year how the season has went , it ’ s motivating moving forward .”
With two rounds remaining in the series , Toth still holds a comfortable lead in the chase to the championship , meaning that Michael would need to win all four remaining days .
“ I felt like I rode strong all weekend ,” said Toth . “ I really only had one bad enduro test . Unfortunately , I think it kind of cost me the overall . Layne was riding great . He really picked it up in the enduro test and was pretty much matching my time before . I couldn ’ t keep it on him in the cross test . So , I just needed to figure things out a little bit better in the grass track and not lose any time there so I could just get ahead , but Layne picked it up .”
Making his first appearance in the series for 2022 was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna ’ s Craig Delong , who came away with a solid third overall . DeLong is testing the waters for a potential trip to France for the ISDE .
“ I ’ d like to go to Six Days ; that ’ s something I would like to cross off my bucket list before I be done in however many years ,” said DeLong . “ I figured I ’ d come out and try to improve on something that I ’ ve always struggled with , which is sprint speed . Saturday was good . I was close in most tests , but today they picked it up and shifted up another gear or something . I ’ ve
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