GNCC Racing Heads to Preston County for AMSOIL Buckwheat 100

GNCC Racing Heads to Preston County for AMSOIL Buckwheat 100

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GNCC Racing Heads to Preston County for AMSOIL Buckwheat 100
Fowler and Baylor Aim for Overall Wins at Round 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 7, 2021) – The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, heads into its penultimate round of the 2021 season. The AMSOIL Buckwheat 100 GNCC will kick off on Saturday, October 9 with ATV racing, and then conclude on Sunday, October 10 with Motorcycle racing in Newburg, West Virginia.

After wrapping up his seventh-straight GNCC National Championship title, WFR/GBC Tires/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler will be aiming to earn his eighth overall class win of the season. Fowler is currently tied on the all-times win list with Bill Ballance with 67 overall wins. As the season heads into the last couple of rounds, Fowler is looking to remain on top and end the year on a high note.

Walker Fowler (WFR/GBC Tires/Fly Racing/Yamaha) will continue to aim for overall wins with two rounds remaining in the 2021 season. Photo: Ken Hill
Walker Fowler (WFR/GBC Tires/Fly Racing/Yamaha) will continue to aim for overall wins with two rounds remaining in the 2021 season. Photo: Ken Hill

Feehan Racing/GBC/Fly Racing/Nine2’s Devon Feehan has found his place on the podium at the previous two races, finishing second two weeks ago. Feehan looked determined to find the center of the podium at the last round and will be aiming to finish there before the season comes to an end.

Making a return to the podium last round was Action Off-Road/Kenda/Tely Energy’s Cole Richardson. This weekend Richardson will be aiming to battle at the front of the pack once again, as well as trying to put a stop to Fowler’s winning ways.

Another rider looking to stop Fowler’s wins is Hunter Hart Racing/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart. This year Hart has stood atop the podium once at round 10, but he is aiming to stand there once again before the season comes to a close. West Virginia native, OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited-backed rider Adam McGill is hoping for some better luck in his home state this weekend and to race a podium position in front of his local fan base.  

Katelyn Osburn (Action Off-Road/Moose Racing/GBC Motorsports) is battling for the WXC ATV National Championship. Photo: Ken Hill
Katelyn Osburn (Action Off-Road/Moose Racing/GBC Motorsports) is battling for the WXC ATV National Championship. Photo: Ken Hill

In the XC2 Pro-Am class, PirateMX.com /OBOR Tires/Moose Racing’s Branden Owens is hoping to earn another class win this weekend and repeat the success he found two weeks ago at round eleven. Also looking to battle up front in the XC2 class will be BNR Motorsports/Senge Graphics/Houser Racing’s Ronnie Rusch and BNR Motorsports/Yamaha’s Ben Kowalewski.

Capturing his third 4x4 Pro GNCC National Championship was OBOR/Can-Am/DeRisi Racing’s Landon Wolfe two weeks ago in Ohio. This weekend Wolfe is aiming to battling for another overall win and hold off the rest of the 4x4 Pro field. In the WXC class it continues to be a battle for the National Championship as Action Off-Road/Moose Racing/GBC Motorsports’ Katelyn Osburn captured her fifth win of the season at the previous round. Osburn and Hannah Hurricane Hunter/OBOR/Fly Racing’s Hannah Hunter are the championship front-runners, that will be aiming to battle for the number one spot this weekend.

Steward Baylor (AmPro Yamaha) is hopeful he can earn his eighth win of the season and continue to hold the championship lead heading into the season finale. Photo: Ken Hill
Steward Baylor (AmPro Yamaha) is hopeful he can earn his eighth win of the season and continue to hold the championship lead heading into the season finale. Photo: Ken Hill

Then on Sunday it’ll be AmPro Yamaha’s Steward Baylor racing to earn what he hopes could be his eighth win of the season. After earning the win at the last round, Baylor now holds onto the points lead just one point ahead of FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Benjamin Kelley. Kelley is looking to turn the points around once again and retake the lead. This championship is looking to go down to the last round at Ironman.

Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jordan Ashburn is hoping to pass both Baylor and Kelley to earn his first win of the season. Ashburn has been very close at the last to rounds, and he is hoping to put it all together this weekend and celebrate a win.

Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing’s Ricky Russell was back to racing and will be aiming to battle for a podium finish as the season comes to a close in just two rounds. Another rider looking to battle at the front for a podium finish to end the year with is Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna Racing’s Thad Duvall.

Jonathan Girroir (Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing) is hoping to clinch the XC2 250 Pro GNCC National Championship this weekend. Photo: Ken Hill
Jonathan Girroir (Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing) is hoping to clinch the XC2 250 Pro GNCC National Championship this weekend. Photo: Ken Hill

Leading the XC2 250 Pro class as the series heads into its twelfth round is Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing’s Jonathan Girroir. This weekend Girroir is looking to keep his success going and earn another win, while also hoping to wrap up the XC2 GNCC National Championship. Two riders looking to put a halt in Girroir’s race will be Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong and AmPro Yamaha’s Mike Witkowski who have been battling with him all season long.

After wrapping up the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am championship early Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jonathan Johnson may be lining up in the XC2 class this weekend, but ultimately time will tell. If Johnson makes the move up to the second row, that leaves the door open for a new FMF XC3 winner.

Becca Sheets (BABS Racing Yamaha/Fly Racing/Maxxis/Pro Circuit) will be battling against her fellow WXC competitors to earn another win, and hold onto the championship points lead. Photo: Mack Faint
Becca Sheets (BABS Racing Yamaha/Fly Racing/Maxxis/Pro Circuit) will be battling against her fellow WXC competitors to earn another win, and hold onto the championship points lead. Photo: Mack Faint

In the 10 a.m. race all eyes will be on the WXC class including BABS Racing Yamaha/Fly Racing/Maxxis/Pro Circuit’s Becca Sheets, who earned the win last round in her home state of Ohio. This weekend Sheets along with AmPro Yamaha’s Rachael Archer will be back to battling at the front for the overall win and points lead. This is another championship that looks to be heading into the last round of the season.

Saturday will host 50cc ATV and Motorcycle racers starting at 8 a.m. and go until 9:30 a.m. then ATV Youth riders will take to the course at 9:30 with amateur, 4x4 Pro and Women’s Pro racing at 11 a.m. Then at 2 p.m. on Saturday the Pro ATV riders along with top amateurs will race. On Sunday, Youth motorcycle racers will lineup at 8 a.m. with Women’s Pro and amateurs racing at 10 a.m. followed by Pro Motorcycle racers taking to the course at 1 p.m.

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.

Burr Oak Results and Points Standings
Millfield, Ohio
Round 11 of 13
Saturday, September 25, 2021

XC1 Pro Event Results:

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

*Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Walker Fowler (297)
  2. Hunter Hart (223)
  3. Jarrod McClure (201)
  4. Cole Richardson (176)
  5. John Glauda Jr. (148)
  6. Adam McGill (147)
  7. Joshua Merritt (136)
  8. Brycen Neal (133)
  9. Devon Feehan (123)
  10. Chris Borich (115)

XC1 Pro Event Results:

  1. Steward Baylor (YAM)
  2. Benjamin Kelley (KTM)
  3. Jordan Ashburn (HQV)
  4. Ricky Russell (GAS)
  5. Thad Duvall (HQV)
  6. Josh Toth (KTM)
  7. Trevor Bollinger (HQV)
  8. Josh Strang (KAW)
  9. Layne Michael (YAM)

*Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Steward Baylor (263)
  2. Benjamin Kelley (262)
  3. Jordan Ashburn (200)
  4. Josh Strang (166)
  5. Josh Toth (161)
  6. Grant Baylor (156)
  7. Jonathan Girroir (140)
  8. Ricky Russell (138)
  9. Craig DeLong (120)
  10. Thad Duvall (90)

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

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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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