Husqvarna's Andrew DeLong Rallies at Tennessee Rad Dad National Enduro
Rain just before the weekend left behind "perfect" conditions for racers at the Rad Dad National Enduro in West Point, Tennessee. Factory Husqvarna's Andrew DeLong started his day strong aboard his FE 350, and maintained a solid top-three position through the first four tests of the day, but had to settle for sixth overall after crashes on the last two tests.
"We were gunning for the podium today," commented Race Team Manager Andy Jefferson, "and it looked like that's exactly where Andrew was going to end up. He was definitely on his game today but mistakes ended up costing him."
A crash on test four and another on test five cost Andrew valuable seconds in his overall score. Fortunately he was able to regroup and finish both tests, but not before he was relegated to sixth overall.
"It's definitely not the result we were hoping for," Andrew lamented. "I was feeling really solid today and my FE 350 is running great so we should have been on the podium. The electric start was really valuable in getting me going after those crashes so I'm grateful for that."
At the end of the day, however, there was a new Husqvarna on the overall podium at the Rad Dad National Enduro. AirGroup Husqvarna support rider Nick Fahringer piloted his TE 300 to a strong third-place finish in Tennessee. Congratulations to Nick and the AirGroup Racing team!
DeLong and the Factory Husqvarna Off-road Team are already looking forward to next weekend where they will be back in action at the Big Buck GNCC in South Carolina.
Caption: Factory Husqvarna's Andrew DeLong started his day strong, but ultimately finished sixth at the National Enduro in West Point, Tennessee. Photo: Shan Moore