FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GNCC Racing Continues in Georgia This Weekend
With The Specialized General at Aonia Pass MX
Kelley and Fowler Look to Battle for Wins in Georgia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 10, 2022) – This weekend the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship heads to Georgia for round three, The Specialized General, at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Georgia. This weekend’s conditions look to be a lot different than last in Florida, as temperatures look to be in the mid-50’s and scattered rain showers throughout Friday.
On Saturday afternoon WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler will be aiming to keep his momentum going after a win last weekend. However, Magna1 Motorsports’ Brycen Neal is hoping to battle for the center of the box. Both are tied in points heading into round three, and both will be aiming for that number one position.
GBC/Fly Racing/Nine2/BNR Motorsports’ Devon Feehan is also aiming to get into the mix up at the front of the pack. He’s been proving since late last season that he can battle towards the front, and this weekend in Georgia he will aim for another podium.
Pierce Performance/GBC Tires/Fly Racing’s John Glauda Jr. and Getter Nissan/Kenda/Action Off-Road/Richardson Racing’s Cole Richardson rounded out the top five overall last weekend and are looking to battle at the front once again this weekend.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Pierce Performance’s Jay Shadron is hoping to make it three-in-a-row this weekend. Other XC2 competitors like Hetrick Racing/Kenda/Elka/HMF’s Steven Harrell and Action Off-Road/DIRT NASTY/Twizted Vision’s Wyatt Wilkin are eager to put a stop to Shadron’s winning ways and are both looking to overtake that number one spot in Georgia.
4x4 Pro saw a first-time winner last weekend with Pro Row 784/GBC/BNR/Victory Golf Carts’ Brandon Frazier taking the victory. OBOR/Can-Am/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe came through to earn another second place finish, but he is hoping to earn his first win of the season this weekend. Then Stewart Boys Racing/Action Off-Road/DeRisi/HMF’s Haedyn Mickelson rounded out the podium just one week ago after earning the season opener win in South Carolina. Mickelson is hopeful he can once again land on the center of the box.
After earning the WXC class win last round, Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Jessica Elioff is looking to battle for another win this weekend and take over the points lead. Hannah Hurricane Hunter/OBOR Tires/Fly Racing’s Hannah Hunter is however ready to battle for the class win and lead the way into round four. Team Pickens/Fly Racing/GBC Motorsports/Yamaha’s Traci Pickens has gone 3-3 at the first two rounds but is aiming to make it to the center of the podium on Saturday.
Then on Sunday all eyes will be on the motorcycle racers. After winning the first two rounds FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Benjamin Kelley will aim to keep his momentum rolling and take the overall win. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing-backed rider Josep Garcia who was racing under the FMF/KTM Factory Racing tent, unfortunately suffered a hand injury halfway through last weekend’s race and has returned home to undergo surgery.
Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jordan Ashburn is looking to hold off Kelley’s charge this weekend, and he is hopeful he has what it takes to the overall win. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’ duo of Craig DeLong and Trevor Bollinger rounded out the top five but are both looking to break onto the podium this weekend and even battle at the front for what could be an overall win.
AmPro Yamaha’s Mike Witkowski will be aiming to take another XC2 250 Pro class this weekend in Georgia, but other class hopefuls like Phoenix Honda Racing’s Cody Barnes and Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jack Edmondson are looking to put an end to his winning ways.
In the FMF XC3 class Carolina XC/Moose Racing/XC Gear’s Zack Hayes came through to take the win, and this weekend is hoping he can battle back once again for another win. Motorcycle Enthusiast Inc/Moose Racing/MX Tech’s Hunter Neuwirth and Precision Off-Road/JDP Suspension/FXR’s Tegan Temple rounded out the top three and are hopeful to battle again at the front.
After earning the first two rounds AmPro Yamaha’s Rachael Archer is eager to go for her third win of the season on Sunday morning. Trail Jesters KTM Racing’s Korie Steede finished in the runner up position one week ago, and she is hoping she can battle Archer for the overall win. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna/Surge Off-Road Coaching Team’s Tayla Jones continued to get into the mix while earning two podium finishes as she is also looking to stop Archer’s win streak.
The Specialized General GNCC will host round one of the 2022 Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship on Saturday at 4:30 PM. Specialized/Gear Racewear’s Charlie Mullins returns as the reigning champion and will aim to take home the first win of the season. However, Mullins will have his work cut out for him as runner-up Nick Mackie and Kyle Smith return after finishing second and third last season.
The 2022 GNCC series returns this weekend, March 12 and 13, at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Georgia for The Specialized General GNCC. Catch all the action on RacerTV.com, starting with Pro ATV racing at 2 pm ET on Saturday and 1 pm ET on Sunday with Pro Bike racing.
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.
PREVIOUS ROUND RESULTS AND POINTS STANDINGS
Wild Boar Results and Points Standings
Round 2 of 13
March 5-6, 2022
XC1 Pro ATV Event Results:
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Devon Feehan (YAM)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Chris Borich (YAM)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
*Overall ATV National Championship Standings:
- Brycen Neal (55)
- Walker Fowler (55)
- Devon Feehan (39)
- Jarrod McClure (34)
- John Glauda Jr. (34)
- Cole Richardson (31)
- Adam McGill (28)
- Chris Borich (24)
- Jay Shadron (23)
- Joshua Merritt (22)
XC1 Pro Bike Event Results:
- Benjamin Kelley (KTM)
- Josep Garcia (KTM)
- Jordan Ashburn (HQV)
- Craig DeLong (HQV)
- Trevor Bollinger (HQV)
- Grant Baylor (GAS)
- Josh Toth (KTM)
- Josh Strang (KAW)
- Ricky Russell (GAS)
- Rikard Hansson (GAS)
*Overall Bike National Championship Standings:
- Benjamin Kelley (60)
- Jordan Ashburn (42)
- Josep Garcia (37)
- Craig DeLong (33)
- Michael Witkowski (30)
- Trevor Bollinger (30)
- Josh Strang (25)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (22)
- Jack Edmondson (19)
- Grant Baylor (18)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2022 National Champion.
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.