Kailub Russell Fights To Defend Lead At Jack Pine Enduro
Eaton Rapids, MI (August 17, 2015) – After finishing a disappointing sixth at the previous round in Pennsylvania, FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell will be looking to get back on top of the podium with a win at this weekend’s Legendary 90th Annual Jack Pine Enduro in Moorestown, Michigan, on August 23rd – round eight of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series presented by Wiseco Pistons.
The Baylor Boys, Steward and Grant, finished first and second last month at the Rattlesnake Enduro, which allowed both riders to gain valuable ground on Russell in the title chase and Steward, who is second in points, now sits 24 points behind Russell in the series standings. If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years in the national enduro series it’s that anything can happen.
Russell Bobbitt is in the hunt, as well, and finds himself 25 points behind Russell in the championship. And as we learned in Tennessee, the FMF/KTM rider can never be counted out.
Defending series champ Andrew DeLong had a rough start to his season, but has started to find his form, and may be a force to be reckoned with in Michigan.
Beta USA riders Jesse Groemm and Cory Buttrick are on a hot streak, too, and could very well come away with the top spot in Michigan, as could MotoSport.com/Am Pro Yamaha’s Brad Bakken.
Also, riding his first national enduro, Rockstar Energy Factory Racing Husqvarna’s Colton Haaker will be racing the Jack Pine after coming off a great ride at the Tennessee Knockout.
If you’re traveling to Moorestown, be sure to come early. On Friday, the club will show the Penton movie showing Friday night at LMC club grounds (5-miles from start). Then on Saturday you will be able to talk to the riders and get autographs. There will also be KTM Demos on Saturday from 10-4, and the EE Factory rider for the day contest winner Michael Jones from Gainesville Florida will be on hand to receive his reward.
On Saturday night, the local church will be serving a pulled pork dinner that you won’t want to miss.
As usual, the start of the Jack Pine will be at Whipple’s store, where you can get food, hardware, and gas.
The 500-rider limit filled up during the official signup period, bit there will still be a waiting list available at sign-up in case of no-shows.
The Kenda AMA National Enduro Series resumes on September 27th in Lynnville, Indiana for the Black Coal National Enduro. For more info head on over to www.nationalenduro.com.