The Factory FMF/KTM Racing Team had their best weekend so far this season when all three team riders landed on the podium at the second round of the Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Series in Forest Hill, LA.
FMF/KTM rider and reigning National Enduro Champion, Charlie Mullins, won the first three tests by a slim margin over teammate Russell Bobbitt. Also remaining close was the third member of the team, Cory Buttrick.
The three teammates continued to turn in impressive times throughout the six tests, pulling away from the other riders. In the final three tests, Bobbitt took his turn at the front of the pack winning the fourth and fifth tests. At the start of the sixth test he and Mullins were only one second apart. Unfortunately, Mullins suffered a crash in that section and allowed Bobbitt to run away to an easy win. Mullins finish time earned him 2nd overall while Buttrick would round out the podium in 3rd.
In addition, to the three KTM riders on the podium there were a total of six KTM's in the top ten, marking a great day for the FMF/KTM Team and KTM brand.
"We are very excited with the teams finish today. We know we have the best riders and they are all capable of being on the podium each weekend and they proved that today," remarked FMF/KTM Team Manager Antti Kallonen.
Next Event: Kalgary, TX - April 3, 2011
Overall Results -**
1) Russell Bobbitt - KTM
2) Charlie Mullins - KTM
3) Cory Buttrick - KTM
4) Nick Fahringer
5) Thad Duvall
6) Brad Bakken - KTM
7) Mike Lafferty
8) Andrew Delong - KTM
9) Shane Hufford - KTM
10) Cole Kirkpatrick