2014 GEICO EnduroCross CalendarThe 2014 GEICO EnduroCross schedule was released Wednesday. The series, which enters its 11th season, features nine rounds, including two new venues.
The new venues are the Gwinnett Center just outside of Atlanta, which will provide an East Coast swing for the series, and Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City.The series will once again begin May 2 in Las Vegas during the final round of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Championship. The series will also once again end Nov. 22 in Ontario, Calif. The series reports that the X Games Enduro X event in Austin, Texas will also be included as a points paying event for the GEICO AMA EnduroCross championship.Last year’s championship came down to a last-round battle between KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown. Blauzsiak prevailed, but Brown will be hungry for the 2014 title aboard his new ride with the Husqvarna factory team. Also, Beta’s Cody Webb, who won the Vegas final, will seeking his first EnduroCross title.For additional information, visit EnduroCross.com.2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule
May 2, 2014 – Orleans Arena (Friday Night) – Las Vegas
June 6, 2014 – X Games Circuit of the Americas – Austin, Texas
June 21, 2014 – Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento, Calif.
August 23, 2014 – Gwinnett Center – Altanta
October 4, 2014 – National Western Complex – Denver
October 11, 2014 – Energy Solutions Arena – Salt Lake City
October 18, 2014 – Comcast Arena – Everett, Wash.
November 15, 2014 – Ford Idaho Center – Boise, Idaho
November 22, 2014 – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, Calif.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!