Round four of the 2014 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series was a good one for Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna. Held in Park Hill, MO, the Lead Belt National Enduro this past weekend saw two Husqvarna’s on the podium. Factory Husqvarna rider Andrew DeLong carded a solid third-place result, while AirGroup Racing Husqvarna-mounted Nick Fahringer finished second. Taking the win was FMF/KTM’s Charlie Mullins.
"It was great to see two Husqvarnas on the podium today," said Husqvarna Racing Manager Andy Jefferson. "Nick and Andrew both rode very well – congratulations to Nick Fahringer and the AirGroup Racing Husqvarna team. We still have a lot of racing left to go this year, and we're looking to keep this momentum going." (Photo by Shan Moore)
More than 500 riders turned out to participate in the 65-mile Lead Belt. The lengthy course wended its way through Missouri’s St. Joe State Park and utilized the area’s retired Lead Belt mine. The overall terrain includes classic single-track and rocky spots, with some fast, sandy sections thrown in for good measure. Although weather leading up to the Lead Belt event was rainy, conditions for the actual event improved and were deemed “perfect” by the participants.
"It was an absolutely beautiful place for a race," said Jefferson. "I'm really happy with the way Andrew was riding today; he's really starting to put it together."
The Husqvarna Factory Racing team also had a solid showing in the Sawmill Run, round seven of the 2014 AMA/SRT National Hare & Hound series that was held over the weekend in Caliente, NV. Husqvarna factory rider Jacob Argubright overcame a poor start in the event and managed to work his way up to fourth and finish just shy of the podium.
Tags: 65-mile Lead Belt, Andrew DeLong, Argubright, Caliente, Husqvarna, Husqvarna Factory Racing, Jacob, Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, Missouri, Motorsports, Nick Fahringer, Podium, St. Joe State Park"I got a terrible start and after that, it was just a long day in the dust," Argubright said. "It was super silty the whole day. Through the trees, in the single track it was really bad. I tried to make as many passes as I could, but it was a short race – only two hours."