GNCC Reporter Ryan Smith is back with his reports from the Amateur GNCC ATV trenches. Here's his report from Steele Creek:
By Ryan Smith
Jason Hooper photos
On March 29th the Can Am GNCC series rolled through Morganton, North
In the morning race Traci Cecco took the overall win and the win in the Womens class aboard her Yamaha. Lexie Coulter took the second spot on her LTE backed Can Am ride. Kristen Atwell, the niece of Angel, took the third place spot in the class.
Traci Cecco took the overall win in the morning in North Carolina.
Mike Benson came back to racing, and last years U2 champ wasted no time taking the win in the U2 class and finishing second overall. Second in the U2 class went to LTERacing.com Can-Am’s Brandon Sturdivant on his Renegade 800. Third in the class went to last year’s runner up in the class, Aftermidnight Racing/Big Nutz Racing’s Rob Smith on his
Clifton Beasley also kept his perfect season going on his Factory Warnert Racing Can Am taking another win aboard his Renegade 500 ahead of LTERacing.com Can-Am’s Jerime Dudding. Ken Robey took his factory-backed Kymco to a third place finish in the class.
The 30+ C class was the first Novice class to hit the woods and Aaron Delancey took the win ahead of Gary Parmerter and Mike Muskopf. Tommy Jenks took the win in 36+ C all the way from
The afternoon race was packed with plenty of racers not in the XC1 or XC2 class. The highest finishing amateur of Round three was the Ironman out of Senior A Dave Simmons on his GT Thunder/Northridge Yamaha backed ride. Thomas Wright took second place and Glen Pritchard rounded out the top three. In College A, last year’s third place finisher came back for some racing and took the win followed by last year’s College B champ Parker Jones. Andrew Cornell battled with Parker last year in College B and it looks like it will happen again this year as Cornell held on to the third place finish. In the Junior A class, Mitch Craig took his second win of the year followed by Andy Klingworth and last round’s winner Chad Livingston in the third place spot. Dave Hogg took the win in Vet A followed by Mike Husband in second and Mark Thompson in third place.
The highest finishing B rider was Wyatt Westmoreland from the Vet B class. That’s a class win and 50th overall. Theron Flatt was in second and Michael Novak took the third place spot. The College B class went to James Davidson, followed by Wilson Racing Polaris Rider Josh Konecheck and David Jones. Junior B was won by Phillip Wall, and Danny Thompson took second followed by Chris McHenry.
The Sport class was won by Joey Margueria followed by John Yokley and Chris Porto. The Can Am GNCC series continues next weekend and the Big Buck in Union South Carolina.