DELONG CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR THE 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
MURRIETA, CA – June 15, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team’s Craig DeLong fought his way to a runner-up finish in the XC2 250 Pro class on Sunday at Round 6 of the 2020 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania.
DeLong got off to a mid-pack start aboard his FC 250 and he worked his way up to fourth by the second lap. He raced just outside the podium battle for the first hour and a half before putting on a charge to reach the third-place spot by lap five. From there, DeLong worked hard in the final three laps to continue cutting down the gap to second-place and on the final lap he made the pass to ultimately secure second on the day.
“I had to play some catchup today, I got a little too far back in the beginning of the race and I lost some time in the pits,” DeLong said. “I put in a good charge with two laps to go and I’m happy with it. I got some good points and now I need to work on some stuff to get the charge a little sooner in the race so I’m not coming from the back.”
Husqvarna Motorcycles-supported, Rockstar Energy athlete, Tayla Jones, earned her first victory of the season in the WXC class where she currently sits second overall in the championship standings.
Next Event: TBA – June 28, 2020
High Point GNCC Results
XC2 250 Pro Class Results
1. Mike Witkowski (YAM)
2. Craig DeLong – Rockstar Energy Factory Racing Team
3. Jonathan Girroir (KTM)
XC2 250 Pro Championship Standings
1. Mike Witkowski, 152 points
2. Craig DeLong – Rockstar Energy Factory Racing Team, 148
3. Jonathan Girroir, 143
Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc.
Husqvarna Motorcycles has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.
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Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc.