GNCC Racing

Obermeyer Race Report from The General

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 4:05 PM

The boys in yellow made their way to round 2 of the 2015 GNCC Series in Washington, Georgia. With some heavy rainfall the days leading up to the race would provide a challenge of man and machine. 

Cole would be lined up first ready to redeem himself after a back-of-the-pack start at round one. When Ricky Towery raised the green flag Cole would nail the start and rocket to turn one only to find him face down in the mud. The slick conditions cause another rider to be unable to chalk it down. So much like the round before it was time to do work. Cole would put his head down and pass 36 of the 46 riders in his class by the end of lap one. The mud would then present the biggest challenge swallowing up Cole and caking his bike with mud that cause him an overheating problem that would find him trying to limp his bike along until some cool fuel could be taken on and some mud removed from the radiators during a pit stop. This was all compounded by the loss of his front fender in the first turn pile up. Cole would battle the conditions all day with a never quit attitude that would find him just outside the top ten after 3 plus hours of racing. 

Cole and Jake took on the mud and muck in Georgia, both finishing their races!
Cole and Jake took on the mud and muck in Georgia, both finishing their races! Photo: Courtesy of Keith Obermeyer

The start for Jake Froman would be another text book start towards the front of the pack, and like being shot out of a cannon, started flying around the mud hole infested course. Jake would lay down some impressive lap times as he climbed up the overall results. Heading in to lap 4 with a lead over 2nd place by nearly 4 minutes as well and with it looking like a bid for top amateur was well within his grasp. Then as Chad looks at his clock, expecting Jake with the next 10 minutes, a cell phone in the pits rings and it is Jake! Left in the woods with an empty tank from the boiling effects from all the heat he would be in waiting for 15 minutes while the pit crew ran some fuel to him. The incident would drop him way back in the class of 26 riders. Putting his head down and laying down his fastest lap of the day on the final lap, Jake would dig his way back to 3rd place on the day. 

Both riders showed an amazing amount of grit and determination in the pursuit of a championship. 

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