The 2017 EnduroCross season is coming up in August and with the new season comes a couple of updates to the classes and racing format. You can find the official message from EnduroCross Sport Director Eric Peronnard below.
Hello EnduroCross racers and fans,
Just wanted to give you some updates and information about the upcoming 14th season of EnduroCross. We are working very hard to implement some fresh ideas to make EnduroCross even more exciting.
Watch this interview by Carter York detailing the changes.
Let’s start with all the support classes:
- We will be adding a second Amateur class known as Amateur B. This class will be for the next 12 riders that did not qualify for the Amateur class main event. It will not be a championship class and is intended to provide more amateur riders an opportunity to develop their EnduroCross skills.
- Three of the support classes will be a multi-round championship (Amateur, Vet, Women) and we will have a throw-away of worst result prior to the final round in Ontario.
- Amateur B and TrialsCross will be race by race results and not part of a championship.
We love TrialsCross but if we do not have enough entries, the TrialsCross racers will race with the Amateur B class with their own results.
Big news for the Amateur winner and Vet winner! They will be invited to participate in the “Super EnduroCross B main” and will have the opportunity to qualify for the Super EnduroCross Final if they place first or second! (Don’t forget that if you qualify for final as a Vet or Amateur, you will not be able to run the Vet or Amateur class during the same season.)
Also, we are planning to build tracks in a more rider friendly way. Expect more flow and fun!
Now let’s talk about our premier class - Expert or Pro. As of 2017, the premier class of EnduroCross will be called Super EnduroCross! The name change is mostly driven by the desire to match the FIM “Super Enduro” World championship and to help people better understand our sport globally.
- The Super EnduroCross class will now have the top eight riders of the championship (present) seeded for final. Those eight riders will have a hot lap Saturday afternoon for the qualifier gate pick. They will then race a qualifier, a bracket race (top 12 from the qualifier) and the main event.
- Fourteen other riders will qualify for the night show during Saturday’s day program and will ride the first race of the evening. The top five of that race will join the eight seeded Super EnduroCross riders for the first Super EnduroCross race (gate pick qualifier).
- Super EnduroCross gate pick qualifier will have 13 riders lined up with the top 12 going to the bracket race.
- After intermission, the top 12 riders from the Super EnduroCross gate pick race will be part of a bracket race where the top riders will compete three times with the winner earning one championship point.
- Then we will have the Super EnduroCross B main (not part of a series championship) with the nine remaining Super EnduroCross riders and the winners of Amateur and Vet classes. The top two of that race will qualify for the Super EnduroCross main event.
The final race (Main event) will have 14 laps and a “No Joke Lane” that each participant will have to conquer one time during the main event. The Super EnduroCross class will also have one throw-away event prior to the final round in Ontario.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at first round in Las Vegas on August 19th!
Yours in sport,
Eric Peronnard EnduroCross Sport Director
Rider registration is now open. Click HERE.
|2017 AMA EnduroCross Championship Schedule|
|August 19, 2017||Las Vegas, Nevada||Orleans Arena|
|September 23, 2017||Reno, Nevada||Reno—Sparks Livestock Events Center|
|September 30, 2017||Denver, Colorado||National Western Events Center|
|October 14, 2017||Everett, Washington||XFINITY Arena|
|October 28, 2017||Scottsdale, Arizona||WestWorld|
|November 4, 2017||Boise, Idaho||Ford Idaho Center|
|November 18, 2017||Ontario, California||Citizens Business Bank Arena|
|*Subject to Change|