Bobbitt Podiums at Indiana OMA
Bedford, IN – Husaberg Factory rider Russell Bobbitt took another podium finish at the third round of the OMA National Series to maintain his point lead in the championship standings.
Bobbitt got off to a decent start and was sitting inside the top five as the riders rounded the first corner. A few hundred yards into the course, the riders encountered a large rutted hillside that held many riders up. Unfortunately for Bobbitt, a rider crashed right in front of him on the hill which caused Bobbitt to lose his momentum and find a new line up the hillside. He quickly manuvered around the rider and was sitting in third position at the top of the hill.
In the next two laps Bobbitt charged forward and actually held the lead at one point before he slid out in a slick corner allowing the top five riders to pass. Bobbitt spent the remainder of the race catching back up to podium position. On the last lap he had a great battle with Jordan Ashburn for the final podium spot. With only three corners to go, Bobbitt was able to come up on the inside of Ashburn through the turn and make a pass for third position. Bobbitt’s podium finish keeps him in the lead in the overall point standings.
AirGroup Radiant/Husaberg rider, Nick Fahringer, also had a decent finish at the Bedford round. Fahringer, struggled with a poor tire choice at this race, but still managed to finish fifth overall on the day. “I would have definitely liked to finish on the podium today, but I am happy I was still able to salvage a top five position,” remarked Fahringer.
Both riders now have a two week break before they head to the fourth round of the series to be held in Fort Smith, AK on May 26, 2013.
Overall Results –
- Kailub Russell
- Paul Whibley
- Russell Bobbitt – HSB
- Jordan Ashburn
- Nick Fahringer – HSB