Husaberg’s Fahringer Wins Cross Fork Enduro
2011 AMA Enduro
Husaberg Factory rider Nick Fahringer continued his win streak when he took the victory at his second straight AMA National Enduro this time at the eighth round of the series held in Cross Fork, Pa.
To make the victory sweeter, he was joined on the podium by his Husaberg teammate, Mike Lafferty, who finished the race in 2nd overall. This marked the best overall finish for two Husaberg riders in the AMA National Enduro Series to date.
Despite taking the win, Fahringer actually had a slow start to his day. He placed 6th in the opening test section.
Nick Fahringer (Husaberg TE 300) says: "The first test was the most challenging for me today. It was pretty open and fun but it was super dusty and hard to see. I struggled through the dust and it showed in my overall time."
He did not let the first test result slow him down and he quickly got back up to speed in the second test. He went on to win that section as well as three more of the days tests. When it was all said and done, Fahringer took home four of the six test wins to claim the overall victory. Lafferty picked up the fourth test win and finished 2nd in two of the other tests to easily earn the runner-up position on the podium. FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins rounded out the podium.
Both Husaberg riders have recently switched to the new Husaberg TE300 two-stroke race machine which they credit to their improvement near the end of the race season. "The two-stroke is an amazing bike to race in the tight woods. It is so easy to move around and the handling is perfect on all types of terrain. We went through a number of elements and obstacles today and the bike was flawless," stated Lafferty.
Next Event: Round 9 – Chandlersville, Ohio – August
2011 Cross Forks AMA Enduro Overall Results –
1) Nick Fahringer – HSB
2) Mike Lafferty – HSB
3) Charlie Mullins
4) Cory Buttrick
5) Russell Bobbitt
2011 AMA Enduro Overall Point Standings –
1) Russell Bobbitt – 193
2) Charlie Mullins – 192
3) Nick Fahringer – 168
4) Cory Buttrick – 160
5) Mike Lafferty – 129