- Bike Checks
On the East Coast, the FAR Husqvarna team was in full race mode at the Snowshoe GNCC in Snowshoe, West Virginia.Andrew DeLongand his TC250 were on fire, yet again. The XC2-class whiz was in the hunt for another class win and overall podium, but while leading the XC2 charge and running third overall, DeLong made a mistake on an uphill just outside of the pits. The hang-up cost him the lead and dropped him back by 30 seconds. Ultimately, Andrew crossed the finish line second in the XC2 class, just shy of the leader and physically fifth overall.
"I couldn't get rolling today," Andrew explained. "I started well, but my bike setup was just off a little. With so many rocks on the course I just tried to give it my all; unfortunately it wasn't enough and I had to settle for second. But for the next rocky round I know what we need to change on the bike."
With just five rounds remaining, DeLong has moved to within two points of third overall, despite missing the first two events of the series. The FAR Husqvarna team returns to racing Sunday, July 8 in Millville, Ohio for the next round of the series.
DeLong's FAR Husqvarna teammateNick Davissuffered a DNF after running into some bad luck on the challenging Snowshoe course, but is looking forward to turning his luck around at the next round.
Country music star and friend of the FAR Husqvarna team,Craig Morgan, returned to racing his Husqvarna in Snowshoe. After a Saturday night concert for the fans at the event, Morgan was on the starting line the next morning, taking ninth in class when the checkered flag was thrown.
Upstate Cycle/Husqvarna support riderVance Earlmanaged to get a win of his own on Sunday morning, taking the 50+ class win as well as the overall victory in the morning event aboard his TXC310.
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