Mike Lafferty Earns 70th Career National Enduro Win
Mike Lafferty Earns his 70th Career Win at the Inyan Kara National Enduro
[caption id="attachment_13430" align="alignright"
width="300"] "I am really excited to get this win," stated
Lafferty. "I haven't won a race since 2010 so it has been long
overdue." - Photo: Shan Moore[/caption]
Factory Husaberg rider Mike Lafferty won his 70th career win after finishing 1st at the sixth round of the AMA National Enduro Series.
Lafferty came out swinging strong at the sixth round to collect the first three special test wins aboard his Husaberg TE250. He continued to hold a solid pace through the remaining sections and was able to clinch his 70th career win with a 15 second lead over the 2nd place ride of Russell Bobbitt.
"I am really excited to get this win," stated Lafferty. "I haven't won a race since 2010 so it has been long overdue. I was able to start with a win in the first section and carry that momentum through to the last test. I am really comfortable with the terrain at the next two national enduros and hope that I can remain consistent and hopefully close the point gap in the series standings."
Lafferty's teammate, Nick Fahringer, also had a strong showing at the Inyan Kara National Enduro as he collected 3rd overall at the race. Fahringer put together his best ride of the season and even took the test win at the most challenging race of the day. His 3rd place result marks his first podium finish of the 2012 season.
"I felt much stronger at this race than the previous rounds," remarked Fahringer. "I have been making great improvements at each round this season and am happy to finally get on the podium. I am looking forward to stepping it up at the next few rounds and hopefully moving up two notches on the podium."
Next Event: July 29, 2012 - Cross Fork, PA
Upton Overview And Point Standings
2012 AMA Inyan Kara National Enduro Gallery (Click for full size images)
- Mike Lafferty
- Russell Bobbitt
- Nick Fahringer
- Shane Hufford
- Steward Baylor
- Ian Blythe
- Andrew Delong
- Jesse Groemm
- Cole Kirkpatrick
- Brad Bakken
Overall Point Standings - ( Round 6 of 10 )
- Steward Baylor - 161
- Mike Lafferty - 143
- Russell Bobbitt - 117
- Cory Buttrick - 91
- Nick Fahringer - 85