Brad Bakken Getting Ready For The National Series

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Brad Bakken is coming off of an injury last year along with getting his new Obermeyer Yamaha YZ-250 dialed in, below is his race report from the SETRA enduro yesterday where many of the top National Enduro contenders were also getting ready for Sumter.




RESULT : 2nd

Brad Bakken returned to action at the SE&TRA Broxten Bridge Enduro after breaking his wrist in 2011. Brad had an exceptional return finishing 2nd overall to Mike Lafferty. With the NEPG series just around the corner Brad looks set to be a huge threat for the championship in 2012!

Brad: “The day started out kinda chilly but it warmed up as it went on. All of the sections were pretty tight with nice flowing sections. It was really beat up, with roots and little stumps everywhere. The first two sections I had good smooth rides where I got zero points. The third test was a long 17 mile section that was pretty tight all the way through. I dropped seven points which was the 2nd fastest time behind Lafferty. In the fourth test I never had trouble and got another zero, making me the only one to get a zero out of everyone! The last 10.5 miles were pretty tight and choppy which played into my favor. My clutch lever loosened up and was flopping around which made it hard to charge.I still ended up getting the second fastest time putting me in second overall for the day! I had a great ride on my new Obermeyer Yamaha/Raines Riding University/ YZ250  and I’d like to thank my new team for making it possible!”

1st – Mike Lafferty Husaberg

2nd – Brad Bakken Yamaha

3rd – Jesse Robinson Husaberg


Brad and the Obermeyer Yamaha/Raines Riding University/ team will make their way to Sumter, SC to compete in the first round of the National Hare Scramble Series.


Obermeyer Yamaha is a Pro Yamaha Dealer Based in Jasper, Indiana. They Pride themselves on their commitment to customer service and their involvement in the offroad racing community.


Raines Riding University is the Premier Offroad Riding / Racing School. Owned and Operated by 6 Time AMA National Champion Jason Raines. RRU Guarantees results or your money back! started as a group of friends that loved to film riders doing what they do best… Racing! Over the past couple years the company has turned into one of the leading video publication websites in the offroad industry