Michael Lafferty wrapped up the 2010 AMA East National Hare Scrambles championship with a win at the final round of the series in Lynnville, Indiana - the Black Coal National. The factory Husaberg rider chased series rival Jason Greer through the dust during the opening lap and when Greer went off course on lap two and got tangled up in a banner, Lafferty took the lead and picked up the pace.
"It was dry and dusty, so on the first lap I backed off and let Jason pull out a little bit just to learn some lines and not chance crashing from poor vision," said Lafferty. "Once I got the lead I pinned it and the rest of the race went pretty smooth."
Lafferty went on to take the win, his fourth of the season, by five minutes over local KTM rider Zachary Nash, while Husqvarna rider Jedediah Haines finished third.
Lafferty, an eight-time enduro champ, has been riding this year's Hare Scrambles series as preparation for the 2010 AMA National Enduro Series.
"I decided to participate in this series earlier this year just to help with my training and keep me in racing mode between the breaks of the National Enduro Series. It has definitely paid off and I am happy that I was not only able to benefit fitness wise but that I was able to win a championship for Husaberg. But I couldn't do any of this without my sponsors. I want to thank Husaberg, Husaberg Parts and Wear, Enduro Engineering, Akrapovic, Motorex, Dunlop, Factory Connection, Alpinestars, RK/Excel, Scott, Renthal, G2, Hellion, Arai, TM Designs and PE Composites."