Pearson Tops National Enduro Opener

| February 21, 2003

Last weekend’s Quicksilver National Enduro opener in New Idria, California, served notice that Montclair Yamaha’s Russ Pearson is not just a desert guy. He won the series-opening Hare & Hound a couple of weeks earlier, finished third in the Hare Scrambles opener, and he finished second at each of the first two WORCS rounds of the season.

Riding a YZ250F, Pearson topped YZ250-mounted Randy Hawkins, David Lykke and Barry Hawk, while defending champ Mike Lafferty overcame bike problems for fifth.


O/A: O/A: 1. Russell Pearson (Yam) 38; 2. Randy Hawkins (Yam) 39; 3. David Lykke (Yam) 44; 4. Barry Hawk (Yam) 56; 5. Mike Lafferty (KTM) 56; 6. Matt Stavish (Kaw) 64; 7. Robbie Jenks (Yam) 71; 8. Brian Sperle (KTM) 71; 9. Curt Wilcox (Kaw) 71; 10. Patrick Garrahan (KTM) 72.

By Steve Cox