On the Pegs - August 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 8 - August 2022 - Page 55

“ It was kind of dry and dusty today , so it made it real slippery with the powder on the course and the rocks underneath ,” said Grant . “ So , it was kind of a treacherous track , to say the least . The second test I went down and I thought I broke my hand . It started to swell up and it was throbbing and had some sharp pains . It felt like it was broken . But then the next test I got going and it got loosened back up . I think I just bruised it real bad or something . Then another big wreck in the fourth test . I just need to keep it on two wheels and I think we could have had a better result .”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna ’ s Craig Delong , who won the first test , a grass track , finished seven seconds behind Grant to take fifth .
“ I won the first test , but in the second test , I had a tip-over and had to pull my bike out from behind a tree , so I lost a couple seconds there ,” said DeLong . “ I feel like I would have been ten seconds faster , which would have put me in third . I was just kind of a little bit off , but I was a little bit hesitant , just with the rocks . When it ’ s dry like this , you can carry a lot of speed and the rocks all blend in when it ’ s like this . So , it was kind of hard to see what was a rock and what was a smooth rock as opposed to a jagged one .”
FMF / KTM ’ s Josh Toth was still recovering from a bought of Covid and didn ’ t have the energy to finish higher than sixth .
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