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Chris Borich Aiming For Second Win of 2019 in Indiana
John Glauda Jr. Looking to Keep Win Streak Alive in XC2
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 2, 2019) – The 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, makes its way to Peru, Indiana for the Yamaha Racing X-Factor Whitetails this weekend, May 4 and 5 at the popular X-Factor Whitetails Hunting Ranch.
At the previous round it was Maxxis/Fly Racing/Ye Olde Cycle Barn’s Chris Borich securing his 75th career overall win, and his first of the 2019 season. This weekend Borich is aiming to continue his success and earn valuable points in the National Championship points standings. With different winners at the past two events, Borich is looking to become the proud owner of the prestigious X-Factor Whitetails trophy.
WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler saw his win streak come to an end in South Carolina, however Fowler is more motivated now than ever to get back to the center of the podium. Another factor motivating Fowler to earn the overall win, is the fact that he can tie Barry Hawk Jr. with 49 overall career ATV wins. Fowler has yet to earn a win at the hunting ranch, but is hoping this weekend he can reclaim that number one spot.
Last year at the X-Factor Whitetails GNCC it was JMR/Maxxis/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure taking home the overall win after making a last corner pass on Fowler. This weekend McClure is once again looking to secure the overall win, which would be his first of the 2019 season, and make up ground in the points standings towards the National Championship.
Yamaha/AmPro/Action Offroad/GBC’s Cole Richardson came through in the fourth place position last round, and after his second overall at the season opener Richardson is looking to get back to the front of the pack and battle for another podium finish. After earning his first-career overall win last season, Richardson has been eager to earn another one and this weekend he may have just what it takes to earn it.
Sitting fourth overall in the points standings and finishing fifth overall at the previous round is LanMills XC/CST Tires/Houser/Yamaha’s Brycen Neal. After a disappointing round one, Neal has been working his way back up through the pack. Neal found his first podium at round three in North Carolina and is looking to get back on the box this weekend in Indiana.
OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/McGill Mafia’s Adam McGill comes into the fifth round sitting third in the championship standings, after a consistent start to the 2019 season. McGill is hungry for an overall win, and this Saturday may be the day where he comes out battling for that taste of victory. Maxxis/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart may technically be the XC1 Pro rookie, but with his steady start to the season he is looking to a good start and battle at the front of the pack.
Finishing eighth and ninth in the XC1 Pro class on April 13 were Ryland Johnson Racing/GBC Motorsports/Ye Olde Cycle Barn’s Westley Wolfe and Pierce Performance/Moose Racing/Spider Graphix-backed rider Cody Collier. Wolfe is currently 10th overall in the points standings, and as the series heads North Wolfe is looking to improve his standings. Collier broke into the top 20 after last rounds finish, and is hoping to continue with another on Saturday.
With some rain leading up to this weekend’s X-Factor Whitetails GNCC fans can’t help but wonder if they will see GBC/Fly Racing/HMF/Yamaha’s Johnny Gallagher back out front. Two years ago, Gallagher celebrated his first-career overall win at the inaugural event in Peru, Indiana, and after a solid start to the season he may just find himself at the front once again.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class, it has been Pierce Performance/Maxxis/Waynesburg Yamaha’s John Glauda Jr. leading the way. Glauda Jr. has been victorious at each round, and is looking to continue his win streak on May 4. Looking to stop Glauda Jr.’s success will be fellow XC2 competitors Jordon Poplaski and LanMills XC/CST Tires/Moose Racing’s Drew Landers. Landers currently sits second in the points standings with Poplaski 16 points behind him.
The event is co-sanctioned with IXCR, a series that produces local racing events in Indiana, 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.
Local racers expected to compete this Saturday on ATVs will be: Austin Abney (XC2 Pro-Am), Matthew Blankenship (XC2 Pro-Am), Quinn Bergman (90cc Limited 8-12), Hunter Carey (65cc 8-12), Daniel Peters (College A 16-21), Alexis Keyes (Girls 8-15), Daulton Keyes (College B 16-21), Ethan Meyer (College B 16-21), John Williams (YXC1 Super Mini Sr. 13-15), Justin Brown (Sport 15+), Levi Burkemper (90cc 8-12), Bryce Cooper (4x4 C), Jase Cooper (Schoolboy Jr. 13-15), Alan Daniels (College A 16-21), Tanner Fowler (4x4 B), Aaran Greenwall (College B 16-21), Nate Harvey (Schoolboy Sr 14-17), Justin Ison (Junior B 22+), Anna Nicely (Girls 8-15), Brody Pullen (125 Jr. 8-11), Bryce Pullen (90cc Limited 8-12), Caden Spires (125 Sr. 12-15), Casen Spires (90cc Stock 8-11) and John Williams (YXC1 Super Mini Sr. 13-15).
Four-wheeled ATVs and 50cc Micro riders will compete throughout the day on Saturday, May 4. Youth ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., with Micro 50cc ATV racing at 9:15 a.m. and Micro 50cc bike racing at 10 a.m., followed by amateurs, 4x4 Pro and Women at 11 a.m., and the pros and top amateurs race at 2 p.m.
Spectator passes run $20 for adults and $10 for children (6-11), and kids 5 and under are free for the full weekend (Saturday through Sunday), with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge.
X-Factor Whitetails of Indiana is a privately owned and operated hunting ranch that offers guided hunts for groups of all sizes. The Indiana preserve has over 1,200 acres with one of the most beautiful lodges in the country. If you are looking for a challenging whitetail hunt for some of the biggest deer in the country, you have found the right place. To find out more about the X-Factor Whitetails Hunting Ranch click HERE.
The 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. pro races will be broadcast LIVE on the Internet via Racer TV on www.racertv.com both days. A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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 Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.
CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC
Society Hill, South Carolina
Round 4 of 13
Saturday, April 13, 2019
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Chris Borich (SUZ)
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Westley Wolfe (SUZ)
- Cody Collier (YAM)
- Johnny Gallagher (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Walker Fowler (115)
- Chris Borich (88)
- Adam McGill (76)
- Brycen Neal (62)
- Cole Richardson (61)
- Hunter Hart (59)
- Jarrod McClure (57)
- Johnny Gallagher (48)
- John Glauda Jr. (48)
- Westley Wolfe (47)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2019 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Jordon Poplaski (YAM)
- Drew Landers (YAM)
- Ben Kowalewski (HON)
- Wyatt Wilkin (HON)
- Tanner Walker (YAM)
- Matthew Lindle (HON)
- Steven Covert (YAM)
- Boedy Lamoeaux (HON)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- John Glauda Jr. (120)
- Drew Landers (96)
- Jordon Poplaski (80)
- Ben Kowalewski (72)
- Tanner Walker (60)
- Matthew Lindle (54)
- Wyatt Wilkin (53)
- Boedy Lamoreaux (45)
- Matthew Blankenship (43)
- Ronnie Rusch (41)
About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized 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-minute, taped-delayed telecasts on NBCSN, while Racer TV provides live streaming coverage of the 1 p.m. ATV and motorcycle races from each event. Catch all the action at http://www.nbcsports.com/ and http://www.racertv.com/.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
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