The following is an industry press release...
The KENDA Full Gas Three Day Enduro took place this weekend in Greeneville, Tennessee. The enduro was unique and mimicked the ISDE format with three styles of tests; cross, enduro, and motocross. Riders were to race the cross and enduro stages multiple times throughout the first two days of the three day race. The motocross test was only used once, for the final day.
On Day 1, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall took off on his FX 350 and battled the slick conditions caused by the rain. He won the first test by 14 seconds and from that point was able to consistently finish top three throughout the day. Ending the day on a high note, Duvall had won a total of three tests, and held the overall lead by just over one-minute. Josh Strang rode his FX 450 with calculated precision through day one. He tackled the tests and rode at a great pace and by the end of the day he was second overall with a 20 second lead over third place.
The course conditions for Day 2 had drastically changed due to a downpour of rain overnight. The Tennessee terrain turned muddy, slick, and made for a more technical ride. Duvall held steady and managed to finish inside of the top five for each test, winning a total of three. This extended his lead to a one-minute, thirty-second lead over second place. Josh Strang started the second day off with some difficulty due to the course being extremely slick. With the final test approaching, Strang had regained momentum to be able to overtake a top three finish, but getting stuck in a soft rut caused him to lose time and finish the day sixth for the day.
Day 3 broke with better weather allowing for the motocross track to dry out for the final test. Thad Duvall jumped off the line and rounded the first turn in fourth. He quickly passed the competition and moved into second place where he ultimately finished. This was enough for him to take the overall win at the Three Day Enduro race. Josh Strang had a mid-pack start but was able to pick riders off, and moved into fourth place. He battled to hold position but finished the test in the fifth position, which was his final finishing position for the Three Day Enduro.