Delong Secures XC2 Win at UnadillaMonday, September 9, 2013 | 3:45 PM
Murrieta, CA - Guess who's back! Andrew DeLong returned to his winning ways over the weekend where he not only dominated the XC2 Pro class, but also climbed into the top-five overall in the P.M. race at the Unadilla GNCC. DeLong and his Fred Andrews Racing (FAR) Husqvarna TXC250R tackled the New York terrain, including the infamous Unadilla Raceway motocross track, and controlled nearly the entire race to emerge victorious.
"I've been working hard the whole break and it showed today," said Andrew, who had been fighting to regain his fitness after suffering a broken hand earlier in the season. "I want to thank my team and sponsors for sticking with me. I had a lot of fun today and all my hard work paid off."
DeLong had his hands full fending off hard-charging pro motocrosser Zach Osborne, who pressured Andrew on the motocross track nearly every lap. The two remained close up until late in the race when Andrew's mechanic told him to "put the hammer down!" From there Andrew relied on his conditioning to propel him to a two-minute lead in the last two laps of the race, and also break into the top-five overall.
"I'm really proud of AD today," commented FAR Husqvarna's Fred Andrews. "His training really came through today and he rode the wheels off his TXC250R!"
The next race for the crew at Fred Andrews Racing will be the LA Black Coal National Enduro in Lynnville, Indiana.
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