Argentinian beach race By the staff of Dirt Wheels
The 11th edition of the hugely popular Enduro del Verano beach race took place this spring in Argentina. The event has multiple classes, including teams and minis for the ATVs. Over 500 riders filled the 6-mile layout and included the End of Summer festival that’s near the small town of Villa Gesell, south of Buenos Aires. We have plans already underway to attend next year’s event, so we will let the photos tell the story from 2020.
The Enduro Del Verano event attracts racers from all over the world and hordes of spectators, taking part in the End of Summer festival centered around great ATV racing.
Monster Energy Drink is not only a major sponsor of the event in Argentina, they put on a world-class freestyle show with high-flying dirt bikes and ATVs.
Sand is a different animal to race in. Take a corner too wide and the soft fluff can suck you away from the racing line. AMA Pro racer Nick Gennusa learned the hard way but still managed a top-five finish.
AMA national champion Chad Wienen finished in the runner-up position in the main ATV race, but took the win in the shorter Super ATV race. The race happens every year during the third week in February.
Jose Guerra took the overall win for the ATV main event. The sand puts up a big immediate roost behind the quad, but the dust doesn’t hang in the air like it does in dirt.
The course is a wide, 6-mile-long sand trail out to the coastline and back into the stadium section. Spectators line the course and make a party out of the End of Summer event.
Specially selected, tall tires from Gold Speed are buffed to float across the sand better than a typical knobby tire does. Thomas Cuncevich took ninth in the Pro class.
Chad Wienen has been representing the U.S. down in South America for a handful of years. He’s always a favorite to win.
Eleven ATV classes with a total of 570 riders take to the track at the same time in the 55-minute ATV main event. Federico Rudolf took sixth place in the Seniors class aboard his Yamaha YFZ450R.
ENDURO DEL VERANO PRO RACE RESULTS & CLASS WINNERS
OPEN PRO TOP 10
1. Jose Guerra
2. Chad Wienen
3. Nahuel Coleur
4. Nick Gennusa
5. Facundo Fauret
6. Martin Gramigna
7. Catriel Altamirano
8. Lucas Estomba
9. Thomas Guncevich
10. Sebastian Molina
Women: Julieta Martinez
250cc Limited:Stephano Lembo
Master A: Sebastian Granier
Master B: L Diego Dell
Master C: Gustavo Rebora
Master D: Hector Saranite
Amateur A: Maximiliano Garcia
Amateur B: Sebastian Diaz