The opening round of the 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil featured a live broadcast online at www.EnduroCross.com, www.DirtRider.com and on the Motor Trend YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/motortrend). If you missed it, the full show is available online at the link below and you can watch the full three hours or skip forward to the main races.
As a quick recap, the series kicked off on Friday night inside the Orleans Arena and Mike Brown dominated the event with a convincing main event win over Taddy Blazusiak and Colton Haaker. Brown led every lap and opened up a nine second lead but was only two seconds clear at the finish as Blazusiak, Haaker and Cody Webb closed up while fighting for second.
Las Vegas, Nevada GEICO AMA EnduroCross, Fueled by Monster Energy Expert Main Event results:
1. Mike Brown KTM
2. Taddy Blazusiak KTM
3. Colton Haaker Honda
4. Cody Webb Beta
5. Geoff Aaron KTM
6. Taylor Robert Kawasaki
7. Cory Graffunder Husqvarna
8. Kyle Redmond KTM
9. Justin Soule Kawasaki
10. Max Gerston Beta
The Women’s class had a first time winner as Shelby Turner beat fellow Canadian, Chantelle Bykerk. Rachel Gutish finished third. Maria Forsberg, the defending Women’s champion had a tough night and finished fourth and Louise Forsley, the second place women from 2012 missed the race due to injury.
The night also included support classes and Kurt Nicoll started the night off by winning the Vet 35+ class ahead of Ty Davis and Colby Begin. Tyler Murray won the Open Amateur class by taking the lead in the last turn from second place finisher, David Broderick. Gavin McCarthy finished third. Australia’s Jack Field wowed the crowd by pulling a backflip off the finishline log while taking the win in the TrialsCross class. Ty Cullins and Ty Tremaine finished second and third.
Round two of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series will take place in Sacramento, California inside the Sleep Train Arena on Saturday, June 8th. You can get tickets at Ticketmaster, http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C004A48A4E0645E?artistid=1305969&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=25 For more information, please visit www.EnduroCross.com
2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, Fueled by Monster Energy Schedule
Location Date Arena / Additional Information
Las Vegas, Nevada May 3, 2013 Orleans Arena (Friday during Supercross weekend)
Sacramento, California June 8, 2013 Sleep Train Arena
Ontario, California September 21, 2013 Citizens Business Bank Arena
Denver, Colorado October 12, 2013 National Western Complex
Everett, Washington October 26, 2013 Comcast Arena
Boise, Idaho November 9, 2013 Idaho Center
Las Vegas, Nevada November 23, 2013 Orleans Arena