2019 AMA EnduroCross Cancelation
Due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to promoter and operator WHR Motorsports, the 2019 AMA EnduroCross Series Championship has been canceled, the American Motorcyclist Association said Thursday.
“The extreme off-road racing discipline is very important to the AMA as an organization and to many of our members,” AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther said. “We will continue to work toward securing a promotional partner that meets the requirements for operating an AMA extreme off-road national championship series.”
WHR Motorsports Owner Lee Collins offered this statement on Facebook: “I am sorry to say that the acquisition of Endurocross is not possible at this time with several problems with Bonnier’s agreement. We at WHR Motorsports worked very hard and spent a lot of money investing in the future of Endurocross. AMA will be releasing a statement soon. I am not sure if I will be able to release anything on Endurocross social media or website without Bonnier since they still own it. I truly spent a lot of money and time to make sure we could put a great platform to grow EX for the future. I took this very seriously since teams, riders and friends make this a commitment to ride every year. Unfortunately with the few breaches in my contract with Bonnier, I can no longer make Endurocross work without losing a significant amount of money. We at WHR Motorsports are very disappointed in the end result of this acquisition of Endurocross from Bonnier Corporation.”
The AMA EnduroCross series began stateside in 2004. Since 2009, the EnduroCross series has been dominated by three riders—Taddy Blazusiak (KTM), Cody Webb (Beta, KTM) and Colton Haaker (Husqvarna). The Polish rider Blazusiak won five straight from 2009-2013. Since then, Webb has three championships, along with two for Haaker.
For additional information about EnduroCross competition, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Endurocross.
Photo by Adam Booth