PRESS INFORMATION, 10/16/2017
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S THAD DUVALL CLAIMS 3RD AT ZINK RANCH NATIONAL ENDURO
JOSH STRANG RACES TO A 8TH PLACE IN THE PRO CLASS
The Zink Ranch National Enduro took place this weekend in Sand Springs, Oklahoma where the weather was in the mid-60’s and near perfect for racing The terrain consisted of a mix between good tacky dirt to some rocky sections. The race consisted of seven tests as opposed to the usual six.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall made his return back to racing after an injury sustained at the 2017 ISDE. He had a slow start finishing the first test in the fifth position. In order to comeback and fight to keep his overall championship points lead, Duvall powered through test two and finished first across the line. His momentum carried in all of the remaining rounds where he rode mistake free finishing first in test three and second and third in the final three tests. Unfortunately for Duvall, the battle was so tight between the top three riders that he was only able to pull off a third place finish, resulting in him falling into second place for the series points. The final round, taking place on November 5th in Stanton, Alabama will be a winner take all race.
“It felt great to be back to racing. I am feeling back to myself. I was being pushed by the top guys and it was a tight race. I am happy to have the third place finish, but need to fight in the final round for the overall win to get that championship!” said an excited Thad Duvall.
Josh Strang would also ride a very consistent race claiming third in the first test, his best of the day. He rode mistake free, but was challenged by those in front of him. Strang would finish out the day in 8th for the Pro class.
Lead Belt National Enduro Round 8 Pro Results:
1. Steward Baylor Jr. (KTM)
2. Grant Baylor (HUS)
3. Thad Duvall (HUS)
8. Josh Strang (HUS)
National Enduro Pro Overall Points:
1. Steward Baylor Jr (KTM)… 201 points
2. Thad Duvall (HUS)… 199 points
3. Grant Baylor (HUS)… 159 points
8. Josh Strang (HUS)… 86 points