"We're very excited about the 2009 schedule," said AMA Off-Road Director Chuck Weir. "We worked very closely with the National Enduro Promoters Group to put together a program that offers our racers and fans variety, exposure and, of course, the challenging terrain and great riding that they demand."
This year's championship will begin on Jan. 25 in the Manchester State Forest near Wedgefield, S.C. The 10-round championship will culminate on Oct. 4 in Upland, Ind.
One highlight is the return of the famed Alligator Enduro to the National Enduro Championship Series. Although the Alligator Enduro has long been an AMA Sports-sanctioned event, in recent years it has not been a national. For 2009, the historic event will once again help crown the national enduro class champions. The 2009 Alligator Enduro takes place on March 5 off Tomoka Farms Rd., just south of International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The two new stops on the calendar include the June 21 race in Upton, Wyo., and the June 28 race at the Bull Run Guest Ranch near Great Falls, Mont. The complete schedule is below.
The AMA National Enduro Championship Series dates to the 1920s and is one of the longest-running national motorsports championships in the world. The series features AMA Sports-sanctioned events and remains one of the country's premier off-road racing series, giving both amateur competitors and the country's fastest enduro racers a place to race.
2009 AMA National Enduro Championship Series Schedule
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