BMW took 50% of the Top 10 places!
Honda took 30%
Yamaha to 20%
Congrats to Jim and Jeff! What a show! And how bout them FD's!
From IBA Website:
In one of the most dramatic finishes in history, Jim Owen has won the 2009 Iron Butt Rally. Riding a BMW R1200RT, Jim scored 139,833 points. In 2nd place, with 136,090 points, was Jeff Earls, riding a BMW K1200GT. Owen and Earls ran neck and neck for the entire 11 days, during which Earls maintained a slim lead for the first two legs.
Rounding out the top ten were the following riders:
3rd place was Eric Jewell, riding a Honda ST1300, with 130,338 points.
4th place was Chris Sakala, riding a BMW R1200RT, with 126,481 points.
5th place was Greg Marbach, riding a Yamaha FJR1300, with 122,021 points.
6th place was Mike Hutsal, riding a Honda ST1300, with 117,843 points.
7th place was Rick Miller, riding a Honda GL1800, with 114,326 points.
8th place was Bob Lilley, riding a BMW K1200LT, with 111,836 points.
9th place was Ken Meese, riding a BMW K1200GT, with 111,129 points.
10th place was Peter Behm, riding a Yamaha FJR1300, with 109,350 points.