Ricky Russell is a Washington native but he has spent the past four seasons competing on the East Coast. The twenty five year old from Duvall, Washington (Just East of Seattle) likes the tight woods racing found at the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series and has had a breakout season in 2016. Russell has two consecutive podium finishes in the top XC1 pro class at the two most recent rounds. With an off weekend, he decided to head back to Washington to compete at the Everett EnduroCross.
Russell has competed at EnduroCross events in the past but his most recent race was the Atlanta round in 2014. So he will need to quickly adapt from the three hour GNCC format to the high intensity EnduroCross format. Local fans can cheer on the #212 Obermeyer, MCS Suzuki as Russell attempts to put the bike into the main event.
This weekend’s Everett, Washington event will be held inside the XFINITY Arena on Saturday, October 22nd. The Arena is open for free for the daytime practice and qualification sessions that start at 10:00 am. Then the Arena opens back up to the public at 6:00 pm with opening ceremonies at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at: www.EnduroCross.com/buy-tickets/
You can also get tickets locally at the following Powersports dealers: Cycle Barn Motorsports: www.cyclebarn.com Skagit Powersports: www.skagitpowersports.com
The insane EnduroCross obstacles provide a great show and exciting racing for race fans. So if you have never been to an AMA EnduroCross in person, you need to put one on your calendar for 2016.
And if you want to tackle an EnduroCross course yourself, there are classes for Amateur, Vet, Women and TrialsCross riders. All of those support class main events run as part of the night show so it is your chance to compete in front of a large crowd. And there is nothing more challenging than tackling an EnduroCross course.