EnduroCross Women Resume Championship Battle This Weekend2015-09-23 08:30
The women are often what fans are talking about as they head for the exits at the end of an evening of GEICO EnduroCross racing. The ladies often have multiple lead changes among several riders and the winner is determined on the last lap. In fact, Canada’s Lexi Pechout took the 2014 championship with a last lap pass from third to first in the final corner. And 2015 is shaping up to be another exciting run to the championship.
The top four women will enter this weekend’s Sacramento round separated by only eight points. Shelby Turner currently holds the lead with 73 points followed by Pechout, the defending champion, five points back. Beta’s Morgan Tanke is just seven points off the lead and Rachel Gutish, the teenager that just represented the US at the ISDE in Slovakia, is eight points behind in fourth.
Spain’s Sandra Gomez has taken two wins this season and is only nine point’s back but she suffered an injury and is hoping for a doctor’s clearance to compete this weekend in Sacramento.
For the women’s class, the riders will be allowed to drop their lowest score after the penultimate round in Boise, Idaho. And then they will face off in the championship deciding final round at the Citizen’s Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Saturday, November 21st.
To add a little more interest for the ladies and fans that like to cheer them on, the female riders will be provided a free entry in a second class. So we may see a few of the women competing with the men in the Open Amateur or Vet classes.
Shelby Turner has used consistency to take the Women's GEICO EnduroCross points lead so far in 2015. Photo Drew Ruiz.
Lexi Pechout (1), Morgan Tanke (31) and Rachael Gutish (4) are currently second, third and forth respectively leading into this weekend's Sacramento EnduroCross. Photo Drew Ruiz.
If you have never been to an EnduroCross, you must get to an event in 2015. The exciting show and amazing skills on display will blow you away. And if you want to see how your skills match up to the EnduroCross track, there are classes for Open Amateur, Vet 35+, Women and TrialsCross that anyone can enter! Sign up today! https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/mmsx_ex/
You can get Sacramento EnduroCross tickets at the following local Kawasaki Dealers:
Good Times Motorsports: www.sacramentomotorcycles.com
PCP Motorsports: www.pcpmotorsports.com
Riverfront Kawasaki: www.riverfrontkawasakisuzuki.com
Tickets for all of the 2015 EnduroCross events are available at: http://motocross.transworld.net/endurocross/buy-tickets/
If you can’t be there in person, you can follow the events via the FMF Live Timing and Scoring at: http://endurocross.escoremx.com/liveresults.asp
All eight 2015 GEICO AMA EnduroCross events will air full one hour shows on CBS Sports Network. The Las Vegas event is scheduled to air on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 PM ET. For more information, please visit www.CBSsportsnetwork.com.
2015 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship Schedule
March 6, 2015 - Daytona Beach, Florida. Ocean Center (Friday Daytona Bike Week)
March 21, 2015 - Salt Lake City, Utah. Energy Solutions Arena
May 1, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada. Orleans Arena (Friday - Supercross weekend)
June 5, 2015 - Austin, Texas. X Games, Circuit of the Americas
September 26, 2015 - Sacramento, California. Sleep Train Arena
October 3, 2015 - Denver, Colorado. National Western Complex
October 17, 2015 - Everett, Washington. XFINITY Arena
November 7, 2015 - Boise, Idaho. Ford Idaho Center
November 20/21, 2015 - Ontario, California. Citizens Business Bank Arena
Schedule is provisional.
For more information, please visit www.EnduroCross.com
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