Kim is a long time SETRA competitor and member of the Greenville Enduro Riders club. Not only is Kim a member of the SETRA family, his stepson, Heath Lee, is also a long time SETRA competitor. Kim was injured while practicing in early December and immediately lost all movement from his neck down. The accident required that he had his C4/C5 fused for the second time. Once the surgery was completed and the swelling subsided, Kim began to have feeling and movement in all of his extremities, but the road to recovery has been, and is expected to continue being, a long and tough battle. Kim and his wife Kimberly, have maintained a positive attitude, and a will to fight for Kim to regain the abilities that many of us take for granted. He has been encouraged by the visits, phone calls and notes from his motorcycle riding friends, which makes him more determined to work harder at his rehabilitation than most people will ever have to relate to.
North Texas Enduro
Entries for round #3 of the 2015 KENDA AMA National Enduro Series Presented by Moose Racing in Gainesville, TX on March 22nd open Wednesday January 7th at 7pm Central time.
This event location has been moved from Bridgeport, TX to new parcel of private property just north east of Gainesville, TX. This property currently has established single track along with 10-15 miles of fresh cut trails being put in for this event. Terrain is mostly wooded single track trails with loamy dirt, elevation around 750 feet.
Located on the Red River along the Oklahoma boarder, numerous hotels in Gainesville or the Winstar Casino in Thackerville Oklahoma, just 10-miles north of Gainesville.
Round #1 of the 2015 KENDA AMA National Enduro Series will take place in just a few weeks, as most of you know we have an overwhelming rider entry of 740+ in just over 30 minutes for this popular event.
At that time we had reported that we would need to move up key time to 8am instead our usual 9am, but after careful planning with the SERMA club we feel that we can get everyone back in before we run out of daylight so we are going back to our normal 9am key time.
With the excitement of the first event and the extra riders we have decided to extend our registration time on Saturday to 12-8pm and Sunday morning from 6:30-8am. Riders MUST get registered by 8am Sunday morning even if you are on row 120 and don't start until 11am because at that time we need to open up the numbers that haven't been picked up to the riders that are on the waiting list.
Looking forward to getting a new season started.
If you missed the Mike Lafferty tribute dinner (and roast) at the final round in Indiana last Sept you can see the highlights on this video that offroadviking.com put together.
Great stories from Dick Burleson, Randy Hawkins, Robbie Jenks and more.
Gas Gas Motos USA returns to the series after a couple of years off, with new leadership from Rod Overstreet & Mark Berg. They will have a host of riders under their tent including Minnesota champ Nathan Ferderer and North Carolina native Robby Norwood.
Obermeyer Suzuki of Jasper, Indiana has been a supporter of the series for many years but has stepped it up even further this year with additional support from Suzuki having Jake Froman contesting the Expert-AA class, Cole Kirchoff in the 250A class and several other guest riders.
Gas Gas Motos N.A. is proud to announce North Carolina native Robby Norwood, as the newest addition to the Gas Gas off-road team!
Norwood, who has three VCHSS AA class championships and three VXCS Overall Bike championships, will be contesting for the Expert-AA class championship in National Enduro (NEPG) in addition to VCHSS and VXCS series, aboard the 2015 EC250E.
“I’m very excited about the upcoming NEPG series, and especially being on a Gas Gas. The bikes really suit my style and the conditions of enduro, so I’m looking forward to the new season and hopefully, bringing home a championship!”
Norwood’s sponsors include Gas Gas Motos North America, Wilmington Powersports, Works Enduro Rider (WER) FLY, Kenda, FMF, IMS, Sunstar, Motorex, Rekluse, All Balls, Ride PG and Alco Cleaners.
The Sandlapper National Enduro on March 1st 2015 has reached it's maximum number of 720 entries, for those of you that didn't get your pre entry in you will be able to get on the waiting list at the event to draw for a row that doesn't show up.