Team Kenda Titus Hayes' Andy Schultz took his team's first solo win this past weekend at the Gardner Canyon Grind in Sonoita, Arizona. Racing along side his brother Sam for the first time since both turned pro, they took an early lead on the first lap along with two other riders. By the end of the lap, the pair had dropped their companions and was working together as they rolled along the hilly fire roads into a strong headwind. When they entered the singletrack descent, Sam flatted and Andy soloed for the rest of the day, cruising to the win.
After the event, Andy spent time with many of the junior racers taking part in the race. He invited them to spend more time with the team at the NOVA Desert Classic in early April. Schultz and his team head next to the first National Mountain Bike Series (NMBS) event in Fontana, California at the end of March.