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Bulldog Youth Bike Race Report

Bulldog Youth Bike Race Report

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 12:30 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 12:30 PM

Bulldog Youth Bike Race Report
Joy and Goodman 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.

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 159 riders in the youth bike race, Jack Joy was the overall winner, while Colby Goodman took the overall win in the 73-rider micro bike race.

Jay Joy earned his second win of the season in YXC1. 
Jay Joy earned his second win of the season in YXC1.  Ken Hill

Jack Joy took his second YXC1 win in a row at the Bulldog. He started off the race in the lead, but several mistakes on the second lap dropped him back to 3rd place. He was able to regroup, and by the end of lap five had one minute on Grant Davis. Davis ran some fast laptimes toward the end of the race but was unable to get back within striking distance of Joy. Cole Forbes rounded out the podium, two minutes down from the leaders but two minutes ahead of fourth as well. When asked about his race, Joy said “My second win felt even better than the first! After a mistake on the second lap I fell back to third, but I was able to pass both of them back. I pushed really hard and ended up with a good gap by the end. Happy to end up in the middle of the box again and I’m already excited to go racing again at Camp Coker in two weeks!”

Andrew Segars took another win in the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. class.
Andrew Segars took another win in the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. class. AndKen Hill

In YXC2, Andrew Segars took another win, his third in a row. He is currently second in points, steadily climbing his way towards the lead after a 5th place finish at Big Buck. Nicholas Defeo placed second, but was unable to ever really challenge Segars for the lead. Matthew Hallenback battled with Chase Landers throughout the day for the final spot on the podium, but was able to come out on top. When asked about his race, Andrew Segars said, “After pulling the holeshot I pushed my way through as many YXC1 riders as possible to stay in the class lead. I tried to keep a steady pace the entire race. Although I’m happy with my first place finish, I look forward to trying to make it on the overall podium this season.

The overall non-YXC rider in the bike youth race was Mason Raynor (KTM) racing in the 85 (7-11) class. He placed 20th overall.

Colby Goodman took the overall win in the Micro division.
Colby Goodman took the overall win in the Micro division. Ken Hill

In MXC1, Colby Goodman once again came out on top, keeping his perfect season intact so far. He took an early lead and steadily extended it over the course of the race. Gavin Harwell and Beau Garetson battled a little bit for second and third, with Harwell coming out on top. The Bulldog was Garetson’s first time on the podium this season. When asked about his race, Goodman said “This was the best track layout I’ve raced on this season so far! Half of it was really tight rooty fun stuff and the other half was wide-open throttle bumpy loose stuff. It was a great weekend to get to go racing again!”

Tatum Michales came out on top in MXC2. He was able to put twenty seconds on his competition each lap, giving him a minute and a half lead by the end of the race. Hunter Hawkinberry, the current points leader placed second, while Brock Ragan finished third, his first podium finish this year!

The overall non-MXC rider in the Micro bike race was Grayson Gordon (KTM) racing in the 50 SR (6-7) class. He placed 14th overall.

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.

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

Bike YXC1 Race Results

  1. Jack Joy (KAW)
  2. Grant Davis (KAW)
  3. Cole Forbes (KTM)
  4. Lane Whitmer (HQV)
  5. Noah Cooper (KTM)

Bike YXC1 National Championship Standings

  1. Grant Davis (KAW) 78
  2. Jack Joy (KAW) 77
  3. Noah Cooper (KTM) 51
  4. Wyatt Marshall (KTM) 51
  5. Cole Forbes (KTM) 51

Bike YXC2 Race Results

  1. Andrew Segars (KTM)
  2. Nicholas Defeo (KTM)
  3. Matthew Hallenback (KTM)
  4. Chase Landers (HQV)
  5. Owen Barnes (KAW)

Bike YXC2 National Championship Standings

  1. Nicholas Defeo (KTM) 77
  2. Andrew Segars (KTM) 76
  3. Matthew Hallenback (KTM) 70
  4. Owen Barnes (KAW) 69
  5. Caden Vick (KAW) 60

Bike MXC1 Race Results

  1. Colby Goodman (KTM)
  2. Gavin Harwell (KTM)
  3. Beau Garetson (HQV)
  4. Logan Schafer (HQV)
  5. Hayden Harper (COB)

Bike MXC1 Championship Standings

  1. Colby Goodman (KTM) 80
  2. Gavin Harwell (KTM) 74
  3. Landon Husted (KTM) 56
  4. Logan Schafer (HQV) 49
  5. Jake Ellis (KTM) 45

Bike MXC2 Race Results

  1. Tatum Michales (COB)
  2. Hunter Hawkinberry (KTM)
  3. Brock Ragan (COB)
  4. Ace Tokar (COB)
  5. Thomas Criswell (COB)

Bike MXC2 National Championship Standings

  1. Hunter Hawkinberry (KTM) 78
  2. Ace Tokar (COB) 71
  3. Brock Ragan (KTM ) 66
  4. Maddux Harris (KTM) 57
  5. Tatum Michales (COB) 57

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