Amateur Rider Spotlight- Ben Parsons, AA

 Ben finishing strong at the Dragon's Back National Enduro in Virginia this past May

Ben finishing strong at the Dragon's Back National Enduro in Virginia this past May

NEPG AMATEUR RIDER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Ben Parsons
Age: 20
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Local Series: Florida Trail Riders
Class: AA
Bike: Husqvarna FC450
Sponsors: Seat Concepts, Pro Circuit, FXR Racing, HBD graphics, IMS, Cycra, Sidi, Bell, Rekluse, 100% Goggles, Mobius, and of course my Mom, Dad, and all my other family for all they do for me as well!

Small description as to why you chose to race the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series: I choose to race the National Enduro Series for a couple reasons. For one, it is known as such a prestigious series throughout the off-road industry, so it is really cool for me as a rider to be a small part of that each weekend! And two, I really think it makes you a better rider all around, helps you sharpen your skills for different disciplines of racing as well. 


Your favorite race so far: Favorite race has been the Dragons Back in VA! Great trail and great dirt all day


Favorite moment on the National Enduro Series: That’s a tough one, but I would have to say the first test of the day at the at the Oklahoma, Zink Ranch Emduro last year, I really enjoyed racing where the ISDE was once held, and earned my best overall on a test with 7th OA there. 


Goals for the Season: The big picture would definitely be the AA championship, but I’m just taking it race by race and having fun enjoying the experiences along the way!
 

 Ben at 2018 Sumter National Enduro in South Carolina 

Ben at 2018 Sumter National Enduro in South Carolina 

 Ben nagivating the rocky up hill at the Dragon's Back National Enduro. 

Ben nagivating the rocky up hill at the Dragon's Back National Enduro.