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Parts Unlimited Mason-Dixon: ATV Race Report
Fowler Earns Fifth Overall Win of 2021
MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (June 6, 2021) – The 2021 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, continued the season with the 4th Annual Parts Unlimited Mason-Dixon in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. The weekend was greeted with warm and sunny conditions, with the woods still having a couple of muddy spots from showers earlier in the week.
WFR/GBC Tires/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler didn’t waste any time getting into the lead after the green flag waved. Fowler would continue to hold the lead but would soon feel the pressure from his competitors. After grabbing the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award, Hunter Hart Racing/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart would head into the woods. As the duo came around on the second lap Hart would move into the lead with a 20 second lead over Fowler.
Fowler would put his head down and push, catching Hart and making the pass back for the lead position. Hart would stay close, but ultimately be unable to make a pass back before the checkered flag flew. Fowler would clinch his fifth overall win of the season after a grueling two-hour battle.
JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure came through to round out the top three overall on the day. McClure would swap back-and-forth for the first part of the race, but he would make his way back to third with two laps of the race remaining. As the white flag came out McClure found himself inching closer to the front runners, and when they headed towards the checkered he would come through just .746 seconds behind Hunter.
Coming through fourth on the day was OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited-backed rider, Adam McGill. After running fifth for the majority of the race, McGill would make a last lap pass for the number four position. McGill continues to hold onto the sixth place position in the points standings as he continues to work his way towards another podium finish this season.
Pierce Performance/GBC Tires/Fly Racing’s John Glauda Jr. rounded out the top five on the day. Glauda Jr. held the sixth place position for the first three laps of racing, but as the white flag came out he would make the move into fifth. As the series heads into the last round before Summer Break, Glauda Jr. currently sits seventh in the standings.
After running up in the top three for the first half of the race, Action Off-Road/Kenda/Tely Energy’s Cole Richardson would cross the finish line sixth on the day. Richardson would be lurking on the last lap, but would be unable to make any passes back for a top five finishing position.
Feehan Racing/GBC/Fly Racing/Nine2’s Devon Feehan held onto seventh for the duration of the two-hour race yesterday afternoon. Feehan continues to make his way up through the points after suffering a DNF at round five. FTR Graphics/Fly Racing/Nine2 Goggles’ Westley Wolfe came through to finish eighth on the day, and he continues to hold the 10th place position in the points standings.
Coming through to earn ninth in Pennsylvania was Merritt Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC’s Josh Merritt. Merritt would move into the ninth place position on the second lap of racing and hold that position for the remainder of the race. Rounding out the top 10 in XC1 was CBR/GBC Tires/Action Off-Road/Fly Racing/AMSOIL’s Chris Borich.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class it was PirateMX.com/OBOR Tires/Moose Racing’s Brandon Owens earning his third win of the season. Owens continues to work his way back up through the points standings after a couple bad races put him back in the standings.
Coming through to take second in the class was BNR Motorsports/Yamaha’s Ben Kowalewski as he continues to sit second in the championship hunt. Nine2 Goggles/GBC Tires/BNR Motorsports’ Tanner Walker held on for a podium finish with a third in the XC2 class. Walker sits fourth in the standings, four points behind third place.
Earning the Top Amateur honors was Jay Shadron in the Junior A class with a 10th overall finishing position. College A competitor, Alex Thieman came through 20th overall to claim second on the top amateur podium. Rounding out the top amateurs was Jeff Pickens with a 21st overall finish and first in the Vet A class.
In the 11 a.m. race it was 4x4 Pro rider, Kenda/BNR/Nine2/Custom Axis’ Cody Collier coming through to take the morning overall win. This was Collier’s fourth win of the season, and he continues to hold second in the class standings. HMF Engineering/GBC Tires/BNR Motorsports’ Brandon Frazier battled through to finish second in the morning race and in the 4x4 Pro class. Frazier moves back to third in the points, but he currently sits just two points behind Collier.
Currently 4x4 Pro points leader, OBOR/Can-Am/DeRisi Racing’s Landon Wolfe came through to round out the top three finishers. Wolfe remains 44 points ahead of his competitors as the series heads to Snowshoe, West Virginia in three weeks.
In the WXC class it was Hannah Hurricane Hunter/OBOR Tires/Fly Racing’s Hannah Hunter coming through to earn her fifth win of the season, fourth-straight win. Hunter has taken over the points lead with Action Off-Road/Moose Racing/GBC Motorsports’ Katelyn Osburn 12 points behind her. SBR/Custom Axis/Moose Racing’s Angel Magee battled back to finish second in the WXC class, with Kenda/HMF Engineering/ Waynesburg Yamaha’s Emily Wise earning her third podium finish of the 2021 season.
In the Youth race it was Brody Lee taking the checkered flag first. Lee earned his fifth youth overall win of the season, as he remains second in the YXC1 Super Mini Sr. class standings. Tavin Cook came through to finish second in the youth race and in the YXC1 class, with Kaden Lambruno rounding out the top three overall youth finishers. Lambruno currently holds the points lead, with 127 points, two ahead of Lee.
In the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. class it was Quenten Gouker coming through to earn the win at Mason-Dixon. Levi Burkemper battled back to finish second in the YXC2 class, followed by Trip Marino rounding out the top three.
In the 8 a.m. Micro ATV race it was Kody Buckhannon coming through to take the overall win, his fifth of the year. Buckhannon leads the points in the MXC1 class as the Micro racers start their Summer Break. Bryson Dickerson finished second in class and continues to sit second in the points standings. Reed Stevens came through to finish third on the day.
In the MXC2 class it was Jase Strouse bringing home the class win. In the 50 Sr. class Bentley Groves came through to take the win, while in the 90 Stock class it was Brinlee Royster earning the win in Pennsylvania.
In the Micro Bike race, it was Hunter Hawkinberry earning another overall win and MXC1 class win with Beau Garetson coming through in second. Third overall went to Karson George from the MXC2 class. George also earned the MXC2 class win.
Taking the 50 Sr. class win in the bike micro race was Colt Chaney. Shawn Remington Jr. earned the 50 Jr. 1 class win with Daxton Mullins earning the 50 Jr. 2 class win.
In the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship it was Gear Racewear/Specialized’s Nick Mackie earning the round five win. Mackie would grab the early lead and continue to hold it until Live It Extreme’s Kyle Smith came to battle with him on lap three. Smith would move into the lead while the white flag waved, but Mackie would make his way back around him with a 1.1 second lead coming into the finish line to be greeted with the checkered flag. Defending Champion, Gear Racewear/Specialized’s Charlie Mullins would come through to finish third on the day.
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Mason-Dixon Results and Points Standings
Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania
Round 8 of 13
Saturday, June 5, 2021
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Devon Feehan (YAM)
- Westley Wolfe (SUZ)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
- Chris Borich (SUZ)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Walker Fowler (221)
- Hunter Hart (150)
- Jarrod McClure (143)
- Cole Richardson (140)
- Brycen Neal (133)
- Adam McGill (110)
- John Glauda Jr. (104)
- Chris Borich (101)
- Josh Merritt (97)
- Westley Wolfe (95)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2021 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- Brandon Owens (YAM)
- Ben Kowalewski (YAM)
- Tanner Walker (YAM)
- Ronnie Rusch (YAM)
- Dyal Walraven (HON)
- Grayson Eller (YAM)
- Michael McAvoy (YAM)
- Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
- Daniel Peters (HON)
- Albert Jadosh (HON)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Ronnie Rusch (193)
- Ben Kowalewski (181)
- Brandon Owens (149)
- Tanner Walker (145)
- Kenny Shick (115)
- Wyatt Wilkin (114)
- Grayson Eller (102)
- Dylan Walraven (99)
- Albert Jadosh (87)
- TJ Barrett (79)
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