TULSA, OK – February 14, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The 2020 AMA EnduroCross championship series will include five events kicking off on August 22, 2020 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The second event will take place in September with the date and location still being finalized. On October 3rd the series will make a first ever visit to the state of Texas, with an event in Amarillo. The penultimate round will take place in Denver, Colorado on October 10th and the series will conclude in Boise, Idaho, on November 7th.
“2019 was a rebuilding year for EnduroCross as we took over ownership in June and held three strong events despite a short time frame to pull things together,” said Tod Hammock, the president and founder of Cycle City Promotions. “For 2020, we are expanding to five events and happy to showcase EnduroCross racing in Texas. We are still finalizing details for an event in September and will share those details as soon as possible.”
Rockstar Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker wrapped up his third AMA EnduroCross championship in 2019 and will be back to defend his title. Cody Webb, who also has three AMA EnduroCross championships to his name will be back after missing the 2019 season due to a knee injury. He has switched to the Sherco factory team and will look to give the French brand their first ever win and a championship.
KTM will have their title hopes resting with Trystan Hart, the young Canadian that has been on the verge of breaking up the dominant duo of Haaker and Webb on his RPM KTM. Taddy Blazusiak, the five-time EnduroCross champion may also be back in hopes of earning a sixth title.
There will be plenty of other strong riders capable of battling at the front of the pack. Cory Graffunder had a breakout season in 2019, on a SRT Offroad backed Yamaha with a fourth-place finish in the championship and will be back for more. The Beta team will have veteran Max Gerston and Chile’s Benjamin Herrera competing for podiums in 2020. Husqvarna backed Noah Kepple is always exciting to watch and will be looking to earn his first podium finish. Ty Cullins, the defending EnduroCross Junior champion (pro-class riders that are 21 and under) is aiming for his first podium finishes. Cooper Abbott will also be back after missing 2019 due to injury.
The series will again include the Super EnduroCross (Pro), Amateur/Intermediate, Vet 35+ and Women’s classes in 2020. Within the Super EnduroCross class, the Junior championship will recognize riders that are 21 years of age and under (Rider must be 21 or under at the final event of the season).
2020 AMA EnduroCross Series Schedule *
- August 22, 2020 | Prescott Valley, Arizona | Findlay Toyota Center
- September TBD | Location TBD |
- October 3, 2020 | Amarillo, Texas | Amarillo National Center
- October 10, 2020 | Denver, Colorado | National Western Complex
- November 7, 2020 | Boise, Idaho | Ford Idaho Center
*Subject to change.
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Colton Haaker (center), Taddy Blazusiak (left) and Trystan Hart finished first, second and third respectively in the 2019 championship. Photo: Jack Jaxon
Colton Haaker won his third AMA EnduroCross championship in 2019 and will be back to defend the title in 2020. Photo: Jack Jaxon
Cody Webb, the three time AMA EnduroCross champion, missed the 2019 series due to an injury but he will be back for 2020. Webb has switched over to the FactoryONE Sherco team and will be aiming to earn the French brand their first EnduroCross wins and championship. Photo: Mary Rinell.
Shelby Turner (center), Rachel Gutish (left) and Maria Forsberg-Hahn were the top women riders in 2019. The ladies always put on a great show. Photo: Jack Jaxon.
Source: Cycle City Promotions