Ten years later, Strang is still racing offroad in the U. Strang also uses a Braking front rotor. Follow Us: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter:. The lightweight Super B batteries are used to save weight. So pretty much after the Six Days, after the first of December, I got to ride the new. It might have something to do with the fact I spent 15 years on a Japanese bike before I got onto the European bike. Then Sunday it was a lot better.
Last year, the summer went a little better for me as far as riding goes and results-wise, and having good results at the Sprint Enduros over the summer helped. Missouri rider Kole Hensley took the win in the Open A class with a 12th overall finish. . In part one of this three-part series, Josh reflects on his childhood growing up in Australia around dirt bikes, his move overseas, and the difficulties of establishing his racing career in a foreign country. I just need to work on my Cross test skills. So I spent the rest of the weekend making up for that mistake. The cross test got kind of whoopy and rough.
Did you make any changes on the bike from Saturday to Sunday? Other than that, it was minor. I felt more comfortable on it straight away than I have in the past. At the age of eighteen, Josh Strang left his native Australia and moved to the United States to pursue his dream of racing dirt bikes. Like his teammate, Andrew DeLong, Strang puts a big emphasis on his brakes and his team, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing makes sure DeLong and Strang have the best and strongest brakes available, so they go to the Husqvarna Power Parts catalog and order up Brembo one-piece calipers, which are much better at dissipating heat than the stock units. I just think things started clicking off a little better. Saturday I think I may have put a little bit more pressure on myself.
The woods test was actually really weird; once you got out of the pines, it went to like a clay base almost. Dirt Rider spoke to Strang at the recent Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro in South Carolina. Then just dialing the bike in. Factory Services builds the engines for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, and Strang likes good mid-range. You really came on strong at the end of last year and at Six Days. I picked lines that put me in the grass instead of in the silt and I was able to make up a lot of time—it was good.
Stang Takes Over Series Lead Josh Strange took the overall win at the Wade Farm Sprint Enduro in Indiana. We also offer service and warranty on all of our other shortline manufacture equipment lines that we carry. The weekend started off a little steady. Or did you do anything different? I was disappointed with my individual result at Six Days. I was happy with it straight away. He won one of the Cross tests and was in contention to win a few others. Our team result was really good, but individually I would have liked to have been a little higher up.
He rider got off to a slow start on Saturday, but turned up the heat on Sunday and moved ahead of Jordan Ashburn and into fifth in the final results. First race on the new bike, just changing some small things, getting used to everything, how everyone runs, and everything. I think that may have something to do with it. The last couple tests were good for me. I had a fast time going for me in the final test but I ended up falling and I thought maybe I gave up a place but I was able to hold onto third.
I still need to find a little speed in the woods but I was pretty competitive with the Pro2 riders in the Cross test. When I got on the bike, honestly it was a little bit harder to get used to than I originally had thought from when I rode it the very first time. More so, we are a fully trained and authorized Versatile, McCormick and Cub Cadet service center. But once I got used to it, I was right at home. The Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series resumes action with round seven of its series at Big Buck Farm in Union, South Carolina on September 2-3. Defending series champion Steward Baylor rounded out the top five. Overall, it was a good weekend for us.
Austin Lee was 11th overall and third in Pro2. Dirt Rider may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. We just made changes to adjust to the conditions. You had a pretty good debut at the Sprint Enduro in South Carolina. I think a lot of people were struggling this weekend with that. He used the event to get back in the swing of things after sitting out a few weeks due to a wrist injury. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing also runs billet Dubya Talon hubs with Excel A60 rims.
Is that just a function of getting over your injuries? Photo: Darin Chapman Strang got things started by winning the opening test—a Cross test—and then added two more test wins to complete the event, although it was his consistently fast second- and third-place finishes that clinched the victory for him. No, still doing the same work and everything. I was in the mix until the final test, but I fell into a deep rut and got stuck for a long time and that put me out of the running. I think I just remembered how they work. Maybe you got inspired a little more or something? Cycle News Staff August 13, 2018 Josh Strang Rockstar Energy Husqvarna claimed his second overall victory of the season with an impressive performance at August 11-12 Wade Farm Sprint Enduro in Campbellsburg, Indiana, topping runner-up Thad DuVall Rockstar Energy Husqvarna by 28 seconds after two days of racing. . .