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The Specialized General: ATV Race Report
Fowler Earns 70th Career Overall Win
WASHINGTON, Ga. (March 13, 2022) – Round three, The Specialized General, of the 2022 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship saw some muddy and slick conditions throughout the day on Saturday. Windy conditions, and plummeting temperatures throughout the day couldn’t stop the heated battles on the track from the Micro races to the Pro ATV racing.
As the green flag waved on the afternoon race The Original Formula 88/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart jumping off the line first earning the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award. However, he would soon back in the fourth place position for the first two laps of the race.
WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler made his way into the lead as they continued on their way through the woods on the opening lap. Fowler would lose the lead to GBC/Fly Racing/Nine 2/BNR Motorsports’ Devon Feehan as the duo came through on lap two just one second apart. Feehan and Fowler would continue to battle, but Fowler would be able to make the pass stick and hold the lead until the checkered flag flew. This was Fowler’s 70th career overall win.
After earning the holeshot The Original Formula 88/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart fell back to fourth for the opening laps of the race. Hart continued to push making his way to third and then second just miles from the finish line. After a rough start to the season, Hart was excited about his ride and place on the podium.
Magna1 Motorsports’ Brycen Neal started his day in third, battling with the top riders throughout the last half of the race. Neal would come through two seconds behind second, and then just 1 second separating himself and Hart as they came into the finish line to be greeted by the checkered flag.
After running in second and briefly holding the lead GBC/Fly Racing/Nine 2/BNR Motorsports’ Devon Feehan would cross the finish line in fourth. Feehan had battled throughout the first half with Fowler, Hart and Neal but he would fall just short of a podium finish in Georgia after a last lap mishap.
Pierce Performance/GBC Tires/Fly Racing’s John Glauda Jr. rounded out the top five overall finishers on the day. Glauda has had three consistent races inside now and currently sits fourth in the points standings. After crashing in the first corner JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure worked his way through the pack and finished sixth overall and in XC1 at round three.
Getter Nissan/Kenda/Action Off-Road/Richardson Racing’s Cole Richardson did not have the best of luck on the opening lap as he came through in the 11th place position. As the race worse on, Richardson would try to chip away as he moved into seventh place, where he would stay for the remainder of the race. OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/McGill Mafia’s Adam McGill battled back-and-forth but would come through to cross the finish line eighth in XC1 and overall.
Coming through to take ninth in XC1 and 10th overall was Merritt Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Joshua Merritt. After falling back to 12th, Merritt would have his work cut out for him as he made his way through the course. GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Johnny Gallagher rounded out the top 10 XC1 Pro finishers, as he came through 13th overall on the day.
Coming through to earn the XC2 Pro-Am class win was Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Pierce Performances’ Jay Shadron. After battling throughout the first couple of laps, Shadron would find his groove and begin putting a gap between himself and the rest of his competitors. Shadron would cross the line ninth overall and earning his third-straight XC2 class win.
Pirate MX Powersports/OBOR Tire/Moose Racing’s Branden Owens would find himself up front early in the race and pushing for the lead. Owens would continue to challenge Shadron, as he put on the pressure on the last two laps. Owens would ultimately cross the line second on the day. Action Off-Road/DIRTNASTY/Twizted Vision’s Wyatt Wilkin rounded out the top three XC2 finishers after a hard-fought battle throughout the duration of the race.
Earning the Top Amateur Honors was Kevin Yoho as he finished 15th overall and first in the Vet A class. James Glauda was second on the podium with his win in College A and 18th overall finishing position. Thomas Koontz Jr. of the Vet A class rounded out the top amateur podium after earning 20th overall on the day.
In the 4x4 Pro class it was Can-Am/Tennessee Towing/BNR Motorsports Robbie Pecorari jumping out to grab the $100 BNR Motorsports Holeshot Award. However, it would be Kenda/Nine2/Custom Axis’ Cody Collier coming through timing and scoring on lap one in the lead position. Collier would hold the lead for the duration of the race, crossing the finish just 2 seconds ahead of his fellow 4x4 Pro competitors.
OBOR/Can-Am/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe started out his day in the fourth place position and would steadily work his way through the pack. Wolfe would find himself battling with Pro Row 784/GBC/BNR/Victory Golf Carts’ Brandon Frazier on the last couple of laps, and he would be able to make the pass stick and catch up to Collier on the last lap. However, Wolfe would be unable to put much pressure of Collier as he came through in second with Frazier hot on his heels with just .9 seconds separating the two.
As the morning race got underway and the WXC line took off it was Team Pickens/Fly Racing/GBC Motorsports/Yamaha’s Traci Pickens grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports Holeshot Award. As they made their way through the course, it would be Stewart Boys Racing/Action Off-Road/Kenda’s Andrea Rodgers making her way through in the number one position. As the race wore on Hannah Hurricane Hunter/OBOR Tires/Fly Racing’s Hannah Hunter made her way through the pack, challenging Rogers on the third lap of racing. Hunter would make the pass stick as she came through to take the round three win, but misfortune would strike for Rodgers, and a mechanical issue would keep her from crossing the checkered flag.
Pickens would battle back-and-forth from third to second throughout the duration of the two hour race, and she should cross the line second on the day. Angel Magee made her way up to the podium in third after a hard-fought battle all day long.
Round 1 of the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship, it was Specialized/Gear Bicycle’s Nick Mackie taking the early lead with Specialized/Gear Bicycle’s Charlie Mullins right behind him. Mackie and Mullins would battle at the front for the duration of the race, but it would be Mullins making a last lap pass to take the first win of the season. Rouleur Coaching/Ride Kanuga/Specialized’s Cypress Gorry would round out the top three overall and in the XC1 Pro class.
In the XC2 (16+) class it was AmPro Yamaha’s Ty Teasdale earning the win over JoltBike/Coastal Racing/Cannondale’s Talon Hawk. Ryan Mullins would come through to earn the third spot in XC2. In the XC3 (40+) class Tim Zimmerman would battle back to earn the number one spot with Barry Wray and Colin Dierman rounding out the top three. In the WXC class it was Kelly Jones, Ashley Hendershot and Ginny McFall rounding out the top three finishers.
In the Amateur (14+) class Gavin Garlits took the win, with Jason Wallace earning the Amateur (40+) class win. Megan Barnes earned the Women’s class win, while Marty Aloisio took home the Big Bore (200lb+) class win. Cooper Kuneff earned the Youth (9-13) class win, as Gunnar Shogren earned the Masters (55+) class win in Georgia.
Earning his first-ever Youth overall win was YXC1 Super Mini Sr. competitor, Jordan Berg. As the race got underway Berg would find himself in the back of the pack, but he would put his head down and push. Berg would make his way into the lead with two laps remaining, and he would not look back as he crossed the finish line 42 seconds ahead of his competition. Bryce Pullen of the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. class battled back to earn second overall and his class win. Cody Whitaker brought home third overall and a second in YXC1.
Rounding out the YXC1 class was Pennsylvania’s Quenton Gouker, and in the YXC2 class it was Quinn Bergman and Andrew Smallwood earning the final podium positions.
Aidan Alumbaugh took home the 250 (13-15) class win. Stetson Owens earned the 125 (8-12) class win, while Klaiton Sampson earned the 90 (8-12) win. Noah Slocum finished first in the 90 Limited class. In the Schoolgirl Sr. it was Madison Luckadoo finishing first, while Avery Collins earned the Schoolgirl Jr. win. Gabryella Whitehead took home the Girls Sr. class win, as Kayence Ellis earned the Girls Jr. class win. In the 70 CVT class it would be Bryson Dickerson earning the class win.
As the Micro ATV race was concluded it was Bryson Dickerson earning his first youth overall and MXC1 class win of the season. Dickerson would battle it out with Kody Buckhannon, but he would ultimately be able to edge him out by just 7 seconds. Then, Brantley Slack of the 90 Stock class would come through to round out the top three Micro ATV overall finishers, while earning his class win.
Beau Bothwell third place earned third in the MXC1 class. In the MXC2 class it was Bennett Dial, Casen Jennings and Tenley Hart landing on the podium as they rounded out the top three class finishers. Beau Collins earned the 50 Sr. class win, with Gavin Claypool taking the 50 Jr. class win.
In the Micro Bike race, it was Karson George in the MXC1 class battling back to take his first overall win of the season. George would lead early on in the race but would have to make up ground as the white flag flew. George would make the pass stick and claim his second MXC1 class win of the year. Levi Rains of the MXC2 class would come through to earn second overall with fellow MXC2 competitor, Trason Landum rounding out the top three Micro Bike overall finishers.
Hunter Jones would round out the MXC2 top three finishers, while Maverick Boyer and Brody Haugh rounded out the MXC1 top three finishers. In the 50 Sr. 1 class it was Logan Goodwin earning the win, and Maura Tsakanikas taking the 50 Jr. 1 win. In the 50 Sr. 2 class it was Wesley Cunningham earning the win and in the 50 Jr. 2 it was Ryder Baricska coming through first. Garrett Cox of Spartanburg, SC claimed the Micro (4-6) Shaft Drive class win, and Colton Propst tried his hand at GNCC earning the Micro Bike Trail Rider win.
The GNCC Series will return to racing on March 26-27 with the Dunlop Tiger Run in Union, South Carolina. This event will feature round two of the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship. More information on the event can be found online HERE.
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The General Results and Points Standings
Round 3 of 13
Saturday, March 12, 2022
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Devon Feehan (YAM)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
- Johnny Gallagher (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Walker Fowler (85)
- Brycen Neal (76)
- Devon Feehan (57)
- John Glauda Jr. (50)
- Jarrod McClure (49)
- Hunter Hart (45)
- Cole Richardson (45)
- Adam McGill (41)
- Jay Shadron (35)
- Joshua Merritt (33)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2022 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- Jay Shadron (YAM)
- Branden Owens (YAM)
- Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
- Steve Harrell (YAM)
- Grayson Eller (YAM)
- Dylan Walraven (YAM)
- Daniel Peters (YAM)
- Tanner Walker (YAM)
- Chase Allison (YAM)
- Albert Jadosh (YAM)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Jay Shadron (90)
- Wyatt Wilkin (63)
- Branden Owens (62)
- Steve Harrell (61)
- Dylan Walraven (47)
- Tanner Walker (45)
- Grayson Eller (44)
- Daniel Peters (42)
- Chase Allison (33)
- Shane McMillen (30)
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