Husqvarna Race Report

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ANDREW DELONG PLACES 6TH AT INYAN KARA NATIONAL ENDURO FOR ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING

HUSQVARNA RIDER, CRAIG DELONG, FINISHES TOP TEN IN WYOMING.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew DeLong returned for the 6th round of the AMA National Enduro Championship Series, known as the Inyan Kara National Enduro, with hopes of a reoccurrence of the previous round. The riders woke Sunday morning at 6,000 feet elevation in Upton, Wyoming to almost 2 inches of rainfall; giving cause for the officials to shorten the course from 6 to 5 tests. The rain created many unpassable streams as the composition of the terrain in Upton was not absorbent of the water. Many riders were not able to complete the first test because of the difficulty level, but Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory rider, Andrew DeLong was not stopped, and finished the test 5th. Moving into test 2, DeLong had more knowledge of the slippery dirt, riding smart and finishing 5th again. He stayed consistent througout the rest of the day, only scarificing one position to an overall 6th place finish.

 

“It was a fun but tough race. I‘m just pumped I made it through the race despite my injured wrist and was able to get some points,” explained DeLong.

 

The reigning champ’s younger brother, Craig DeLong also put in an impressive ride on his TC 250, ending the day 9th overall.

 

Josh Strang of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing remained sidelined due to previous injury and is focused on heeling for GNCC.

 

Pro Results –

1          KAILUB RUSSELL     

2          RUSSELL BOBBITT  

3          IAN BLYTHE   

4          CORY BUTTRICK     

5          GRANT BAYLOR       

6          ANDREW DELONG – Husqvarna

7          STEWARD BAYLOR JR       

8          JESSE GROEMM      

9          CRAIG DELONG - Husqvarna

10        BRAD BAKKEN         

 

Series Points –

1          KAILUB RUSSELL      135

2          RUSSELL BOBBITT   107

3          STEWARD BAYLOR JR        96

4          GRANT BAYLOR        92

5          ANDREW DELONG   86

6          BRAD BAKKEN          69

7          CORY BUTTRICK      63

8          CRAIG DELONG       53

9          RYDER LAFFERTY   51

10        TREVOR AARON BOLLINGER         47