FMF/KTM rider Kailub Russell will be trying to back up the win he took last month in Missouri – his first in the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series – plus add to his already growing points lead at round six of the series, the Inyan Kara National Enduro in Upton, Wyoming on June 14th.
As the series reaches its most western venue of this year’s schedule for the Inyan Kara National, there will be plenty to do and see in the parks and fantastic landmarks in the surrounding area. And don’t forget to come to the event early for the festivities in the pits on Saturday.
The club will also be hosting a Strider bike race for kids aged 2 to 5 at 7:00 PM (helmet required). Meanwhile, KTM is hosting a spaghetti dinner in the afternoon on Saturday.
On Saturday, the Pro riders will be available to talk to and sign autographs, plus there will be a CornHole Bean Bag Toss Game, with donations going to aid the Caselli Foundation, where you can challenge a Pro rider of your choice to a duel for a $5 donation.
As far as the series goes, Kailub Russell, who sits 23 points ahead of 2012 series champ Steward Baylor in the standings, will be looking to pad his championship lead, while defending champ Andrew DeLong and Baylor will be trying to get back on top of the box to narrow Russell’s lead.
Also hoping to challenge Russell will be four-time champ Russell Bobbitt, Steward Baylor’s brother Grant, and MotoSport.com/Am Pro Yamaha’s Brad Bakken, among others. The tests will range from 5 miles to 11.5 miles and the terrain is smooth and flowing high desert terrain with lots of cedar trees.
You can also never count out Ian Blythe, who lives in nearby Colorado, and usually does well at the Inyan Kara National.
Also, Dirt Rider’s own Pete Peterson will be riding the race, doing a “special” test for a future issue. Come and get an autograph or picture made with Pete.
As far as sightseeing, there’s lots to be seen in the area, including Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore, and the historic towns of Deadwood and Sturgis. There’s also an awesome motorcycle museum.