Lafferty Quickest at the Jack Pine Enduro - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

"What a perfect day to ride your motorcycle," was the Lafferty quote of the day, referring to the two days of rain that turned the Northern Michigan sand into traction central. A cool breeze and 70 degrees on the thermometer made the seventh round of the 2005 National Enduro Series a perfect day and a great race.A very tight 4-mile section right off the start got the riders warmed up quick, and Lafferty warmed up the quickest posting a 6:15 followed by Bobbitt, Edmondson, Lykke and Luca.The next test would consist of a freshly cut 12-miler that started to show who would have the endurance for the 160-mile event. Lafferty once again had the fastest time with a seven as the rest of the lead pack were carded eights and nines.A faster, more established trail brought the riders in to the first gas stop. A few of the top guys made the check on time, but most lost one or two points.A somewhat easier trail would take the riders from first to second gas, and all of the front runners stayed close to the same score.Another freshly cut 13-mile test section was going to settle the score today, and Lafferty sealed the deal, dropping four in the middle and eight at the end. The next best was Bobbitt posting a five in the middle and 10 at the end.One more 3-miler finished out the day and Lafferty stayed strong, being the only rider to get a one as most of the pro riders scored a two.The series now moves on to Southern Ohio for round eight of the National Enduro Series on August 29, 2005.