IRVINE, Calif. –Round one of the 2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship went down in Las Vegas as one of the most exciting races in EnduroCross history. Beta USA’s Cody Webb took the win by riding a nearly flawless race—narrowly missing the on-track carnage and cleanly lapping the challenging course lap-after-lap.
IRVINE, Calif. – The start of the 2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil is just a few weeks away and below is a teaser commercial to help get everybody fired up. The commercial captures the spectacular action of EnduroCross and will begin airing in Las Vegas next week.
The Lucas Oil Productions team will again be producing one hour shows for the eight AMA EnduroCross events that will air on MAVtv.
Boise, ID – The penultimate round of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series took place inside the Idaho Center, just west of Boise and the packed house witnessed racing on the toughest EnduroCross track yet. The difficult track created a lot of action and KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak took another win despite a last lap crash that allowed Beta’s Cody Webb to get within striking difference. Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder withstood pressure from multiple riders to earn the last podium position.
Lucas Oil backed Colton Haaker finally managed to stand on top of the results for the MVP Racing Hot Laps. The top 35 riders in the night show do a single lap against the clock to earn the best picks for the heat races. Haaker had finished second at the previous two rounds but this time he managed to set the fastest time ahead of Webb and Mike Brown. Blazusiak had two minor crashes during his lap and finished 17th.
Haaker won the first heat race over Ryan Sandoval. Blazusiak took the holeshot and won heat two over Webb despite a bad gate pick. Graffunder won heat three over GEICO Honda’s Geoff Aaron. In the semi’s, Kyle Redmond, Justin Soule and Gary Sutherlin won to get the only spots in the main. Then in the LCQ, Bobby Prochnau and Jamie Lanza took the last two spots for the main. Taylor Robert, second in the championship points coming into this event missed qualifying for the main. “This was a really tough track and it was difficult to race because you had to focus on getting through the obstacles”, Robert said. Destry Abbott, Bryan Roper, Bobby Garrison, Eric Rhoten and Keith Wineland were also among the riders that missed the cut. KTM’s Mike Brown chose to call it a night after the heat race due to an unknown illness that has been bothering him for the last few weeks.
Everett, WA – A sold out Comcast Arena in Everett, Washington hosted round six of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series and witnessed an amazing night of racing. Although KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak got another win, he was challenged again by Beta’s Cody Webb who passed him and then led several laps before sliding out in a simple turn of all things. Blazusiak regained the lead but Webb remained close until two laps from the end when he stalled his bike and could not get it to re-fire and eventually went a lap down and finished tenth. Monster Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert fought through the pack to take second position. The battle for third raged until the last lap when top Canadian off road racer, Bobby Prochnau took the position away from Mike Brown.
Denver, CO – Red Bull KTM rider Taddy Blazusiak led every lap of the fifth round of the AMA EnduroCross Series to take the win in front of a packed stadium at the National Western Complex. His KTM teammate, Factory FMF/KTM rider, Mike Brown, earned the final podium spot with a 3rd place result.
Blazusiak set the bar in the late afternoon after earning the fastest lap time in the hot lap session. Brown also turned a decent time during the hot laps to earn the fifth fastest time of the evening.
In the night show, Brown was up first in the second heat of the night. He launched off the line to grab the holeshot and take the early lead. He checked out on the rest of the field and went on to lead every lap to take the win and a transfer spot to the main event.
The afternoon started out well for both Red Bull KTM’s Blazusiak as well as Factory FMF/KTM rider Mike Brown. Blazusiak turned the fastest time in the qualifying hot laps while Brown was 2nd fastest. The quick times gave each rider first gate pick in their respective heats later in the evening.
Brown was up first in the second Pro heat. He jumped off the line to a 3rd place start. Unfortunately, he suffered a crash in the matrix early on which cost him a few positions. He was able to recover and finish in 3rd place but was one shy spot of qualifying and had to regroup to return for the semi race.
KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak took the win ahead of a fierce battle for the other two podium positions. Monster Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert worked his way up to second after a last place start and GEICO Honda’s Kevin Rookstool held on for third despite a few crashes.
GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by Lucas Oil Sacramento Expert Results:
Taddy Blazusiak KTM
Taylor Robert Kawasaki
Kevin Rookstool Honda
Cory Graffunder Husqvarna
Mike Brown KTM
Bobby Garrison Kawasaki
Cody Webb Beta
Gary Sutherlin Kawasaki
Destry Abbott Kawasaki
Colton Haaker Kawasaki
Geoff Aaron Honda