Round one of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series took place this weekend in Wedgefield, South Carolina. The race consisted of 6 tests ranging between 7 and 10.5 miles in length. All tests took place on the sand and because it rained some the night before, test conditions were perfect.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Josh Strang and Andrew Delong were more than ready, mentally and physically, for the start of the 2016 season. Andrew Delong had a great start to the day and finished the first test in 2nd place. He continued the day at a solid pace and had a lot of battles for the top spots. He finished 4 of the 6 tests in a top 5 position and finished 5th overall. "I had a great day on my FC 450 and a solid start to the season. Happy to put it in the top 5 and to be 100% healthy going into the rest of the 2016 season." said Delong.
Josh Strang also came into the season opener feeling 100% and excited. He put down consistent times throughout all of the tests with no mishaps or errors and finished one of the tests in a top 5 spot. Strang ended the day with a 7th place overall finish and looks forward to working hard and landing on the podium this season.
Sumter Enduro Results
1. Grant Baylor (YAM)
2. Russell Bobbit (KTM)
3. Jesse Groemm (BETA)
4. Steward Baylor (KTM)
5. Andrew Delong (HUS)
6. Chris Bach (HON)
7. Josh Strang (HUS)
Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.
Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.
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Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard 2015 Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.