AMA Western Checkpoint Enduro Series features multiple competition formats
February 28, 2012
The AMA welcomes West Coast off-road
racers who enjoy all forms of enduro competition -- including the
tradition and challenge of time-keeping enduros -- to participate in a
new AMA Featured Series for 2012.
"Enduro racing is part of the
heritage of motorcycling competition in this country," said AMA
Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "We welcome the efforts of these
longtime AMA partners to elevate enduro competition on the West Coast.
I'm sure these events will not only satisfy current riders eager for
more enduro competition, they will also introduce many more riders to
this exciting sport."
The AMA Western Checkpoint Enduro
Championship is organized by the Western Enduro Promotions Group (WEPG)
in partnership with AMA District 36 (Northern California), AMA District
37 (Southern California), and the AMA-chartered Arizona Offroad
Motorcycle Racing Association. It features all styles of enduro
competition, including time-keeping, start control and qualifier format.
It includes events in California, Arizona and Nevada.
really happy with how the Western Checkpoint Enduro Championship has
come together over the last two years," said WEPG Chairman Erek Kudla.
"For 2012 the WEPG has hooked up with Northern California's District 36
and Arizona's AMRA to host an eight-round enduro series composed of all
forms of enduros, but the control of the individual events stays with
the local clubs who have been successfully hosting enduros for as long
as 60 years!"
The 2012 series opener, the Not-So Tuff-Enuff
Enduro, brought 345 riders to Johnson Valley, Calif., on Jan. 15. James
Ptarcinski (right) of Sunnyville, Calif., took the overall as well as the Vet
30+ class win at the first round. The event also featured a Saturday
family enduro, hosted by the Training Wheels MC. The family enduro
provided a more laid-back alternative to Sunday's full-on race as well
as an opportunity to introduce some new riders to the sport.
AMA Featured Series are premier AMA-sanctioned series operated by a
single club or promoter, a recognized AMA District or a closely
affiliated group of AMA-chartered event organizers. AMA Featured Series
do not award national championship points or awards, but do provide
regional exposure and recognition.
For more on AMA Featured Series and other AMA-sanctioned events, see AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Racing.
2012 AMA Western Checkpoint Enduro Championship
Series Contact: Erek Kudla, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ridechec.com
March 18: Gold Rush Qualifier, Anza, Calif. Prospectors MC
April 1: Sawmill Enduro, Lakeport, Calif. North Bay MC
April 15: Sheridan Mountain Enduro, Camp Wood, Ariz. Arizona Trail Riders Association
May 19-20: Two-Day Hungry Valley Qualifier, Gorman, Calif. Ventura County MC
Oct. 7: Wild Horse Enduro, Dayton, Nev. Western States Racing Association
Oct. 21: Ghostrider Enduro, Red Mountain, Calif. Traning Wheels MC
Nov. 11: WFO Enduro, Stonyford, Calif. Valley Climbers MC