DIRTWISE/MAXXIS/KLIM TEAM RACE REPORT - Nat Enduro Rd. 8
DirtWise/Maxxis/KLIM Race team rider Drew Higgins continued his solid 2015 race season, with an excellent 1st place finish at Round 8 of the Nat Enduro series, held in perfect conditions last weekend in Michigan.
Aiming for another strong run at the Expert/AA class Championship in 2015, Higgins was able to find a good flow for most of the day and record consistent test times which allow him to score another victory. Heading into Rd. 9 Higgins still leads the Expert/AA Championship standings with a 24 point advantage.
Meanwhile Shane Watts also got the chance to dusted off the boots and compete in the +30A class where he ended up pulling through for the victory.
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Martinez admitted she was nervous heading into the event not quite sure what to expect. Her first test was her worst test of the day as she got all the nerves out of the way. After the opening test she was able to stay inside the top three on the remaining special tests. She took the win on the final test to clinch the overall victory for the day.
“I’m so glad I have such a great crew and teammates around me that gave me helpful advice for my first enduro race,” stated Martinez. “The trail was definitely tighter than I was used to but the format was very fun. I am really happy to get the win today but know that I have to get a little more comfortable in the tight trees before coming back for another one.”
Overall Results –
- Kacy Martinez – KTM
- Shawn Davidson
- Justine Cox
- Mandi Mastin – KTM
- Nicole Bradford – KTM
- Cassidy Brown – KTM
- Kiersten McDonal – KTM
Russell Wins Jack Pine National Enduro
Moorestown, MI – FMF KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell took the win at the Jack Pine National Enduro to extend his points lead in the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, while his teammate Russell Bobbitt finished 3rd.
Moorestown, Michigan (August 23, 2015) – FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell got back to his winning ways with a come-from-behind victory at the 90th running of the legendary Jack Pine Enduro Cowbell Classic powered by Wiseco, in Moorestown, Michigan - round eight of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series presented by Moose Racing.
This year’s event featured seven tests instead of the usual six, and after opening the race with the fifth fastest time in test one, Russell picked up the pace in the second test by edging Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew DeLong by four seconds and test one winner Josh Strang, also on a Rockstar Energy Husqvarna, by five seconds, to claim the fastest time.