Husaberg Race Report from the Cherokee

Click to enlarge / Shan Moore photoLafferty Places 3rd at Greensboro National Enduro

Greensboro, GA – Husaberg Factory rider Mike Lafferty landed on the podium for the second round in a row after earning a 3rd place finish at the second round of the AMA National Enduro Series.

Muddy conditions plagued the riders throughout the day and caused for many bike issues and lost positions for most riders but not for Mike Lafferty and his two-stroke Husaberg TE250. “My bike was flawless today,” remarked Lafferty. “It was a hard race and very easy to make mistakes because of how slippery the terrain was, but I made it through and am happy to finish on the box.”

Lafferty had a strong showing at this round finishing within the top five in each special test and really turning it on at the final test section where he was able to finish 2nd fastest. His final test section was enough to push him into podium position. Now two rounds into the series he sits second in the point standings just 14 points behind series leader Steward Baylor.

Lafferty’s teammate, Nick Fahringer, had a much stronger showing at the second round returning home with a 6th place finish. “I am still recovering from my ACL injury but each ride is getting easier and I am confident I should be back up to speed within the next few weeks,” stated Fahringer after the race.

The riders will now have a two week break before heading to the third round of the series which will be held in Salley, SC on March 4, 2012.

 

Overall Results

1) Steward Baylor

2) Cory Buttrick 

3) Mike Lafferty – HSB

4) Russell Bobbitt 

5) Jordan Ashburn

6) Nick Fahringer – HSB

7) Charlie Mullins

8) Jason Thomas

9) Jesse Groemm 

10) Chris Bach

 

Overall Point Standings –

1) Steward Baylor – 60

2) Mike Lafferty – 46

3) Cory Buttrick – 43

4) Charlie Mullins – 35

5) Russell Bobbitt – 33