2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross to add Women’s Championship Series

2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross to add Women’s Championship Series

Written by  on Monday, 05 March 2012 20:29

Irvine, CA (March 5, 2012) – The first ever Women’s EnduroCross final took place during X Games 17 and although many people felt it was too difficult, no one could argue that these women displayed amazing determination and put on a great show. The buzz created prompted separate Women’s classes to be held at the Everett Washington and Las Vegas finals events in 2011. Maria Forsberg won the X Games and Everett events and then Louise Forsley; the current AMA Trials champion showed up at the Las Vegas finals and claimed the win.

“The standing ovations and positive response from the crowd during the women’s races combined with the number of top female riders interested in competing drove us to create this championship series for 2012” stated Eric Peronnard, the creator of EnduroCross. “And the women are improving quickly so we are proud of the fact that we are providing this opportunity for them to showcase their skills in front of packed Arena’s and live TV with the X Games”.

Five of the eight GEICO AMA EnduroCross rounds will include a women’s class with points being awarded similar to the men’s Expert class to determine the 2012 Women’s EnduroCross Champion. For both the Women’s class and men’s Expert classes, the first two rounds will provide the opportunity for riders to earn spots in the X Games Enduro X, which is a stand-alone event but will provide points for the championship series in both classes. 

The Women’s class will be included at the following 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross rounds:

Location

Date

Arena / Additional Information

Las Vegas, NV

May 4, 2012

Orleans Arena     (Friday during Supercross weekend)

Sacramento, CA

June 9, 2012

Power Balance Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA

July 1, 2012

TBA

Boise, ID

October 27, 2012

Idaho Center

Las Vegas, NV

November 17, 2012

Orleans Arena     

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

 

2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule

Location

Date

Arena / Additional Information

Las Vegas, NV

May 4, 2012

Orleans Arena     (Friday during Supercross weekend)

Sacramento, CA

June 9, 2012

Power Balance Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA

TBD

TBD

Ontario, CA

September 15, 2012

Citizens Business Bank Arena

Denver, CO

October 6, 2012

National Western Complex

Everett, WA

October 20, 2012

Comcast Arena

Boise, ID

October 27, 2012

Idaho Center

Las Vegas, NV

November 17, 2012

Orleans Arena     

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. For the seven 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. 

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