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GNCC Racing Heads to the Midwest for
Hoosier Race at Ironman Raceway
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 5, 2022) – The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, returns to racing this weekend in Crawfordsville, Indiana for the Hoosier GNCC at Ironman Raceway. After a three-week hiatus the series kicks off the final four rounds of racing before summer break at the end of June.
Now holding the points lead by one point, Magna1 Motorsports’ Brycen Neal is eager to keep his momentum rolling this weekend in Indiana. Neal has won the past two rounds of racing, as well as the season opener in February, and will be aiming to remain at the front and hold onto the points lead after the sixth round of the season.
WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler currently holds second in the points with a one-point deficit behind Neal. Fowler, who has two wins to his name this season, will be looking to get back to the center of the podium and take back the points lead. Fowler is continuing to battle for what could be his eighth National Championship this season.
Earning his first Pro overall podium position at the previous round was Pierce Performance/GBC Tires/Action Off-Road/Fly Racing’s John Glauda Jr. This weekend Glauda will be aiming to battle up front once again, while he hopes to also continue to better his standing as the season continues on.
Two other riders, The Original Formula 88/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart and GBC/Fly Racing/Nine 2/BNR Motorsports’ Devon Feehan rounded out the top five finishers at the last round and this weekend they are looking to battle for a spot on the podium once again on Saturday afternoon. Hart and Feehan have both found themselves on the podium this season and want to return to that feeling as the series heads to the Midwest.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Pierce Performances’ Jay Shadron is looking to continue his winning ways after earning five-straight wins to start off the season. Then in the 4x4 Pro class it is Pro Row 784/GBC Tires/BNR Motorsports/Victory Golf Cart’s Brandon Frazier leading the points over Stewart Boys Racing’s Haedyn Mickelson. In the WXC class it is a four-way battle as Traci Pickens, Jessica Elioff, Hannah Hunter and Katelyn Osburn are all within just a couple points of each other. The battles in these classes are looking to heat up, and they will be ones to keep an eye on throughout the year.
The Hoosier will be round three of the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship Series. Racing will take place on Saturday afternoon where Gear Bicycle Sales/Specialized’s Charlie Mullins will be aiming to earn another overall win after taking the first two round wins. However, Specialized’s Nick Mackie will be aiming to dethrone Mullins and take the overall win. Cypress Gorry now finds himself tied for second with Mackie, and this weekend he will be aiming to earn another podium finish.
Then on Sunday, FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Benjamin Kelley is aiming to keep his win streak alive after earning five-straight overall wins thus far in the season. Kelley continues to dominate the 2022 season, but with a pack of hungry XC1 riders behind him they are eager to put a stop to his winning ways.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Trevor Bollinger has returned to the podium for the past two rounds, and he is eager to continue working his way up and battling for podium positions. Bollinger continues to improve and is looking more and more comfortable as the season continues on. This weekend Bollinger is aiming to battle with Kelley for a win.
Coming through after some bad luck at the beginning of the season Rev Motorsports/GASGAS Racing’s Grant Baylor returned to the podium with a third overall in South Carolina. Baylor is eager to continuing battling at the front of the pack, and he is looking to keep improving more and more throughout the season.
Continuing his top five finishes, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong is hopeful he can get back to running up front and battling for another overall podium finish on the year. Then also continuing to hold second in the points is Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jordan Ashburn. After a sixth place finish last round, Ashburn is ready to get back to battling at the front and land himself a podium position in Indiana.
In the XC2 250 Pro class it is Babbitt’s Online/Monster Energy/Kawasaki Team Green’s Lyndon Snodgrass leading the way. AmPro Yamaha’s Mike Witkowski sits second after earning the first three wins of the season. Phoenix Racing Honda’s Ruy Barbosa and Coastal Racing/Factory GASGAS Racing’s Ryder Lafferty have also found themselves at the front of the XC2 pack, and they are looking to continue improving as the racing continues on this season.
The FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class Zack Hayes currently leads the way ahead of Brody Johnson and Hunter Neuwrith. All three riders are looking to continue battling at the front of the class, and battle for the National Championship this year. In the WXC class there is a three way battle going on with Tayla Jones, Korie Steede and Rachael Archer after five rounds of racing. Jones leads the way, but with Steede and Archer right behind her in the standings.
The Hoosier GNCC kicks off in Crawfordsville, Indiana at Ironman Raceway this weekend on May 7th and 8th. More information can be found online HERE.
PREVIOUS ROUND RESULTS & POINTS STANDINGS
FMF Camp Coker Bullet
Society Hill, South Carolina
Round 5 of 13
April 9-10, 2022
XC1 Pro ATV Event Results:
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Devon Feehan (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Ronnie Rusch (YAM)
- Johnny Gallagher (YAM)
*ATV Overall National Championship Standings:
- Brycen Neal (136)
- Walker Fowler (135)
- Devon Feehan (91)
- John Glauda Jr. (87)
- Hunter Hart (78)
- Jarrod McClure (74)
- Cole Richardson (66)
- Jay Shadron (63)
- Joshua Merritt (58)
- Adam McGill (55)
XC1 Pro Motorcycle Event Results:
- Benjamin Kelley (KTM)
- Trevor Bollinger (HQV)
- Grant Baylor (GAS)
- Craig DeLong (HQV)
- Jordan Ashburn (HQV)
- Ricky Russell (GAS)
- Joshua Toth (KTM)
- Todd Kellett (YAM)
*Motorcycle Overall National Championship Standings:
- Benjamin Kelley (150)
- Jordan Ashburn (97)
- Trevor Bollinger (89)
- Craig DeLong (86)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (69)
- Michael Witkowski (60)
- Josh Toth (56)
- Grant Baylor (53)
- Ruy Barbosa (49)
- Grant Baylor (38)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2022 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
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