CRAIG DELONG SCORES A PODIUM FINISH AT GOBBLER GETTER NEPG FINALE
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING TEAMMATES SECURE TOP-FIVE POSITIONS IN THE 2021 STANDINGS
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong wrapped up his rookie season at The Gobbler Getter, in the NE Pro1 division, with a third-career podium finish.
This was the final round of the 2021 AMA National Enduro Championship in Stanton, Alabama. Teammate Trevor Bollinger also battled alongside DeLong for a podium position, coming away with a solid top-five finish at the ninth round.
Both riders were strong out of the gate at the Gobbler Getter but it was DeLong who put himself into a podium position right away with third in the opening test. He maintained consistent fourth-place finishes through the next few tests before charging his FX 350 into a strong second on test five. Rounding out the final test in fifth, DeLong was able to secure the final spot on the overall podium for the Gobbler Getter.
In his rookie season in the premier division, DeLong finished with an impressive fourth overall in the series standings. Amassing three podium finishes and four top-fives, DeLong has established himself as a front-runner in the class moving forward.
DELONG: “Today was good, I was kind of steady around third to fifth all day,” DeLong said. “I had a good battle with Trevor pretty much all day, we were pretty close. I’m happy to end the season with a podium and hopefully carry that into next season. I didn’t hit the ground once all day or make any big mistakes, so it was a good way to end the season.”
BOLLINGER: “The 2021 race season is in the books and it has been the hardest one yet for me,” Bollinger said. “I had my latest ACL reconstruction at the end of 2020 and coming in with an injured body, I knew it would be a struggle trying to balance when to let my body heal and pushing myself to get back up to speed. Through it all, I have learned a lot about myself and racing, and I’ve learned to love it that much more, so I’m excited to see what 2022 has in store.”