For Immediate Release
Photos by Shan Moore
Beta USA's factory team kicked off their Eastern swing season in Sumter, South Carolina this past weekend for round one of the AMA National Enduro series. The series continues to gain strength under the direction of Alan Randt and his crew with more than 600 racers signing up.
Factory Beta racer Jesse Groemm finished on the box in third after running second most of the event. Racing his Factory Beta 250 RR tuned by coach and race mechanic Jeff Pasqua, Groemm won the second special test and finished second in two others.
Jesse Groemm- "The racing today was super tight I was 20 seconds off the winner and only 2 seconds off of second place, there's a bunch of places throughout the day I wish I made up two seconds but I'm very happy to start 2016 with a podium finish! My 250 RR had the perfect balance of smooth power, a huge thanks to everyone at Beta USA,
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING'S JOSH STRANG AND ANDREW DELONG SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE OPENING ROUND OF THE NATIONAL ENDURO SEASON
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.
Bobbitt Finishes 2nd at Opening National Enduro
Wedgefield, SC – FMF KTM Factory Team rider Russell Bobbitt narrowly missed out on the win at the opening round of the AMA National Enduro Series, finishing 2nd by a margin of 19 seconds. His teammate, Charlie Mullins, finished 8th in his first National Enduro back in just shy of two years while Kacy Martinez took a 2nd place result in the Women’s class.
It was Mullins who claimed the win in the opening test of the Sumter Enduro. Despite breaking his foot two weeks ago
(Wedgefield, South Carolina, February 7, 2016) - Grant Baylor kicked off the 2016 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series with an exciting win, topping the 47th running of the Sumter National Enduro by 18 seconds over runner-up Russell Bobbitt.
Though he won only one of the six tests, Baylor relied on consistency to claim the “W” on the tight and sandy South Carolina trails. The N-Fab/Am Pro Yamaha rider turned the fastest time in the third test, which proved to be the turning point as he never relinquished the lead after that point in the race.
Baylor’s win was the second of his career, having closed out the 2015 season with a victory in Indiana.
“I’m pretty happy to come away from here with the win because I usually don’t do well in Sumter
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