John Dowd Returns to Race the 2006 Maxxis EnduroCrossTuesday, May 16, 2006 | 4:38 AM
John Dowd, who finished second overall at the 2005 Maxxis
EnduroCross, has announced that he will be returning in 2006 to take on
the top off-road racers in the world at the toughest indoor, off-road
race in America.
"I had so much fun last year that I definitely want to come back for this year's race," explained Dowd, a former national motocross champion. "I had no idea what I was getting into last year ... I barely had time to ride the bike before the race, but it turned out to be a great event. It was a very technical and tough track, but it made for great racing."
David Knight was the overall winner in 2005, with Dowd finishing a few seconds behind in second place after battling it out with the young and up-and-coming Ricky Dietrich. "It was really no surprise to see John do so well," claims Eric Peronnard, co-promoter of the event. "A lot of the top motocrossers have a strong background in woods or trails riding. Combine that with their motocross skills and it makes for a perfect combination to ride EnduroCross."
The Maxxis EnduroCross takes place inside the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night November 18. There is a Qualifier Round on Friday, November 17 where the top ten riders on that day will compete on Saturday night against the best off-road racers in the world. For more information about the event and to register for the Qualifier Round, go online to www.endurocross.com. Tickets for the event are available by calling 888-234-2334 or they may be purchased on line at www.orleansarena.com.
The Maxxis EnduroCross is a Pro-Motion Motorsports, LLC production. EnduroCross is a trademarked name.
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