Husqvarna’s FAR Team Ready For National Enduro Series Opener
Fred Andrews Racing marks Husky’s return to National Enduro Competition
CORONA, CA – January 26, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – It’s where competition began for Husqvarna in America, and Fred Andrews Racing (FAR) is bringing the iconic brand back to its origins. The 2012 AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series kicks off in Wedgefield, South Carolina, and Husqvarna is proud to once again be a part of it.
Andrews and his race team – consisting of Jason Thomas and Andrew Delong – have been hard at work, training and testing in Florida, and are looking forward to kicking off the 2012 race season. Thomas will be racing the TC250 and Delong is contesting the 2012 season aboard a TXC310.
“We’re excited to get back to enduros,” Andrews said. “Husqvarna made a vast improvement over least year’s bikes. The 2011s were good, but this year’s are better. We’ve got some new exhaust systems from Pro Circuit and we’re excited to go racing!”
The Husqvarna brand might be a seasoned fixture when it comes to racing enduros, but Thomas and Delong are relatively new to the series and the race format. Andrews – himself a multi-time National Enduro winner – admits that initial expectations are modest. He expects to see great things from the FAR duo once they get some enduro experience under their belts.
“We’re definitely going to be top-ten guys – maybe top-five starting out,” Andrews commented. “As the year goes on, we’re going to be looking to do better. We’re going to try to win one, or some. But our main goal is to bring Husky back to the enduros and show people that we have a strong presence and we’re going to get better.”
For more information on the Husqvarna Fred Andrews Racing team go to www.FARHusqvarna.com. For more information on this weekend’s AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series opening round, visit www.NationalEnduro.com.
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Husqvarna Motorcycles, a part of the BMW Group since October 2007, are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Varese, Italy since 1987.
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