Bobby Prochnau (KTM), Cory Graffunder (HSQ), Ben Rego (HSB), Chantelle Bykerk (KTM) and Lexi Pechout (KTM) will all be lining up against the likes of Graham Jarvis, Johnny Walker, Mike Brown, Maria Forsberg and Kacy Martinez.
“I am so excited,” said Pechout, who will be the youngest motorized competitor at any X Games, and will likely rank within the youngest competitors at the X Games this year as well, at merely 15 years old! She can’t even drive a car, but Lexi is driving her KTM to some solid finishes.
Bobby Prochnau, one of our heavy hitters in the Pro class, isn’t bothered by the fact some big names will be there. “It’s EnduroX,” the BC native said simply. “It doesn’t matter who shows up. I’m going to race my race and that’s all there is to it.” It’s a laid back approach that full of confidence.
His better half, Chantelle Bykerk, echoes the same sort of liaises fair attitude: “It’s just another round of the Gieco AMA EnduroX, it just happens to be on national television.” Still high off her second place in Sacramento, Bykerk adds "I know where I belong now, I know I can bring it, and I fully plan to do just that on Sunday!"
Lexi Pechout isn’t going to let her youth get in the way of her doing well. “It’s just another race,” she says. “I’m just going to go out and do the best I can. There isn’t a lot of pressure on me, only what I’m putting on myself.”
Ben “The Giant Killer” Rego is on his way as well, making it a fabulous five representing Canada. “I don’t really know,” Rego said what he thought would be his biggest challenge. “I know my starts aren’t the best, so I’m just going to try to get out as fast and clean as I can and minimize mistakes.”
National, in the US. Unfortunately for us north of the border ESPN seems to be the only station covering the event. Checkout the endurocross.com and http://espn.go.com/action/blog?sport=xgames for more information, and come back here for results and post event interviews with the fab five.
EnduroX action goes off on Canada Day, July 1st. What a way to celebrate: representing the red and white and showing yes, Canadians can rock it on the EnduroX course just as good as the Americans, Euros and Brits! Oh Canada, eh!