Colton Haaker gets First Ever GEICO EnduroCross Win at Las Vegas Opener

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Las Vegas, NV (May 4, 2012) – The 2912 GEICO AMA EnduroX championship, presented by Lucas Oil opened last night with a bang and a surprise winner at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taddy Blazuziak, the heavy favourite had a strong performance in his practices and heat races, but Colton Haaker won the opener on his Lucas Oil backed Kawasaki. Haakaer wasn't without challengers, however, in the form of Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Justin Soule (who finished 2nd) and KTM's Taddy Blazuziak, who had been undefeated in 2011.

Beta’s Cody Webb finished fourth ahead of Taylor Robert who rounded out the top five. Mike Brown, Cory Graffunder, Kyle Redmond, Kevin Rookstool, Brobby Prochnau and Destry Abbott rounded out the top eleven riders that made the main event.

Mike Brown got the day started off by setting the fastest lap during the hot laps, where the riders do a single lap against the clock. Blazusiak finished second ahead of Webb, Graffunder and Robert.

The evening also included the support classes. The Open Amateur class, which was won by Max Gerston over Bryan Roper and Shane Cuthbertson. Kurt Nicoll won the Vet class over Josh Adams and Rich Black. Phil Smage, won the TrialsCross class ahead of Zach Sweeten and Ty Cullins.

The Women’s class was won KTM’s Maria Forsburg. Kacy Martinez passed Forsburg and led for a little while to make it interesting but a mistake forced her to settle for second. Louise Forsley finished third with Chantelle Bykerk fourth and Nicole Bradford rounding out the top five.

GEICO AMA EnduroCross, Presented by Lucas Oil. Las Vegas Expert Results:

  1. Colton Haaker               Kawasaki
  2. Justin Soule                  Kawasaki
  3. Taddy Blazusiak            KTM
  4. Cody Webb                  Beta
  5. Taylor Robert                Kawawaki
  6. Mike Brown                   KTM
  7. Cory Graffunder                        Husqvarna
  8. Kyle Redmond              Husqvarna
  9. Kevin Rookstool            Honda
  10. Bobby  Prochnau          KTM
  11. Destry  Abbott              Kawasaki

Complete results are available at:  http://endurocross.tracksideresults.com/class.asp?s=&c=&e=37.  For more information, go to www.EnduroCross.com.

The Las Vegas opening round is schedule to air on the Lucas Motorsports Hour on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm EST. Check your local listing or www.motorsportshour.com.  

Round two of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series will make a first ever stop in Sacramento, California inside the Power Balance Pavilion on Saturday, June 9th

 

 

 

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

July 1, 2012

TBA

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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