West Point, TN – FMF/KTM rider Russell Bobbitt earned 2nd overall at the fifth round of the AMA National Enduro Series to remain in the points lead over rival Mike Lafferty.
Bobbitt had a rough start to the day when he went wide in a corner slamming into a rock breaking his front brake caliper in the first test section. “I had to ride the second half of the first test with no front brakes. It was pretty sketchy and I am glad I was able to salvage as much time as I did.”
The remaining tests went better for Bobbitt as he maintained 2nd place throughout the duration of the day. His win at the final test section secured him the 2nd spot on the podium behind winner Charles Mullins.
FMF/KTM rider Cory Buttrick, whose main focus has been the XC1 GNCC Series, made an appearance at the West Point National Enduro. Buttrick remained consistent throughout the day and finished in 4th position. Buttrick now sits 4thin overall points.
Bobbitt will head back to the southeast to train for the next event. “I need to work on my sprint speed during this break,” stated Bobbitt. “I plan to ride near my home and focus on riding motocross tracks to work on my speed.”
Next Event: Round 6 – Park Hills, MO – May 16, 2010