Factory Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong Strong at Lead Belt National Enduro

Rain on Wednesday and Thursday leading up to the Lead Belt National Enduro gave way to “perfect” conditions at the Park Hills venue in Missouri, where Factory Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong carded a third-place finish. DeLong shared the podium with fellow Husqvarna rider Nick Fahringer, who carded second place overall. A third Husqvarna and another DeLong celebrated a big win at the Lead Belt National Enduro – Craig DeLong was impressive on his way to the AA-Expert overall win and 10th overall.

“It was an absolutely beautiful place for a race,” commented Husqvarna Racing Manager Andy Jefferson. “I’m really happy with the way Andrew was riding today; he’s really starting to put it together.”

Andrew ran in a strong second place for the first half of the day, and held a 9-second lead over Fahringer going into the fourth test. Unfortunately that’s where the small mistakes started taking their toll on Andrew. A crash in tests four and five saw him slip to third overall, but he minimized the damage and managed to end the day with his FE 350 on the podium.

“It was great to see two Husqvarnas on the podium today,” Jefferson continued. “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.”

Lead Belt National Enduro Overall:

1. Charlie Mullins
2. Nick Fahringer (Husqvarna)
3. Andrew DeLong (Husqvarna)
4. Brad Bakken
5. Jesse Groemm
6. Cory Buttrick
7. Grant Baylor
8. Michael Lafferty
9. Ryder Lafferty (Husqvarna)
10. Craig DeLong (Husqvarna)