Extreme off-road tests a riders’ skill and their machines’ capabilities over the most challenging terrain each venue has to offer, including agonizing hill climbs, endless rock fields and log crossings. The format is wide open for host organizations to include as many challenges at riders as possible. Extreme off-road can feature Le Mans starts, timed sections, GPS navigation, course changes and more.
One of the toughest and most prestigious extreme off-road events in the nation serves as the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship.
National Endurocross Championship
This is a six-race series organized by Cycle City Promotions. The events are moto-based, with heats and mains. The man-made tracks feature obstacles, including logs, rocks and water crossings, along with more extreme obstacles, such as K-rails and tractor tires. The courses vary in length in each round and cover extremely difficult terrain. Riders race head-to-head for a chance to win an AMA National Championship at the end of the season. Endurocross is a one-day program featuring classes for Pros, Amateurs, Women and 35+ vets.
Oct. 15: Pala, Calif.: Fox Raceway, raceway.palatribe.com
Oct. 17: Pala, Calif.: Fox Raceway, raceway.palatribe.com
Oct. 19: Pala, Calif.: Fox Raceway, raceway.palatribe.com
Oct. 21: Pala, Calif.: Fox Raceway, raceway.palatribe.com
Nov. 6: Nampa, Idaho: Ford Idaho Center, fordidahocenter.com
Nov. 7: Nampa, Idaho: Ford Idaho Center, fordidahocenter.com
Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro
The event features a multi-round “knockout” format. Riders race against the clock in some rounds and compete head-to-head in others. The course varies in length in each round and covers extremely difficult terrain. The TKO includes two amateur class competitions on Saturday, with the top 25 finishers earning the opportunity to compete in the pro class races on Sunday. Learn more at tennesseeknockoutenduro.com.
Aug. 14-16: Sequatchie, Tenn.: Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro – Trials Training Center
TKO Qualified Riders List (Updated Aug. 6)
2020 AMA East Extreme Off-Road Featured Championship Schedule
July 4-5: Tamaqua, Pa.: Tough Like RORR, rorr.org/tough-like-rorr Results
July 18-19: Little Hocking, Ohio: Fallen Timbers, wildwoodlakeraceway.com Results
July 26-27: Marquette, Mich.: Mad Moose, upsandstormers.com Results
Aug. 1-2: Taylorsville, N.C.: Battle of the Goats, bmmspark.com Results
Sept. 28-29: Decatur, Texas: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, revlimiterextreme.com
Sherco AMA East Extreme Championship Standings (Updated Aug. 6)