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FMF Camp Coker Bullet: Youth Bike Race Report

FMF Camp Coker Bullet: Youth Bike Race Report

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 10:55 AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 10:55 AM

FMF Camp Coker Bullet: Youth Bike Race Report
Davis and Goodman Win Camp Coker Bullet

Round five of the 2020 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, took place May 16th and 17th in Society Hill, with the Camp Coker Sportsman preserve. In addition to the race, the facility features a swimming hole with a rope swing and zip line, plus a fishing rodeo on Saturday night. The terrain at Camp Coker is a mix of sandy and swampy, with a smattering of tree roots thrown in for good measure. It also tends to be one of the faster rounds in the series.

Grant Davis took the YXC1 and Youth overall win at Camp Coker Bullet.
Grant Davis took the YXC1 and Youth overall win at Camp Coker Bullet. Ken Hill

Though there was no rain on race weekend, rain earlier in the week did plenty of damage. The sand was wet and deep, with random sinkholes forming throughout the trail. The youth riders bypassed the worst of the mud, but there were still some spots where they had to be careful to avoid getting stuck. Besides the woods, the track contained fast access roads, grass tracks and a sandy moto track as well. Temperatures were much milder than the previous race, with temperatures in the mid-70s.Out of the 154 riders in the youth bike race, Grant Davis was the overall winner, while Colby Goodman took the overall win in the 60-rider micro bike race.

In YXC1, both Davis and Jack Joy got off to slow starts, with Noah Cooper and Lane Whitmer holding the one and two spots through the second lap. By lap three Whitmer had fallen back to fourth, with Joy taking the lead, Cooper in second and Davis in third. Joy crashed on the next lap – he stayed ahead of Whitmer, who had passed Cooper, but allowed Davis to take the lead. Despite crashing late in the race as well, Davis led the rest of the race, though the two of them stayed close together, and finished only three seconds apart. Whitmer stayed ahead of Cooper to round out the podium. When asked about his race, Davis told us “I had a good start, but hit a sinkhole trying to pass for the lead. I put my head down and caught Jack, who was in the lead. I got around him, wrecked pretty hard again, and then he and I battled until the end and I ended up getting the win!”

Ryan Amancio earned the 85cc (7-11) class win and 17th overall in the youth division.
Ryan Amancio earned the 85cc (7-11) class win and 17th overall in the youth division. Ken Hill

A new face was on top of the box in the YXC2 class. Griere Moir got into the lead on the second lap and never looked back, finishing 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Nicholas Defeo. This was Moir’s first GNCC of the year – a class win and a fourth overall is a pretty good way to start it. Caden Vick finished third.

The overall non-YXC rider in the bike youth race was Ryan Amancio (KTM) racing in the 85 (7-11) class. He placed 17th overall.

In MXC1, Colby Goodman managed to keep his perfect season intact. He finished well ahead of his competitors and remained virtually unchallenged throughout the race. Hayden Harper took his first podium this season, working his way up from fourth place on the first lap. Meanwhile, Gavin Harwell took third – he has yet to finish off the podium so far this season, though he has been unable to lock down a win. When asked about his race, Goodman told us “Camp Coker is great! It was different than last year, this time we had a separate track and it was muddy slick with some awesome tight rooty sections and plenty of fast sections where the bike could cool off. I went into the woods in second place, quickly passed for the lead and just tried to get by the lappers as cleanly as possible.”

Hunter Hawkinberry won MXC2 and also made an appearance on the Micro overall podium, placing second. Ace Tokar ran relatively close most of the race – just out of sight, but close enough he could have taken advantage of any mistake Hawkinberry made. However, it was Tokar who ended up making a mistake on the final lap. He finished a minute and a half down, barely fending off Brock Ragan, who came in six seconds behind him, and was the last MXC2 rider to stay on the lead lap. When asked about his race, Hawkinberry said, “It was a good track with some muddy spots. I got second off the start and rode really hard to get up to second overall! I crashed hard one time in the back section but that was all.

Colby Goodman kept his win streak alive in South Carolina with a MXC1 class and Micro Bike overall win.
Colby Goodman kept his win streak alive in South Carolina with a MXC1 class and Micro Bike overall win.

The overall non-MXC rider in the Micro bike race was Trayson Landrum (HQV) racing in the 50 JR (6-7) class. He placed 12th overall.

Round six of the series will take place on June 13th and 14th in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, with the High Point GNCC. ATV, Micro and eBike racing will take place on Saturday, while Bike racing will take place on Sunday.

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Camp Coker Bullet GNCC
Society Hill, SC
Round 5 of 13
May 30th and 31st

Bike YXC1 Race Results

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

Bike YXC1 National Championship Standings

  1. Grant Davis (KAW) 98
  2. Jack Joy (KAW) 96
  3. Noah Cooper (KTM) 84
  4. Lane Whitmer (HQV) 67
  5. Wyatt Marshall (KTM) 62

Bike YXC2 Race Results

  1. Griere Moir (KTM)
  2. Nicholas Defeo (KTM)
  3. Caden Vick (KAW)
  4. Logan Best (YAM)
  5. Andrew Segars (KTM)

Bike YXC2 National Championship Standings

  1. Nicholas Defeo (KTM) 96
  2. Andrew Segars (KTM) 92
  3. Caden Vick (KAW) 78
  4. Matthew Hallenback (KTM) 70
  5. Owen Barnes (KAW) 69

Bike MXC1 Race Results

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

Bike MXC1 Championship Standings

  1. Colby Goodman (KTM) 100
  2. Gavin Harwell (KTM) 92
  3. Logan Schafer (HQV) 64
  4. Landon Husted (KTM) 56
  5. Christian Olian (KTM) 55

Bike MXC2 Race Results

  1. Hunter Hawkinberry (KTM)
  2. Ace Tokar (COB)
  3. Brock Ragan (COB)
  4. Abram Shields (KTM)
  5. Karson George (KTM)

Bike MXC2 National Championship Standings

  1. Hunter Hawkinberry (KTM) 98
  2. Ace Tokar (COB) 90
  3. Brock Ragan (KTM ) 84
  4. Abram Shields (KTM) 72
  5. Maddux Harris (KTM) 71 

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