DeLong ’ s Rockstar Energy Husqvarna teammate Trevor Bollinger went home with a seventh overall .
“ I was a little uncomfortable today but I started to feel better and getting used to the bike as the day went on ,” Bollinger said . “ I just wasn ' t able to get into the flow but we ’ re going to go back to work and get ready .”
Steel City Men ’ s Clinic ’ s Ben Nelko ( Hon ) made it two for two for wins in the NE Pro 2 class for 2022 with an impressive performance that netted him the NE Pro 2 victory plus eighth overall .
“ I struggled the first half of the day ,” said Nelko . “ I just wasn ’ t really feeling real confident on the bike . Brody ( Johnson ) was ripping . So , I had to turn it around and try to ride as fast as I could , but as safe as possible too .”
FXR / Husqvarna ’ s Evan Smith came in just 11 seconds behind Nelko for ninth overall , while Coastal Racing GasGas ’ Ricky Russell rounded out the top 10 .
Magna1 Motorsports Husqvarna ’ s Brody Johnson was second in the NE Pro 2 class with an 11th overall finish , with Will Sievenpiper ( KTM ) was 12th overall and third in the NE Pro 2 division .
AmPro Yamaha ’ s Rachel Archer won every test to claim the win in the Women ’ s Elite class .
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