championship. Each motorcycle manufacturer will earn points for the top two finishers on their brand at each round. Kawasaki got off to a strong start at the Las Vegas opener as Colton Haaker on the Lucas Oil backed Kawasaki won his first ever main event ahead of the Justin Soule on the Monster Energy Kawasaki. The KTM duo of Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown earned third and sixth respectively to put the Orange team in second after round one. The Beta and Husqvarna teams are tied for third.

"This is a great way to recognize the motorcycle manufacturers that support the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship and also provides the fans with another reason to cheer on their favorite riders" stated Mike Karsting, VP of Events at Source Interlink. "EnduroCross is extremely tough on the machines so this will be a great reward for the winning manufacturer" he continued.

2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series - Manufacturers Championship Points after Round 1

Kawasaki          55

KTM                 36

Beta                 27

Husqvarna        27

Honda              19

Gas Gas           6

Yamaha            6

The following local dealers will be selling tickets and have displays at the Sacramento EnduroCross:

 

PCP Motorsports:  www.pcpmotorsports.com

Good Times Motorsports:  www.sacramentomotorcycles.com

Mikes Cycle:  www.mikeskawasaki.com

Riverfront Kawasaki:  www.riverfrontkawasakisuzuki.com 

The X Games event will air 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. The Sacramento round is scheduled to air on Saturday, July 8 at 5:00 pm EST.

 

Results and live timing and scoring are available at: http://endurocross.tracksideresults.com/class.asp?s=&c=&e=37.  For more information, go to www.EnduroCross.com.

 

2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule

 

Location

 

Date

 

Arena / Additional Information

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

May 4, 2012

 

Orleans Arena     (Friday during Supercross weekend)

 

Sacramento, CA

 

June 9, 2012

 

Power Balance Pavilion

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

July 1, 2012

 

Staples Center (X Games Expert Men and Women only)

 

Ontario, CA

 

September 15, 2012

 

Citizens Business Bank Arena

 

Denver, CO

 

October 6, 2012

 

National Western Complex

 

Everett, WA

 

October 20, 2012

 

Comcast Arena

 

Boise, ID

 

October 27, 2012

 

Idaho Center

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

November 17, 2012

 

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. 

By Cycle News Staff

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