Reed Edges Lafferty at Cherokee National Enduro

Kit Palmer | March 17, 2003

Suzuki rider Steve Reed, a regular in the SE&TRA Enduro Series, pulled off a big win at the Cherokee National Enduro in Greensboro, Georgia, yesterday. But it was close. Reed and defending National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty actually tied on points when all was said and done, but Reed came out on top via the tie-breakers. Both riders dropped 50 points, but Reed had 48 seconds on the KTM rider.

Third overall went to another SE&TRA regular Mike Grizzle, who dropped 55 points on his KTM. Yamaha-mounted Robbie Jenks came out on top of a three-way tie for fourth with 56 points dropped. Yamaha riders Barry Hawk and David Lykke finished fifth and sixth, respectively, with 56 points each. Seventh place went to Yamaha’s Randy Hawkins (58), followed by Vor-mounted Matt Stavish (68), KTM rider Clay Boering (68) and Honda pilot Doug Blackwell (69).

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.