ADELAIDE’S Clipsal 500 carnival will add another hair-raiser to its schedule after announcing it will introduce EnduroX for next year’s event.
EnduroX is a hybrid of motocross, off-roading and trials and will have the Clipsal track loaded up with obstacles such as those used on off-road Enduro courses at the Adelaide street circuit.
The event was launched in Sydney by Australian Enduro champion Toby Price and V8 driver Lee Holdsworth.
“EnduroX is a really exciting and action-packed form of racing which is still quite new to Australia.
“It’s going to blow people’s minds.”
Tourism minister Leon Bignell predicted EnduroX — much like the Super Trucks last year — would become a must-watch event during the Clipsal 500.
The event will have both international and international riders who come from a range of motorsport backgrounds.
It will be headlined by Mike Brown, a 43-year-old with race wins and championships in Motocross, Supercross, Enduro X and the winner of five X-Games gold Medals. The US-based Brown is also the 2015 Australian Enduro Champion.
“The Clipsal 500 Adelaide offers so much more than just car racing and the bar continues to be raised every year,” Bignell said. “The Clipsal 500 EnduroX track will be a fan favourite, allowing spectators to be up close to the action, as riders battle it out over man-made obstacles.
“The track will incorporate 140 tonnes of dirt, 14 tonnes of sand, 50 tonnes of rock, 710 metres of logs, 5 tonnes of tyres and approximately 100 hay bales.
“This year the Stadium Super Trucks took the event by storm and now the Clipsal 500 in 2016 will have this heart-stopping first.”
The addition of the event to Clipsal’s schedule comes as US off-road racing legend Robby Gordon confirmed his Stadium Super Trucks had passed the test at the event and will return next year.