GNCC Racing

KTM Bike PA GNCC Race Report

Monday, July 7, 2008 | 12:00 AM


July 6, 2008

Knight Wins GNCC Round 9

Somerset, PA -- Red Bull KTM’s David Knight took an easy win at the ninth round of the GNCC Series to further increase his series points lead.

David Knight

Knight got a fifth place start off the line of the XC-1 class and moved quickly into the lead. The rocky and technical course suited Knight just fine as he held a 35 second lead by the end of the first lap. At the end of the second lap he had over a minute lead which he continued to increase until he blew through the checkered flag to take home his fifth win of the season at the end of the five lap race.

Knight’s teammate, Nate Kanney, had an even better start off the line when he came around the first turn in 2nd place. He dropped to 4th at the end of lap one but then quickly moved back up into that 2nd place position. Kanney held 2nd through the end of the fourth lap where he had to come in for a quick pit. During his pit he was passed for 2nd place and was unable to catch back up eventually settling for 3rd overall. His podium finish coupled with a win by his Red Bull KTM teammate was good enough to put a smile on the faces of the entire Red Bull KTM race staff that has worked tirelessly this entire season to put their Red Bull KTM machines on the box.

Nathan Kanney.

The smiles continued as the XC2 riders took off and Red Bull KTM Team rider Justin Williamson was 5th off the start. Williamson held a consistent pace throughout the race and managed to work his way into 3rd overall before the finish. His 3rd place podium marks his second podium finish of the season.

Next Event: Round 10, Snowshoe, WV ”“ September 12-13, 2008

Overall Results XC-1:

  1. D. Knight ”“ KTM
  2. J. Strang
  3. N. Kanney ”“ KTM
  4. P. Whibley
  5. J. Raines

Overall Points XC-1:

  1. D. Knight ”“ 222
  2. P. Whibley ”“ 184
  3. J. Strang ”“ 184
  4. C. Mullins ”“ 149
  5. N. Kanney ”“ 139

Overall Results XC-2:

  1. T. Duvall
  2. D. Gibson
  3. J. Williamson ”“ KTM
  4. K. Russell ”“ KTM
  5. E. Bailey ”“ KTM

Overall Results XC-2:

  1. T. Duvall ”“ 229
  2. D. Gibson ”“ 197
  3. K. Russell ”“ 161
  4. J. Weisenfels ”“ 134
  5. J. Williamson - 123

Justin Williamson.