Notoriously treacherous Snowshoe GNCC event results

Trevor Bollinger 03 - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (2)

A sixth-place result at the Snowshoe GNCC sees Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong remain in the hunt for the 2023 Grand National Cross Country Series title, with Trevor Bollinger racing to his best XC1 Open Pro finish of the year in seventh position.

It was an eventful day for DeLong, who was engaged in multiple battles throughout the race as riders navigated a notoriously treacherous Snowshoe event. Spanning from positions four through eight throughout the encounter, DeLong would eventually finish P6, and now shares the lead atop the 2023 championship points chase with three rounds to go.

“Tough day on the Mountain,” recalled DeLong. “I trained the past two weeks in the rocks, walked the track and bicycled what I could, but man, it was just one of those days for me. I’m not satisfied with the race, but we’re still sitting tied for the points lead and in the hunt. Onto the next one, thanks to the entire team supporting me through it all.”

Still not yet 100 percent fit, teammate Bollinger continues to race into form as he achieved his best GNCC result of the year in seventh place. With building confidence and bike fitness the main focus, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider will be looking to climb the leaderboard on his FX 350 as the series enters its final stages.

“My day started pretty good, actually,” said Bollinger. “I felt like I had a pretty good first two laps, I just struggled putting the whole track together after that, especially once my leg started to get tired. Not the result we wanted, but I’m glad to be heading into summer healthy. We should be closer to 100 percent once we return.”

Husqvarna Motorcycles-supported defending XC1 Open Pro Champion Jordan Ashburn also had a successful outing at Snowshoe, securing the second position on the podium and he currently sits fourth in the championship standings.

Next Round (10): Summit Bechtel Reserve, WV – September 15-17, 2023

Snowshoe GNCC Results

XC1 Open Pro Class
1. Ben Kelley, (KTM)
2. Jordan Ashburn, (HQV)
3. Johnny Girroir, (KTM)

6. Craig DeLong – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7. Trevor Bollinger – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Overall Championship Standings
1.Steward Baylor Jr, 178 points
2. Craig DeLong – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, 178 points
3. Ben Kelley, 174 points
4. Jordan Ashburn, 153 points

11. Trevor Bollinger – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, 20 points
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