The 2021 AMA Endurocross Championship Series schedule has been set. It will be a compact series, with six rounds in a seven-week stretch that begins in September and ends on Halloween. It is very much a western series, with no races east of Tulsa.The series begins at BOK Center in Tulsa on September 18. Two weeks later, the EnduroCross racers are back at it inside the Amarillo National Center. The following week, it’s off to the Reno Livestock Events Center.
The push to the end is packed, with three races in seven days. On October 23, the series will be at Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz. That is followed by racing back-to-back nights at Denver’s National Western Complex on October 29 and 30.Four-time and defending EnduroCross Champion Colton Haaker will be coming in as the favorite on his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing mount. Three-time EnduroCross Champion Cody Webb returns on a FactoryOne Sherco to challenge Haaker. Rounding out the top three favorites is Trystan Hart riding the FMF KTM Factory Racing team. In 2020, the trio of Haaker, Webb, and Hart took 17 of the 18 overall podium slots. Cooper Abbott, the only other rider with an overall podium in 2020, will be looking to be part of the championship hunt on the FMF/Maxxis/RPM KTM Racing Team.2020 EnduroCross Junior class champion, and Ultimate Motorcycling Editor At Large, Ty Cullins will be returning to compete in the Super (Pro) class on an Italian-built TM.FloRacing will be offering live streaming of the six-round series.Photography by Jack Jaxson
2021 EnduroCross Championship Series Schedule
September 18: BOK Center, Tulsa
October 2: Amarillo National Center, Amarillo
October 9: Reno Livestock Events Center, Reno
October 23: Findlay Toyota Center, Prescott Valley, Ariz.
October 29: National Western Complex, Denver
October 30: National Western Complex, Denver
2020 EnduroCross Championship Series Final Standings
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!