If the opening round of the AMA Endurocross at Las Vegas was anything to go by Sheffield fans are in for something special when round one of the Indoor Enduro World Cup kicks off on October 31st at Sheffield Arena.
Future West’s John and Jamie Hellam took in the first round of the AMA Endurocross series and left extremely excited about their up coming Sheffield Indoor Enduro World Cup round. “What an incredible event, no one should be expected to win one of these events, so many things can and do take you out of the equation in an instant. We are so excited to be bring one of these events to the UK. The crowd at Vegas were on their feet right to the very end and after witnessing this event and adding the top British and Europeans riders to the mix including David Knight, Taddy Blazusiak and Ivan Cervantes we are sure Sheffield is going to be an incredible event and every bit as exciting.” commented John Hellam.
The Vegas weekend became a three way battle between KTM team-mates Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown as well as Kawasaki’s defending series champ Ricky Dietrich had the crowd on their feet and it ended with a photo finish. Taddy and Ricky blitzed the fast lap time trials in the afternoon and comfortably won their evening qualifiers while Brown blew his fast lap time and first qualifier with a couple of unscheduled rock sampling incidents leaving him to qualifying through the semi’s by which time Mike had things under control, if that’s possible in one of these events.
In the final. Blazusiak grabbed the hole-shot and looked to be in control before getting stuck in the infamous “Rock garden”. Enter Brown who had a bad start due to poor gate pick. Brown put his Supercross skills to good use and leaped past Blazusiak into the pond area taking the lead from the “Polish Prince”. The race banged, crashed and splashed through its closing laps with Brownie looking set for a victory before the unpredictable which seems to be the essence of these events happened. The “Rock Garden” once again claimed Brown allowing both the Polish Prince and the American Champ Dietrich to squeeze by but not before Taddy had a unexpected dip in the pool and a major get together with Dietrich. Taddy put his trials skill to work flipping his bike out of a hopelessly boxed in position in one incredible 180 degree leap. After Dietrich put his jaw back in place he managed to close up on Blazusiak and both came together once again with Dietrich getting up and going first. With only two corners to go it looked like Dietrich had it sewn up until the unpredictability of this sport once again claimed the leader, this time in the form of a log that snagged Dietrich. Blazusiak not shy when it comes to taking an opportunity capitalized and again took the lead this time by several bike lengths and less than one straight to the chequered flag. This time Blazusiak looked to have it in the bag when Dietrich made one last ditch effort to pass Taddy by holding the throttle wide open over the treacherous loose log section crossing the line side by side with Blazusiak who took the win by inches.
To witness one of the toughest and most exciting Indoor events ever created call the Sheffield Arena box office now on 0114 256 5656. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
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NEW BRITISH INDOOR ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIPS ADDED TO INDOOR ENDURO WORLD CUP AT SHEFFIELD
Future West the promoter for the Indoor Enduro World Cup event at Sheffield Arena on October 31st have just announced the addition of three ACU British Indoor Enduro Championship classes to the evening schedule.
The three additional classes will be British Pro Open which will be open to pro and expert ACU licence holders, Clubman Open for non pro and non expert ACU licence holders and Youth which will be open to Youth ACU licence holders. Registration will be available shortly through the ACU on www.fwsx.com and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Single day licences will be available through the ACU. All three classes will qualify in the afternoon of the event day with the finals in the evening running along side the EX1 premiere class.
Top riders already confirmed for the EX1 class are Britain’s David Knight, defending champ Spain’s Ivan Cervantes and Erzberg Rodeo champ, Poland’s Taddy Blazuziak. Tickets for the first round of the Indoor Enduro World Cup at Sheffield are available now through the Sheffield Arena box office on 0114 256 5656.