Former AMA National Enduro Champion Andrew Delong will race for Airgroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna Racing alongside Thorn Devlin in a two-rider team.
Airgroup Racing and Enduro Engineering have joined forces for 2017 to form Airgroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna Racing, a two-rider off-road team consisting of Andrew Delong and Expert-AA rider Thorn Devlin.
DeLong comes to the team with an impressive list of accomplishments, including the 2014 Kenda AMA National Enduro Championship title. The Pennsylvania native has been plagued by injury during the past two seasons, however the former Factory Husqvarna rider is looking forward to getting back on the winning track in 2017 with his new team.
“The last two years have been a struggle because of my injury and I think I’m finally healthy and ready to fight for a championship again,” said DeLong.
“I’m excited to be a part of Airgroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna Racing and I feel this team will give me the flexibility I need to deal with racing on my own terms and to do what I feel is best for my racing career, including what events and what bike I want to ride.”
DeLong, who is currently alternating between a TX300 and an FX350, will concentrate on the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in 2017 as well as riding select rounds of the GNCC series and a handful of special high profile off-road events.
Devlin will ride a TX300 in the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series as well as select special high profile events. The 19-year-old from Tamaqua, Pennsylvania had a career-best third overall finish at last year’s Rattlesnake National Enduro in Pennsylvania, and is looking forward to his first full season on the national enduro circuit.
“I grew up riding in the rocks near my home in Pennsylvania, and that’s where I feel most comfortable, but I’m looking forward to expanding my horizons by riding the wide variety of terrain that the national enduro series offers,” says Devlin.
The team will be managed by longtime enduro enthusiast and Pro Bass fisherman Bob McCumby, with Mike “Napper” Napieralski serving as head race mechanic.
The first national appearance for DeLong, Devlin and Airgroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna Racing will be round one of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in Sumter, South Carolina, on February 5th.
Airgroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna Racing is proud to partner with the following sponsors: Airgroup, Enduro Engineering, Husqvarna, Kenda Tires, Moose Racing, SiDi, Bell, 100%, Rekluse, FMF, Boyesen, Braking, Pro-Wheel, XC Gear, Pro Taper, Bel-Ray, Sunstar, Hiflo Filtro Filters, Bikegraphix, IMS.
Photos: Shan Moore