GNCC Racing

Ruckle Race Report From The John Penton

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 9:50 AM

Hey Everyone Its Cody Ruckle with my race report from round 8 of the Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio. As we headed to the line Sunday afternoon, the track conditions were not all that bad. We had a brief shower to settle the dust and I felt good in my Fly gear, riding my YZ125 with my Kenda Washougal’s. I got a good start, second off the line and second into the woods. I then made my move into the first place position. The first two laps were great! I hit all the jumps on the motocross track and I was charging. By the end of the second lap, I was in 45th overall.

Then the rain struck again and the track conditions changed drastically! I have raced the Penton ever since I was on a 65 and I have never seen the track that slick. I had to back way off on my third lap and I lost several positions in the overall, but I still maintained my class lead. My dad stopped me for a fresh pair of Scott goggles and I kept moving trying to not get stuck or make any mistakes. By the fourth lap, conditions had improved somewhat and I was able to gain back another overall position. I ended my race with a first in 200 B and 52nd Overall.

This was not the overall finish I was hoping for. I am still trying to get into the 30's. I will be training hard and getting in a lot of seat time before Snowshoe. Now that I am out of school anyone who wants to come to WV and ride in the rocks can just let me know. This will be my first 3-hour race at Snowshoe and I know it will be tough.

I would like to thank God for keeping me safe, Mom and Dad.

Thanks to all my sponsors: Raines Riding University/Atlas Yamaha/, Fly Racing, GE, YamahaMotor Corp, Yamalube, GYTR, Kenda Tires, FMF, Factory Connection, Flat tire Defenders, Endro Enginering ,Rekluse, IMS,GPR Stabilizers,TM Designworks,Gaerne Boots, Wiseco, AM Pro, DP Brakes, Stickman Graphx, Unabiker, Fast Co Flexx Handlebars,  Scott USA, Mad Man Cleaning Solution, Titan Industrial,  CV products, Bill Dailey.

Thanks Again
 Cody Ruckle #346