After sitting out most of last year recovering from a broken leg suffered in round one of the AMA National Hare Scrambles Series, Brian Garrahan proved he's now ready to go racing again by winning the muddy and extremely tough 35th annual Quicksilver National Enduro, round two of the AMA/FMF Racing National Enduro Series.

"I felt best in the fast stuff [on the first loop]," the Valli Construction/Maxxis/Moose YZ250 racer said. "Basically, the first loop was good [for me] and the second loop was just hard. You had to be consistent because your vision was so bad with it snowing and rainy and muddy; I just tried to not make mistakes and ride a smooth and consistent pace."

Defending series champ and round one winner Russell Bobbitt ended up second on his Michelin/FMF/TLD 250 XC. He dropped one point more than Garrahan's 51, but the Red Bull KTM star retains the series points lead with 55 points over his teammate and seven-time champ Mike Lafferty's 46. Lafferty was third for the day on his Michelin/FMF/Arai 450 XC after getting hung up in bottlenecks and dropping 57. Garrahan moved into third in series points with 43.

Last year's Quicksilver winner, Patrick Garrahan, finished fourth on his Maxxis/Motion Pro/Hlebo Suspension 525 XC with 58 points, while Carhartt KTM's Stephen Edmondson rounded out the top five on his Ford/Maxxis/Motul 250 XC. In the series points, however, Edmondson is fourth ahead of Garrahan, 34-33.

Less than three dozen of the approximately 400 racers (the BLM limit) finished the two-loop, 75-mile race at the Clear Creek Management Area near Coalinga, California, before houring out due mostly to the muddy conditions which led to huge bottlenecks in a couple spots.

The results are as follows:

OVERALL TOP 20 RESULTS

1. Brian Garrahan, Boulder Creek, CA, YAM

2. Russell Bobbitt, Fayetteville, GA, KTM

3. Mike Lafferty, Estell Manor, NJ, KTM

4. Patrick Garrahan, Boulder Creek, CA, KTM

5. Steven Edmondson, Cullaway, VA, KTM

6. Brian Sperle, Hayward, CA, KTM

7. Ricard, Wressel, North Branch, MN, HSQ

8. Eric Mashbir, Walnut Creek, CA, YAM

9. Kyle Redmond, Lake Huges, CA, YAM

10. Brian Butler, Monterey, CA, YAM

11. Cole Kirkpatrick, Lubbock, TX, KTM

12. Rich Lafferty, Millville, NJ, YAM

13. Dylan Debel, North Branch, MN, HSQ

14. Quinn Cody, Las Olivos, CA, HON

15. Richard Lancaster, Santa Margarita, CA, KTM

16. Tim Stowe, Woodland, CA, KTM

17. Cody Mastin, Whitehouse, OH, YAM

18. Russell Pereira, Reno, NV, YAM

19. Kendall Norman, Santa Barbara, CA, HON

20. Curt Wilcox, Royal Oaks, CA, KAW

OVERALL TOP 20 POINTS STANDINGS - ROUND 2 OF 8

1. Russell Bobbitt, Fayetteville, GA, KTM - 55 (1)

2. Michael Lafferty, Millville, NJ, KTM

3. Brian Garrahan, Boulder Creek, CA, YAM - 43

4. Steven Edmondson, Cullaway, VA, KTM

5. Patrick Garrahan, Boulder Creek, CA, KTM

6. Dustin Gibson, Cumberland France, TN, KTM

7. Cole Kirkpatrick, Lubbock, TX, KTM

8. Travis Green, Vinton, OH, HUS

9. Brian Sperle, Hayward, CA, KTM

10. Ricard, Wressel, North Branch, MN, HSQ

11. Nick Fahringer, Englewood, OH, GAS

12. Cody Mastin, Whitehouse, OH, YAM

13. Eric Mashbir, Walnut Creek, CA, YAM

14. Rich Lafferty, Millville, NJ, YAM

15. Chris Gallt, Eagle, MI, KTM

16. Kyle Redmond, Lake Huges, CA, YAM

17. Jake Fiddler, Bedford, IN, YAM

18. Brian Butler, Monterey, CA, YAM

19. Hayden Franklin, YAM

20. Jordan Brandt, Salinas, CA, BET 

National Enduro News


Mark Kariya | Contributor

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