Coastal Racing Race Report: GNCC Rd 8
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 9:40 AM
The Grand National Cross Country Series visited High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, PA for the annual Mason-Dixon GNCC.
Ricky Russell #212's starts have been money all season and was no different at High Point. Russell headed into the woods inside the top three, setting the tone for the rest of the race. Through the first four laps, Russell traded the lead multiple times before getting a firm grasp on the #1 spot in the final two laps to earn the win, his first in five years.
In XC2, Ryder Lafferty #19 battled all race, never being out of sight from the lead group as they swapped positions for three straight hours. At the checkers, Lafferty took the win just one second ahead of points leader Lyndon Snodgrass.
Cole Whitmer #518 rode a steady, consistent race to finish in the runner-up position in Open A. Lane Whitmer #587 came from behind, ending the opening lap in sixth, and charging up to third in 4-Stroke-A Lites. Shawn Remington #76 reached the 40+ A podium again in third, leading to every Coastal rider finishing on the podium In Pennsylvania.