ANDREW DELONG RETURNS TO THE PODIUM AT THE 5TH ROUND OF THE AMA NATIONAL ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.
RYAN SIPES FINISHES 6TH OF THE LEAD BELT NATIONAL ENDURO.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Andrew DeLong returned to the podium for the 5th round of the AMA National Enduro Championship Series in Park Hills, Missouri. The day started off with wet conditions as a result of some early morning rain, but the skies cleared as the day went on, to the advantage of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders.
The reigning champ, DeLong, came into the event ready for battle with the goal of victory in front of his mind. The race started off on a high with Andrew finishing 3rd in the first test. Just before the start of test 2, the rain stopped making for better riding conditions for Andrew who put together a good ride, finishing the test 2nd. From that point on he would finish top 3 in all but one test. As the day came to an end Andrew stayed strong and finished 3rd overall.
“It started out a good day, the first three tests I rode well still coping with an injury. I was shooting for the top step of the podium but settled for 3rd. I’m still really pushing for that top box. I look forward to getting back out there next round,” explained DeLong.
Ryan Sipes had a better go at the National Enduro Series this time, finishing a few tests in the top 3. Ultimately one mistake cost him a top 5 finish but finished with a solid 6th place.
“I’m really feeling good with the bike and my adapting to this type of racing. I look forward to building my experience level and maybe reaching that podium one day!” said Sipes.
Josh Strang of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing sat out to recover from his injury sustained at the last round and focus on getting better for the GNCC.
Pro Results –
Series Points –
1 KAILUB RUSSELL - 105
2 STEWARD BAYLOR JR - 82
3 RUSSELL BOBBITT - 82
4 GRANT BAYLOR - 76
5 ANDREW DELONG - 71
6 BRAD BAKKEN - 58
7 TREVOR AARON BOLLINGER - 47
8 CORY BUTTRICK - 45
9 RYDER LAFFERTY - 42
10 CRAIG DELONG - 41
11 JOSH STRANG - 30
12 CHRIS BACH - 26
13 DANIEL MILNER - 25
14 RYAN SIPES - 24
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