X-Games EnduroX Prequalified Rider List

April 27, 2012
Courtesy of EnduroCross

The X Games is the pinnacle of action sports and Enduro X will again be a major part the competition in 2012. The event will also serve as round three of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross by Lucas Oil championship series for the expert riders. The riders will be selected to compete in the X Games Enduro X based on the following qualification process:

Top 10 from the 2011 X Games.
1. Taddy Blazusiak POL
2. Mike Brown USA
3. Justin Soule USA
4. Joachim Lundgren SWE
5. Geoff Aaron USA
6. Destry Abbott USA
7. Kurt Caselli USA
8. Cody Webb USA
9. Taylor Robert USA
10. Kevin Rookstool USA

Top 10 from the 2011 EnduroCross Championship.
1. Taddy Blazusiak POL
2. Mike Brown USA
3. Justin Soule USA
4. Geoff Aaron USA
5. Cody Webb USA
6. Gary Sutherlin USA
7. Kyle Redmond USA
8. Taylor Robert USA
9. Bobby Prochnau CAN
10. Colton Haaker USA
Top 2 non-qualified riders from round 1 in Las Vegas, Friday, May 4th. 
Top 2 non-qualified riders from round 2 in Sacramento, Saturday, June 9th. 
Top 2 non-qualified riders in Series points after Sacramento.
Top off-road motorcycle racers from around the world will also be invited as “Wild Card” entries. The following Wild Card Riders have already been invited:

1. Chris Birch NZL
2. Christophe Bruand FRA
3. Alfredo Gomez ESP
4. Graham Jarvis GBR
5. Andreas Lettenbichler GER
6. Johnny Walker GBR
7. Peter Weiss DEN
8. Kendall Norman USA

The top female riders will also get their own class at Enduro X with Maria Forsberg, Tarah Geiger and Kacy Martinez, the Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist respectively from 2011 confirmed to return. Like the men, the top female non-qualified finishers from the Las Vegas and Sacramento events will also be invited along with a few Wild Card invites (Germany’s Steffi Laier is already a confirmed Women’s class Wild Card invitee).

If you want to see the riders that will be mixing up at X Games 18, you can go to the Staples Center on Sunday, July 1st or catch many of those same riders at any of the other seven GEICO AMA EnduroCross events in 2012.

If you are planning a trip to see the Monster Energy Supercross finals in Las Vegas, then make sure that you come in a day early to catch the GEICO AMA EnduroCross by Lucas Oil championship opener and X Games Qualifier. If you have never watched one in person, you will be blown away by the obstacles and intense racing action.

For more information, go to www.EnduroCross.com.  

2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule
Location Date Arena / Additional Information
Las Vegas, NV                 May 4, 2012                 Orleans Arena (Friday during Supercross weekend)
Sacramento, CA               June 9, 2012                 Power Balance Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA              July 1, 2012                  TBA
Ontario, CA                     September 15, 2012       Citizens Business Bank Arena
Denver, CO                      October 6, 2012             National Western Complex
Everett, WA                     October 20, 2012           Comcast Arena
Boise, ID                         October 27, 2012            Idaho Center
Las Vegas, NV                November 17, 2012         Orleans Arena