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K&N Filters Sponsors the 2016 AMA EnduroCross Season Again

2016 AMA EnduroCross season

You won't want to miss the 2016 AMA EnduroCross season.

The ultimate multitaskers of the motorcycle world may just be EnduroCross racers. The amalgamated name is an appropriate combination of enduro and motocross. The hybrid sport of EnduroCross takes the elemental obstacles of enduro racing - rocks, logs, water, and dirt and arranges them into an arena with the jumps, berms, and compact spaces of motocross. For good measure, the technical skill of a trials competition is included in the mix.

K&N is returning as a sponsor of the AMA EnduroCross Championship Series for 2016. As the official air filter of the racing series, K&N is excited about the competition, which kicks off on August 27. The first leg of the 2016 EnduroCross season will be contested in Duluth, Georgia and the series includes stops in eight US states. There is a decidedly left coast bias to the schedule with six of the eight races being staged in the west. Since the AMA National Enduro series is contested primarily in the eastern and central time zones, the EnduroCross series is a great opportunity for Western race fans to share in the fun.

Cody Webb is the two-time defending AMA EnduroCross Champion and will fight to defend his title in 2016. Webb takes the term multitasking to an entirely new level. Not only is he a national champion in both MotoTrial and EnduroCross, Webb is also a recent university graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering. Come to think of it, Webb's accomplishments go beyond multitasking. The guy is a true renaissance man.

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The EnduroCross series is ultra-competitive, with a number of riders possessing the talent to take the championship. The 2015 title was decided in the last race with Webb holding off Colton Haaker's hard-charging bid to capture the big trophy. Along with Webb and Haaker, Mike Brown, and Cory Graffunder are other returning key contenders for the 2016 title. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of EnduroCross, the sport attracts competitors who have cut their teeth in various forms of racing.

One of the biggest reasons for the buzz surrounding the upcoming season is the return of Taddy Blazusiak to the starting grid. Blazusiak is a 5-time EnduroCross champion who took a one-year hiatus in 2015 to focus on other forms of racing. The fact that his front wheel will again be touching the starting gate in EnduroCross arenas is reason for excitement. The clash between Polish-born Blazusiak and the American Webb should provide even more fireworks in the EnduroCross series in 2016.

If you are even a casual race fan, give EnduroCross a look at one of the series venues. It's a high-octane smorgasbord of exciting obstacles and skilled racers.

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August 27, 2016 – Duluth, Georgia – Infinite Energy Center
September 3, 2016 – Brandon, South Dakota – Badlands Motor Speedway
September 10, 2016 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 24, 2016 – Scottsdale, Arizona – WestWorld – Intl Off-Road & UTV Expo
October 1, 2016 – Denver, Colorado – National Western Events Center
October 22, 2016 – Everett, Washington – XFINITY Arena
November 5, 2016 – Nampa, Idaho – Ford Idaho Center
November 18-19, 2016 – Ontario, California – Citizens Business Bank Arena