PRESS INFORMATION, 07/24/2017
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S THAD DUVALL TAKES THE OVERALL WIN AT THE RATTLESNAKE NATIONAL ENDURO
Teammate Josh Strang trails closely behind for a second place finish
The Rattlesnake National Enduro took place this weekend in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania where course conditions were slick due to rain the two days prior to the race. The Rattlesnake Enduro was set to be one of the most technical of this seasons races due to the extremely rocky terrain, with all six tests ranging from 6 to 8.5 miles.
The tough conditions are where Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall thrives and this round was no different. Off the start, he would charge with determination to finish the first two tests in the second place position. Test number three proved to be the toughest stage for Duvall where a fall would cost him unfortunate time loss for a ninth place finish. As the day continued, he would regain momentum and progress all the way until the last test where he finished first. Despite some time loss, Duvall’s consistent times allowed him the overall win which in turn made him the series point’s leader!
“Round 5 was tough with the slippery conditions in the rocks, but I stayed positive and made my ride count with another win aboard my FX 350! said an excited Thad Duvall.
Josh Strang leapt off the line and never loked back, winning the first test by a mere one second over Duvall. Strang maintained speed throughout the upcoming tests finishing within the top four on all remaining tests. This solid ride and unbeatable stamina led Strang to finishing in second place overall, his best finish of the season.
“Today was a good day and it was a relief to get such a solid result. My foot is starting to come around and this boost has really helped me feel more confident in my enduro prep.” said Josh Strang.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Thad Duvall and Josh Strang will make their way next to Matthews, Indiana for Round 6 of the National Enduro on August 20th.
Rattlesnake National Enduro Round 5 Pro Results:
1. Thad Duvall (HUS)
2. Josh Strang (HUS)
3. Josh Toth (YAM)
2017 National Enduro Series Points:
1. Thad Duvall 127 points
2. Steward Baylor Jr 123 points
3. Grant Baylor 88 points
10. Josh Strang 44 points