GNCC Racing

Obermeyer Race Report: Limestone 100

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 11:35 AM

Springville Indiana was the site of round 5 of the GNCC Series. Located near the Limestone capital of the world, Bedford, Indiana.

While the course conditions were being studied by all the after noon racers and crew alike, the morning race was underway and proved to be very slick and challenging for all the riders. John Maschino from near by North Vernon was on the course enjoying every mile of mud and ruts, and is considered one of the best mud riders in the region. After 2 hours of racing John would cross the finish line to group of friends and fans cheering him in capturing the overall win in the morning program.

As the afternoon race got underway, the sunshine and wind did its part to dry out the perfectly laid out course. The boys in yellow were ready to do battle in their home state and prove that a championship is within reach. Starting the day from the back of the A class rows would be a challenge to work through traffic and stay out of trouble for 3 hours of intense racing.

Cole Kirchoff earned a second place at the Limestone 100
Cole Kirchoff earned a second place at the Limestone 100 Photo: Heather Kirchoff

Cole Kirchoff aboard his 2015 Suzuki RM-Z250 would pull a good start and ride hard and smart rounding the 1st lap in second place. Stopping in the pit for a fresh pair of Dragon goggles Cole would move from 20 seconds back to just 3 seconds out of first by the end of lap 2. Stopping for a quick fill from the IMS dump can going into lap 3 he would continue the push and take the top spot during lap 3. On lap 6 he would encounter some trouble in the form of a miss placed tree in the trail. Once he was rolling again, he started to regroup, but not before giving up 30 plus seconds of time to a group of riders that finish with in seconds of each other at the 3 hour mark. Going into the final lap he was still 2nd, not willing to settle he mounted an effort that would see his fastest lap of the day and fastest enough to be compared to some of the XC1 riders. With too big of a deficit to over come Cole would earn a 2nd place in 250A. Having held down the top amateur towards the middle of the race, Cole was Happy that he was so close to a top spot at his home race.

Jake Froman captured the win in the 4-stroke A lites class in Indiana
Jake Froman captured the win in the 4-stroke A lites class in Indiana Photo: Heather Kirchoff

Jake would get a good start on his 2015 Suzuki RM-Z250 and come through the scoring tent in 4th at the end of lap one. Jake would push hard for the entire race moving to 2nd before the first round of fuel stops. Known for being a technical rider who is consistent from lap to lap, Jakes lap times would only vary by only a few seconds on 6 of the 8 laps. Jake was chipping away the seconds every lap, at the half way point was over a minute back of 1st, His last lap would be his fasted on the day and also would be considered a great lap time in the XC1 class. With an 11 second deficit with just a few miles to go in the final lap Jake would disappear into the woods, a few minutes later he would emerge in lead with just a handful of turns left to capture the WIN in the 4-stroke A  lites class. It was a barnburner for sure.

Up next will be the Lead Belt National Enduro in Park Hills, Missouri 

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