Motion Pro Supported, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing?s Josh Strang Takes Silver at GNCC Round 2

HUSQVARNA MAKES UP TWO-THIRDS OF THE XC1 PRO PODIUM AT THE GENERAL IN AONIA PASS, NC
 
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Josh Strang claimed 2nd place at the 2nd GNCC of 2015, his second silver medal in a row in XC1 Pro. Aonia Pass, North Carlolina harbored warm temperatures and high humidity.  Riders had to patiently select lines to traverse the muddy and slick terrain and navigate through some challenging mud holes.  

Strang started out 5th and moved into 2nd on the second lap.  After refueling on lap 2, he came within 15 seconds of the leader and during lap 3 closed the gap to 9 seconds. Midway through lap 3 Strang came together with a lapper and suffered some minor damage to his machine. The front wheel was changed at the Pro Pit shortly after which caused him to drop back to 4th place. Just 2 miles after leaving the pit for his repairs, Strang reclaimed 2nd place and held on for the silver! 

“Today was good; I had a decent start and started to catch the leader.  I ended up tangling with a lapper and bent my rotor so had to change the wheel. I felt good all day so it was good to get up on the podium again,” explained Strang. 

Teammate, Andrew DeLong, remains sidelined as he recovers from last week’s collar bone injury. 

Husqvarna also claimed the third step on the podium in the XC1 Pro class with Thaddy Duvall finishing behind Strang, and a second place finish in the XC2 Pro Lites class with Husky rider Nick Davis. 

Rockstar Energy and Husqvarna backed Ryan Sipes finished the day 10th in the XC1 Pro class. 

XC1 Pro Results – 
1    KAILUB K RUSSELL
2    JOSH V STRANG - Husqvarna
3    THADDEUS DUVALL - Husqvarna
4    JORDAN ASHBURN
5    CHRISTOPHER BACH
6    GRANT BAYLOR
7    RUSSELL BOBBITT
8    TYLER MEDAGLIA - Husqvarna
9    ADAM J BONNEUR
10    RYAN SIPES - Husqvarna

Overall Results – 
1    KAILUB K RUSSELL
2    JOSH V STRANG - Husqvarna
3    THADDEUS DUVALL - Husqvarna
4    JORDAN ASHBURN
5    CHRISTOPHER BACH
6    GRANT BAYLOR
7    JASON THOMAS
8    NICK DAVIS - Husqvarna
9    TREVOR BOLLINGER
10    RUSSELL BOBBITT
11    TYLER MEDAGLIA - Husqvarna
12    CRAIG B DELONG -Husqvarna

20    RYDER J LAFFERTY –Husqvarna

22    RYAN SIPES –Husqvarna