Trystan Hart

Sports: Hart brothers competing in last leg of EnduroCross championship series

Competing in the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series was an idea that gained traction for Wyatt Hart, 20, and his brother, Tristan Hart, 18,

Competing in the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series was an idea that gained traction for Wyatt Hart, 20, and his brother, Tristan Hart, 18, this year.

The Hart brothers have since competed at six of nine championships for the 2015 GEICO AMA EnduroCross and next, the duo will be riding in Everett, Washington at the XFINITY Arena on October 17th.

“Right now, we’re racing EnduroCross in the United States for the fall,” said Wyatt. “We just came back from Sacremento, California and Denver, Colorado. We’re off to Everett, Washington, Boise, Idaho and Ontario (in California) to finish up the series.”

Endurocross is a motorcycle competition held indoors that combines a mix of supercross, trials and enduro racing over obstacles resembling a trials track.

“It’s the same format as motocross but instead of racing over jumps, it’s logs, blocks and rocks,” explained Wyatt.

His father, Kendyl Hart, has encouraged both of his boys to participate in the sport since they were quite young.

“It’s a young man’s sport,” added Kendyl with a chuckle, noting both of his children have been competing for roughly four years.

The Hart brothers began with motocross before transitioning into off-roading, and finally moved into EnduroCross in 2012.

“That’s just the evolution of the sport,” said Wyatt, adding a competitor’s points are calculated throughout the nine competitions. “It’s turning into EnduroCross.”

In addition, the Hart brothers compete in the Alberta Motor Sports Association and the Canadian Motocross Association in order to compete in motocross competitions in Western Canada, as well as the Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Association.

“It’s lots of fun and they’re great family events for all ages and all skill levels,” added Wyatt. “There’s a different criteria for each race for each skill set.”

Kendyl added the Hart family is hoping to host a local EnduroCross event in May and wants to encourage Columbia Valley families to participate or join the Windermere Valley Dirt Riders Association.

“We’re hoping to get a website soon so that we can communicate with people,” concluded Kendyl.

For more information on the EnduroCross, visit http://motocross.transworld.net/endurocross.

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