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Hoosier: ATV Race Report
Brycen Neal Earns Fourth Win in 2022
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (May 8, 2022) – The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, kicked off racing in Crawfordsville, Indiana after a three-week hiatus with the Hoosier GNCC at Ironman Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Rain throughout the week made for some muddy conditions, but with the sun shining and temperatures rising it panned out to be a great day of racing for round six of the 2022 season.
As the XC1 Pro class took off it was WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler getting the jump off the line first to earn the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award to start the day. Fowler would lead the pack into the woods, but he would have company from Magna1 Motorsports’ Brycen Neal as they made their way through the course on lap one.
Neal would come through just 1.6 seconds behind Fowler on the first lap, but with his sights set on first he would setup Fowler for the pass on lap two. Neal would make the pass and secure the lead on lap two and continue to hold that lead until the checkered flag flew. Neal earned his fourth win, third consecutive of the season.
Fowler would try to rebound after Neal made the pass stick and would continue to battle with just seconds separating them. Fowler would be unable to make a pass back for the lead position as he came through to earn second overall on the day. Neal and Fowler are now separated by just six points in the National Championship hunt.
JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure would battle throughout the day to earn his second podium finish of the year with third overall. McClure would swap back-and-forth throughout the day, but he would lock in the final podium position on the last lap of the two-hour race.
Battling with McClure was Pierce Performance/GBC Tires/Action Off-Road/Fly Racing’s John Glauda Jr. throughout the day. Glauda would work his way up from a seventh place start to the day and would find himself battling for another podium finish as the race trekked on. Glauda would move into third as the white flag flew, but McClure was just two seconds behind him ready to strike. As McClure made the pass stick, Glauda would hold on for fourth overall.
The Original Formula 88/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart fought through the pack throughout the day coming in to earn fifth overall. Hart would have a pretty consistent race but would be faced with a battle on the last couple of laps with fellow New Yorker GBC/Fly Racing/Nine 2/BNR Motorsports’ Devon Feehan. Both Hart and Feehan continued to push until the checkered flag, with Feehan coming in just 1.9 seconds behind Hart for a great race to the end battle.
Getter Nissan/Kenda/Action Off-Road/Richardson Racing’s Cole Richardson and OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/McGill Mafia’s Adam McGill came through to earn seventh and eighth in the XC1 Pro class and overall for the day. Both riders would push throughout the duration of the race but would unfortunately run out of time to make a push for a top five position at round six. Rounding out the top 10 in XC1 Pro were CBR/GBC/Action Off-Road/Fly Racing/AMSOIL-backed racer, Chris Borich and Merritt Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Josh Merritt.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class it was Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Pierce Performances’ Jay Shadron grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports Holeshot Award. After grabbing the holeshot and early lead, Shadron would not look back. He would lead from start to finish, earning his sixth-straight win of the season.
Behind Shadron Pirate MX Powersports/OBOR Tires/Moose Racing’s Branden Owens was running in second, but on the last lap of the race would be unable to finish out the lap after suffering a mechanical issue. Action Off-Road/DIRTNASTY/Twizted Vision’s Wyatt Wilkin would be there to capitalize as he was running third right behind Owens and ready to make the move int second.
Wilkin would hold onto second in Pro-Am, and 10th overall on the day, as he came through the finish line on the fifth lap of racing. Hetrick Racing/Kenda/Elka/HMF’s Steve Harrell rounded out the top three in the Pro-Am class. Harrell has earned four podium finishes this year, with this being his third consecutive one.
Layne McCormick would come through to earn the Top Amateur honors with a 16th overall finishing position, and first in the College A (16-21). Daulton Keyes would come through second in College A and 17th overall earning him the second place position in the Top Amateur lineup. James Glauda, also of the College A class, would come through 20th overall and round out the Top Amateur podium in Indiana.
In the 11 a.m. race it was OBOR Tires/Can-Am’s Burke Marsiglia grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports Holeshot Award once again. However, it would not take long for Pro Row 784/GBC/BNR/Victory Golf Cart’s Brandon Frazier to make his way into the number one spot. Both Frazier and Kenda/Nine 2/Custom Axis’ Cody Collier would battle back-and-forth for the lead throughout the duration of the race.
Unfortunately, on the last lap Frazier would suffer a mechanical issue and be unable to finish the race. Collier would continue to push on and earn his third 4x4 Pro win of the season. Stewart Boys Racing/Action Off-Road/DeRisi/HMF’s Haedyn Mickelson would have a consistent day as he ran back in third for majority of it but would move into second as the checkered flag came out. Magna1 Motorsports’ Drew Landers earned his first podium finish of the season in 4x4 Pro with third overall.
In the WXC class Hannah Hurricane Hunter/OBOR Tires/Fly Racing’s Hannah Hunter would battle back from a third place start on the day to earn her third WXC class win of the season and her best overall finish thus far with a sixth. Team Pickens/Fly Racing/GBC Motorsports/ Yamaha’s Traci Pickens grabbed the $100 BNR Motorsports Holeshot Award, but she would find herself in second as she came through timing and scoring on the opening lap. Pickens would continue to hold second for the duration of the race, crossing the line less than a minute behind Hunter. Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Jessica Elioff rounded out the top three WXC finishers after she started her day back in fifth. Hunter and Pickens are now separated by two points in the Championship standings.
As the 8 a.m. youth race came to an end it was Quenten Gouker coming through to earn his first youth overall and YXC1 Super Mini Sr. (13-15) class win of the season. Gouker currently sits third in the points standings for YXC1. Andrew Smallwood in the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. (12-13) would battle back to earn second overall in the youth race while also taking home the class win. Trevor Meadows rounded out the top three youth racers, as he also finished second in the YXC1 class.
Makenna Smallwood would battle through the pack to finish fifth overall in the youth race, and she would earn her first win in the Schoolgirl Sr. (12-15) class. Landen Kasler would cross the line to take third in YXC1, while Quinn Bergman and Levi Strahler rounded out the YXC2 class top three finishers.
In the 250 (13-15) class it was Evan Ruckle earning the class win, while Hayden Bettinger took the 125 (8-12) class win. The 90 (8-12) class win was earned by Kaleb Shay, while Maverick Smith captured the 90 Limited (8-12) class win. Avery Collins grabbed the Schoolgirl Jr. (12-15) class win, while the Girls Sr. (12-15) class win went to Gabriella Minneci. In Girls Jr. (8-11) Falyn Holcomb earned her second win of the season, and Cullen Laye earned the 70 CVT (6-11) class win.
The Micro ATVs took off first at 8 a.m. where some muddy conditions made for some crazy racing battles. Brantley Slack of the 90 Stock (8-9) class would come through to earn the overall win while Bryson Dickerson in MXC1 (8-9) and Torque Tong of the MXC2 (6-8) class earned second and third overall.
Kody Buckhannon would earn second in the MXC1 class, with Brayden Kirouac earning third in the MXC1 class. Casen Jennings and Cason Knecht would round out the top three in the MXC2 class. Bentley Groves captured the 50 Sr. (6-7) class win, while Cash Knecht took home the 50 Jr. (4-5) class win.
Then in the Micro Bike race it was Levi Rains in the MXC2 (6-8) class coming through to earn the overall win, his second overall win of the season and third class win. Kellon Drone battled back to earn second overall and in the MXC2 (6-8) class. Brody Haugh would come through third overall in the youth race, but he would take home the MXC1 (8-9) class win in Indiana.
Brody George would come through to earn second in MXC1 with Maverick Boyer taking home third in the MXC1 class. Hunter Jones rounded out the top three in the MXC2 (6-8) class at round six. Davey Fairfield earned the 50 Sr. 1 (7) class win, while Tripp Lewis earning the 50 Jr. 1 (6-7) class win. Wesley Cunningham brought home the 50 Sr. 2 (6) class win, while Jax Jordan earned the 50 Jr. 2 (4-5) class win. In the Micro (4-6) Shaft Drive class it was Jason Joy from Terre Haute, Indiana earning the win. In the Trail Rider class Bentley Thomas earned the win.
Round three of the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship took place at this year’s Hoosier in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The XC1 Pro class saw a new winner emerge as Rouleur Coaching/Ride Kanuga/Specialized’s Cypress Gorry captured the overall win ahead of Gear Bicycles/Specialized’s Charlie Mullins and Gear Bicycles/Specialized’s Nick Mackie. Mullins and Mackie rounded out the top three overall finishers after a heated one-hour long battle through the trails of Ironman Raceway.
Another new winner emerged in the XC2 (16+) class as Gear Bicycles/Specialized’s Jeff McCarren came through to take the win and dethrone AmPro Yamaha’s Ty Teasdale, who earned second on the day. JoltBike/Coastal Racing/Cannondale’s Talon Hawk would battle back to earn third in the XC2 class.
In the WXC class it was Impakt Solutions/Michelin’s Ashley Hendershot earning her first win of the season with Ginny McFall and Kelly Jones rounding out the top three finishers in the class. Gunnar Shogren earned the XC3 (40+) class win, while Megan Barnes grabbed the Women’s class win. In the Amateur (14+) class it was Gavin Garlits earning his second win of the season while Jon Agin earned the Amateur (40+) class victory. The Big Bore (200lb +) class saw Marty Aloisio take home the win, while Troy Zimmerman earned his second-straight win in the Masters (55+) class. Lastly, Cooper Kuneff is three-for-three in the Youth (9-13) class as he captured the win.
The next round of racing will take place on May 21-22 in Millfield, Ohio with The Wiseco John Penton GNCC. This event will host the fourth round of Specialized Turbo eMTB racing, as well as KTM Youth Day activities and more. Click HERE to find out more.
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Hoosier Results and Points Standings
Round 6 of 13
Saturday, May 7, 2022
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Devon Feehan (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Chris Borich (YAM)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Brycen Neal (166)
- Walker Fowler (160)
- Devon Feehan (106)
- John Glauda Jr. (105)
- Jarrod McClure (95)
- Hunter Hart (94)
- Cole Richardson (80)
- Jay Shadron (75)
- Adam McGill (68)
- Joshua Merritt (67)
*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)
- Daniel Peters (YAM)
- Dylan Walraven (YAM)
- Kenny Shick (YAM)
- Grayson Eller (YAM)
- Branden Owens (YAM)
- Shane McMillen (HON)
- Chase Allison (YAM)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Jay Shadron (180)
- Wyatt Wilkin (138)
- Steve Harrell (124)
- Branden Owens (103)
- Dylan Walraven (97)
- Grayson Eller (91)
- Daniel Peters (88)
- Tanner Walker (82)
- Shane McMillen (63)
- Chase Allison (53)
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