AMA EnduroX Championship brought back to life with three round series officially announced for late summer and fall, 2019.
On the back of the announcement that Tod Hammock and Eric Peronnard have rescued the 2019 AMA EnduroX Championship, the three round series provisionally announced has been officially nailed won by the AMA.
2019 EnduroX races confirmed:
August 24, 2019 Findlay Toyota Center, Prescott Valley, Arizona
October 19, 2019 National Western Center, Denver, Colorado
October 26, 2019 Ford Idaho Center, Boise, Idaho
The plans to create a new indoor extreme off-road racing series clearly met with enthusiasm from the riders, teams and sponsors after the previous promoters failed to make it happen this year.
Today though, with the AMA sanctioning a three-round series, the team behind the series have stated KTM, Husqvarna, Beta, Sherco and GasGas teams have committed their top riders.
“We have been very pleased with the progress we have been able to make in just a few weeks,” said Tod Hammock, the promoter of the successful Kicker Arenecross series. “We still have a lot of work ahead of us to be ready for round one in Prescott Valley on August 24th but we have enough of the critical pieces in place to move forward with the series for 2019 and look to build on that in the coming years.”
“After a great 2018 with most of the venues sold out or nearly sold out, I am excited about the potential growth Tod and I can bring to the sport,” said Eric Peronnard, the creator of the original EnduroCross event in 2004. “The interest in extreme racing events is growing both in the US and abroad and the indoor format of EnduroX makes it more accessible to fans so we believe there is room for growth.”
“Indoor Extreme Off-Road Racing is a staple of the discipline and it is great to get a fresh start on it,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla. “Taking from all the ups and downs of the past 10 years of the sport, I believe the EnduroX series will build on the best of everything learned and put together an amazing series this season and into the future.”
2019 full format confirmed for Pro Class races
The Pro (Super EnduroX) class will use a three-moto format similar to the FIM SuperEnduro championship with a double row start and 16 riders.
The first moto will be lined up based on afternoon hot-lap results. The riders will then switch to a reverse grid (based on the race one results) for the second of the three motos. The final moto will be lined up based on the race two results so the top riders will race three times per event and at least one of those races will require a second-row starting position. Olympic style scoring will combine the results for all three motos to determine the overall event results.
The EnduroX events will also include support classes for Women, Vet 35+, Expert (feeder class to Pro class) and an Intermediate/Amateur class that will be split into two main events for the night show. Each event will also include a dedicated class for the local club as this proved to be extremely popular in 2018.
More information: endurox.info
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