Mike-Brown-Husqvarna-6-24-14Factory Husqvarna’s Mike Brown was back in the saddle for round two of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, taking place at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Brown was looking to improve on his hard luck suffered at the season opener in Las Vegas, and was able to do so by riding to a steady sixth place finish.

Brown came into the evening program on a positive note, after qualifying second during the pre-show hot-laps. Another high point in Brown’s evening was his second-place finish in his heat race. The Factory Husqvarna rider was looking to put it all together in the main event, but multiples falls in the rocks relegated him to a sixth-place finish, but awarded him some hard-earned points in the championship.

Sacramento EnduroCross Results:
1. Colton Haaker
2. Cody Webb
3. Taddy Blazusiak
4. Taylor Robert
5. Cory Graffunder
6. Mike Brown (Husqvarna)
7. Max Gerston
8. Geoff Aaron
9. Gary Sutherlin
10. Ty Tremaine

Snowshoe GNCC
Andrew DeLong showed that his hard work is paying off by collecting his best finish to date at the Snowshoe GNCC. The Factory Husqvarna rider rode to a third-place finish at round nine of the Grand National Cross Country Series, marking his first podium of the season.

Andrew took on the mud, roots and steep terrain of the Snowshoe course – home to West Virginia’s largest ski resort – and quickly found himself in contention for second place. Andrew took on a three-way battle with Thad DuVall and Jordan Ashburn throughout the first three laps of the race. The Factory Husqvarna racer relied on his training to power through the last part of the race, and put his FE 350 on the podium.

The Snowshoe GNCC marked Andrew’s best finish of the season, and first podium as an XC1 Pro rider, but DeLong has multiple overall podiums to his credit. The veteran Husqvarna rider broke onto the overall GNCC podium twice in 2012 as an XC2 Pro rider.

Snowshoe GNCC Results:
1. Kailub Russell
2. Jordan Ashburn
3. Andrew DeLong
4. Steward Baylor
5. Chris Bach
6. Josh Strang
7. Jason Thomas
8. Paul Whibley
9. Jesse Robinson
10. Ryan Sipes

GNCC Overall Championship Standings:
1. Kailub Russell (233)
2. Charlie Mullins (180)
3. Josh Strang (165)
4. Jordan Ashburn (154)
5. Grant Baylor (134)
6. Paul Whibley (123)
7. Andrew DeLong (119)
8. Ricky Russell (109)
9. Steward Baylor (102)
10. Chris Bach (92)

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