With just over two weeks to go until the 2019 AMA EnduroCross Championship is set to begin, KTM Motorsports have confirmed that five-time AMA EnduroCross Champion Taddy Blazusiak will fill-in for the injured Cody Webb in the three-round series.
Webb, the 2017 AMA EnduroCross Champion, continues to undergo rehabilitation for a knee injury and has plans to return to racing in 2020.
Blazusiak will compete in the US based series as the brand’s sole factory racer.
Recently finishing fourth overall at his first-ever Red Bull Romaniacs, Blazusiak looks forward to making his return to America for the first time since 2014 as he battles for a fifth title in the series.
Taddy began racing stateside in 2007 and was pretty much untouchable in EnduroCross from 2009-2013, winning five championships in a row. He has also topped the podium a massive 31 times, more than any other rider.
Taddy Blazusiak: “I am really motivated to come back to the US and fight for another title there. I am really looking forward to the new EnduroCross format being similar to the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship because it’s something that I am obviously very comfortable with.”
The three-round AMA-sanctioned series is set to begin August 24 at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
The series then heads to the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado on October 19 before wrapping up in Boise, Idaho at the Ford Idaho Center on October 26.
The Pro (Super EnduroX) class will use a three-moto format similar to the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship with a double row start and 16 riders.