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Argubright Wins Fireworks Extreme Enduro

| 12 July 2012 6:28 pm

Fireworks Extreme Enduro

By Ryan Sanders
Photos courtesy of Megan Blackburn
RENO, NV, JULY 8, 2012

Monster Energy Kawasaki/ Purvines Racing’s Jacob Argubright took top honors at the inaugural Fireworks Extreme Enduro in Reno, Nevada. The event, which was part of the Monster Energy-backed Fireworks 500 off-road truck race, was the first of its kind in the Reno area.

Jacob Argubright (911) beat not only the rest of the racers but the heat and the difficult terrain to win the first-ever Fireworks Extreme Enduro.

In addition to the extreme terrain, heat played a major role in the difficulty of the event, and only a select few would cross the checkered flag to record a finish.

“This was definitely one of the tougher races I have done,” Argubright explained. “The course was really hard, but the heat was just something I have never experienced. To do a four-hour race in 100-plus-degree heat is just unheard of. I was glad when it was over!”

After qualifying first in the 10 a.m. qualifier, Argubright returned to the start at 2 p.m.; he would start on row one and lead up and over the first hill. Nearly half the field dropped out after the first lap, but Argubright persisted and led from start to finish, never relinquishing the lead and turning consistent 40-minute lap times.

“I can’t express how thankful I am for Erek and everyone involved with the event. If it was this tough for me to race, I can only imagine what the course prep was like. Monster Energy was a big sponsor of the whole weekend, so I am proud to put them and Purvines Racing on top of the podium.”

Jacob Argubright (4) topped the podium in Reno, Nevada.

Jacob Argubright is sponsored by Monster Energy Kawasaki, Purvines Racing, Kawasaki of Simi Valley, Off-Road Support, Moose Racing, Fasst Co., Flexx Handlebars, Jett Boots, FMF, Oakley, Braking, Matrix Concepts, Maxima Oil, Mechanix Wear, Traxxas, Motion Pro, Uni Filters, Dunlop, Trick Racing, Rekluse, Dirt Digits, Omega, BRP, TBT Racing, Pro Moto Billet, Fastway Performance, IMS, and Photos by Grumpy.

For more information on Jacob Argubright visit www.jacob911.com or www.purvinesracing.com.

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