Glenn Kearney Podiums The Stomp, Runs Up Front At Muddy Missouri Enduro
May 17, 2010 – Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Team Husqvarna’s off-road hotshoe Glenn Kearney continues to step up his game, finishing in third place at the Yadkin Valley Stomp in Yadkinville, North Carolina on May 9. That fine performance was followed up by Kearney challenging the leaders at the Leadbelt National Enduro held near Park Hills, Missouri this past weekend. Despite the extremely wet and muddy conditions in Missouri, not to mention some other challenges, Kearney finished just off the podium in fourth place by a few seconds.
“It would have been nice to finish on the box two weekends in a row,” admits the affable Australian woods specialist. “But we had some off-track drama to contend with between the races.” Seems that Kearney’s brother/mechanic Ben broke his leg just before the Stomp and was left without a leg to stand on, so to speak. “Ben got the bike ready for the Enduro in Missouri, but I learned a little bit about putting a top end on a 4-stroke, timing valves and that sort of stuff.” After having to ride with a badly broken ankle for a couple of rounds last year, Glenn can certainly feel his brother’s pain!
Broken-legged Ben’s stand-in crew chief for the Leadbelt National Enduro round was Glenn’s girlfriend Krystal, who was cutting Kearney no slack! After dicing with the leaders on the wet, whooped and messy 65-mile loop, Glenn kicked it up a gear and got by Husaberg’s Mike Lafferty on the final special test and tried to close the gap on another Husaberg rider, Nick Fahringer for third. His spirited charge came up just short as Kearney finished in fourth by just three seconds.
The Aussie export attributes his ability to run up front to his 2010 Husqvarna. “Despite my attempts at fettling the 4-stroke, my TXC 250 still ran flawlessly,” he jokes. “Seriously, the light weight and superb handling made it possible to charge through the mud and sand in Missouri… the bike is so light and handles so well that it allowed me to stay on top of the sand that normally would have sapped the power. I could not be happier with the bike! Now I’m ready to kick some butt!” With solid performances in both North Carolina and Missouri, Glenn Kearney now has his Husqvarna solidly in sixth place in both the GNCC and National Enduro series.
GNCC Series Results Round #6
1. Charles Mullins
2. Paul Whibley
3. Glenn Kearney – Husqvarna TXC 250
4. Chris Bach
5. Nate Kanney
Next Race: Moose Mountain Ridge GNCC Series Round #7, Somerset, Pennsylvania, May 22-23
Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Series
1. Charles Mullins
2. Cory Buttrick
3. Nick Fahringer
4. Glenn Kearney – Husqvarna TXC 250
5. Michael Lafferty
Next Race: National Enduro Series Round #7, Upton, Wyoming, June 20
Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.
Husqvarna Motorcycles, a part of the BMW Group since October 2007, are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous
motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Varese, Italy since 1987.
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Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC is part of BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North, Central and South America is located in
Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Throughout 2010, Husqvarna will continue to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Enduro, GNCC, EnduroCross, National Hare & Hound, the AMA Hare Scrambles Series, and WORCS competition. Husqvarna team riders will compete in the premier classes of each series aboard 2010 Husqvarna TXC 450, TXC 510, and WR 300 off-road models.