Three Round AMA EnduroX Championship Confirmed for 2019

Cycle News Staff | June 27, 2019

After the AMA announced in May that the 2019 EnduroCross championship was canceled, Tod Hammock, the promoter of the successful Kicker Arenacross series and Eric Paronnard, the creator of the first EnduroCross event in 2004 announced that they intended to work on plans to create a new series of extreme indoor off-road racing. They have confirmed that they will proceed with a three-round AMA sanctioned series that will feature the top riders, teams and a new (to the US) three moto format for the pro class. See the full PR below:

Colton Haaker competing in the 2018 AMA EnduroCross event in Everett Washington
Colton Haaker, the 2018 AMA EnduroCross and 2019 FIM SuperEnduro champion, will be among the top riders competing in the 2019 EnduroX championship. The three-round series will kick off in Prescott Valley, Arizona on August 24th. Photo: Tanner Yeager

Tod Hammock and Eric Peronnard announced earlier this month that they were working on a plan to create a new indoor extreme off-racing series for 2019. Those plans have been met with a lot of enthusiasm from the riders, teams and potential sponsors. The AMA has confirmed sanctioning for the three-round series and the KTM, Husqvarna, Beta, Sherco and GasGas teams have committed to having their top riders compete.

“We have been very pleased with the progress we have been able to make in just a few weeks,” said Tod Hammock, the promoter of the successful Kicker Arenecross series. “We still have a lot of work ahead of us to be ready for round one in Prescott Valley on August 24th but we have enough of the critical pieces in place to move forward with the series for 2019 and look to build on that in the coming years.”

“After a great 2018 with most of the venues sold out or nearly sold out, I am excited about the potential growth Tod and I can bring to the sport,” said Eric Peronnard, the creator of the original EnduroCross event in 2004. “The interest in extreme racing events is growing both in the US and abroad and the indoor format of EnduroX makes it more accessible to fans so we believe there is room for growth.”

“Indoor Extreme Off-Road Racing is a staple of the discipline and it is great to get a fresh start on it,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla. “Taking from all the ups and downs of the past 10 years of the sport, I believe the EnduroX series will build on the best of everything learned and put together an amazing series this season and into the future.”

The three races previously announced as tentative have now been confirmed for 2019:

  • August 24th, 2019 | Prescott Valley, Arizona | Findlay Toyota Center
  • October 19th, 2019 | Denver, Colorado | National Western Center
  • October 26th, 2019 | Boise, Idaho | Ford Idaho Center

The pro (Super EnduroX) class will use a three-moto format similar to the FIM SuperEnduro championship with a double row start and 16 riders. The first moto will be lined up based on afternoon hot-lap results. The riders will be inverted from the race one results for the second of the three motos. The final moto will be lined up based on the race two results so the top riders will race three times per event and at least one of those races will require a second-row starting position. Olympic style scoring will combine the results for all three motos to determine the overall event results.

The EnduroX events will also include support classes for Women, Vet 35+, Expert (feeder class to pro) and an Intermediate / Amateur class that will be split into two main events for the night show. Each event will also include a dedicated class for the local club as this proved to be extremely popular in 2018. So there will be classes for everyone and a full night of exciting racing for fans.

Now is the time to make your plans to compete or come see one of the 2019 EnduroX events in person.

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