2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross CalendarThe 2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross schedule was released this week, the series expanding to nine rounds instead of seven.
The new events will be in Atlanta (Gwinnett Center) and Salt Lake City (Energy Solutions Arena), along with an appearance at the Austin X Games.The series will once again open during the Monster Energy Supercross finale in Las Vegas Friday, May 2. For 2014, the series will in Ontario, Calif., Nov. 22Mike Karsting (VP of events for Source Interlink Media, the producer of EnduroCross) says: “We are really excited about taking EnduroCross to the East Coast with the new event in Atlanta. Utah is also a great off-road market.“The X Games event in Austin will also likely be included in the championship and we expect all three locations to attract racers and fans from a wide region to experience the exciting action of EnduroCross” Karsting continued.There are three events remaining in 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross – Everett, Washington; Boise, Idaho; and Las Vegas. KTM’s Mike Brown currently holds a three point lead over the reigning champion Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) as the series heads into the final stretch.2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, Fueled by Monster Energy Schedule:
Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2, 2014: Orleans Arena (Friday during Supercross weekend)
Austin, Texas, May 15-18, 2014 (TBC): X Games – Circuit of the America’s
Sacramento, California, June 21, 2014 (TBC):Sleep Train Arena
Atlanta, Georgia, August 23, 2014 (TBC): Gwinnett Center
Denver, Colorado, October 4, 2014: National Western Complex
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 11, 2014: Energy Solutions Arena
Everett, Washington, October 18, 2014: Comcast Arena
Boise, Idaho, November 15, 2014: Idaho Center
Ontario, California, November 22, 2014: Citizens Business Bank Arena
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!