Irvine, CA (April 25, 2014) – The 2014 Summer X Games will take place in Austin, Texas for the first time on June 5-8 and Enduro X will again be a major part of the show. The top GEICO AMA EnduroCross riders and several top off-road racers from around the globe have already earned an exclusive invitation. But there are two starting positions open for both the Men's and Women's competition so a top finish at the Las Vegas EnduroCross next Friday, May 2nd could earn a coveted invitation to compete at the X Games.
"We have room for two more athletes in both the Men's and Women's Enduro X during the Summer X Games in Austin," said Eric Peronnard, X Games Two Wheel Sports Organzier. "Riders will have the opportunity to try to earn an invitation with a top finish at the Las Vegas AMA EnduroCross opening round. The Circuit of The America's is going to be a spectacular venue for X Games and we are so proud to showcase Enduro X again to the X Games audience."
For the men, the X Games Enduro X will count towards the 2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship so earning a spot is critical to any rider hoping to make the top ten. For the Women, the Enduro X will be a stand-alone event not counting towards the 2014 Championship but will certainly be one of the highlights of the season.
X Games Austin will span four days with extensive TV coverage and the Enduro X will take place on Friday, June 6th. Get more info at http://xgamesaustin.com/
2014 Austin X Games Enduro X Invited Riders
Taddy Blazusiak, Poland
Cody Webb, USA
Taylor Robert, USA
Mike Brown, USA
Cory Graffunder, Canada
Kyle Redmond, USA
Colton Haaker, USA
Geoff Aaron, USA
Kevin Rookstool, USA
Gary Sutherlin, USA
Destry Abbott, USA
Bobby Prochnau, Canada
Max Gerston, USA
Alfredo Gomez, Spain
David Knight, Great Britain
Ricky Dietrich, USA
Ty Tremaine, USA
Edward Hubner, Germany
Chris Hollis, Australia
Bryan Roper, USA
Dani Gibert, Spain
Graham Jarvis, Great Britain
Tarah Gieger, Puerto Rico
Sandra Gomez, Spain
Chantelle Bykerk, Canada
Kacy Martinez, USA
Rachel Gutish, USA
Shelby Turner, Canada
Morgan Tanke, USA
Lexi Pechout, Canada
Emma Bristow, Great Britain
Jessica Patterson, USA
For information regarding X Games Enduro X, contact Eric Peronnard: Eric@ericperonnard.com
Las Vegas will host the opening round of EnduroCross on Friday, May 2, during the Monster Energy Supercross finals weekend. Atlanta, Georgia and Salt Lake City, Utah will host first ever EnduroCross events in 2014 and the X Games Enduro X event in Austin, Texas, also will be included as a points-paying event for the GEICO AMA EnduroCross championship. The traditional EnduroCross finals in November will now be held Nov. 22 in Ontario, California.
2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, fueled by Monster Energy Schedule
May 2, 2014 – Orleans Arena (Friday Night) – Las Vegas, Nevada
June 6, 2014 – X Games Circuit of the America’s – Austin, Texas
June 21, 2014 – Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento, California
August 23, 2014 – Gwinnett Center – Atlanta, Georgia
October 4, 2014 – National Western Complex – Denver, Colorado
October 11, 2014 – Energy Solutions Arena – Salt Lake City, Utah
October 18, 2014 – Comcast Arena – Everett, Washington
November 15, 2014 – Ford Idaho Center – Boise, Idaho
November 22, 2014 – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, California
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