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Adam McGill Aims for Second Win at CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC
Fowler Looks to Return to the Center of the Podium in South Carolina
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (April 16, 2018) – The 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship, heads to Society Hill, South Carolina this weekend, April 21 and 22, for the CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC. McGill Mafia/CST Tires/Moose Racing’s Adam McGill is fresh off his first win of 2018 that he earned two weeks ago in North Carolina. McGill currently sits third in the championship points standings, and with an 11-point deficit he is looking to earn another win this weekend.
WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler leads the pack in the points standings heading into round five. After winning the first two rounds, Fowler experienced some misfortune at rounds three and four. Last year Fowler earned the win at the Camp Coker Bullet GNCC and is looking to repeat his success this year by earning his third win of the season.
Bneal Motorsports/CST Tires/Houser Racing’s Brycen Neal, who sits 8 points behind Fowler in the championship battle, is ready for the rough and sandy racing conditions that are typically found in South Carolina. Neal finished third at the event last year, and since earning a win at round three this year, he is ready to get that second overall win under his belt.
As the season heads into round five, Maxxis/Fly Racing/Ye Olde Cycle Barn’s Chris Borich currently sits fourth overall in the standings. After completing three laps last year at the second South Carolina round, Borich is determined to keep his season going in the right direction. After finishing inside the top five thus far in 2018, Borich is looking to contest for a race win this Saturday afternoon.
JMR/ATVriders.com’s Jarrod McClure has two podium finishes so far this season, but is still looking for his first overall win this year. McClure did some off-season testing in the sandy terrain, which could give him the boost he needs to prevail this weekend in the sandy, loamy dirt that exists at the Camp Coker Bullet GNCC.
After finishing second at round four, AmPro Yamaha’s Cole Richardson has gotten his confidence restored. Richardson currently sits sixth in points, but is hoping to earn valuable championship points by following up his podium finish with his first career ATV overall win this weekend.
Following Richardson in seventh is RJR/Tire Spoine/GBC Motorsports’ Devon Feehan who is currently in his rookie year of the XC1 Pro class. Feehan will be gunning for a top five overall finish position, after finishing inside the top 10 at the first four events. GBC/Fly Racing/HMF/Yamaha’s Johnny Gallagher sits eight points behind Feehan, and will be make a push this weekend to hurtle himself into a better position in the points championship.
Spider Graphix/GBC Motorsports/Moose Racing’s Marty Christofferson and GBC Motorsports/ RJR/Solo Pilot’s Westley Wolfe round out the top ten in points heading into the Camp Coker Bullet GNCC this Saturday.
In the XC2 Pro-Am division, Honda’s Matthew Lindle leads the way with a nine-point lead over Indiana’s Austin Abney. Maxxis/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart is currently third, but is looking to earn his third win of the season and the valuable championship points that come with it. Coastal Racing’s Drew Landers comes into this weekend fourth in points, and after missing the podium at the last three rounds; he is ready to contest for another top three finish. John Glauda Jr. is coming off a win at round three, and a DNF in North Carolina. Glauda is hoping to find success is South Carolina this Saturday and earn his second win of the season.
The event will also treat fans to a live concert, as Monster Energy proudly presents The New Black Seven at the Camp Coker GNCC on Saturday, April 21st at 8:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is included with your wristband. Gate Admission for Adults (12 and over) is only $20, Kids (6-11) $10 and 5 and under get in free! Come watch the fastest off-road racers in the world battle at Moree's Sportsman's Preserve and rock out with The New Black Seven. Gate admission also includes pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge.
Saturday’s race schedule is as follows: Youth ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., with single seat UTV racing at 9 a.m., followed by amateurs, 4x4 Pro and Women at 10 a.m., and the pros and top amateurs race at 1 p.m. Following Saturday’s afternoon race will be Side-by-Side UTV racing taking place at 4 p.m.
The event is co-sanctioned with SETRA, a series that produces local racing events in the southeast, and will ultimately bring out a full slate of local racers. All local riders are invited and encouraged to compete in the event, as GNCC Racing offers classes for riders of all skill and experience levels. The amateur race entry fee is only $50 and riders can sign up at the event. To learn more about GNCC Racing, refer to the GNCC 101 webpage.
All local riders are invited and encouraged to compete in the event, as GNCC Racing offers classes for riders of all skill and experience levels. Local racers expected to compete Saturday on ATVs will be Lane Felder (125 Sr. 12-15), Travis Austin (Vet A 30+) and Chandler Cathey (Sportsman A/B), Nicholas Yarborough (19+ C), Doug Moore (4x4 Lites) and Jim Zandert (SSXC).
For a complete schedule of the weekend’s activities, please visit the CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC event page on the series website by clicking HERE.
Tune in to RacerTV.com on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EST to catch LIVE streaming of the Pro ATV race, and then 4:00 p.m. EST to catch LIVE streaming of the Pro UTV race. For more information on GNCC Live coverage visit www.racertv.com. A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, June 3 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series social media channels, along with receiving the most up-to-date news and exclusive content.
Previous Round Results and Points Standings
FMF Steele Creek
Morganton, North Carolina
Round 4 of 13
Saturday, April 7
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Chris Borich (SUZ)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Devon Feehan (HON)
- Martin Christofferson (HON)
- Greg Covert (YAM)
- Johnny Gallagher (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Walker Fowler (97)
- Brycen Neal (89)
- Adam McGill (86)
- Chris Borich (80)
- Jarrod McClure (73)
- Cole Richardson (72)
- Devon Feehan (53)
- Johnny Gallagher (45)
- Martin Christofferson (43)
- Westley Wolfe (29)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2018 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Matthew Lindle (HON)
- Brandon Icard (HON)
- Austin Abney (HON)
- Drew Landers (YAM)
- Tanner Walker (HON)
- Steven Covert (YAM)
- Brody Livengood (YAM)
- Devin Masters (SUZ)
- Kenny Shick (YAM)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Matthew Lindle (93)
- Austin Abney (84)
- Hunter Hart (76)
- Drew Landers (70)
- John Glauda Jr (63)
- Brandon Icard (58)
- Ben Kowalewski (58)
- Tanner Walker (53)
- Kenny Shick (50)
- Steven Covert (47)
About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.
How to Watch
Racer TV and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) are the official homes for coverage of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) events. All 13 rounds, from the season opening Big Buck GNCC in South Carolina to the finale at Ironman Raceway in Indiana, will air in 30-minue; taped-delayed telecasts on NBCSN, while Racer TV provides live streaming coverage of the 1 p.m. ATV and motorcycle races from each event, in addition to the six UTV rounds. Catch all the action at http://www.nbcsports.com/ and http://www.racertv.com/.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.