Mike Brown Ready for an EnduroCross Win in 2012

Second in the 2011 Championship and now it is time to win

Mike Brown is ready to win an EnduroCross main event in 2012. Five podium finishes led to second in the 2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil.

And if it were not for Taddy Blazusiak, his KTM teammate, Brown would likely have several wins already. But after three years of trying, he has yet to stand on the top step of the podium at EnduroCross. 2012 may just be the year to change that as he has proven to have the pure speed necessary with several heat race wins and fast times during the qualifying hot laps.

“I improved my consistency in 2011 to get second in the championship. Now I want a win” Brown said when asked about his outlook on the 2012 season. So if you are looking for somebody to break the Taddy Blazusiak streak in Las Vegas on Friday, May 4th, look no further than Mike Brown on the FMF KTM.

If you are planning a trip to see the Supercross finals in Las Vegas, then make sure that you come in a day early to catch the GEICO AMA EnduroCross championship opener and X Games Qualifier. If you have never watched one in person, you will be blown away by the obstacles and intense racing action.

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Mike Brown Ready for an EnduroCross Win in 2012

Taddy Blazusiak Ready to Defend His GEICO EnduroCross Title

The three time champion is not planning on letting up

Taddy Blazusiak, the three time defending GEICO AMA EnduroCross Champion is preparing for another title defense as the series kicks off in Las Vegas on Friday, May 4th. During the “off season” from the U.S. series, Blazusiak went back to Europe and won the SuperEnduro championship, which is the European version of EnduroCross.

endurocross, 2012 endurocross, 2012 las vegas endurocross, ktm, ktm racing, team ktm, redbull ktm, redbull, taddy balzusiakHe then spent several months training and testing in his home base in Spain and seems as ready as ever to fight for a fourth consecutive championship.

To celebrate the start of another season, Blazusiak will drop his traditional number 111 and run the number 1 on his Factory Red Bull KTM.

He will also pay thanks to GEICO, the series title sponsor and run their logo on his jersey for the opening round.

“GEICO has backed the EnduroCross series for several years and helped build it into a great championship that allows us to showcase our talent in front of amazing crowds” Blazusiak stated. “So even though I am not a GEICO team rider, I want to thank them for their commitment to EnduroCross by running their logo”.

The opening round inside the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas takes place during the same weekend as the Monster Energy Supercross finals. Then on Sunday, the ninth annual GEICO MiniMotoSX fueled by Monster Energy will also take place inside the Orleans Arena. So this will be a great weekend for motorcycle racing fans to make a trip to Las Vegas.

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

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.

EnduroCross: Las Vegas EnduroCross Track Map Revealed!

A diagram cannot do any EnduroCross track justice as the obstacles are flat out gnarly in person, especially when you have to race through them.

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But the Track Map for the opening round of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by Lucas Oil reveal the first ever Over-Under bridge for an EnduroCross track.

When the world’s top off-road motorcycle racers hit the track inside the Orleans Arena on Friday, May 4th, they will more likely be concerned about the huge boulders, logs, tractor tires and water hole but the new bridge will certainly be a cool addition to the navigate.

“We are always looking for new obstacles to challenge the riders and keep the spectators guessing” stated Mike Karsting, VP of Events at Source Interlink. “So we are looking forward to the Over-Under bridge as well as placing the starting gate outside the Arena, which will leave more room on the floor for the rest of the obstacles.”

The opening round also coincides with both the Monster Energy Supercross finals in Las Vegas and the ninth annual MiniMotoSX on Sunday. So this is a jam packed weekend of motorcycle racing in Las Vegas. Get your tickets now to make sure you have a seat.

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

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.