Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series Round 1 Overview:
Location:
Gaston, SC

Beta Factory Race Team Results:

  • #282, Mike Witkowski finished in 3rd place at round 1 of the Sprint Enduro Series, only 2 seconds back from 2nd place.
  • #99 Cody Barnes rode his Beta 250 RR Race Edition to a 5th place finish in the Pro 2 Class.

The next event for both riders will be at the first round of the 2019 Grand National Cross Country series on February 24th in Union, South Carolina. For more information about the GNCC series go to:
www.gnccracing.com

Photo by Shan Moore

MIKE WITKOWSKI

Bike: Beta 300 RR Race Edition

“I started out with some times that I should not be putting down, and it took me some time to get everything dialed in on day 1. I was down a good bit in time after one day of racing. On day 2 I put the hammer down on the rough course and had some impressive times that put me into second. Once we finished up our last test of the day I was bummed to see I had lost to second place by only 2 seconds! After a full weekend of racing, it is pretty crazy to see that it comes down to only 2 seconds, but I am happy to start the season on the podium in 3rd and healthy heading into round 1 of GNCC in a couple weeks! Thanks Beta and the whole team for all the support this season. We are off to a good start!” 

Photo by Shan Moore

CODY BARNES

Bike: Beta 250 RR Race Edition

“On day one I started off pretty poor. I over rode the first 2 test pushing too hard and making a lot of mistakes. As the day went on I felt better on the bike and started to make ground on the people in front of me. On the second day, I had a much better first two test and was siting in 3rd for the day. Sadly a little issue in the 4th test of the day really put a damper on it, and I ended up dropping back some positions, but was able to put in solid test results in the final two tests of the day. After both days I finished in the 5th spot in Pro2. I’m happy with how I rode both days and my Beta 250 RR was working awesome in the deep sand and gnarly woods! It was a good change in pace to try one of these races as I’ve never done a Full Gas Sprint Enduro before. I really liked the racing format, and I’m looking forward to hitting more of these hopefully as the year goes on.” 

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