Walker Fowler leads The Pack Into Inaugural VP Racing Fuels High Voltage GNCC

Walker Fowler leads The Pack Into Inaugural VP Racing Fuels High Voltage GNCC

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Walker Fowler leads The Pack Into Inaugural VP Racing Fuels High Voltage GNCC
Borich, Neal and More Hopeful For Overall ATV Win

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 4, 2019) – This weekend, July 6 and 7, the Inaugural VP Racing Fuels High Voltage GNCC takes place in Dunkard, Pennsylvania on the Lilly Family Farm. This weekend’s round will serve as round nine of the 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship. 

Fowler is looking to earn his seventh win of the season at this weekend's VP Racing Fuels High Voltage GNCC.
Fowler is looking to earn his seventh win of the season at this weekend's VP Racing Fuels High Voltage GNCC. Ken Hill

WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler has earned six overall wins thus far in the season, and this weekend he will be aiming to for his seventh before the series heads into its Summer Break. Fowler will aim to be the first-ever High Voltage ATV overall win on Saturday afternoon. 

Coming through second at the previous round was LanMills XC/CST Tires/Houser/Yamaha’s Brycen Neal. He currently sits third in the points standings, just three points behind second place. After earning the win at round six Neal is looking to put a second overall win under his belt before GNCC goes on hiatus until September.   

Maxxis/Fly Racing/Ye Olde Cycle Barn’s Chris Borich is currently sitting second in the points standings, but has one overall win to his name this season at the Camp Coker Bullet. During this Saturday’s 2 p.m. Pro ATV race, Borich, who hails from Eastern Pennsylvania, will be looking to battle for an overall win in his home state.

Borich will aim to take back the number one spot, and earn his second win of the season. 
Borich will aim to take back the number one spot, and earn his second win of the season.  Ken Hill

Heading into round nine, JMR/Maxxis/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure is looking to return to the podium. McClure finished just outside of the top three in fourth at the previous round, but knows what it takes to put himself into podium contention.

OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/McGill Mafia’s Adam McGill came through fifth at Snowshoe Mountain. This weekend McGill will be going after his first win of the 2019 season across the West Virginia and Pennsylvania border. McGill will also be aiming to improve his championship standings as he currently sits fifth. 

Last season Yamaha/AmPro/Action Offroad/GBC’s Cole Richardson earned his first win at the inaugural Maxon-Dixon GNCC, and he will once again be looking to take another first event win when Saturday rolls around. Maxxis/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart is aiming to run at the front of the pack this weekend. Hart has finished inside the top five already this season, but knows he can fight for an even better finishing position.

Richardson is aiming to earn another inaugural win after taking the Mason-Dixon GNCC win last season.
Richardson is aiming to earn another inaugural win after taking the Mason-Dixon GNCC win last season. Ken Hill

GBC/Fly Racing/HMF/Yamaha’s Johnny Gallagher currently sits ninth overall in the points standings, and is having a very consistent year. Gallagher will aim to battle inside the top 10 this weekend in Pennsylvania. Spider Graphix/GBC Motorsports/Moose Racing/Custom Axis’ Martin Christofferson will also aim to get back into the top 10 this weekend before the series’ Summer Break. Ryland Johnson Racing/GBC Motorsports/Ye Olde Cycle Barn’s Westley Wolfe came through 10th in the XC1 class at Snowshoe, but would come through 14th overall. This may be one of Wolfe’s closest races to home, so he will look to improve his finish on Saturday.

Landers is aiming to keep his momentum rolling in the XC2 Pro-Am class by earning a second-straight win. 
Landers is aiming to keep his momentum rolling in the XC2 Pro-Am class by earning a second-straight win.  Ken Hill

Coming through first in the XC2 Pro-Am class was LanMills XC/CST Tires/Moose Racing’s Drew Landers at Snowshoe. Landers earned his first class win two weeks ago, and will look to keep his momentum rolling into this weekend’s race. Jordon Poplaski earned another second place finish, but is still searching for his first win. Poplaski will aim to earn that win this weekend at High Voltage. Pierce Performance/Maxxis/ Waynesburg Yamaha’s John Glauda Jr. came through third at Snowshoe after earning seven wins. This weekend, Glauda Jr. will be looking to get back in the center of the podium and earn his eighth win of the season. 

Local racers expected to compete this Saturday on ATVs will be Ronald Howard (College B), Alicia McCormick (WXC), Seth Wilson (College A 16-21), Ronald Varndell (4x4 Lites), Brady Thomas (90cc 8-12), Anthony Stockdale (40+ C), Bryan Stillwagon (19+ C), Kenny Shick (XC2 Pro-Am), Mike Segers (4x4 B), Cole Richardson (XC1 Pro), Jordon Poplaski (XC2 Pro-Am), J.P. Pickens Jr (50cc Jr. 4-5), Traci Pickens (WXC), Jeff Pickens (Vet A 30+), Landen Ostrich (YXC2 Super Mini Jr. 12-13), Jaxson Ostrich (70 CVT), Robbie Pecorari (4x4 Pro), Todd Moskala (Vet A 30+), Ryder McCormick (90 Stock 8-11), Layne McCormick (Schoolboy Sr 14-17) and Tyler McLaughlin (MXC2 6-8).

Walker Fowler (center), Brycen Neal (left) and Chris Borich (right) rounded out the Snowshoe GNCC podium. 
Walker Fowler (center), Brycen Neal (left) and Chris Borich (right) rounded out the Snowshoe GNCC podium.  Ken Hill

Four-wheeled ATVs will compete throughout the day on Saturday, July 6. Youth ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., followed by the amateurs, 4x4 pro and women at 11 a.m., and the pros and top amateurs’ race at 2 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 Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.

Previous Round Results and Points Standings

AMSOIL Snowshoe
Snowshoe, West Virginia
Round 8 of 13
Saturday, June 22, 2019

XC1 Pro Event Results:

  1. Walker Fowler (YAM)
  2. Brycen Neal (YAM)
  3. Chris Borich (SUZ)
  4. Jarrod McClure (HON)
  5. Adam McGill (HON)
  6. Cole Richardson (YAM)
  7. Hunter Hart (YAM)
  8. Johnny Gallagher (YAM)
  9. Martin Christofferson (HON)
  10. Westley Wolfe (SUZ)

*Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Walker Fowler (226)
  2. Chris Borich (166)
  3. Brycen Neal (163)
  4. Cole Richardson (142)
  5. Adam McGill (118)
  6. Jarrod McClure (109)
  7. Hunter Hart (104)
  8. John Glauda Jr. (94)
  9. Johnny Gallagher (88)
  10. Westley Wolfe (87)

*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2019 National Champion.

XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:

  1. Drew Landers (YAM)
  2. Jordon Poplaskie (YAM)
  3. John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
  4. Ronnie Rusch (YAM)
  5. Tanner Walker (YAM)
  6. Steven Covert (YAM)
  7. Ben Kowalewski (HON)
  8. Wyatt Wilkin (HON)
  9. Matthew Blankenship (YAM)
  10. Nicholas Royalty (HON)

XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:

  1. John Glauda Jr. (231)
  2. Drew Landers (185)
  3. Jordon Poplaskie (161)
  4. Ben Kowalewski (129)
  5. Tanner Walker (121)
  6. Wyatt Wilkin (108)
  7. Ronnie Rusch (101)
  8. Steven Covert (89)
  9. Matthew Blankenship (82)
  10. Kenny Shick (77)

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

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