KTM support rider Steward Baylor swept every special test to take the win at the Rad Dad National Enduro. Factory FMF/KTM rider Russell Bobbitt and Husaberg rider Mike Lafferty rounded out the podium in West Point, TN.
KTM rider Steward Baylor earned his third win of the season at the Rad Dad National Enduro in West Point, Tenessee, the fourth stop in the 2012 AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series. He was followed by fellow KTM rider Russell Bobbitt in second place and Husaberg rider Michael Lafferty taking third.
Lafferty’s teammate Nick Fahringer rode his Husaberg into fifth place overall after a rough start. Fahringer crashed in Test 1, but was able to pick up the pace in the Test 2. He topped out in Test 4 to earned the fourth-fastest time. This was the Husaberg rider’s best overall finish of the season and pushed him to sixth in the overall points standings.
Lafferty was able to finish five of the six test sections within the top five, though he struggled a bit in Test 2.
“It feels great to get on the podium again,” remarked Lafferty. “My bike is working amazing this year and I feel I am very competitive. I have been on the podium consistently this season but I am still looking for a win.”
Sitting third in overall points at 88, Lafferty is only 27 points off the lead. He has consistently finished in the top three all season, unlike second-place points rider Cory Buttrick who has a pair fourth-place finishes to his credit. Steward Baylor will have to slow considerably though if either rider hopes to reach the current overall leader; at Rad Dad the KTM ace bested his
Mike Lafferty (top) and Nick Fahringer (above) both finished in the top-five at the Rad Dad National Enduro.
closest competition by nearly two minutes.
Rad Dad National Enduro Results 2012:
1. Steward Baylor (KTM)
2. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
3. Mike Lafferty (Husaberg)
4. Cory Buttrick (KTM)
5. Nick Fahringer (Husaberg)
6. Toby Price (KTM)
7. Jesse Groemm (KTM)
8. Andrew Delong (Husqvarna)
9. Charlie Mullins (KTM)
10. Paul Whibley (Yamaha)
2012 National Enduro Series Points:
1. Steward Baylor, 115
2. Cory Buttrick, 91
3. Mike Lafferty, 88
4. Russell Bobbitt, 76
5. Jordan Ashburn, 51
6. Nick Fahringer, 49