It looks like indoor extreme off-road racing will continue in the USA thanks to the quick actions of Tod Hammock and Eric Peronnard! These two have been putting on quality events for years and we can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves. Below in the official press release:
Peronnard & Hammock announce Intention to Launch a New INDOOR Extreme Off Road Series
Tulsa, Okla., May 27, 2019 – In an effort to ensure the future of indoor off road motorcycle racing, Tod Hammock, the Kicker Arenacross event promoter, and Eric Peronnard, the creator of EnduroCross, look to study all possibilities to keep INDOOR extreme off road racing alive.
Hammock has been promoting Arenacross races across the United States since 1995, totaling over 300 successful events. His most recent achievements include launching a national television partnership with Fox Sports for the 2019 National Arenacross Series. His relationship with top indoor venues across the country, expansive knowledge of the sport of off road racing (he is an avid rider as well) and proven success of the promotion of these events makes him the ideal candidate to continue building on previous successes that INDOOR extreme off road racing requires.
In 2004, Eric Peronnard brought the first ever EnduroCross to life. His resume is full of experience working in the Motocross, Supercross and the X Games worldwide. His knowledge and passion for off road racing/riding is unparalleled.
Hammock and Peronnard are the ideal team to successfully keep INDOOR extreme off road racing alive in the short term and grow it in the long term. Their experience and proven track record will provide a seamless transition and prove to be an invaluable partnership for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). Key people such as Shane Schaeffer (renowned track builder), Mike Hathaway (longtime EnduroCross Race Director) and Sean Finley (media relations and marketing) will be part of the new team.
Preparations for a three race series for 2019 are already in the works with plans for a full series in 2020 and expansion of the number of races in future.
Proposed races and dates for 2019 are as follows: (these buildings are already optioned)
August 24th, 2019 | Prescott Valley
Arizona TBC October 19th,
2019 | Denver, Colorado October 26th
2019 | Boise, Idaho
Hammock and Peronnard are extremely confident in this venture and look forward to speaking further with the AMA about the future of INDOOR extreme off road racing and working together to ensure its continuation and growth. Further details will be released by the end of June 2019.
The support and understanding of the off road community is greatly appreciated!