Las Vegas EnduroCross Pit Walk

November 21, 2009
By Jim Kimball
Not Only the Usual Suspects

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 Kawasakis Ricky Dietrich cross the waterhole.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich splashes around in the wading pool during the Las Vegas EnduroCross.

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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.

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