Bobbitt-OMA-Champion-2013-10-1-13Council Bluffs, IA – Factory Husaberg rider Russell Bobbitt took the overall win at the eighth round of the OMA Nationals in Council Bluffs, IA wrapping up the championship title with one round to go.

Off the grass start, Bobbitt swung wide through the long right-hand corner, missing the holeshot by half a bike length. “My rear tire spun a little on the grass,“ mentioned Bobbitt. “But I was able to make a pass for the lead in the second corner.“

Bobbit had the lead for the majority of the first lap until a small fall caused him to give up a postion to Kole Henslee. Bobbitt quickly collected himself and was able to regain the lead before the end of the lap. During the second lap Bobbitt noticed that his throttle was sticking and pulled into the pits, again losing a position to Henslee. “I must have tweeked my throttle housing in the fall,“ said Bobbitt. “I stopped in the pits and my mechanic and crew were ready to help. They got me going again within seconds.“

Mullins-Team-AMA-Champion-9-16-13Lynnville, IN – Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins was crowned the 2013 Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Champion after winning the ninth round of the series to clinch the title one round early.

Mullins was on the gas all day as he won the first two special tests and tied for the lead in the third. At the halfway point he had already accumulated a minute lead on the field as the riders headed toward the fourth test of the afternoon. He finished second in the next two tests and the rebounded to take the win in the final test session to win the overall and his second career AMA National Enduro title.

bobbitt-Rattlesnake-Husaberg-7-31-13Cross Fork, PA – Husaberg Factory rider Russell Bobbitt proved he is recovering well after his most recent injury as he dominated the eighth round of the Rekluse AMA National Enduro Series winning three of the six special tests to claim his first victory of the 2013 season.

Bobbitt, who suffered an injury two months ago, returned to full strength a week ago when he won the fifth round of the OMA Series. Now one week later, he arrived to the track eager to see if he could repeat that victory in the National Enduro Series.

He started the day well securing the win in the first three special tests. At the end of the fourth test he had already accumulated a nearly one minute lead over the rest of the field. Behind him fellow Husaberg riders Mike Lafferty and Nick Fahringer were battling for second place. Lafferty held the spot until the end of the fifth test, which Fahringer won, taking over second place.

Mullins-foggy-enduro-6-25-13Blain, PA – Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins earned his sixth win of the season at the seventh round of the Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Series after a tight battle with veteran rider Mike Lafferty.

Mullins struggled in the first test section after he suffered a crash which cost him a lot of time and placed him sixth overall in that test section. He was able to find his rhythm in the second test where he scored the fastest time. He then continued his streak to take the fastest time in the next two test sections.

Heading to the final test, Mullins had pulled himself out of his time deficit and was leading by 6 seconds on Lafferty. “I knew I had to have a great ride in the last section to hold on for the win,” commented Mullins. “Luckily, I rode a mistake free test and came out the fastest by 5 seconds.”

Mullins loose-moose-shan-6-10-13Marquette, MI – Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins earned his fifth win of the season at the sixth round of the Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Series after capturing five of six special test wins to take the overall victory.

Mullins started the day off right taking the first special test win. He continued his win streak taking the next two special test wins. Mullins finished 2nd in the fourth test but quickly found himself back in the lead position to take the fifth and sixth special test wins. His five special test wins helped him secure his fifth victory of the season with a two minute gap on the 2nd place ride of Nick Fahringer.

Now six rounds into the series, Mullins holds a 27 point lead in the championship standings. The riders will now take a two week break until the seventh round to be held on June 23, 2013 in Blain, PA.

KTM-Logo-2-14-12Bedford, IN – Factory FMF/KTM rider Kailub Russell took his first win of the OMA season at the third round of the series.

Russell did not have the jump off the start he anticipated and he was sitting in last position as the riders came around the first corner. A short ways into the first lap the riders approached a large technical hill climb.

“In one way, I guess I was lucky I was in last place as we got to the hillside because I could see where everyone had crashed,” remarked Russell. “I was then able to take a better line up the hill which allowed me to move up to second position by the top of the hill.”

Mullins-rad-dad-enduro-4-29-13West Point, TN – Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins took his fourth win of the season at the fifth round of the Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Series.

Mullins started the day off well taking the first test section win by 18 seconds on the next closest competitor. He kept his momentum going finishing second overall in the next three sections just seconds away from the top times. He found another burst of energy in the fifth and sixth tests where he again took the win in both sections to earn his fourth win of the season.

“It was a pretty muddy course today because of the rain but the course actually became pretty fun near the end when it began to dry up,” remarked Mullins. His Factory FMF/KTM Team Manager Antti Kallonen, also stated, “Mullins really turned it up in the final sections once he was able to gain more traction from the drier course. It allowed him to extend his lead as he worked his way toward another win.”

KTM-Logo-2-14-12Forest Hill, LA – Factory Husaberg rider Russell Bobbitt and AirGroup Radiant Racing Husaberg rider Nick Fahringer finished 2nd and 3rd respectively at the fourth round of the Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Series dubbed the Cajun Enduro.

Bobbitt rode strong from the opening test to the final test section. The 4-time National Enduro Champion finished 2nd in four of the tests to help maintain a gap over third place. At the end of all six tests he was able to take home 2nd place with a margin of 1 minute and 26 seconds over Fahringer.

Husaberg-Logo-4-1-13Dawson Springs, KY – In muddy conditions, Husaberg Factory rider, Russell Bobbitt, took home his second straight win of the season at round two of the OMA Nationals aboard his Husaberg TE300. Fellow Husaberg rider Nick Fahringer joined him on the podium with a second place finish.

Bobbitt had a flawless day. He launched his Husaberg off the line to earn the holeshot as the riders rounded the first corner. From that point on, he continued to stretch his lead throughout the two-hour plus race on the 7 mile looped course. When Bobbitt crossed the finish line he had lapped up to fourth place and finished an impressive 3 minutes ahead of Fahringer who was second.

Salley, SC – Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins earned his second victory of the season at the second round of the AMA National Enduro Series after winning 5 of the 6 special tests.

Mullins arrived at the location full of confidence as he was fresh off a win from the opening round. Mullins tied for the win in the first special test and went on to win the next four in a row after that. Heading into the final test he had a 1 minute and nearly 30 second lead over the rest of the field.

“I was definitely feeling confident today and my KTM 350 XC-F has been working perfectly so far this season,” remarked Mullins. “Unfortunately, I suffered two small crashes in the final test that kept me from earning a solid time in that section. After the crashes, I told myself to just relax and ride in safe so I could take home the win.”