Second for Andrew DeLong At Mammoth GNCC
DeLong finishes fifth overall, Nick Davis fourth in class in his GNCC debut with FAR Husqvarna.
Corona, CA - April 30, 2012 - The Fred Andrews Racing (FAR) Husqvarna team visited a new stop on the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) circuit in Park City, Kentucky, where Andrew DeLong scored a second place finish in XC2, and an impressive fifth overall. Newly signed teammate, Nick Davis, rode to an impressive fourth place in XC2 (11th overall) in his GNCC debut with FAR Husqvarna.
The 12-mile loop of the Mammoth GNCC was full of rock gardens and a crowd favorite nasty uphill but DeLong and Davis handled it with ease. Fighting the 80-degree heat, the FAR team continued to post faster laps as the race pressed on. DeLong found himself in the lead after three laps, but a mistake quickly dropped him back to third. Fortunately he was able to regain one position before the checkered flag for a second-place finish.
"I had a good day today," Andrew explained. "I pushed to the front and wanted the win bad today. I still don't feel 100 percent, but I'm getting close. It was fun to race with those guys today; fifth overall is awesome!"
FAR's newest racer, Nick Davis, looked right at home on his TC250. "I am so excited to be on this bike," Davis said. "I love the way it rides, and the team is just so supportive. When I came in for fuel, the crew had the bike full before I was even ready to take off! This was my first GNCC finish of the year, and I couldn't be happier."
"I am so proud of my riders today," commented team manager Fred Andrews. "Andrew rode strong, fighting for the win, only to come up a little short. Nick was a rider that was very much under the radar... So much for being an unknown rider now!"
The FAR Husqvarna team returns to racing next weekend in Forest Hill, LA for round five of the AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series.
For more information on the entire 2012 Husqvarna line-up, please go to www.husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com. Head to your nearest dealership to pick up a copy of the 2012 RiDE MORE Catalog, available now!
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