Magna1 Motorsports Husqvarna - Snowshoe Race Report
The 9th round of GNCC racing took place in the beautiful but unforgiving mountains of Snowshoe, West Virginia. Magna1 Motorsports Husqvarna traveled to Snowshoe Ski Resort with five athletes, competing in youth as well as adult races.
Jordan Ashburn competed in GNCC’s premiere XC1 Pro class, fighting for the lead throughout the race and ending the day on the podium in 3rd place. This allowed Ashburn to up to the 3rd spot overall in points, surpassing Grant Baylor by two points.
Jonathan Johnson pulled an early lead at the beginning of the race and maintained throughout, racing to the finish, leading the entire race. Johnson maintains a solid points lead, ahead of Chase Colville by 47 points.
Chase Landers competed in his first 3 hour GNCC in the 250B class. He remained on pace with Coastal Gasgas class points leader Lane Whitmer until his bike suffered a mechanical breakdown at the beginning of the last lap. This allowed chase to still end up 5th in his class while being 1 lap down.
In the 85 7-11 Class, Brayden Baisley got off to a great start, but his bike ended up with a flat front tire lap two. After getting this repaired, Brayden returned to the race to finish fifth, still maintaining the points lead in his class by 2 points, ahead of Mason Raynor.
Special guest and Magna1 Lubricants ambassador Hubert “Rednek” Rolland joined the team this weekend to race at arguably the toughest GNCC race of the circuit aboard a Magna1 Motorsports Husqvarna TE300i, and he also met with some of his fans in the pits to give away shirts, hats, and autographs.
Drew Landers is still out for this round with a back injury.