Kawasaki leads GEICO EnduroCross Manufacturers Championship

One-Two finish at the Vegas opener gets Kawasaki off to a good start

Irvine, CA (June 5, 2012) – For the first time, the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series will include a Manufactures Championship. Each motorcycle manufacturer will earn points for the top two finishers on their brand at each round.

Kawasaki got off to a strong start at the Las Vegas opener as Colton Haaker on the Lucas Oil backed Kawasaki won his first ever main event ahead of the Justin Soule on the Monster Energy Kawasaki.endurocross, endurocross racing, endurocross 2012, las vegas endurocross, 2012 las vegas endurocross, kawasaki, kawasaki racing, kawasaki 2012, kawasaki endurocross

The KTM duo of Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown earned third and sixth respectively to put the Orange team in second after round one. The Beta and Husqvarna teams are tied for third.

“This is a great way to recognize the motorcycle manufacturers that support the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship and also provides the fans with another reason to cheer on their favorite riders” stated Mike Karsting, VP of Events at Source Interlink. “EnduroCross is extremely tough on the machines so this will be a great reward for the winning manufacturer” he continued.

2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series – Manufacturers Championship Points after Round 1

1. Kawasaki 55
2. KTM 36
3. Beta 27
4. Husqvarna 27
5. Honda 19
6. Gas Gas 6
7. Yamaha 6

The following local dealers will be selling tickets and have displays at the Sacramento EnduroCross:

* PCP Motorsports: www.pcpmotorsports.com
* Good Times Motorsports: www.sacramentomotorcycles.com
* Mikes Cycle: www.mikeskawasaki.com
* Riverfront Kawasaki: www.riverfrontkawasakisuzuki.com

The X Games event will air on ESPN networks and the remaining GEICO AMA EnduroCross events will be aired on the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the NBC Sports Network. Check your local listings or www.motorsportshour.com. The Sacramento round is scheduled to air on Saturday, July 8 at 5:00 pm EST.

Results and live timing and scoring are available at: http://endurocross.tracksideresults.com/class.asp?s=&c=&e=37. 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 July 1, 2012 Staples Center (X Games Expert Men and Women only)
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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