GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship Series
Courtesy of GEICO
Photo by Drew Ruiz
IRVINE, CA, JUNE 29, 2015
The female EnduroCross racers have dramatically improved their skills since the Women’s class was introduced in 2011, and several of the Women’s class racers have expressed interest in competing in a second class to test their skills against the men. Starting with the next event in Sacramento, any rider entered in the Women’s class will be allowed to enter the Open Amateur contest – or, if they are 35 or older, the Vet Over 35 class – for free.
“We are happy to see so many top female racers putting a lot of effort into EnduroCross to elevate their skills,” said Mike Karsting, VP of events for TEN, the producers of EnduroCross. “So we are happy to provide a free entry to the ladies to allow them to elevate their skills by competing with the men.”
The 2015 Women’s EnduroCross championship is currently a very exciting battle, with the top six riders separated by only nine points. The riders will be allowed to drop one score prior to the final event (the Ontario Finals cannot be dropped), so it looks like we are in for another exciting championship battle. Last year’s championship ended in a tie, with Lexi Pechout making a dramatic last-lap pass to take the race win and the championship.
The EnduroCross series is currently on a summer break and will return to action on Saturday, September 26, inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
If you have never been to an EnduroCross, you must get to an event in 2015. The exciting show and amazing skills on display will blow you away! And if you want to see how your skills match up to the EnduroCross track, there are classes for Open Amateur, Vet Over 35, Women and TrialsCross that anyone can enter! Sign up today at https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/mmsx_ex/.
Tickets for all of the 2015 EnduroCross events are available at www.EnduroCross.com/tickets/.
2015 EnduroCross Women’s Championship Points Standings: 1. Shelby Turner (73); 2. Lexi Pechout (68); 3. Morgan Tanke (66); 4. Rachael Gutish (65); 5. (TIE) Tara Geiger (64)/ Sandra Gomez Cantero (64); 7. Melissa Harten (52); 8. Nicole Bradford (51); 9. Veronica Whitesell (36); 10. Kacy Martinez (33).