2018 AMA EnduroCross Says Arizona Round One of its Best Events in its 13-Year History
This is a press release from EnduroCross…
The 2018 AMA EnduroCross opening round in Prescott Valley, Arizona ignited a familiar spark among America’s top extreme riders with what was one of the best events in our 13-year history. Can round one be topped? We’re sure going to try!
Even as the seats filled in the Prescott Valley Events Center, more fans kept filing in for standing-room only at the opening round of the AMA EnduroCross Series in Prescott, Arizona. We kept the doors and the ticket booth open until the fire marshals told us we were beyond capacity. The energy from the crowd matched the dynamic action on the floor as riders took to an extremely challenging course. The night culminated with a main event that starred defending champion Cody Webb and archrival Colton Haaker in a thrilling game of cat and mouse that had the crowd in fits. Not a bad way to start to the season.
“First round of EnduroCross had to have been the most exciting race ever,” said race winner and defending champion Cody Webb. “Carnage everywhere. Really slick track and crashes from everyone. [It] reminded me of the beginning days of the series. Really happy to come home with the win in front of the packed house in Prescott. Thanks to everyone that came out.”
Second-place finisher Colton Haaker agreed with the sentiment, and although he would have preferred the win, Haaker was exhilarated by the back-and-forth battle with Webb. “EnduroCross round one kicked ass!” Haaker posted on Instagram. “So stoked to be back racing and feeling good on the bike! I feel bad for the rest of the rounds; it’s gonna be hard to beat the crowd and racing! Somehow we will make it happen, though.”
That’s exactly what we plan to do this weekend in Costa Mesa, California for round two of the AMA EnduroCross Series—beat the crowd and the racing for an even more amazing night!
Join us for a perfect summer evening under the lights of the famous Costa Mesa Speedway at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Saturday September 15, where AMA EnduroCross will make its first-ever appearance. Here are some things to look forward to this weekend!
AMA EnduroCross is proud to welcome back AMA District 37 riders for a chance to race with the pros. Southern California’s top desert, enduro and grand prix racers are set to bring the oversize tanks and Camelbaks into the arena for a shot at glory.
“It started last year with us as a pilot program and it went so well, that this year they’re doing it at every round,” said AMA District 37’s Scott Perkins. “They did it at the opening round with AMRA (Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association) and they’re going to continue it at every round.”
Building better amateur participation has been a goal of the EnduroCross series since 2017, and including the local clubs has proven to be mutually beneficial as the local racers bring a lot of friends and family to the race.
“Everybody had a really good time at Ontario last year, it was a big hit for District 37. Our guys get to live the life of a factory rider for the day and ride the same stuff as the factory guys, and you wouldn’t normally get that experience. We’re excited they asked us to come back again this year to be a part of it.”
Riders can sign up for the Costa Mesa race and remaining rounds here: https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/endurocross/ https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/endurocross/
SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW
Did you know Bonnier Events also puts on the Sand Sports Super Show? The world’s biggest dune and dirt sports EXPO takes place at the OC Fair & Event Center September 14-16, and is proud to link up with EnduroCross fans for a joint ticket to both shows.
At the Sand Sports Super Show, you can check out toy haulers, UTVs, ATVs and sand rails along with accessories and apparel. Combo tickets are $36 (a $14 savings), and are valid for Saturday, September 15 only.
Click here for **more info on EnduroCross Sand Sports combo tickets: https://www.endurocross.com/sand-sports-super-show-%2B-endurocross
KURT CASELLI FOUNDATION AT ENDUROCROSS
Also taking place in conjunction with the Costa Mesa EnduroCross is the Riders 1st Responders Training Course put on by the Kurt Caselli Foundation. KCF has conducted training before, but this is the Foundation’s first open registration for a First Aid/CPR certification and training course.
It will take place on Sunday morning, September 16, at the Fox Racing headquarters (which, if you’ve never seen, is worth a trip in itself) in Irvine, California with instruction from Life Goes On. It takes place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and includes lunch.
Click here for more information on the KCF Riders 1st Responders Training Course.
Thanks everyone and we can’t wait to see you all at the historic Costa Mesa Speedway for what will be another fantastic event!
Love and Wheelies,
The AMA EnduroCross Crew
2018 AMA EnduroCross Championship Schedule
August 25, 2018 – Prescott Valley, AZ – Prescott Valley Event Center
September 15, 2018 – Costa Mesa, CA – Racetrack at OC Fairgrounds
September 22, 2018 – Reno, NV – Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
October 20, 2018 – Denver, CO – National Western Events Center
October 27, 2018 – Everett, WA – Angel of The Winds Arena
November 3, 3018 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
*Subject to Change
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