HUSQVARNA’S CRAIG DELONG WINS SPECIALIZED GNCC
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DeLong Earns First Profession Overall Pick
Craig DeLong (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) earned his first-ever general GNCC take hang of in the Georgia mud. Photo: Ken Hill
Following a dry and sunny day of ATV racing on Saturday, round 3 of the 2023 Colossal Nationwide Depraved Country Racing Series introduced by In truth expert, an AMA Nationwide Championship, (GNCC Racing) continued on Sunday with bike racing as heavy rainfall infiltrated the grounds of Aonia Pass MX Park in Washington, Georgia.
Because the XC1 Delivery Pro class took off the toll road it modified into once Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong grabbing the $250 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award and the lead residing. DeLong would proceed to battle at the entrance of the field, and he would eventually begin to residing a limited of a spot on the the leisure of the XC1 racers. After incomes podium finishes at the principle two rounds, Delong would have confidence his first-ever occupation general GNCC take hang of
Babbitts On-line/Monster Energy/Kawasaki Team Inexperienced’s Josh Strang would battle at the entrance of the field but would tumble support to sixth on the 2d lap of the mosey. As he continued to push, he would plan his contrivance support up to third by the time the white flag modified into once waving. Strang would transfer into the 2d residing residing on the final lap of the mosey and have confidence his first podium plan of the season in the tricky instances, the place he looks to excel as he claimed a podium plan at the 2021 Ironman GNCC.
Struggling with support-and-forth throughout the mosey modified into once Rocky Mountain/Tely Energy/KTM Racing’s Steward Baylor. As his mosey bike nearly didn’t plan it to the toll road Baylor modified into once prepared to battle on a 2-stroke KTM machine that modified into once below in his pit space. Alternatively, factual as the 10 seconds name modified into once about to be made Baylor’s mechanic made it to the toll road alongside with his mosey ready bike. Baylor would reach by strategy of sixth on lap one but would battle by strategy of to grab over 2d after which third as the mosey continued on. Baylor would salvage himself in fourth as the white flag waved but would soon transfer into the third residing residing as he made his contrivance to the checkered flag. Baylor now holds a three level lead in the Nationwide Championship standings.
FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Ben Kelley knew when the rain continued to tumble that it modified into once going to be a survival mosey. As Kelley entered the woods fourth on the opening lap he would proceed to push, but he would plod down in the mud which keep him support to seventh at the halfway level. Kelley would proceed to push in every single place in the final laps and would work his contrivance up to fourth as the checkered flag flew. Kelley sits factual three parts at the support of Baylor in the parts standings.
Josh Strang (Babbitts On-line/Monster Energy/Kawasaki Team Inexperienced) battled by strategy of the instances to have confidence 2d general. Photo: Ken Hill
Kelley’s teammate, FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Jonathan Girroir keep in a official bolt finishing fifth general on the day. As he came round on lap one timing and scoring had him support in the tenth residing residing. Girroir would push by strategy of the gnarly instances, making his contrivance up to fifth with two laps to plod. He held his residing and made goal appropriate line picks in every single place in the final lap, putting him factual five seconds at the support of his teammate.
Coming by strategy of to grab eighth in the XC1 class modified into once Babbitts On-line/Monster Energy/Kawasaki Team Inexperienced’s Grant Baylor, who battled support from an eighth residing begin to the day. Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jordan Ashburn would open his day at the entrance of the pack as he ran third for the principle couple of laps. Alternatively, Ashburn would tumble support to seventh as the checkered flag came out.
Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall battled support-and-forth as he needed to plan his contrivance by strategy of field after falling support to eleventh at one level. Duvall continued to place his head down and push by strategy of the muddy route incomes eighth in the XC1 class. GASGAS/FXR/Scott Goggle’s Layne Michael battled support to have confidence ninth in the XC1 class as Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Trevor Bollinger rounded out the damage 10 in XC1. AmPro Yamaha’s Ricky Russell would enjoy a stellar begin to the day as he ran up entrance for majority of the mosey. Alternatively, on the final lap he would endure a mechanical scenario and be unable to plan it to the checkered.
Angus Riordan (FMF/RPM KTM) earned his first-ever XC2 250 Pro class take hang of.
Photo: Ken Hill
In the XC2 250 Pro class it modified into once FMF/RPM KTM Racing’s Angus Riordan making his contrivance into the lead as the white flag flew indicated one more lap to plod. Riordan would open his day support in sixth and regularly work his contrivance up by strategy of the pack. Riordan would keep his head down and push, creating over a two-minute gap over the the leisure of the XC2 field. Liqui Moly Factory Beta Racing’s Evan Smith modified into once off to a official open as he grabbed the $250 Steel Metropolis Men’s Clinic XC2 Holeshot Award. Smith would proceed to mosey at the entrance of the pack for the principle couple of laps, but he would proceed to push in every single place in the length of the mosey. Smith would reach by strategy of to plan a final lap plug and residing 2d on the day in the XC2 class. Phoenix Racing Honda’s Cody Barnes would battle his contrivance up to third in the XC2 class, incomes his first podium plan of the season.
Jason Lipscomb (Liqui Moly Factory Beta Racing) earned the
FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class take hang of. Photo: Ken Hill
In the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class it modified into once Liqui Moly Factory Beta Racing’s Jason Lipscomb jumping off the toll road to have confidence the $100 Lojak Cycle Gross sales XC3 Holeshot Award. Because the mosey continued on Lipscomb would proceed to prepared the ground throughout the mosey. When he came by strategy of to the checkered flag, he would enjoy a 16 minute gap on the the leisure of the XC3 field. Hall’s Cycles/Enduro Engineering/Moose Racing’s Jhak Walker would plan his contrivance into 2d as the white flag flew, and he would proceed to battle for the final lap conserving onto that quantity two residing. FXR/X Trace Goggles/6D Helmets’ Dakoda Devore would reach by strategy of to have confidence third in the category after a sixth residing begin to his day.
Rachael Archer (AmPro Yamaha) came by strategy of to have confidence her first
WXC class take hang of of the season. Photo: Ken Hill
On the final lap of the mosey Archer would plan her contrivance round Gutish, and she would proceed to push on against the plan line. When the duo came to the plan line it modified into once an all-out mosey to the plan as the ruts had accumulated so mighty water you in actual fact could presumably well presumably no longer notify how deep any of them were. Archer would plan her contrivance up to the plan line first, but she would get sideways and tip over with Gutish making her contrivance nearly over top of her to have confidence 2d on the day. Steede would proceed to battle by strategy of to grab third support from KTM/FXR/Enduro Engineering’s Shelby Turner and plan her contrivance to the checkered flag to round out the damage three in the WXC class.
Craig DeLong (center), Josh Strang (lawful) and Steward Baylor (left) rounded out the damage three
The In truth expert Overall Results and Aspects Standings
Spherical 3 of 12
Sunday, March 12, 2023
XC1 Pro Match Results:
- Craig DeLong (HQV)
- Josh Strang (KAW)
- Steward Baylor Jr. (KTM)
- Ben Kelley (KTM)
- Jonathan Girroir (KTM)
- Grant Baylor (KAW)
- Jordan Ashburn (HQV)
- Thad Duvall (GAS)
- Layne Michael (GAS)
- Trevor Bollinger (HQV)
*Overall Nationwide Championship Standings:
- Steward Baylor (76)
- Ben Kelley (73)
- Craig DeLong (67)
- Jordan Ashburn (43)
- Grant Baylor (42)
- Ricky Russell (39)
- Josh Strang (38)
- Ryder Lafferty (36)
- Angus Riordan (35)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (33)
*Indicates that the Overall Nationwide Championship Standings will decide the 2023 Nationwide Champion.
XC2 250 Pro Match Results:
- Angus Riordan (KTM)
- Evan Smith (BET)
- Cody Barnes (HON)
- Ruy Barbosa (HON)
- Michael Witkowski (HON)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (KAW)
- Ryder Lafferty (GAS)
- Mason Semmens (KTM)
- Liam Draper (YAM)
- Philippe Chaine (KTM)
XC2 250 Pro Series Standings:
- Ryder Lafferty (74)
- Angus Riordan (67)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (61)
- Liam Draper (52)
- Ruy Barbosa (51)
- Cody Barnes (49)
- Evan Smith (47)
- Mason Semmens (41)
- Michael Witkowski (34)
- Jonathan Johnson (34)