Sumter National Enduro. Heavy rains overnight left the Sumter soil saturated, making for ideal riding conditions on Sunday for the race. Rachel Gutish got off to a solid start for the season by finishing 2nd in the Women’s Elite class. Beta Racing newcomer Max Fernandez finished 9th place in his first National Enduro for the team. Thorn Devlin had a mechanical mishap that led to a DNF. He will look to rebound from the tough start at the 1st GNCC in two weekends from now.

Results

Women’s Elite
Rachel Gutish – 2nd

NE Pro 1
Thorn Devlin – DNF

NE Pro 2
Max Fernandez – 9th

Rachel Gutish
Factory 300 RR

“I’m very pleased to be starting off the season with a second-place finish at the Sumter NEPG. Usually, I struggle at this round. Second place is by far my best finish ever here! It’s nice to not be starting out the NEPG season in a hole as far as the NEPG series points are concerned. And I think finishing so well here is a good sign for how the rest of the season is going to go.”

Max Fernandez
Factory 250 RR

“Not the result I was looking for but it was a good experience in my first National Enduro. I learned a lot and will continue to each race to get better. I really like the set up of my bike and I’m looking forward to the season ahead as a rider to Beta Racing.”

Thorn Devlin
Factory 350 RR

“Tough start to the season yesterday. A mishap had me finding the truck early in section one for a repair and ultimately that led to a DNF. The team gave everything they had to keep me on the trail for 5 more tests and fought to the end. Moving up from here.”

Courtesy Beta