The 2016 AMA EnduroCross Championship wrapped up in Ontario, California and Canada’s Shelby Turner clinched her first ever Women’s championship. She has been a championship contender and race winner before but she seemed to elevate her game in 2016 and ended up with six wins and two second place finishes to dominate the points table.
Beta’s Morgan Tanke took two wins on the season including the Ontario final. That secured second place in the championship. Tarah Gieger, the former Women’s Motocross champion and X Games Women’s MX gold medal winner rounded out the podium in Ontario.
Rachael Gutish was unable to compete at the Ontario final due to a knee injury suffered at the ISDE but still held onto third in the championship.
“It has been a long battle for me for sure but this year was great for me taking six wins,” Turner said. “It feels really great to finally get this AMA EnduroCross title.”
2016 AMA EnduroCross Women’s Championship Final Points
- Shelby Turner, KTM, 194
- Morgan Tanke, Beta, 176
- Rachel Gutish, KTM, 118
- Ryann Bradley, KTM, 98
- Tarah Gieger, Honda, 94
- Melissa Harten, Beta, 60
- Jannie Lamontagne, KTM, 30
- Brooke Cosner, KTM, 18
- Allyson Johnson, Husqvanra, 16
- Lexi Pechout, Husqvarna, 16
The Ontario EnduroCross finals is scheduled to air on the CBS Sports Network on Sunday, December 4th. For CBS Sports Network information, please visit www.cbssportsnetwork.com
EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme 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 off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet.
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