Westley Wolfe Race Report – Big Buck, Wild Boar and Cannonball GNCC’s

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Westley Wolfe Race Report – Big Buck, Wild Boar and Cannonball GNCC’s

MYERSVILLE, Md. (April 6, 2017) - With the first three rounds of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series now complete, Westley Wolfe has been busy making a name for himself in the XC1 Pro class. After a successful Pro-Am season, Wolfe made the decision to step up and race the XC1 Pro class for 2017.

Wolfe faced some issues with his bike set-up at the first round in Union, South Carolina. After battling with not only his competition, but also his machine, Wolfe settled for fifteenth in class and twentieth overall in his XC1 Pro debut at the Big Buck GNCC. 

With only one week before the next round, Wolfe utilized the available days to practice and make the necessary changes to his quad. With more confidence heading into the Wild Boar GNCC in Florida, Wolfe immediately jumped off the line and was sitting in a top-ten position as they went around the first turn and into the woods.

Unfortunately, bad luck would plague Wolfe once again. While he was running in fourth on the first lap, he came in contact a sponsor banner. The banner wrapped around his back brakes, and Wolfe had to dismount his quad to untangle the banner. 

Once back on track Wolfe passed through the College A (16-21) and Pro-Am divisions that slid by why he was unhooking the banner. Wolfe’s determination shined through the remaining three laps where he came back to finish tenth in class and sixteenth overall.

“We’ve already came a long way even if it’s only been two races,” said Wolfe. “I’m excited to race Georgia this coming weekend. Last year I had some bad luck at this race, so I’m ready to come back and redeem myself. I know I’m capable of a top-five finish, and my plan is to do just that.” 

With the momentum rolling his way, Wolfe got off to a favorable start once the race got underway in Sparta, Georgia for Round 3. Wolfe sat in thirteenth as they checked through timing and scoring for the first time, on the second lap he lost a position, but gained it back plus two more by the conclusion of the Cannonball GNCC. 

Wolfe will travel to Morganton, North Carolina this weekend for the FMF Steele Creek GNCC, where he currently sits thirteenth in XC1 points.

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