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BLAST FROM THE PAST-Brad Lackey ‘The Husky Years’

Brad Lackey was a huge hero, being a free spirited Nor Cal boy who raced early on with a peace dove mounted on his CZ’s crossbar. In 1974 he switched to Factory Husqvarna and set his goals on winning a world championship. He raced for HQV through 1976 and Carlsbad was the lone time we got to see him racing. This is Brad Lackey exemplified!



Here’s the top ten plus 13 from the Sumter National Enduro opener. Photos by Smilin’ Kenny King

Russell Bobbitt-1


Steward Baylor-2


Evan Smith-3


Mike Witkowski-4


Thorn Devlin-5


Cory Buttrick-6


Zach Hayes-7


Jake Froman-8


Liam Draper-9


Tegan Temple-10


Chase Hayes-11


Cody Barnes-12


And finally Mike Lafferty, the retired 8-time National Enduro Champion riding his street legal KTM 500EXC to the AA win and 13th overall.





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The KLIM Dakar Jacket, a staple for dual-sport riders, racers has gone back to the drawing board and fully overhauled the jacket for this long-awaited redesign. They wanted more than just improvements over the previous version, the goal was comprehensive versatility with fewer compromises. They wanted a solution for multiple seasons of off-road and dual-sport riding, with protection for riders who want more than a jersey but not full time GORE-TEX. 

Karbonite Micromesh stretch woven nylon makes up large parts of the chassis, offering excellent mobility and air permeability. Ripstop overlays for durability in key areas still exist, as do the zip-off sleeves and tail pouch storage space for when the temperatures peak. 

Improved ventilation in the lower and upper sleeves gives riders more tunable options between fully closed sleeves and the sleeveless vest. The whole jacket is significantly lighter and more flexible, offering enduro riders excellent mobility for the trails without compromising protection for fast open sections and the pavement. Of course, for cold temperatures and extended rain, a KLIM Stowaway or Traverse overshell would complete the kit and create a waterproof, windproof barrier from the elements.

The whole armor pocket system for optional D3O armor has been upgraded. Pockets now hold armor in the shoulders as well, and they remain with the sleeves when you remove them. This now gives riders the option for a fully D3O armored non-GORE-TEX jacket if they choose. However, it’s still tailored to fit over an off-road armor suit and the armor pockets remain low profile when not in use.

Instead of the traditional 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, the Dakar Jacket features 3M™ Scotchlite™ C790 Carbon Black Reflective. This reflective material offers a black low-profile appearance until illuminated, adding safety when needed but maintaining clean looks otherwise. The reflective material also stretches and resists cracking, so it’s perfectly suited for dynamic off-road riding. 

It’s ruthlessly rugged and built to dominate any terrain.




Much like it is today, Glen Helen was the place to be and practice days always gave the rider a good taste for a tough outdoor track. This was a big double for me, an uphill fifty footer that nearly had me sucking the seat cover off my KX500 every time I did it!


Over and out- Now drive fast and take chances!


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