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With the AMA EnduroCross series making a first time visit to Arizona this weekend, Taylor Robert will headline a long list of locals ready to showcase their talent inside the WestWorld Arena.

Robert, a two time EnduroCross main event winner, is coming off his first ever FIM Enduro World Champioship event win last week in France. Several of the top stars of EnduroCross call the Phoenix area home including Beta’s Max Gerston, Cooper Abbott, Mason Ottersberg and Mitch Carvolth, who happens to be Robert’s roommate.

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And all of the above riders would tell you that Destry Abbott, Cooper’s father and a multi-time AMA Hare & Hound champion, played a role in their racing success. Destry is hoping to be on hand for his first EnduroCross event of the season as he has been enduring his own battle with Leukemia over the past several months.

Due to his Enduro World Championship commitments for 2016, this will be Robert’s first EnduroCross of the year. But he did win the last EnduroCross race he competed in at the 2015 season finale in Ontario, California. “I’m really looking forward to the Phoenix EnduroCross,” Robert said. “We have a really big off-road scene in Arizona and a handful of guys that can qualify for a main event so it should be really exciting for the hometown crowd.”

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Robert and the Arizona locals will be looking to break up the stranglehold at the top between Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker and KTM’s Cody Webb. Haaker won the first two events of the year and Webb won the most recent round in Salt Lake City. Haaker currently holds a one point lead over Webb leading into Phoenix.

Tickets are available at: www.EnduroCross.com/buy-tickets/

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.

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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.

All eight rounds of the 2016 AMA EnduroCross series will air on the CBS Sports Network for the second consecutive year. For CBS Sports Network information, please visit www.cbssportsnetwork.com

2016 AMA EnduroCross Schedule

August 27, 2016  -  Duluth, Georgia  -  Infinite Energy Center

September 3, 2016  -  Brandon, South Dakota  -  Badlands Motor Speedway

September 10, 2016  -  Salt Lake City, Utah  -  Vivint Smart Home Arena

September 24, 2016  -  Scottsdale, Arizona  -  WestWorld – Intl Off-Road & UTV Expo

October 1, 2016  -  Denver, Colorado  -  National Western Events Center

October 22, 2016  -  Everett, Washington  -  XFINITY Arena

November 5, 2016  -  Nampa, Idaho  -  Ford Idaho Center

November 18-19, 2016  -  Ontario, California  -  Citizens Business Bank Arena

For more information, visit www.endurocross.com