Ends The GNCC Season With A Win! |
FAR Husky riders give solid
performances in the double-header season finale race
Andrew Delong (center)
celebrates an XC2-class win at the GNCC season finale at Loretta Lynn's in
Tennessee. Despite having missed the first two rounds of the season, Delong
finished third in points. Photo: Shan Moore
Delong worked his way into the
lead by the end of the second lap and controlled the rest of the race to end his
season with a win in the XC2 class. Photo: Shan Moore
The FAR Husky team headed straight from Tennessee
to Alabama for the final round of the National Enduro series, where Delong
(pictured) carded a top-ten finish. Photo: Shan
Corona, CA - November 5, 2012 -
The Fred Andrews Racing FAR Husqvarna team faced a double-header
this weekend with the GNCC series finale on Saturday followed by the final
National Enduro of 2012 on Sunday. FAR Husky racers Andrew Delong and Nick Davis
had their hands full between the two season-ending races, but managed to close
out the year on a strong note.
The weekend started in Tennessee with the
Loretta Lynn's GNCC on Saturday. Andrew came into the last round of the season
with one thing on his mind - WIN! Andrew and Nick both got out to a mid-pack
start, but by the end of the second lap, Delong had worked his way into the
lead. Nick was pushing his TC250 as hard as possible, and steadily working his
way into the top-three.
Heading into the final lap, the FAR Husky team
was looking at a 1-2 finish with Nick closing in on second place. While Andrew
stayed in a solid lead, Nick's day was about to take a turn for the worst. As
Davis accelerated out of a turn his rear tire came off the rim. He was forced to
head back to the pits for a new rear tire which relegated him to a 16th place
"I wanted to finish out the year on a winning note," Delong
said. "I was glad to do that, and I'm proud to have pulled off a third overall
finish in the XC2 class despite having missed the first two rounds."
had a hard time getting going today," Davis commented. "I started to get myself
together and pushed all the way up to third. I could see second and 'Davis luck'
struck! I am bummed about not getting on the box today."
From there it
was straight to Alabama for the final round of the National Enduro series.
Delong and Davis jumped back into action for the Gobbler Getter National Enduro
where Andrew pulled off a strong top-ten finish in eighth place, and Nick carded
a season-best finish of 12th overall.
"This weekend was a strong finish
to a remarkable season," team manager Fred Andrews said. "AD really showed them
today who to watch out for next year! Nick rode awesome and gave his all only to
get a flat on the last lap at the GNCC. I feel so bad for him, but he showed
some real determination this year. I'm so proud of our whole team for a solid
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