Justin Barcia Set to Compete At Ontario GEICO EnduroCross Event This Weekend

This weekend’s GEICO EnduroCross round in Ontario, California just got even more interesting. Fresh off of a podium finish at the final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship in the premier 450 class, Justin Barcia’s GEICO team announced that he will give EnduroCross a shot and see how he stacks up against some of the best off road racers in the world on the extremely technical course.

“The team and I have been training just up the road,” Barcia said. “We decided that since we were in town we’d come check out the races and cheer our teammates on. I just said hey, ‘I want to give this a try,’ so our guys made a few calls and I’m going to race Saturday.”

Barcia says he’s excited about this new adventure.

“I’ve seen these races on TV before and the tracks are pretty gnarly,” Barcia said. “I will definitely be talking with the rest of the GEICO Honda guys to get some tips. I really expect to have a lot of fun racing against the best guys in EnduroCross.”

Geoff Aaron, who is in the thick of the series championship hunt, said he needs to start stepping up his game to keep pace with points leader Taddy Blazusiak.

“You want to do well at every race,” Aaron said. “So far we’ve just been OK. Hopefully we can step up. I hope the track is a technical one and suits my driving style.”

The Citizens Business Bank Arena is a new venue for the GEICO AMA Endurocross Series, which Aaron said increases the degree of difficulty heading into Saturday’s event.

“Everybody’s got to ride a course that none of us have ever seen,” Aaron said. “You kind of take it one step at a time. You go in there and see what the dirt’s like and see what kind of obstacles the track coordinators have built and see how it rides.

“We have a couple of practice sessions, a hot lap and then some heat races to figure it out. It all boils down to who learns the track the fastest.”

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