Amateur Rider Spotlight- Craig Teffeteller, B 45+

 Craig at the Rad Dad National Enduro in Tennessee. 

Craig at the Rad Dad National Enduro in Tennessee. 

NEPG AMATEUR RIDER SPOTLIGHT 
Name: Craig Teffeteller
Age: 49
Hometown: Maryville, Tn
Local Series: Setra
Class: 45B
Bike: KTM 350 XCFW

Small description as to why you chose to race the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series: 
We, my boys (Tristan and Paul) myself and our friend Tony Allen ride mostly Single Track Trails around our area. I made my kids a deal that if they both won the championship in their respective classes last season and made good grades in School we would do the National Enduros, so here we are. I also wanted to get them more exposure for the chance at potential sponsorships. They are Very good riders. Tristan (15)Is Riding the open B Class he won the Dragons Back and Paul(17) is riding the 200B Class he won the Red Fox. 
 

Your favorite race so far:
My Favorite race was the Sumter Enduro—I normally do not do very well at Sumter, I have trouble with the Sand whoops. This year I was on an early row and the conditions made it an awesome race.  
 

Favorite moment on the National Enduro Series: 
This is very hard for me to pinpoint a single moment so I will say that my favorite part of the nationals is when my Kids win their races and seeing how happy that makes them, my chest puffs out like a big ole Bear, watching them do what they love! 
I have another one I would like to mention, I had a pretty bad crash at the Dragons Back In test 3 about 1 or 2 miles in and I hit my shoulder, arm and head pretty hard.  Geoff Holder a guy that was on my same row in my class stopped to help me up and make sure I was ok, I must say that was a class act my thanks to him for his help when he could have just went on by to try and gain time on me.

Goals for the Season: 
To gain a good sponsorship for my boys so that we/they may continue in this disease/sport. My goal is to win the Championship in my class, and to keep our bikes operating so we can compete in our classes. It is very expensive for all of us to race the series, so anyone wanting to sponsor a couple of good riders in the B class on their way up give me a shout. 

 

 Craig Racing his local SETRA Series. Photo Tyra Crane: Crane Photography

Craig Racing his local SETRA Series. Photo Tyra Crane: Crane Photography

 Craig with his boys Tristan and Paul.  A true family affair.

Craig with his boys Tristan and Paul.  A true family affair.