PICKERINGTON, OH (SEPTEMBER 21, 2010) The 2010 AMA Racing East Hare Scrambles came to a close in Lynnville, Indiana this weekend. The big star of the event was Husaberg factory rider, Mike Lafferty, who wrapped up a successful season by grasping the Series No. 1 plate and winning in the final round. Lafferty is an avid VP Racing Fuels user and said this about the MS103 he fuels his bike with, “I like the consistency, power, how clean everything is when they tear down the motor and how there is little to no wear on my bike’s parts.”
With his MS103, Lafferty went on to win the overall by clinching five of the eight rounds in the series. "Mike did a great job this year, and really put on a heck of a performance," said American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Director of Racing Joe Bromley.
Lafferty beat his closest rival this weekend, Jason Greer, by 13 championship points, 145 to 132. "I decided to participate in this series earlier this year just to help with my training and keep me in racing mode between the breaks of the National Enduro Series," Lafferty said. "It has definitely paid off, and I am happy that I was not only able to benefit fitness-wise but that I was able to win a championship for Husaberg."
In the final round, Lafferty started the race in second behind Greer before the Yamaha rider ran off course. Once in the lead, Lafferty never let go of his spot and took the win. "It was dry and dusty, so on the first lap I backed off and let Jason pull out a little bit just to learn some lines and not chance crashing from poor vision," Lafferty said.
The AMA East Hare Scrambles Championship Series and its companion series, the AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship Series, offer national recognition to a wide range of AMA Racing competitors. Classes feature up-and-coming youth riders, recreational amateur racers and some of the top woods racers in the country.
Full series results and more information about competing can be found at AMARacing.com.