Nearly 800 motorcycle racers would compete in the Sumter National on Sunday, Feb. 7, in the first round of the KENDA AMA National Enduro Championship Series.
Morrisonville racers Jhak Walker and his father Jeremy were among those lined up for the race, which took place in Manchester State Forest in Wedgefield, SC.
Jhak Walker finished second in the B 200 class, posting a time 148 minutes and 13 seconds to finish 27 seconds behind Nicholas Defeo.Walker, who finished 289th overall, had the fastest time in three of the five sections of the race.
Jeremy Walker would finish 14th in the A 40+ class, with a time of 199 minutes and 19 seconds for six sections. Finishing 203rd overall on the day, Walker was 25 minutes behind the class winner, Robert Hnath.
Last year, Jhak Walker finished second in the final standings of the B 200 class, posting a win and five top five finishes. Jeremy Walker raced in one round and finished eighth overall in the final race of the season.
Jhak’s older brother, Jhadyn Walker, also ran the series last year, placing fifth in the A Open class, but is still recovering from an injury suffered at a Hillbilly Gran Prix race on Jan. 10.
The next KENDA AMA National Enduro Championship Series race is April 25, the Cajun Classic National, in Forest Hill, LA.