Results: The 2010 AMA Endurocross in Denver, CO

Endurocross 2010 Denver

Triggered by a blaring excited hometown crowd, GEICO Powersports KTM / Cristini rider Geoff Aaron took the title of the GEICO Powersports Endurocross Series event Saturday night in the Denver National Western Complex.

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Wins Denver!

This was the first victory of the year for the Bailey, Colorado resident, also marked was the first time all season that someone other than the reigning champ Taddy Blazusiak took a trophy home.

Those hard-fought victories keep Aaron pumping in the 2010 championship chase with one race left on the Endurocross schedule. Blazusiak finished fifth at this event.

“We’ve been close to winning all year and to finally get it done in front of all these crazy fans in Denver is amazing,” said Aaron, a 10-time world Trails champion.

“I’m getting more and more serious about Endurocross and I’ve worked hard at riding to the fullest extent of my abilities. It feels great to get a win.

“Taddy’s been solid all year and any time you can run with him and take the win is something special.

We feel like we can compete at the top level and we’re expecting more and more nights like this.”

With this season almost nearing the Nov. 20th endurocross at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Aaron is 21 points behind Blazusiak in the rankings, but he is still keeping his title hopes up.

“We’ve got a slim chance but we’re not thinking about it much because Taddy’s got a nice lead,” Aaron said. “I’m not going to put pressure on myself. The main thing is to go there and ride as best as I can and try to get another win for GEICO Powersports.”

Aaron was not the only GEICO Powersports rider showing up Blazusiak on this day. Kyle Redmond also finished in front of the Polish pro, taking fourth place in this gnarly eight-lap Main Event.

“Kyle did a great job today,” team owner J.T. Bennet said. “He led Taddy for awhile in qualifying and he paced himself really well in the Main Event, kept himself out of trouble, and rode a great race. He’s just a kid, 22 years old, and he keeps getting better and better.

Team riders Ryan Rodgers and “Wild” Wally Palmer didn’t fair quite as well as both riders missed the Main Event.

2010 Denver, CO EnduroCross Expert Class results:

1. Geoff Aaron KTM
2. Justin Soule Kawasaki
3. Colton Haaker Kawasaki
4. Kyle Redmond Kawasaki
5. Taddy Blazusiak KTM
6. Gary Sutherlin Kawasaki
7. Cody Webb Gas Gas
8. Cory Graffunder Husqvarna
9. Kevin Rookstool KTM
10. Jamie Lanza Kawasaki
11. Ryan Sandoval KTM

About Christini:

Christini’s patented mechanical All Wheel Drive system delivers power from the motorcycle transmission to the front wheel through a series of chains and shafts. There is no energy-robbing hydraulics involved.

The lightweight all-mechanical system works similar to that of AWD systems found on four wheeled vehicles. The AWD system (powering the front wheel) is driven at a slightly lower rate than the rear wheel (approximately 80%). Under optimum traction conditions, the rear wheel is actually driving faster than the front AWD system.

One-way clutches within the front hub allow the front wheel to freewheel under these conditions. At this point, the AWD system is effectively passive. Though the front AWD system is turning, it is not actually transferring power to the front wheel.

When the rear wheel loses traction, the drive ratio, relative to your forward speed, changes. The AWD system engages, transferring power to the front wheel until traction is reestablished at the rear wheel.

The way the front system works is like pedaling a bicycle down hill. You are pedaling, but because of gravity (acting like the rear drive) the bike is traveling faster than you are delivering power.

When you get to the bottom of the hill and slow down (similar to what happens when the rear wheel spins), you will begin to power the bike again.

An added benefit of AWD is that the front wheel does not want to wash out. When a front end tucks, the wheel stalls, stops turning, and begins to push.With the AWD system, as soon as the wheel begins to stall, power is delivered to the front wheel, forcing it to turn. With the front wheel under power, it is nearly impossible to wash out the front end.

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About Endurocross:

Endurocross, Enduro-X or EX is a mix of Supercross and Enduro. It is an American-style spectacle similar in fashion to Supermoto, however, it is indoors over obstacles resembling a trials track. Its main difference is in there being “hard rock sections”, and wooden parts (resembling fallen trees), rather than tarmac in between jumps. Tracks incorporate various elements of off-road riding, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole and special obstacles (like giant tires).

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6 comments to Results: The 2010 AMA Endurocross in Denver, CO

  1. Micheal Freemon
    November 1st, 2010 at 10:33 am

    My favorite Kyle Redmond finished in front of that Polish pro rider, what was his name? About time he got smoked!

  2. Motorcycle Advice USA
    November 1st, 2010 at 10:36 am

    That would have to be Taddy Balzusiak. But even though taddy didnt do so hot in this event, doesnt mean that he wont still win the 2010 GEICO EnduroCross title!

  3. Micheal Freemon
    November 1st, 2010 at 10:40 am

    But I highly doubt that he will win the title if Aaron keeps this up, and your right there is still enough time for taddy to get his championship title. I still dont think he will win but thats just me!

  4. Motorcycle Advice USA
    November 1st, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    We will see what happens!

  5. Justin Yester
    November 1st, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Nah I think Taddy just had a bad race he can still win no prob!

  6. Ted Jones
    November 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Are you guys crazy?? I think Justin Soule will do the best in the next enduro, he got 2nd in that last race in denver and thats not bad all he needs to do is focus on the goal and win this thing!