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Dunlop Tire Tiger Run: ATV Race Report
Brycen Neal Crowned Tiger King in South Carolina
UNION, S.C. (March 27, 2022) – The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, kicked off the Dunlop Tire Tiger Run GNCC on Saturday, March 26, 2022, with sunny and mild temperatures throughout the day.
When the green flag waved over round four, it was OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/McGill Mafia’s Adam McGill earning himself the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award. Unfortunately, as he led the first lap, he would suffer a mechanical issue and be unable to finish the race.
WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler would make his way into the lead position but would be faced with a battle from Magna1 Motorsports’ Brycen Neal right away. Fowler and Neal would swap the lead position on lap two multiple times before heading into the timing and scoring zone. Neal would lead the way, continuing to push and place a gap between himself and Fowler.
Neal would come through to earn his second overall win of the season, and second win in Union, South Carolina this season after earning the opening round in February. Fowler would come through to earn second overall, just 11 seconds behind Neal.
Getter Nissan/Kenda/Action Off-Road/Richardson Racing’s Cole Richardson would start his day back in the seventh place position, but he would put his head down and push through the pack. Richardson would work his way up to fourth as the white flag flew, but knew his work was not done. Richardson would make the move into third, his first podium of the season, rounding out the top three Tiger Run overall finishers
Coming through to earn fourth overall for the second-straight race was GBC/Fly Racing/Nine2/BNR Motorsports’ Devon Feehan. As the race got started, Feehan would find himself in the fifth place position. Feehan would battle for majority of the day to stay in that top five position, and on the last lap of the race would make the move into fourth.
Pierce Performance/GBC Tires/Fly Racing’s John Glauda Jr. made a last lap move to put himself into the fifth place position. Glauda had been back in sixth for the first part of the race but knew what he had to do to break into the top five once again. The Original Formula 88/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart was running inside the top three, but a mishap on lap four would set him back to sixth on the day.
Crossing the line seventh overall was JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure after battling at the front of the pack early on in the race. McClure was battling between the second and third place positions, but a last lap misfortune would set him back to crossing the line behind Hart. Merritt Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Josh Merritt came through eighth in XC1, ninth overall on the day, after running a consistent pace for the entire length of the two-hour race.
Rounding out the top ten in the XC1 Pro class was Abney Racing/Action Off-Road/Maxxis’ Austin Abney in ninth and Bullet Proof Doorz/Senge Graphics/Ronnie Rusch in the tenth place position. Both Abney and Rusch would battle back-and-forth throughout the day putting in good rides through the South Carolina racecourse.
As the second row took off in the afternoon race it was Nine 2 Goggles/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Tanner Walker grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports XC2 Holeshot Award. However, it would not take long for Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Pierce Performances’ Jay Shadron to overtake the lead and begin to push onward.
As Action Off-Road/DIRTNASTY/Focus X/Twizted Vision’s Wyatt Wilkin came through in second, he continued to push forward trying to shorten the gap between himself and Shadron. Ultimately, he would be unable to catch Shadron before time expired in the race, and he would come through two minutes off of Shadron’s finish. Shadron would earn his fourth-straight XC2 class win, while Wilkin sits second in the points standings.
Hetrick Racing/Kenda/Elka/HMF’s Steve Harrell would round out the top three in the XC2 class as he battled in the third place position for the duration of the race. Phoenix Racing’s Grayson Eller and Stewart Boys Racing/Blud Lubricants/Fly Racing’s Dylan Walraven rounded out the top five in XC2 Pro-Am.
Earning another Top Amateur award, and College A class win was James Glauda as he came through in the 18th overall position. It was then Alex Elioff battling through to earn the Junior A class win, and second on the Top Amateur podium with a 19th overall finish on the day. Seth Wilson came through second in Junior A and rounded out the Top Amateur podium with a 20th overall finish in South Carolina.
As the 4x4 Pro line took off it was Can-Am/OBOR Tires’ Burke Marsiglia grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports 4x4 Pro Holeshot Award. However, Pro Row 784/GBC Tires/BNR/Victory Golf Carts’ Brandon Frazier would make the pass for the lead as he came through timing and scoring first. Frazier would soon be met with a battle from Kenda/Nine2/Custom Axis’ Cody Collier as he made a pass on Frazier for the lead on lap two. Collier would continue to lead the way as the race wore on, coming through to meet the checkered flag first for the second consecutive race.
Frazier would continue to hold onto the second place position as he came through the finish line with a couple minute gap over the rest of the field. Can-Am/Tennessee Towing/BNR Motorsports’ Robbie Pecorari would have a consistent day as he battled in the third place position for the duration of the race. Pecorari would earn his first 4x4 Pro podium finish of the season at round four.
In the WXC class it was JMR/GBC/DWT/Moose Racing/Action Off-Road/Custom Axis’ Katelyn Osburn jumping off the line first to earn the $100 BNR Motorsports WXC Holeshot Award. As they headed into the woods Osburn would continue to lead her class as she emerged into the timing and scoring zone first. She continued to hold her lead for the duration of the race, finishing 22 seconds ahead of her competition.
Team Pickens/Fly Racing/GBC Motorsports/Yamaha’s Traci Pickens would run steadily in the second place position in the WXC class. Pickens would try to push herself to battle with Osburn at the front, but she would ultimately be unable to make a pass for the lead. Pickens would come across for second at round four. Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Jessica Elioff worked her way into podium contention after starting her day off in sixth. Elioff made a last lap pass to secure her podium finish as she came through .689 seconds ahead of defending Champion Hannah “Hurricane” Hunter/OBOR Tires/Fly Racing’s Hannah Hunter.
During the Dunlop Tire Tiger Run GNCC eMTB race it was Specialized/Gear Bicycle’s Charlie Mullins, Rouleur Coaching/Ride Kanuga/Specialized’s Cypress GorryandSpecialized/Gear Bicycle’s Nick Mackie all battling throughout the race for those top spots on the podium. Mackie would take the early lead with Mullins right behind him.
Mullins would make the pass on Mackie during the second lap of the race, and Gorry would steadily move into third from his fourth place start. Gorry would then set his sights on Mackie and would put a charge on during the last lap of the race. Mullins would take the win, his second of the season, with Gorry and Mackie rounding out the top three.
In the XC2 class it was AmPro Yamaha’s Ty Teasdale coming through to earn fifth overall and first in his class. JoltBike/Coastal Racing/Cannondale’s Talon Hawk would push hard throughout the entire race, coming through to earn his second-straight second place finish in XC2. Owen Klimas battled back to earn third in the class when the checkered flag flew.
Tim Zimmerman, Gunnar Shogren and Alan Jordan were atop the XC3 class podium at round two of the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship. In the WXC class it would be Ginny McFall coming through to earn her first win of the season as Ashley Hendershot and Addie Lewis came through in second and third on the day.
Kara Zavaglio battled back for the Women’s class win, while Brad Esper took the Amateur (14+) class win. Shawn Ulikowski earned the Amateur (40+) class win, with Marty Aloisio charging hard for the Big Bore (200lb+) class win. Masters (55+) class saw Troy Zimmerman earned the class win, and Cooper Kuneff earned his second-straight Youth (9-13) class win of the season.
In the Youth ATV race it was Cole Lykins coming through to earn his first Youth overall and YXC1 Supermini Sr. class win of the season. Lykins would lead from the start of the race, and he would continue to place a gap over the rest of the youth racers until the checkered flag waved. Jordan Berg came through second after battling for the position during the opening laps of the race. Brody Pullen would round out the top three overall and in the YXC1 class. Berg and Pullen would battle at the beginning of the race, but they would both settle into their second and third place positions for the remainder of the race.
Quinn Bergman worked their way from second to first during the first two laps of the race in the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. class. Bergman would remain in the lead position for the duration of the race. Bryce Pullen and Ryan Wilhelm would work their way into second and third to round out the YXC2 class podium after battling back from some mid-pack starts on the day.
In the Micro ATV race it was Kody Buckhannon coming through to earn his second MXC1 class win of the season. Buckhannon would battle it out with Jase Strouse and Bryson Dickerson. Strouse would come through to take second with Dickerson in third.
In the MXC2 class it was Torque Tong earning the class win, while Michael Stringfellow and JP Pickens Jr. held on to round out the top three in the class. Bentley Groves would battle back to earn the 50 Sr. class win, while Gavin Claypool earned the 50 Jr. class win. South Carolina’s Reece Bonner earned came through to take home the 90 Stock (8-9) class win.
In the Micro Bike race, it was Trason Landrum coming from the second row, MXC2 class, to earn his first Micro Overall and MXC2 class win. Landrum recently took home the win in Indianapolis during the KTM Junior Racing Supercross event and would lead from start to finish in today’s race.
Karson George came through to earn the MXC1 class win, and second overall on the day. George battled back and forth on the day to grab the class win, his third class of the season. Maverick Boyer came through to take second in the MXC1 class, with Brody Haugh rounding out the top three.
Hunter Jones would come through to earn second in the MXC2 class, as Levi Rains came through earning third in MXC2. As the 50 Sr. 1 class came through it would be Davey Fairfield earning the win, with Tripp Lewis coming through to earn the 50 Jr. 1 class win. The 50 Sr. 2 class was won by Daxton Mullins, and the 50 Jr. 2 class was won by Jax Jordan. In the Micro Shaft Drive class, it was Krew Burns earning the class win, as Colton Propst won the Trail Rider class.
The GNCC Series will return to racing on April 9-10 with the FMF Camp Coker Bullet in Society Hill, South Carolina at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve. More information on the event can be found online HERE.
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Dunlop Tire Tiger Run Results and Points Standings
Union, South Carolina
Round 4 of 13
Saturday, March 26, 2022
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Devon Feehan (YAM)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Josh Merritt (YAM)
- Austin Abney (YAM)
- Ronnie Rusch (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Walker Fowler (110)
- Brycen Neal (106)
- Devon Feehan (75)
- Cole Richardson (66)
- John Glauda Jr. (66)
- Jarrod McClure (63)
- Hunter Hart (60)
- Jay Shadron (48)
- Joshua Merritt (45)
- Adam McGill (41)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2022 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- Jay Shadron (YAM)
- Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
- Steve Harrell (YAM)
- Grayson Eller (YAM)
- Dylan Walraven (YAM)
- Daniel Peters (YAM)
- Albert Jadosh (YAM)
- Tanner Walker (YAM)
- Branden Owens (YAM)
- Nicholas Royalty (HON)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Jay Shadron (120)
- Wyatt Wilkin (88)
- Steve Harrell (82)
- Dylan Walraven (63)
- Grayson Eller (62)
- Branden Owens (62)
- Tanner Walker (58)
- Daniel Peters (57)
- Chase Allison (42)
- Shane McMillen (40)
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