Black Coal National Enduro Results 2013

September 16, 2013
By Byron Wilson
Factory FMF/KTM’s Charlie Mullins secured the 2013 AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series title one round before the season finale with his win at the Black Coal National Enduro. AmPro Yamaha’s Jesse Groemm scored second-place in the event followed by F.A.R. Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong in third.

Mullins wasted no time establishing himself as the man to beat, leading the way through the first three timed portions of the race. At the halfway point Mullins had a minute lead over his closest completion. The KTM rider maintained a steady pace through the remaining tests, finishing second-fastest in sections four and five and then bouncing back to win the final test of the day.

“I felt really good all day,” said Mullins. “The course was slightly dusty but overall really good and I was able to put together a great ride. I am relieved to earn this title one round early and now focus on the GNCC Series and representing Team USA in the ISDE.”

Factory FMF/KTM Team Manager, Antti Kallonen added, “The entire team is proud of Charlie and his effort this season. This is our team’s second championship this season (Kurt Caselli wrapped up the 2013 AMA National Hare and Hound Championship two weeks ago) and we couldn’t be happier with our riders performances. Charlie was the man to beat all season and is most deserving of this title.”

Radiant AirGroup’s Nick Fahringer finished fourth followed by Obermeyer Yamaha’s Brad Bakken in fifth. Factory Husaberg’s Russell Bobbitt took sixth ahead of KTM’s Grant Baylor in seventh while Bobbitt’s teammate, Michael Lafferty finished eighth.

One round remains in the 2013 National Enduro series, set for October 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

Black Coal National Enduro Results 2013:
1. Charlie Mullins (KTM)
2. Jesse Groemm (Yamaha)
3. Andrew DeLong (Husqvarna)
4. Nick Fahringer (Husaberg)
5. Brad Bakken (Yamaha)
6. Russell Bobbitt (Husaberg)
7. Grant Baylor (KTM)
8. Michael Lafferty (Husaberg)
9. Ian Blythe (KTM)
10. Tanner Thomas (KTM)
11. Ryder Lafferty (KTM)
12. Craig DeLong (Husqvarna)
13. Justin Sode (Beta)
14. Zach Ingram (Yamaha)
15. Ryan Belue (Yamaha)

2013 National Enduro Series Points:
1. Charlie Mullins, 238
2. Nick Fahringer, 197
3. Michael Lafferty, 167
4. Russell Bobbitt, 161
5. Brad Bakken, 135
6. Jesse Groemm, 133
7. Grant Baylor, 129
8. Andrew DeLong, 124
9. Ian Blythe, 114
10. Kyle McDonal, 68