Team Husqvarna's Cory Graffunder Celebrates EnduroCross Podium
Hard-fought third-place finish for Husqvarna and Graffunder at round two of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series in Sacramento, CA
Graffunder (left) makes his first podium appearance in the 2013 AMA EnduroCross Series. Photo Drew Ruiz.
Cory Graffunder (118) manages to keep his TXC310R ahead of Taddy Blasuziak to capture third place in Sacramento. Photo Drew Ruiz
Corona, CA - June 10, 2013 - Factory Husqvarna's Cory Graffunder hit the road for round two of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross series with one thing on his mind - podium. After starting the season with a modest seventh-place finish at the opening round, Graffunder was determined to improve his results, and he was able to do just that with a third-place finish, on the podium, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
The battle for third in the main event turned out to be an intense one. Graffunder had his hands full getting around his former teammate, Kyle Redmond, who held third for much of the main. Cory then had the challenge of fending off a hard charging Taddy Blazusiak for the final podium position. Graffunder proved to be unstoppable on his factory Husqvarna TXC310R, and would not be pressured into making any mistakes.
"I felt great all night and I'm thrilled to get on the podium," Graffunder said. "I knew I had the speed to be up here with these guys, and it finally all came together. My Husqvarna TXC310R is running great and I'm really pumped to get it on the podium."
Cory now looks forward to another international X Games EnduroX event - this time in Munich, Germany - where he hopes to capture another X Games medal.
Husqvarna riders were also in action at the Loose Moose National Enduro in Marquette, Michigan, where Craig DeLong and JD Friebel topped the podium in the A 250 and A Open classes, respectively. DeLong's win was made sweeter by cracking into the top-ten by the day's end.