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GNCC Racing Returns to Pennsylvania for the Inaugural Mason-Dixon GNCC
Borich, McClure and Fowler Set to Battle for Overall Win
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 26, 2018) – The 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship, returns to racing after summer break and a cancellation due to inclement weather this weekend, September 29 and 30. This weekend will mark the first time since 2003 that GNCC Racing will return to Mathews Farm in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
It has been 15 years since the last Mathews Farm event was held, and on Saturday, September 6, 2003 Maxxis/Fly Racing/Ye Olde Cycle Barn’s Chris Borich earned the Pro class win. This year Borich is looking to once again put his ATV at the front of the pack and earn his second win of the 2018 season. Borich took the win at Snowshoe before the summer break and is hoping to pick up where he left off this Saturday.
However, WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler leads the way in the National Championship standings and will be on the hunt to earn his sixth win of the season. The last time Fowler raced at Mathews Farm, he was racing a KTM 65cc motorcycle in the GNCC youth division where he finished 31st overall. This weekend, Fowler is hoping to earn his sixth XC1 Pro ATV win of the season.
Currently second in the points standings is JMR/ATVriders.com/Maxxis’ Jarrod McClure. Earlier in the season McClure earned his first win, and more recently finished second at round nine, Snowshoe. Heading into the Mason-Dixon GNCC, the Pennsylvania native sits 34-points behind Fowler, so you will want to keep your eye on him as he will be looking to earn his second win of the season and close that gap.
Bneal Motorsports/CST Tires/Houser Racing’s Brycen Neal heads into this weekend third in points and hoping to utilize his past performances and practice during the summer break to battle for his second overall win. AmPro Yamaha/Gear Alloy/GBC’s Cole Richardson is ready to redeem himself after only completing two laps at the previous round in June. Richardson has managed to hold onto the fifth place position in points, but he will be looking to finish at the front of the pack in front of his family and friends.
Another racer looking for a better outcome this round is McGill Mafia/CST Tires/Moose Racing’s Adam McGill. During the previous round at Snowshoe, McGill found himself in the lead but after completing four laps a mechanical issue would ultimately end his day. McGill has been busy during the GNCC break, racing the Vegas to Reno race, and is more than ready to battle for his second win of the season.
Sitting seventh and eighth in the points are M.R. Unlimited/GBC Tires/RJR’s Devon Feehan and Spider Graphix/GBC Motorsports/Moose Racing’s Marty Christofferson. Both riders have been consistently battling throughout the season for a top 10 finish, and this weekend they will continue to push forward.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class, Maxxis/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart leads the way. Hart has earned seven class wins, and he is currently on a six-win streak. As the GNCC series heads to a new venue, Hart will be looking to earn his eighth win of the season. One rider looking to end his success is Demaree Motorsports/LSR/Fly Racing’s Austin Abney, who earned the round one class win and currently sits second in points.
Coastal Racing/Waynesburg Yamaha/Lan Mills XC’s Drew Landers is also looking to battle at the front of the pack as he sits third in points. Pierce Performance/Maxxis/Waynesburg Yamaha’s John Glauda Jr. has had a handful of podiums thus far in the season, and even earned the win at round three in the XC2 Pro-Am class. Glauda Jr. is looking to once again land in the center of the podium and earn some valuable points as he currently sits fourth.
On Friday, September 28, our On-Track Program will be heading to Albert Gallatin South Middle School in Point Marion, Pennsylvania at 9 a.m. followed by a second school visit to RW Clark Elementary in Uniontown, Pennsylvania at 1:30 p.m. The GNCC Racing On-Track Program is a free school program that focuses on goal setting, perseverance, motorcycle safety and anti-bullying.
Then Friday evening at 6 p.m. the second Fantic eMTB race will take place at 6 p.m. and feature seven classes with no pre-qualifying: Pro, Schoolboy (12-18), Junior (19-29), Vet (30-39), Senior (40-49), Masters (50+) and Women. The entry fee is $30 Transponder scoring will be used; transponders can be rented or purchased at the events.
Four-wheeled ATVs will compete throughout the day on Saturday, September 29. Youth ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., followed by amateurs, 4x4 Pro and Women at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and pros race at 1 p.m. Following Saturday’s afternoon race will be 50cc Micro racing taking place at 4:30 p.m.
Local racers expected to compete next Saturday on ATVs will be: Chase Allison (College B 16-21), Jim Muntan (4x4 Lites), Cory Blinkiewicz (Vet A 30+), Eli Kiger (College A 16-21), Lodge Bliznesky (Vet B 30+), Carson Bradley (Schoolboy Sr. 14-17), Bella Burgess (125 Sr. 12-15), Matthew Burkholder (24+ C), Derik Hart (35+ C), Caige Crissman (College A 16-21), Thomas Koontz Jr. (Vet A 30+), Joshua Cummings (40+ C), Peter Dandrea (Senior B 40+), Scott Dowlin (35+ C), Devin Masters (XC2 Pro-Am), John Higgins (30+ C), Preston Raber (16-18 C), Ronald Howard (College B 16-21), Justin Kerr (Senior A 40+), Ed King (Senior B 40+), Gabrielle Lemley (Girls 8-15), Kaden Lambruno YXC2 Super Mini Jr. 12-13), Blaine Maple (90cc Limited 8-12), Ronnie Rusch (College A 16-21), Tyler McLaughlin (50cc Jr. 4-6), Todd Moskala (Vet A 30+), Jaxson Ostrich (70 CVT 6-11 & 50cc Sr. 5-7), Charlie Rogers (Junior B 22+), Landen Ostrich (90cc 8-12), Kenny Shick (XC2 Pro-Am), Uriah Shriver (Micro XC1 7-9), Anthony Stockdale (40+C), Seth Wilson (College A (16-21), Mason Stofcheck (90cc Limited 8-12), Colten Stroman (YXC1 Super Mini Sr. 13-15), Emily Wise (Junior B (22+), Brad Whitehead (Vet A 30+), Joe Teagarden (30+ C) Tanner Walker (XC2 Pro-Am), Geoffrey Eberly (Micro ATV XC1 7-9 & 70 CVT 6-11) and Kari Walters (Women Amateur).
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 $50, and riders can sign up at the track or pre-enter. To learn more about GNCC Racing, refer to the GNCC 101 webpage.
Spectator passes run $20 for adults and $10 for children (6-11), and kids five and under are free for the full weekend (Friday through Sunday), with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge.
The 1 p.m. pro races will be broadcast LIVE on the Internet via RacerTV on www.racertv.com both days. A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.
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
Snowshoe, West Virginia
Round 9 of 13
Saturday, June 23
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Chris Borich (SUZ)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Marty Christofferson (HON)
- Josh Merritt (YAM)
- Greg Covert (YAM)
- Devon Feehan (HON)
- Kevin Yoho (YAM)
- Cody Collier (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Walker Fowler (226)
- Jarrod McClure (192)
- Brycen Neal (188)
- Chris Borich (185)
- Cole Richardson (119)
- Adam McGill (117)
- Devon Feehan (104)
- Marty Christofferson (102)
- Westley Wolfe (89)
- Hunter Hart (88)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2018 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Austin Abney (HON)
- Steven Covert (YAM)
- Ben Kowalewski (HON)
- Drew Landers (YAM)
- Brown (YAM)
- Brody Livengood (YAM)
- Devin Masters (SUZ)
- Cameron Bruce (YAM)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Hunter Hart (226)
- Austin Abney (177)
- Drew Landers (152)
- Ben Kowalewski (141)
- John Glauda Jr. (138)
- Matthew Lindle (117)
- Tanner Walker (107)
- Brody Livengood (105)
- Steven Covert (102)
- Kenny Shick (89)
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.