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Gobbler Getter National Enduro Results
Bobbitt Wins Final National Enduro
Photos by Shan Moore
Factory FMF/KTM rider Russell Bobbitt ended his season in the best way possible after capturing the win at the final AMA National Enduro round.
Bobbitt rode strong through all six special tests. Throughout the day, Bobbitt was able to earn three of the six special test wins and held the lead from the second test through the finish.
“I had a really fun time riding today,” remarked Bobbitt. “The rain helped keep what was going to be a really dusty race into perfect race conditions. There were a lot of tight sections that I really enjoyed and I am happy to walk away with the win at the end of the season.”
The newly crowned National Enduro Champion, Steward Baylor, came out to support his teammate but was unable to participate in the race due to an injury. Baylor will undergo surgery for his injury in the coming weeks in order to heal in time for the start of the 2013 season.
Husaberg Factory rider Nick Fahringer finished 2nd overall at the final round of the AMA National Enduro Series after putting together a remarkable season ending ride. His teammate, Mike Lafferty, finished 4th overall.
Fahringer suffered from arm pump in the first test but quickly recovered and set to work from the second test on. He took the win at the third and sixth test which helped quickly move him through the pack. At the end of six tests he was able to climb into 2nd position and finish on the podium.
His teammate, Mike Lafferty, rode strong throughout the first half of the race and was battling with the lead ride of Russell Bobbitt. Unfortunately, Lafferty had a few bobbles in later sections that cost him valuable time. In the final section he was in a tight battle with Fahringer and Brad Bakken for the 2nd position but came up just short of the fast time. His time in the sixth test pushed him back to 4th overall.
“I am disappointed in my overall performance today,” commented Lafferty. “I wish that I could have been on the podium. Despite my finish today, I am happy with my overall result in the series and glad that I could finish 2nd in the point standings.”