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Bulldog Youth ATV Race Report

Bulldog Youth ATV Race Report

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 2:05 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 2:05 PM

Bulldog Youth ATV Race Report
Dearing and Buckhannon win at the Bulldog

Against all odds and with a great deal of hard work involved, the 2020 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, finally resumed last weekend, May 16 and 17. The Bulldog GNCC was held at Aoina Pass MX in Washington, GA. Though the location was the same as round three, The General, the course was much different, as were the conditions.

Ken Hill

Unlike last race, which was on the soft and muddy side, the ground was hardpacked and dry-slick. There was some dust out in the field sections, but in the woods the trees and shade had kept the ground just damp enough to keep the race from being a dustbowl. It was the first really hot race of the year, but fortunately the youth riders compete early in the day, so didn’t have to deal with temperatures as brutal as the big bikes did. Out of the 94 riders in the youth ATV race, Nicholas Dearing was the overall winner, while Bodie Buckhannon took the overall win in the 37-rider micro ATV race.

Dearing took the win in YXC1, after leading for the majority of the race. By the third lap, Charlie Stewart and Tyler Cox had caught back up to him, and by the next one, both had passed Dearing, dropping him back to 3rd. Heading into the last lap it was a super tight battle, with only two seconds separating the riders. In the end, Dearing was able to get back into the lead and even pull a small gap on Stewart, who finished second, and Cox, who was third. When asked about his race, Dearing said, “I got off to a great start! I ran in first for a while, got held up by some other riders and had to battle my way back until I saw the checkered flag! I was happy to take another win and it felt great to be racing again!”

In YXC2, Ty McGaughey won again, keeping his perfect season intact. He led from start to finish, beating out second-place rider Harrison Lindsey by an impressive two and a half minutes. Lindsey’s second place ties his best finish so far this year – not bad, especially considering he started out the day in 8th place. Brody Pullen was in 5th at the beginning of the final lap, but charged his way past Tavin Cook and Bryson Lee, earning the last spot on the YXC2 podium. When asked about his race, McGaughey said “I had a good start, moved into first quickly and led the whole race. I had a great weekend; the track was awesome. I had fun with all my friends and I’m glad to get back on the quad!”

The overall non-YXC rider in the ATV youth race was Bryce Pullen (YAM), racing in the 125 JR (8-11) class. He placed 15th overall.

Ken Hill

In MXC1, Bodie Buckhannon made it two in a row, further solidifying his points lead over Khyler Davis. Buckhannon was on fire this race, running laptimes that averaged at least a minute faster than the next closest time. Given that the micro race laptimes tend to be around the ten minute range, that is especially impressive. Khyler Davis was able to recover from a 6th place start, slowly moving up to 2nd place, while fending off passes from Ethan Berner (3rd) and Brayden Cox (4th), both of whom came through the finish line right on her tail. When asked about his race, Buckhannon said “I had a great start and headed into the woods in first place. I picked good lines and was able to hold on to the lead. The course was tighter than normal but it was fun!”

It was a good weekend for both the Buckhannon brothers, as Kody Buckhannon won MXC2 and finished 2nd overall behind his older brother! Buckhannon started off his race in 2nd behind Noah Slocum. Buckhannon passed for the lead on lap four and made it stick. Slocum didn’t let the win slip away easily, he finished eight seconds behind Buckhannon and took third place overall as well!  A mistake on lap three cost third-place riderr Reed Stevens almost two minutes, but he held onto third and eroded that gap to only fifteen seconds by the end of the day. “I had a good start and was second headed into the woods. I picked out some good lines that got me around some lappers and the leader, who was still trying to get around them. I think I could have caught my brother [Bodie] if we’d had a few more laps!

The overall non-MXC rider in the Micro ATV race was Ryder McCormick (HON) racing in the 90 Stock (8-9) class. He finished 8th overall.

Ken Hill

Round four of the series will take place on May 30th and 31st in Society Hill, South Carolina with the Camp Coker Bullet. ATV and Micro racing will take place on Saturday, while Bike racing will take place on Sunday.

For more information on the GNCC Series, visit the official website at or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.

The Bulldog GNCC
Washington, GA
Round 4 of 13
May 16th and 17th

ATV YXC1 Race Results

  1. Nicholas Dearing (YAM)
  2. Charlie Stewart (YAM)
  3. Tyler Cox (YAM)
  4. Connor Walker (OTH)
  5. Morgan Johnson (YAM)

ATV YXC1 National Championship Standings

  1. Nicholas Dearing (YAM) 77
  2. Charlie Stewart (YAM) 75
  3. Tyler Cox (YAM) 71
  4. Morgan Johnson (YAM) 66
  5. Chloe Harper (YAM) 60

ATV YXC2 Race Results

  1. Ty McGaughey (HON)
  2. Harrison Lindsey (YAM)
  3. Brody Pullen (HON)
  4. Tavin Cook (HON)
  5. Bryson Lee (HON)

ATV YXC2 National Championship Standings

  1. Ty McGaughey (HON) 80
  2. Tavin Cook (YAM) 71
  3. Harrison Lindsey (YAM) 69
  4. Bryson Lee 68
  5. Brody Pullen (HON) 66

ATV MXC1 Race Results

  1. Bodie Buckhannon (DRR)
  2. Khyler Davis (DRR)
  3. Ethan Berner (DRR)
  4. Brayden Cox (DRR)
  5. Falyn Holcomb (DRR)

ATV MXC1 Championship Standings

  1. Bodie Buckhannon (DRR) 78
  2. Khyler Davis (DRR) 77
  3. Brayden Cox (DRR) 67
  4. Falyn Holcomb (DRR) 66
  5. Raelyn Dickerson (DRR) 60

ATV MXC2 Race Results

  1. Kody Buckhannon (DRR)
  2. Noah Slocum (APX)
  3. Reed Stevens (DRR)
  4. Bryson Dickerson (DRR)
  5. Klaiton Sampson (DRR)

ATV MXC2 National Championship Standings

  1. Kody Buckhannon 79
  2. Noah Slocum 68
  3. Dawson Lane 61
  4. Bryson Dickerson 61
  5. Reed Stevens 56

How to Watch

Racer TV and MAVTV are the official homes for broadcast coverage of the 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 taped-delayed telecasts on MAVTV, while Racer TV provides live streaming coverage of the 2 p.m. ATV and 1 p.m. motorcycle pro races from each event. Catch all the action at and

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