Six-time AMA National Enduro Champion nabbed his first win of the season after taking top honors at the Cherokee National Enduro in Georgia, yesterday. After struggling in the first two rounds in California and Arizona, the factory KTM rider put it all together to take a solid win, dropping 22 points over the 26 dropped by runner-up Russell Bobbitt on another KTM.
Stephen Edmondson made it a KTM sweep by finishing third with 27 points on his scorecard.
“This win made up for my early-round finishes,” Lafferty said.
Fourth overall went to defending champ Randy Hawkins on the Am Pro Yamaha, followed by KTM rider David Lykke. Sixth went to Kawasaki rider Steve Hatch.
With the win, Lafferty takes over the series points lead from Honda rider Matt Stavish, who finished 10th. Lafferty sits atop the leaderboard with 67 points, followed by Hatch with 63. Stavish dropped back to third with 61 points.