Eaton Rapids, MI (September 9, 2014) –
Andrew DeLong is all set to wrap up his first national title heading into this weekend’s Muddobbers National Enduro in Upland, Indiana – the 10th and final round of the 2014 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, presented by Moose Racing. The Factory Racing Husqvarna rider comes into this weekend’s event holding a 22-point lead over Jesse Groemm in the series standings, and just needs to finish in the top 12 to clinch the 2014 championship.
The Muddobbers event marks the end of the 2014 10-round series and it will include a special tribute dinner on Saturday night for eight-time National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty, who is retiring after 20 years of racing. In addition, the series awards banquet will take place after the race on Sunday evening and Yamaha is giving away a new power washer to one of the class winners.
Over 150 landowners participate in the Muddobbers national event and the course consists of flowing hard-packed trails mixed with a few creek crossings and open fields.
Though DeLong sits in good shape as far as the championship goes, there will still be a fight for that all important final win of the season, and KTM support rider Grant Baylor is on fire after winning the previous round in South Carolina.
Additionally, Maxxis/Klim/DirtWise KTM’s Jesse Groemm sits second overall in the standings and would like nothing better than to go out with a win, as would Brad Bakken on the N-Fab/Am Pro Yamaha, who won the Virginia round earlier in the year.
A knee injury slowed AirGroup Racing’s Nick Fahringer three-fourths of the way into the series but the Ohio rider should be at full speed heading into Indiana and is another rider fully capable of coming away with a victory.
In the Rekluse Expert-AA class, seven-time National Enduro Champion Randy Hawkins, owner of the Am-Pro Yamaha team, and former National HS champion Jason Raines, owner of Raines Riding University, have both contributed to the Expert-AA year end purse bringing the current total to $2,200 that will be distributed to the top five in that class at the yearend awards ceremony. Husqvarna support rider Craig Delong leads this class standings heading into the Indiana race.
On Saturday, KTM will be on hand to offer demo rides for anyone interested in riding one of the new models.
For more information on the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series please go to www.nationalenduro.com.