The 2018 AMA EnduroCross Series will kick off the first of six rounds on August 25th in Prescott Valley, Arizona. This will be the first EnduroCross event in Prescott Valley, but Arizona is a hotbed for off-road motorcycle racing and powersports. Longtime rivals, FMF KTM-sponsored rider Cody Webb and Rockstar Husqvarna-sponsored rider Colton Haaker will face off again on the track, as Webb enters the series as this year’s favorite to win. Webb won his third EnduroCross championship in 2017, and last month earned an FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. Haaker, the 2016 AMA EnduroCross champion, aims to reclaim the EnduroCross crown this year. Webb and Haaker are far from 2018’s only contenders: SRT’s Trystan Hart was 2017’s runner-up, Ty Tremaine finished the series third in 2016 and 2017, and this year will be riding an Alta Motors Electric motorcycle. Other competitors to watch include Noah Kepple, sponsored by GasGas, and Cooper Abbott, son of off-road legend Destry. Fans can’t forget SRT’s Kyle Redmond, Cory Graffunder, GasGas’ Geoff Aaron and Beta’s Max Gerston. In addition to the Super EnduroCross (Pro) class, the EnduroCross series will again include Open Amateur, Vet 35+, TrialsCross and Women’s classes. The main events for each of the classes will compete during the evening performance when the stands are packed with fans.