Motion Pro sponsored Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing Off-Road rider Andrew DeLong takes 5th at Rattlesnake Enduro

PRESS INFORMATION, 7/27/15

ANDREW DELONG PLACES 5TH AT RATTLESNAKE NATIONAL ENDURO

JOSH STRANG RETURNS TO THE NATIONAL ENDURO SERIES AFTER INJURY

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off-Road Team returned to the National Enduro circuit this weekend in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania.  Greeted by warm temperatures and light afternoon rain, teammates Andrew DeLong and Josh Strang positioned at the start of the Rattlesnake Enduro with hope and angst. 

The course was comprised of six tests; all which were in the 6 mile range. The race began on a grass track followed by 5 tests in the usual tight woods. The terrain proved challenging for the riders to read as the dirt was mixed with embedded rock.  After a few weeks off from racing both DeLong and Strang, had some time to heal up from their recent injuries.  DeLong started strong with top 3 finishes in the first three tests. As the day went on, his wrist injury was starting to affect his riding and he had to adjust his speed and stance to cradle his injured wrist. Although still not feeling 100%, DeLong put in a solid ride to 5th overall.

“It was a pretty good day as I rode well the first three tests.  Then my wrist and hand started to bother me making it difficult to hold onto the bike. I finished 5th really close behind 3rd and 4th. I really hope to return to the next round fully healed.”

The Rattlesnake Enduro marked Josh Strang’s first race back since his shoulder injury. He also chose to ride his FC 450 for the first time at the Enduro Series this round. Josh struggled throughout the day to find his rhythm and comfort finishing 16th in the Pro class. However, Strang claimed that his shoulder injury has subsided and he is looking forward to the next race.

 

 Pro Results –

1          STEWARD BAYLOR JR

2          GRANT BAYLOR          

3          JESSE GROEMM        

4          RUSSELL BOBBITT      

5          ANDREW DELONG       HSQ

6          KAILUB RUSSELL        

7          NICK FAHRINGER        HSQ

8          CORY BUTTRICK         

9          RYDER LAFFERTY       HSQ

10         BROC HEPLER

16         JOSH STRANG             HSQ    

 

Pro Class Points –

1          KAILUB RUSSELL                     150

2          STEWARD BAYLOR JR             126

3          RUSSELL BOBBITT                   125

4          GRANT BAYLOR                       117

5          ANDREW DELONG                   102

6          BRAD BAKKEN YAM                 78

7          CORY BUTTRICK                      76

8          RYDER LAFFERTY                   63

9          CRAIG DELONG                       61

10         JESSE GROEMM                     48

15         Josh Strang                             30