When last we heard from California racer John Hopkins, the former MotoGP racer announced he would return to British Superbike racing after being out of action for nearly two years due to various injuries. With the 2014 BSB season starting in April, Hopkins spoke with Suzuki’s official racing website to provide an update on his […]
2014 GEICO EnduroCross Series Kicks Off May 2
Fans of EnduroCross will be excited to know the 2014 season is set to get underway on May 2. Entering its 11th season of competition, two new venues will be joining the calendar, allowing more people to witness this exciting indoor off-road racing action.
If you’re not familiar with it, 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 is sometimes described as carnage on two wheels, and will certainly keep you on your feet.
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. EnduroCross will now be showcased in nine cities (up from seven in 2013).
Las Vegas will again host the opening round coming up on Friday, May 2nd during the Monster Energy Supercross finals weekend. The traditional EnduroCross finals in November will now be held in Ontario, California on November 22nd. The X Games Enduro X event in Austin, Texas will also be included as a points paying event for the GEICO AMA EnduroCross championship.
The 2013 championship came down to the last round in a winner-take-all battle between KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown. Blazusiak took the title leaving Brown more determined than ever to earn his first EnduroCross championship in 2014 aboard his new Husqvarna factory ride. Don’t forget Beta’s Cody Webb—the factory rider won the Vegas final, his third of the season, serving notice that he will be a force to be reckoned with in 2014.