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GNCC Racing Returns to Athens County for Round 11 This Weekend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 22, 2022) – This weekend the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, continues with round 11 the Kanati Tires Burr Oak in Millfield, Ohio.
On Saturday, WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler will be looking to earn another overall win this season and possibly take over the points lead before the last two rounds of racing. However, Getter Nissan/Kenda/Action Off-Road/Richardson Racing’s Cole Richardson is hoping to once again return to the mix and earn his first win of the season.
Then there is Magna1 Motorsports’ Brycen Neal, who currently leads the points by two, he is aiming to return to the center of the podium at what is considered his hometown race. Neal earned the win at The John Penton earlier this year, and is hopeful he can repeat that success this weekend.
After finishing just off the podium at the past two races The Original Formula 88/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart is looking to make his return and battle up front. Abney Racing/Action Off-Road/Maxxis’ Austin Abney had his best finish of the season last round, and he will be looking to continue moving up and making progress at the last remaining rounds of the 2022 season.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class it has been Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Pierce Performance’s Jay Shadron continuing his winning ways after earning his ninth win of the season and looking ot have wrapped up the XC2 championship. If Shadron makes the move up to XC1, its possible for Pireate MX Powersports/OBOR Tire/Moose Racing’s Branden Owens to earn his second win of the season or have a new winner emerge.
OBOR/Can-Am/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe made a last lap pass to earn the 4x4 Pro class win last round, and if he returns to race this round he will be aiming for that center spot once again. Wolfe finished ahead of Kenda/Nine2/Custom Axis’ Cody Collier and Pro Row 784/GBC/BNR/Victory Golf Cart’s Brandon Frazier who have both been battling for the 4x4 Pro National Championship lead as well as Stewart Boys Racing/Action Off-Road/DeRisi/HMF’s Haedyn Mickelson who sits second.
In the WXC class the battle contines with OBOR Tires/Fly Racing’s Hannah “Hurricane” Hunter leading the way over Team Pickens/Fly Racing/GBC/Yamaha’s Traci Pickens and Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC’s Jessica Elioff. All three women, along with JMR/GBC/DWT/Moose Racing/Action Off-Road’s Katelyn Osburn have been battling at the front of the back for the duration of the season. It looks to be a close battle that may come down to the last round.
Then on Sunday, all eyes will be on the XC1 Open Pro class to see if AmPro Yamaha’s Steward Baylor can earn another overall win after returning from injury. Baylor captured the win at the previous round, and will be aiming to land on the podium at the remaining races this season.
Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jordan Ashburn is looking to close in on the National Championship this weekend with FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Ben Kelley out due to injury and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong sitting 54 points behind him.
After returning from injury Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall made his way back up onto the podium with a third place finish, and this weekend he will be aiming to keep that momentum going into the last three rounds. Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing’s Ricky Russell and DeLong are looking to regain themselves this weekend and return to the podium in Ohio this Sunday.
In the XC2 250 Pro class Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing’s Johnny Girroir has won the past two races after returning from an injury sustained at round one this year. However, the points lead remains with Babbitt’s Online/Monster Energy/Team Green Kawasaki’s Lyndon Snodgrass.
Then in the FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class it is Carolina XC/Moose Racing/XC Gear’s Zack Hayes and Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Brody Johnson battling it out for the National Championship as just one point separates them. In the WXC class the points battle is still just as close too with only two points separating Trail Jesters/KTM Racing’s Korie Steede and AmPro Yamaha’s Rachael Archer.
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The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Results and Points Standings
Beckley, West Virginia
Round 10 of 13
September 10-11, 2022
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Austin Abney (YAM)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Devon Feehan (YAM)
- Chris Borich (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Brycen Neal (247)
- Walker Fowler (245)
- Hunter Hart (171)
- John Glauda Jr. (161)
- Cole Richardson (160)
- Devon Feehan (157)
- Jay Shadron (137)
- Jarrod McClure (116)
- Adam McGill (106)
- Wyatt Wilkin (105)
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Steward Baylor (YAM)
- Jordan Ashburn (HQV)
- Thad Duvall (HQV)
- Ricky Russell (GAS)
- Craig DeLong (HQV)
- Grant Baylor (GAS)
- Joshua Toth (KTM)
- Layne Michael (YAM)
- Benjamin Nelko (HON)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Jordan Ashburn (212)
- Benjamin Kelley (180)
- Craig DeLong (156)
- Trevor Bollinger (148)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (122)
- Ricky Russell (121)
- Grant Baylor (118)
- Joshua Toth (106)
- Ruy Barbosa (94)
- Ryder Lafferty (93)
*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.
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