Lafferty Wins National Enduro in Louisiana

Kit Palmer | April 7, 2003

Mike Lafferty captured his first win of the year after topping the AMA National Enduro round in Alexandria, Louisiana, yesterday. The KTM rider started off fast, going up a couple of points on his competitors during the first loop, and that would prove to be the difference. Lafferty held on to score a two-point margin win over Yamaha’s Randy Hawkins, 24-26. Third place went to Barry Hawk Jr. with 28 points, while fourth place went to another Yamaha rider Robbie Jenks, who dropped 29 points.

Rounding out the top five was Suzuki rider Steve Reed who came out on top of a three-way tie. Reed, along with KTM rider Rich Lafferty and Kawasaki-mounted Nolan Knight, dropped 31 points. Yamaha rider David Lykke and KTM riders Rodney Judson and Craig Holasek rounded out the top 10 overall

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.