IRVINE, Cal. – It might as well be a three-way tie as the GEICO/AMA EnduroCross Series head’s to Salt Lake City this weekend for the first time. Utah race fans couldn’t ask for more on the line. Energy Solutions Arena will be alive with high-intensity racing action when point’s co-leaders Colton Haaker and Taddy Blazusiak (tied at 117 points) take on Cody Webb (116 points) and the rest of the EnduroCross Expert racers on Saturday, October 11th.
IRVINE, Calif. – Northern California local Cody Webb will race with the red plate as the points leader heading into this weekend’s GEICO EnduroCross Championship round in Sacramento. The Beta USA and GEICO-backed rider won the opening round in Las Vegas and finished second at round two during the Austin X Games event—he currently has a one point lead over KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak.
IRVINE, Calif. (June 16th) – K&N Filters has partnered with the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship for 2014 to help promote their premium line of Air and Oil Filter products. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. The complete line has expanded to also include performance air intake systems and oil filters for all motorcycles, ATV’s, Automotive, Trucks, Heavy-Duty/Diesel Pushers and even small engine & industrial applications.
“K&N has a great legacy in all forms of motorsports so we are extremely proud to have them join the EnduroCross family for 2014” said Lance Bryson, Director of Marketing and Sales for EnduroCross.
MEDFORD, OR – Motorcycle Superstore/Bell Helmet support rider Cody Webb is ready to rumble when the gate drops at Round 1 of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series this Friday, May 2, inside the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
In 2013, Webb finished an impressive third overall in the series and that was after missing the Sacramento round due to a broken foot. That’s 25 points he lost in one round – Webb was only 11 points out from winning last year’s championship.
IRVINE, Calif. – FMF Racing returns as the official exhaust of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil for 2014 and steps up their support by officially backing the Live Timing & Scoring. FMF is making it easy for race fans to keep up-to-date on EnduroCross results, LIVE, via computer or mobile device.
“FMF is heavily involved with several of the top EnduroCross racers and teams, again, for 2014 so we are excited about being the official exhaust of EnduroCross,” stated Donny Emler Jr., FMF Marketing Director. “EnduroCross is an exciting sport and a great showcase for both the insane skills of the riders and performance of FMF products. So we are also excited about helping fans keep up with the action via the FMF Live Timing & Scoring.”
Irvine, CA – The GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil is ramping up for its eleventh season of the most exciting indoor off-road racing. With two new venues joining the schedule this year, it is shaping up to be the most exciting season yet.
The Gwinnett Center, just outside of Atlanta, GA will provide a heavily requested East Coast swing for the series and Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT is also officially on the schedule for the first time. EndurocCross will now be showcased in nine cities (up from seven in 2013).
Las Vegas, NV – The 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, fueled by Monster Energy came down the final race and Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown engaged in an epic battle for several laps before Brown went down and ultimately finished ninth. Blazusiak finished fifth to secure his fifth consecutive championship. “That was probably the worst race in my life but it was all about me and Brownie” Blazusiak said. “We got together in the first turn and then again in the second turn and it went from race mode to crazy mode. We must have hit fifteen times but we got it done to win the fifth title” he continued.
Beta’s Cody Webb won the Vegas finale to take his third win of the season, more than any other rider. Webb missed one race due to a broken foot but still finished third in the championship. “I am ecstatic right now. I had a great season except for that little setback” Webb said. “The track tonight was insane but I loved it”. Webb crossed the finish line in eleventh on the first lap but quickly moved to fourth due to a huge pile up on the second lap that included Brown, Blazusiak and David Knight. Webb took his time passing Cory Graffunder, Kyle Redmond and Geoff Aaron and took the lead on lap six of twelve. He slowly opened up a comfortable lead and ultimately won by five seconds.
Boise, Idaho – KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak took his second win of the year at the Boise, Idaho GEICO AMA EnduroCross, fueled by Monster Energy. And more important to Blazusiak, Mike Brown finished fourth and the two riders are now tied on points going into the Las Vegas finals on November 23rd.
The main event was another spectacular battle for the win. Beta’s Cody Webb made an aggressive pass on Blazusiak and appeared to be headed to his third win in a row but Blazusiak clawed his way back and re-paid Webb with an aggressive block pass of his own at the halfway point. The two stayed close for several laps but then Blazusiak started to edge away and took a comfortable win. “Trying to get that start is key but I made a mistake and let Cody pass me, which was a good one” Blazusiak said with a chuckle. “Vegas is going to be crazy and a battle to the checkered flag for the championship” he continued.
Webb was a little disappointed with his second place finish after taking the win at the previous two events. “I had a huge lead and then I pumped up so bad that I couldn’t even take my own helmet off after the race” Webb said. But he now moved into third in the points despite missing a race due to a broken foot.
Everett, Washington – The chase for the 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil visited a sold out Comcast Arena in Everett Washington and Beta’s Cody Webb took a thrilling win to move into a tie for third in points. Webb passed KTM’s Mike Brown for the lead on lap ten of twelve to take the win. Brown had to hold off Rockstar/Lucas Oil backed Colton Haaker to take second. Taddy Blazusiak salvaged fourth place despite two crashes in the main and a nasty crash during the first practice that injured his right wrist. Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder rode a strong race to take fifth.
Kyle Redmond, Brown and Blazusiak won the three heat races, which all included exciting battles. The thirteen riders that qualified for the main via the heats and LCQ’s each completed a single Hot Lap against the clock to determine the gate picks. Webb set the fastest time to get the first pick ahead of Monster Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert, Blazusiak, Haaker and Redmond. Brown had a near crash into the pond, which contributed to him earning the ninth pick and a less desirable outside pick.
Denver, CO – Beta’s Cody Webb earned his first ever GEICO AMA EnduroCross main event win in Denver, Colorado. He battled with Colton Haaker for several laps and then capitalized on a mistake by the JCR Honda rider to take the lead and then steadily pull away from a multi rider battle for second. Taddy Blazusiak and Taylor Robert moved through the field to earn second and third.
Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder, Robert and Webb were the three heat race winners but the new night time hot lap format decides the main event gate picks. Haaker set the fastest time over Webb and Robert. Brown crashed during the hot lap and had the slowest time of the thirteen riders, which meant he had to start on the second row.