Husqvarna’s Fred Andrews Racing (FAR) team kicked off the AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series over the weekend, where Andrew Delong carded a top-ten finish at the Sumter, South Carolina event.
The weather could not have been more ideal, with the sun shining and temperatures in the 60s. Sandy terrain and tight trees made for a technical course, which Delong took to with ease on his TXC310. “I was ‘on rails’ through test one with that fourth-place finish,” Delong said. “I stalled it a few times in the other test but hit the electric start and off I would go again. But my last two tests cost me today.” Delong went on to finish a respectable eighth place – a good jumping off point in such a competitive series.
The day was a bit more challenging for Enduro first-timer Jason Thomas. The GNCC regular finished in 17th place after battling through the trees. “I need to train more in the tight trees,” Thomas admitted. “Some spots you had to stop and turn your bars just to get through. I will be better next race.”
The FAR Husqvarna team will head to Greensboro, Georgia in three weeks for round two of the AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series on February 19.