Local Oklahoman Tony Jonier says he’ll get back after it at Guthrie’s ( Okla. ) Lazy E Arena EnduroCross next weekend
Jonier, 25, a multi-time Oklahoma state enduro champ, is coming off a broken arm that sidelined him for part of the summer – says he’s ready for another shot at the main event!
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 7, 2009) – A local Oklahoma City, Okla., pro motorcycle racer will challenge the nation’s best enduro, cross country, off-road and trials motorcycle competitors next weekend when round two of the 2009 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, rolls into Guthrie’s Lazy E Arena, Saturday, Aug. 15th.
Tony Jonier, 25, will be the hometown favorite when the expected full house crowd descends upon Guthrie for a spectacular night of motorsports on the sizable Lazy E’s rodeo floor. Jonier, who’s coming off a broken arm suffered riding earlier this summer, says he hopes to improve upon his 4th place finish in the LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) last year when he nearly made the Expert class main event.
“I got pretty close last year. Hopefully I’ll be able to limit the mistakes and make the final this year,” said Jonier. “The Lazy E EnduroCross is always a fun event for both the participants and fans. If you haven’t seen this type of racing before, it’s worth checking out.”
A multi-time Oklahoma state off-road dirt bike racing champion, Jonier says he hasn’t been beat in a local race in more than two years. And he’s done pretty well when venturing outside the state line, but not this year because of the broken arm.
“It’s (the arm) much better now. Not going to give me any difficulty next Saturday,” he says.
When not chasing down pro dirt bike racing prize money, Jonier guides younger riders in his competition off-road motorcycling schools. His sponsors include: House of Kawasaki , Mike’s Auto in Del City , Team Green, House of Horsepower, Cannon Racecraft, Tucker Rocky Distribution, MSR and Pro Taper.
Also noteworthy is the 2009 GEICO Powersports $50,000 Triple Crown of EnduroCross, opening at the Lazy E:
Date Venue City
8/15 Lazy E Arena Guthrie , Okla.
10/24 National Western Complex Denver , Colo.
11/21 Orleans Arena Las Vegas , Nev.
Tickets for the event are available at Performance Cycles, Ajax Kawasaki and House of Kawasaki locations or online at www.endurocross.com