Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer: ATV Race Report

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer: ATV Race Report

TimeSunday, September 12, 2021 | 10:40 AM
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TimeSunday, September 12, 2021 | 10:40 AM

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Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer: ATV Race Report
Hunter Hart Earns Second Overall Win

BECKLEY, W.Va. (September 12, 2021) – The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, kicked off round 10 of the 13 round series yesterday in Beckley, West Virginia with the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer at Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Hunter Hart captured his second overall win of his Pro ATV career. Photo: Ken Hill
Hunter Hart captured his second overall win of his Pro ATV career. Photo: Ken Hill

Taking his second overall win in the XC1 Pro class was Hunter Hart Racing/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart. As the race got underway Hart would find himself mid-pack but would put his head down and steadily work his way up through the pack. As the white flag flew Hart was running in the second place position, and with a line choice in mind he made the pass stick for the win with just a couple more miles to go.

After grabbing the $100 All Balls Racing Holeshot Award JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure would battle at the front of the pack for the duration of the two-hour race. McClure would hold the lead the third lap, but he would be unable to hold off a hard-charging Hart. McClure would cross the finish line seven seconds behind first.

Feehan Racing/GBC/Fly Racing/Nine2 Goggles’ Devon Feehan would round out the overall podium for the afternoon with a third place finish. Feehan was off to a great start and continued to push himself to stay within podium contention. Feehan would cross the finish line just 1.8 seconds behind McClure. 

Coming through to take fourth was Pierce Performance/GBC Tires/Fly Racing/Action Off-Road’s John Glauda. Glauda was able to make his way back to fourth after falling back to fifth during the second lap of racing. Glauda would have to battle back around the defending champion, WFR/GBC Tires/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler. As the two battled back-and-forth throughout the last lap, Glauda would come out with a 12 second gap back to Fowler. Fowler would hold the early lead, but after a couple mistakes and crashes throughout the race, he would fall back to fifth as the checkered flag flew. 

Jarrod McClure (#4) earned the $100 holeshot award, and finished second overall on the day. Photo: Ken Hill
Jarrod McClure (#4) earned the $100 holeshot award, and finished second overall on the day. Photo: Ken Hill

Action Off-Road/Kenda/Tely Energy’s Cole Richardson would come through to earn sixth on the day with Chris Borich Racing/GBC/Action Off-Road/Fly Racing/AMSOIL’s Chris Borich battling back from an 11th place start to the day. Merritt Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Josh Merritt would cross the line in eighth after checking in on lap one back in the 10th place position.

Making his way through the competition to earn ninth in the XC1 class was Action Off-Road/Maxxis/Demaree Motorsports/Fly Racing’s Austin Abney. After falling back to 11th on the second lap, Abney would continue to push and make a comeback to finish inside the top ten. Custom Axis/Goldspeed/Houser Racing’s Greg Covert rounded out the day 10th in XC1 Pro.

Earning the XC2 Pro-Am class win was DIRTNASTY/GBC Tires/Focus X’s Wyatt Wilkin. Wilkin would grab the early lead and battle with BNR Motorsports/Senge Graphics/Houser Racing’s Ronnie Rusch. Rusch would have a mechanical issue and be forced to pull out of the race. Wilkin would continue to push and place a sizeable gap back to the rest of the XC2 class competitors. BNR Motorsports/GBC/SSi Decals/Fly Racing’s Kenny Shick would cross the line second in the class after having a great ride throughout the whole two-hours. Nine2 Goggles/GBC Tires/BNR Motorsports’ Tanner Walker made a comeback from his seventh place start to the day to round out the XC2 class podium with a third in the class.

Top amateur honors went to Jay Shadron of the Junior A class, with Steven Harrell and James Glauda rounding out the top three top amateur finishers. 

Landon Wolfe earned his sixth overall and 4x4 Pro win of the year. Photo: Ken Hill
Landon Wolfe earned his sixth overall and 4x4 Pro win of the year. Photo: Ken Hill

Earning his sixth win of the season was OBOR/Can-Am/DeRisi Racing’s Landon Wolfe in the 4x4 Pro class. Wolfe continues to hold the points lead as the series moves onto Ohio in two weeks. HMF Engineering/GBC Tires/BNR Motorsports’ Brandon Frazier came through to earn second on the day in the 11 a.m. race, while Can-Am/Tennessee Towing/BNR Motorsports’ Robbie Pecorari made his way up to third overall on the day.

In the WXC class it was Action Off-Road/Moose Racing/GBC Motorsports’ Katelyn Osburn making a last lap pass to take the win. Osburn would start her day in fourth, but she would steadily work her way up through the pack to battle for the class win. Hannah Hurricane Hunter/OBOR/Fly Racing’s Hannah Hunter was running at the front for the duration of the race, but she would be unable to hold off Osburn as she made her way through on the last lap. Angel Magee rounded out the top three women finishers in the WXC class.

Brody Lee came through to take his seventh youth overall win of the season with Tavin Cook and Kaden Lambruno rounding out the youth overall and YXC1 Super Mini Sr. class podium. Lee continues to lead the points with Lambruno and Cook holding second and third in the points standings after 10 rounds of racing.

Making a last turn pass to take the MXC1 and Micro ATV overall win was Kody Buckhannon over Bryson Dickerson by just 000.100 of a second. Eean Butler would come to race his first GNCC event ever, and he would earn third overall and in the MXC1 class.

Charlie Mullins made it three-in-a-row by earning his third Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship. Photo: Ken Hill
Charlie Mullins made it three-in-a-row by earning his third Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship. Photo: Ken Hill

The overall podium in the Micro Bike division would be Beau Garetson out of the MXC1 class taking the overall win, while Karson George earned second overall and first in the MXC2 class. Hunter Jones out of the 50 Sr. class would earn third overall and his class win in West Virginia.

The last round of the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship took place on Saturday evening, and Charlie Mullins would come through to earn the overall win and his third National Championship. Kyle Smith wouldn’t make it easy on Mullins as he pushed him for the win, but he would ultimately cross the line in second with Nick Mackie coming in third.

Sue Walker was honored as our AMSOIL Moto Hero at the Mountaineer GNCC. Photo: Ken Hill
Sue Walker was honored as our AMSOIL Moto Hero at the Mountaineer GNCC. Photo: Ken Hill

The AMSOIL Moto Hero was a special presentation at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer GNCC as the round honors first responders each year. This year it fell on the 20th anniversary of September 11th, and GNCC Racing honored Sue Walker from Pennsylvania. Sue was one of the very first, first responders that was on the side of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. She works with the EMS and Fire crew in her county, and her vehicle was the first one onsite after the plane had gone down. Sue was there with her co-workers searching for survivors and helping anyway she could. Sue received a set of GBC Kanati truck tires, an AMSOIL Shopping spree, 100% goggles, ARMA Blitz kit, and an American Flag from Columbia Flag & Sign Co.

For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.

Hunter Hart (center), Jarrod McClure (right) and Devon Feehan (left) rounded out the top three overall finishers. Photo: Ken Hill
Hunter Hart (center), Jarrod McClure (right) and Devon Feehan (left) rounded out the top three overall finishers. Photo: Ken Hill

Mountaineer Results and Points Standings
Beckley, West Virginia
Round 10 of 13
Saturday, September 11, 2021

XC1 Pro Event Results:

  1. Hunter Hart (YAM)
  2. Jarrod McClure (HON)
  3. Devon Feehan (YAM)
  4. John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
  5. Walker Fowler (YAM)
  6. Cole Richardson (YAM)
  7. Chris Borich (SUZ)
  8. Josh Merritt (YAM)
  9. Austin Abney (YAM)
  10. Greg Covert (YAM)

*Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Walker Fowler (267)
  2. Hunter Hart (205)
  3. Jarrod McClure (186)
  4. Cole Richardson (155)
  5. John Glauda Jr. (136)
  6. Brycen Neal (133)
  7. Adam McGill (131)
  8. Joshua Merritt (122)
  9. Chris Borich (115)
  10. Devon Feehan (98)

*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2021 National Champion.

XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:

  1. Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
  2. Kenny Shick (YAM)
  3. Tanner Walker (YAM)
  4. Daniel Peters (YAM)
  5. Dylan Walraven (HON)
  6. TJ Barrett (HON)
  7. Kristian Meyer (HON)
  8. Garrison Paugh (YAM)
  9. Grayson Eller (YAM)
  10. Ronnie Rusch (YAM)

XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:

  1. Ronnie Rusch (234)
  2. Tanner Walker (191)
  3. Ben Kowalewski (188)
  4. Kenny Shick (161)
  5. Brandon Owens (157)
  6. Wyatt Wilkin (153)
  7. Grayson Eller (132)
  8. Dylan Walraven (120)
  9. Albert Jadosh (112)
  10. TJ Barrett (102)

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How to Watch

Racer TV and MAVTV are the official homes for coverage of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) events. All 13 rounds, from the season opener 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 races from each event. Catch all the action at http://www.mavtv.com/ and http://www.racertv.com/. 

About GNCC Racing

The Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized is the World’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling two and three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through racetracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks, and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised live on RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join

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