KENDA Returns as Official Motorcycle Tire of GEICO EnduroCross
Amplifies EnduroCross support by signing top riders Graffunder and Redmond
IRVINE, Calif. (April 22) – KENDA tire announced today its return as the Official Motorcycle Tire of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil for 2014. The exciting announcement comes alongside news that EnduroCross championship contenders Cory Graffunder and Kyle Redmond will be racing on KENDA tires exclusively throughout the 2014 season.
KENDA enters 2014 as a seven-year supporter of EnduroCross and continues to be a key factor in the sport’s rapid growth and increased popularity with the mainstream motorcycle crowd. With AMA EnduroCross entering its eighth season as a multi-round, championship series, KENDA looks forward to another year of intense racing action in front of the best fans in all of motorcycling.
“KENDA is proud to be the Official Tire of the EnduroCross series once again,” Gus Niewenhous, Motorcycle Marketing Manager for American KENDA, said. “We continue to believe the variable race conditions, talented riders and hardcore fan base of real motorcyclists present at each EnduroCross round is the absolute perfect showcase for KENDA and our full line of high-performance tires.
“For 2014, KENDA is exceptionally excited to welcome EnduroCross front runners Cory Graffunder and Kyle Redmond to the team. Graffunder and Redmond will be using KENDA tires exclusively during the entire 2014 season. The intense proving grounds of EnduroCross will accelerate our development of the next generation of KENDA products. Fans can look for announcements on new products soon.”
KENDA’s increased investment in EnduroCross comes as the series shifts into overdrive—increasing its race count to nine cities, including two new cities/venues, for 2014.
“KENDA is a top-level supporter of EnduroCross and, as the Official Tire, truly reflects the competitive spirit and innovation the top racers show each race weekend,” said Lance Bryson, Director of Sales and Marketing for EnduroCross. “Cory Graffunder and Kyle Redmond are excellent racer-ambassadors for the KENDA brand and we are proud to have the KENDA team coming strong into the 2014 season.”
Yamaha Announced as AMA EnduroCross Premium Sponsor
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S. joins fast-growing, exciting indoor off-road motorcycle race series
IRVINE, Calif. (April 24) – Leading motorcycle manufacturer and worldwide racing powerhouse Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S. will support the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil for 2014.
With AMA EnduroCross entering its eighth season as a multi-round, championship series, the momentum continues to build with top-of-the-line sponsors coming on board. For 2014, AMA EnduroCross is proud to welcome Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S. as a premium sponsor to what will surely be the most successful year of EnduroCross racing yet.
“Racing in all its environments brings excitement and memories to fans around the world that is vital to the heritage of Yamaha and we are excited to now officially be a partner with AMA EnduroCross for 2014,” said Bob Starr, General Manager Motorsports Communications for Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S. “EnduroCross has seen rapid growth and an increase in popularity with all motorcyclists. Thanks to its talented riders and challenging courses, it continues to be a unique and fun event for racers and fans alike. We’re excited to showcase the Yamaha product line to the EnduroCross fans in 2014 and look forward to a lasting partnership for the future.”
Yamaha joins EnduroCross just as the series announces another growth surge—increasing its race count to nine cities, including two new cities/venues, for 2014. For 2014, multi-time women’s motocross champion Jessica Patterson will compete in EnduroCross aboard her N-Fab/Am-Pro/Yamaha.
“Having Yamaha come on board this year is a testament to the talent and skill the EnduroCross racers have as well as the passion the EnduroCross fan base brings to each event. Both impress each and every race weekend and, thanks to Yamaha’s support, more motorcycling fans across the country will get to see the EnduroCross show in person,” said Lance Bryson, Director of Sales and Marketing for EnduroCross. “We are honored to have a champion such as Jessica Patterson race the series and look forward to a long-term, successful partnership with Yamaha.”
The Lucas Oil Productions team will again be producing one hour shows for the eight AMA EnduroCross events that will air on MAVtv. Check out www.MAVtv.com for more information.
Las Vegas will host the opening round of EnduroCross on Friday, May 2, during the Monster Energy Supercross finals weekend. Atlanta, Georgia and Salt Lake City, Utah will host first ever EnduroCross events in 2014 and the X Games Enduro X event in Austin, Texas, also will be included as a points-paying event for the GEICO AMA EnduroCross championship. The traditional EnduroCross finals in November will now be held Nov. 22 in Ontario, California.
Tickets are on sale now at www.EnduroCross.com/buy-tickets/
For more information, please visit www.EnduroCross.com
2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, fueled by Monster Energy Schedule
May 2, 2014 – Las Vegas, Nevada. Orleans Arena (Friday Night)
June 6, 2014 – Austin, Texas. X Games, Circuit of the America’s
June 21, 2014 – Sacramento, California. Sleep Train Arena
August 23, 2014 – Atlanta, Georgia. Gwinnett Center
October 4, 2014 – Denver, Colorado. National Western Complex
October 11, 2014 – Salt Lake City, Utah. Energy Solutions Arena
October 18, 2014 – Everett, Washington. Comcast Arena
November 15, 2014 – Boise, Idaho. Ford Idaho Center
November 22, 2014 – Ontario, California. Citizens Business Bank Arena