The Factory Beta/Stillwell Performance race team traveled to the scenic Tennessee hills for the second annual Kenda TKO (Tennessee Knock Out) Extreme Enduro. The conditions were much different than last year as recent rains made for a wet event. The TKO event was held at the famous Trials Training Center and is unique as riders are knocked out of each morning qualifier if they do not make the cut. This all makes for a final race with only the top riders advancing.

Beta racer Cody Webb put his Beta 350RR on the podium with a solid second place finish after leading the race early on. The Californian was the fastest rider in the morning Hot Laps by a full ten seconds. Webb also won the Knock Out round in the morning.

Lafferty and Fahringer Podium at Rattlesnake National Enduro


Cross Fork, PA – Husaberg Factory riders Mike Lafferty and Nick Fahringer both landed on the podium at the seventh round of the AMA National Enduro Series finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

After taking a win at the Wyoming round, Lafferty was eager to repeat his success at the Rattlesnake Enduro. Lafferty got off to a great start in the first test section matching the second fastest time with KTM rider Steward Baylor. Lafferty and Baylor would remain close in times on the next two tests.

It was Fahringer who picked up the pace in the fourth test. “I rode overly cautious in the first few tests and finally stepped up to the plate at the end of the race,” commented Fahringer. The Husaberg rider turned the fastest time in the fourth test to take the section win with Lafferty finishing 2nd and Baylor in 3rd.

Sparks, Nev., July 5, 2011 – The Valley Off Road Racing Association announced today that Master Pull, the world leader in synthetic ropes and recovery gear for off road, military and commercial fishing, has signed on as title sponsor of the July 14-17 USA 500 in Sparks, Nevada.

The four-day event will be called the “Master Pull USA 500″ and include static vehicle exhibits, driver autograph sessions, tech and contingency in downtown Sparks, live music, motocross demonstrations including riders from the Metal Mulisha, the area’s first outdoor enduro-cross time trial, a 529-mile off road race on Saturday, July 16 and a 219-mile motorcycle race on Sunday, July 17.

“We want this to be a ‘must do’ race for off road racers around the U.S. and provide maximum exposure and interaction with the public,” said VORRA Race Director Wes Harbor. “Master Pull shares our vision for creating something new and exciting and we’re proud to have them on board as title sponsor.”

In addition to serving as title sponsor, Master Pull will be demonstrating their products with the enduro-cross course and rock crawling exhibitions in Victorian Square.  They will also unveil the newest Master Pull Recovery Vehicle.

“The USA 500 is the perfect race for us and in VORRA we’ve found an ideal teammate,” said Master Pull Off-Road Director Alex Riedo. “Although we sponsor several racing vehicles including the Hall Racing USA Rally Truck, and have provided equipment and recovery support to events such as King of the Hammers, we’ve been searching for an organization and event that mirrors the quality and professionalism of our product line.  VORRA’s innovative approach to off-road racing is setting them apart in the sport as is the excellent value they provide their racers.”

To learn more about the event, view the course map and register online, go to  Follow VORRA on Twitter at @vorra_racing .  Get USA 500 updates via Twitter using the hashtag #USA500.

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Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) was established in 1975 and has operated as a family-oriented organization for over three decades.  It is currently led by Wes Harbor who believes that “off road racing has its roots in people’s garages” and continues to keep the entry fees to a minimum while maintaining a high quality racing experience. For more information, visit or call 877-418-6772.