Along with the usual suspects campaigning the 2009 Geico AMA Endurocross series, several prominent big names have arrived. Among them is England’s Graham Jarvis, a former World Trials Champ, Sweden’s Factory Husaberg racer Joakim Ljunggren; however the rumored to return David Knight was a no-show.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich splashes around in the wading pool during the Las Vegas EnduroCross.
Silly Season 2010 Update: What I learned in the pits was…
Mike Brown – WORCS and Endurocross
Taddy Blazusiak – Endurocross
Kurt Caselli – WORCS
Nate Kanney – GNCC
Cory Buttrick – GNCC
Kalub Russell – GNCC
Stewart Baylor – GNCC
Russell Bobbitt – National Enduro
David Kamo – Hare and Hound
David Pearson – Hare and Hound
Mike Lafferty _ National Enduro
Nick Fahnnger – National Enduro
Nathan Woods – WORCS
Monster Energy Kawasaki:
Ricky Dietrich – WORCS, Endurocross, Motocross
Destry Abbott – WORCS, Endurocross
Justin Soule – WORCS, Endurocross
It appears that Damon Huffman is leaving the team, and rumored to be considering retirement.
Zip Ty Husqvarna:
Cory Graffunder – Endurocross
Nick Burson – Hare and Hound
Ty Davis – Selected Off-Road
Timed Practice Report:
Setting the fastest time and claiming the pole position was KTM’s Mike Brown; just ahead of teammate and new Endurocross Champ Taddy Blazusiak. Setting the third best time was newcomer to AMA Endurocross England’s Graham Jarvis! Christini KTM mounted Geoff Aaron set fourth-fastest lap time; with Monster Energy Kawasaki riders Damon Huffman and Ricky Dietrich set the fifth and sixth-fastest laps. Setting 11th-fastest was fellow newcomer Joakim Ljunggren; who actually held a top-five time until just near the very end.
Fortunately there were no serious crashes and injuries from practice; however more than one Endurocross regular would add that this has been the toughest track by far! Stay tuned for the main event wrap up.