PASO ROBLES, CA (September 21, 2011: Factory Beta racer Cody Webb has moved up to 3rd place in the points after his podium finish at Round 4 of the Geico AMA Endurocross series. Webb started out the night with the fastest time in practice, followed by being 8th quickest in qualifying after a bobble. The California native then transferred directly into the main event from his heat race.

All of the regulars filled the main event gate on a course that was faster than previous tracks as lap times were in the 45 second range. Webb came around the first turn in 7th spot and one by one began to pick off riders, After trailing Kyle Redmond for a couple of laps, Webb made the pass just before the white flag to secure a solid 3rd place finish. Webb now sits 3rd in points, only 8 points behind KTM’s Mike Brown.

“The Ontario race worked out very well. I put myself into podium contention at the start of the race, but was riding tight for the first few laps and slightly fell off the pace of the front runners. I eventually got into a groove and found some rhythm once again on my factory 350 RR. After settling in I capitalized on mistakes from the other riders and made a pass into third right before the white flag. I was very happy with my third place finish considering I was not completely pleased with how I was riding. I’m very excited to now be running third overall in the standings and am looking forward to continuing my ” Webb explained.

Webb’s sponsors include Factory Beta Racing, Dunlop Tires, Kal Gard Lubricants, AXO, Gaerne, Troy Lee Designs, FMF, CV4, Rekluse, Works Connection, TU-Bliss, and DVS.

American Beta is the sole US importer of high quality Beta motorcycles. Beta motorcycles are handcrafted in Florence, Italy offering a complete range of Off Road competition, Dual Sport as well as class-leading Mototrial motorcycles.

For more information, go to www.americanbeta.com.

Irvine, CA (August 9, 2011) – This Saturday, August 13th, a stacked field of riders will line up to challenge Taddy Blazusiak for the win at the GEICO AMA EnduroCross presented by Lucas Oil event in Everett, Washington. Mike Brown, Blazusiak’s KTM teammate, showed great speed at the X Games opener and re-passed Taddy multiple times in their battle early in the main event. Brown is hungry for his first ever EnduroCross win. Geoff Aaron, now riding a GEICO Honda looked set to take the X Games win before a trip over the bars pushed him back to an eventual fifth place finish so he is hungry for redemption. The Monster Kawasaki team has two young guns set to challenge for the win and Justin Soule already got a taste of the podium at X Games and his teammate Taylor Robert has put more emphasis on EnduroCross practice and a full assault on the series for 2011. Those are just a few of the riders that will be fighting for the podium. Below is a quick rundown of the top riders planning to compete:

  • Taddy Blazusiak: 2009 and 2010 GEICO EnduroCross Champion and 2011 X Games Enduro X Gold Medal winner.
  • Mike Brown: 2009 WORCS Champion, 2001 AMA 125 MX Champion and 2011 X Games Enduro X Silver Medalist.
  • Justin Soule: Third in 2010 EnduroCross Championship and 2011 X Games Bronze Medalist.
  • Geoff Aaron: 2009 and 2010 GEICO EnduroCross Championship runner up and 10x AMA Trials Champion.
  • Cody Webb: 2010 AMA Trials Champion. Finished on the podium at 2010 Vegas final and now full time for EX.
  • Taylor Robert: Multi time WORCS Championship race winner now riding for Monster Kawasaki and committed to competing in the GEICO EnduroCross series for 2011.
  • Kevin Rookstool: One of the few riders to qualify for every EnduroCross main event in 2010. The Oregon rider led the X Games main event for a few laps.
  • Jacob Argubright: Top young off road racer that is dedicating more time to EnduroCross in 2011.
  • Rory Sullivan: Another Pacific Northwest rider that has the speed to surprise the regular front runners.
  • Colton Haaker: Two time EnduroCross Junior Champion that is now aiming for race wins on his Lucas Oil KTM.
  • Gary Sutherlin: Finished third in Everett in 2010 and sixth in the championship.
  • Kyle Redmond: GEICO Honda rider that finished fifth in the 2010 EnduroCross Championship.
  • Jamie Lanza: Zip Ty Husqvarna factory rider that is always a threat to the established stars.
  • Bobby Prochnau: The top Canadian off road rider that rides the team RPM KTM (based near Seattle).
  • Wally Palmer: Perhaps the most exciting rider on the track with his crazy antics has the speed to challenge the leaders.

If you live anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, you can make plans for an awesome day and night of action. The pit area and Comcast Arena are open for FREE all day to the public to watch the riders practice and qualify for the evening program. But if you want a seat for the main events, you better get a ticket since this event was a sellout last year.

Ticket information for all of the GEICO EnduroCross events can be found at www.EnduroCross.com.

2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule

Location Date Arena / Additional Information
Los Angeles, CA July 31, 2011 Staples Center     (Expert only during X-Games)
Everett, WA August 13, 2011 Comcast Arena
Indianapolis, IN August 26, 2011 Pepsi Coliseum    (Friday during MotoGP weekend)
Ontario, CA September 17, 2011 Citizens Bank Arena
Denver, CO October 1, 2011 National Western Complex
Boise, ID October 22, 2011 Idaho Center
Las Vegas, NV November 19, 2011 Orleans Arena      (Double Main event)

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. Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO AMA EnduroCross “Live”. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to telecast 25 hours of live X Games 17 competition, which will include Enduro X. For the six remaining 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.

PASO ROBLES, CA – Beta factory rider Cody Webb ended his 2011 AMA Mototrial season with a dominating win over rival Pat Smage besting the new champion by 23 points. The win brought a positive end to an exciting season.

The final three rounds were held at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennesse this past weekend. The event proved to be tough as the weather became an issue on the first two days with thunderstorms passing through each afternoon. This made the huge rock outcroppings slippery having the two top riders searching for traction. Webb finished the final round on top of the podium for the day and in second position for the season.

“My weekend was not as perfect as I would have liked however it was a good learning experience. I had to battle back from terrible first loops Saturday and Sunday. Monday I finally put it all together and rode like I was supposed to all year. I was super impressed with the performance of my Beta all weekend and I can’t wait for next year to battle back for another championship. I can’t thank everyone enough for all the help and support. I also want to thank my sponsors American Beta, RL Racing, Dunlop, Gaerne, Kal Gard, S3, Nau, and Country Home Inspection to help make this year a great one”.  Webb explains.

Next stop for Cody is the National EnduroX series which begins on July 31st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This round will be a part of the ESPN X-Games. Look for Webb on his factory-prepared Beta 350 RR.

For more information on the 2011EnduroX series, go to www.endurocross.com