2019 AMA EnduroCross Championship Canceled
The AMA EnduroCross Championship is dead. At least for now. The AMA announced today that the championship series has been canceled for 2019.
Following the 2018 season, EnduroCross, previously organized by the Bonnier Corporation, was taken over by a new promotions group, the Kent, Washington-based WHR Motorsports, and was evidently not able to secure sponsorship and funds needed to proceed with what was supposed to have been a seven-round championship series in 2019, which was set to get underway July 6 in Idaho.
WHR Motorsports is better known for promoting arenacross, supermoto and monster truck events.
This means that Colton Haaker will not get the chance to defend his 2018 AMA EnduroCross Championship.
Promoters Eric Peronnard and Tim Clark introduced EnduroCross to America in 2004 as a one-off race at Las Vegas inside The Orleans Arena. Ryan Hughes won the race. EnduroCross quickly grew and was expanded into an AMA Championship in 2007.
The American Motorcyclist Association has been informed by the series promoter that there will be no national championship-level EnduroCross racing in 2019.
The promoter, WHR Motorsports informed the AMA that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2019 series has been canceled.
“The extreme off-road racing discipline is very important to the AMA as an organization and to many of our members,” AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther said. “We will continue to work toward securing a promotional partner that meets the requirements for operating an AMA extreme off-road national championship series.”