The multi-time AMA Arenacross champ said he’d been considering riding an AMA EnduroCross for a while now, and was convinced to show up for Guthrie after seeing what went down in Vegas a few weeks ago with the epic finish between KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak and Monster/Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich. “I’m really looking forward to this,” said Demuth. “Not really sure what to expect with results, but I know I’m going to have a blast.”
The 6’-1” Demuth will definitely enjoy a leverage advantage on the GEICO EnduroCross course. His jumping skills are no doubt paramount, given his two AMA and one BooKoo Arenacross titles. What remains to be seen are his rock-riding skills and whether or not he can handle some of the crazy log crossing obstacles, such as something like the Orleans ’ (Vegas) log “Matrix.”
“It’s always fun to see a big name guy come into GEICO EnduroCross for the first time and get totally humbled,” said Source Interlink Media’s Mike Karsting. “All the riding skills in the world aren’t going to help you much if you’re stuck in the E3 Spark Plugs’ Boulder Junction or underneath your bike on top of Maxxis’ Rocky Mountain . What Josh needs to apply are the skills to keep him out of trouble, keeping in mind sometimes the fastest guy ends up the ‘last guy’ when he makes one small mistake in GEICO EnduroCross.”
Leading Demuth into battle will be Vegas winner, Blazusiak, his KTM-mounted teammate Mike Brown, and the Monster/Kawasaki trio of Dietrich, Destry Abbott and Damon Huffman.
Also noteworthy is the 2009 GEICO Powersports $50,000 Triple Crown of EnduroCross, opening at the Lazy E:
Date Venue City
8/15 Lazy E Arena Guthrie , Okla.
10/24 National Western Complex Denver , Colo.
11/21 Orleans Arena Las Vegas , Nev.
Tickets for the event are available at Performance Cycles, Ajax Kawasaki and House of Kawasaki locations or online at www.endurocross.com
EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of off road racing into a supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole… and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in! Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor version of extreme off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. The GEICO Powersports AMA EnduroCross series will be captured by the Versus Network, to be aired on the popular grassroots racing program; The Lucas Motorsports Hour. With its excitement and unpredictability, the EnduroCross championship has always down to the wire and this year will be no different as the series starts and finishes at Vegas’ Orleans Arena! Don’t miss your chance to see GEICO Powersports AMA Endurocross “Live” - and be sure to log-on to www.Versus.com for local airing dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour.
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