KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Red Fox National Enduro
LYNNVILLE, Ind. (April 16, 2018) – After the second round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro (NEPG) championship series was cancelled, racing resumed after nearly a month and half break. The KR4/Husqvarna team was ready to go despite the unfavorable weather conditions. Once again, mother nature had her way in Indiana and created a sloppy race course for the FMF Red Fox National Enduro in Lynnville.
Tayla Jones came into this past weekend solely focused on taking her first NEPG win of the season, after finishing as the runner-up at the first round. Jones diligently navigated her way through the tests to take the Womens Elite class win by nearly 13 minutes - along with the lead in the championship standings. “It was a tough weekend in the mud,” said Jones. “The track had a bit of everything from ice like sections to bottomless holes, and there were people stuck all over the place. I just tried to ride smart and took my time choosing lines to make sure I didn’t get stuck. Overall I’m happy with how I rode and stoked to get the win!”
Cory Buttrick ran a top-10 pace the entire day, kicking off the day with fourth in the first test and racing through the next five tests to finish fifth in the Pro1 class, sixth overall. “The track was definitely a lot worse than I thought it was going to be with all the rain,” said Buttrick. “It was still a fun day though and my Husqvarna ran great in the tough conditions!”
Michael McLean also bested his round one finish in the Open A class and ended the day in 15th. Unfortunately, Liam Draper didn’t find success like his team members and left Indiana with a DNF.
The KR4/Husqvarna Team is preparing for the Camp Coker Bullet GNCC in South Carolina this coming weekend, and look forward to hosting some new Arrive-n-Ride customers from Texas!
KR4 Performance Team Results:
Cory Buttrick – Pro 1 – 5th
Liam Draper – Pro 2 – DNF
Tayla Jones – Womens Elite – 1st
Michael McLean – Open A – 15th
Next NEPG Event: Round 4 – Dragon’s Back NEPG @ Arrington, VA – May 6, 2018
**All photos courtesy of Darrin Chapman