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Kanati Tires Burr Oak: ATV Race Report
Shadron and Hunter Clinch GNCC National Championships
MILLFIELD, Ohio (September 25, 2022) – The eleventh round of racing for the 2022 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, kicked off the Kanati Tires Burr Oak event on Saturday, September 24. Scattered rain showers filled the morning portion of the racing, but as the afternoon Pro race was lining up the sun was out and turning that slick wet mud into patches of dry, dusty dirt.
When the green flag waved it was The Original Formula 88/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart getting the jump off the line to earn the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award. However, Magna1 Motorsports’ Brycen Neal was right behind him and ready to take over the lead very early.
Neal would make the pass stick on Hart and continue to push himself farther ahead of the XC1 pack. Behind him Hart and WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler would battle for majority of the race. But, with just two laps remaining Fowler would come through second and Hart in the third place position.
Neal would come through to earn his seventh win of the season, and extend his points lead to 7 ahead of Fowler. Coming through second was Fowler after continuing to push and hold of Hart as he came through in third.
Getter Nissan/Kenda/Action Off-Road/Richardson Racing’s Cole Richardson would have a consistent race as he held the fourth place position from the opening lap until the checkered flag flew. OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/McGill Mafia’s Adam McGill tried to make a push to the top three, but he would finish fifth overall on the day in Ohio.
Pierce Performance/GBC/Action Off-Road/Active Waste Solutions’ John Glauda Jr. would also battle throughout the day to finish sixth in the XC1 Pro class. JMR/GBC Tires/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure would hold off Abney Racing/Action Off-Road/Maxxis’ Austin Abney for the duration of the race as he battled back to earn seventh in the class. Abney would come through to finish eighth in the class.
Merritt Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires’ Joshua Merritt made a last lap pass on Bullet Proof Doorz/Senge Graphic’s Ronnie Rusch for the ninth place position, putting Rusch back into 10th in the XC1 Pro class.
Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Pierce Performances’ Jay Shadron would get off to a fourth place start in the XC2 Pro-Am class, but he would continue to push himself and make the necessary passes. Shadron would find himself in second on the white flag lap, and then make the pass happen on the last lap to take his final XC2 class win. Shadron would officially be crowned the XC2 Pro-Am National Champion, and said he looks forward to battling from the front row at the next two races.
Action Off-Road/DIRTNASTY/Twizted Vision’s Wyatt Wilkin and Hetrick Racing/Kenda Tires/Elka/HMF’s Steve Harrell would battle back and forth with Harrell running second for the first half of the race. Wilkin would make the passes on the final lap to overtake second place, while Harrell would hold onto for third. Unfortunately for Pirate MX Powersports/OBOR Tire/Moose Racing’s Branden Owens, he would suffer a crash on the last lap after leading the majority of the race and finish ninth in the class.
Taking home another Top Amateur honor was College A’s Layne McCormick as he came through in the 14th overall finishing position. Keaton Henderson, also in the College A class, would come through 16th overall and second up on the Top Amateur podium. James Glauda would come through behind Henderson in 17th overall to round out the top three amateurs, making it a College A class sweep.
After grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports 4x4 Pro Holeshot Award OBOR/Can-Am/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe found himself running second behind Kenda Tires/Nine2/Custom Axis’ Cody Collier. Both riders would swap the first and second positions multiple times throughout the race before Wolfe came through to cross the finish line first. Collier would hold onto the second, with the battle for third heating up as Action Off-Road/Fly Racing/OBOR Tire’s Burke Marsiglia came through .734 seconds ahead of Stewart Boys Racing/Action Off-Road/DeRisi’s Haedyn Mickelson.
OBOR Tires/Fly Racing’s Hannah “Hurricane” Hunter would have to work her way through the pack as she started the day back in sixth. Team Pickens/Fly Racing/GBC Motorsports/Yamaha’s Traci Pickens would grab the $100 BNR Motorsports WXC Holeshot Award and hold the lead until the white flag came out. Hunter would pick away at Picken’s gap each lap, ultimately making the pass on the last lap of the race. Hunter would earn the win, followed by Pickens in second and Shupps Racing/Off-Road Vixens/Moose Racing’s Taylor McClish earning her first podium finish in third. By winning Hunter would clinch the 2022 WXC National Championship.
Cameron Abee would get third overall on the day as he came through in the Sportsman A/B class.
In the youth race it was Bryce Pullen coming from the second row, the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. (12-13) class, to earn the youth overall and his class win. Cole Lykins of the YXC1 Super Mini Sr. (13-15) class would come through to earn second overall and his class win, while Wyatt Curfman of YXC1 rounded out the top three overall and second in his class.
Cody Whitaker would finish third in the YXC1 Super Mini Sr. class, while Levi Strahler and Ryan Wilhelm would complete the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. class top three finishers.
In the 250 (13-15) class it was Owen Sullivan bringing home the win, while Jaxson Ostrick earned the 125 (8-12) class win. The 90 (8-12) class saw Chase Rayburn come through to take the win, while in the 90 Limited (8-12) it was Jacob Smallwood earning the number one position.
The Schoolgirl Sr. (13-15) class saw Makenna Smallwood come through to earn the win in Ohio, while Paisley Stout earned the Schoolgirl Jr. (12-15) class win. In the Girls Sr. (12-15) class it was Mikina Maynard clinching the class win, while Kimber Lowry earned the Girls Jr. (8-11) class win. Jase Strouse would come through to earn the 70 CVT (6-11) win at the Burr Oak GNCC.
In the Micro ATV race it was Kody Buckhannon earning the overall win and MXC1 class win ahead of Bryson Dickerson, also in MXC1, and Bentley Groves, who also took the 50 Sr. class win. JP Pickens earned the MXC2 class win while Cash Knecht took home the 50 Jr. class win. In the 90 Stock class it was Brantley Slack earning the class win.
Then in the Micro Bike it was Hunter Jones of MXC2 earning the overall win followed by Gage Lane, also in the MXC2 class, and Maverick Boyer of MXC1. Boyer earned the MXC1 class win while Davey Fairfield earning the 50 Sr. 1 class win. Maura Tsakanikas earned the 50 Jr. 1. class win, and Kane Morrison took the 50 Jr. 2 class win. Ryder Baricska earned the 50 Jr. 2 class win while Colson O'Bryant earned the Micro (4-6) Shaft Drive class win ahead of Colton Propst who took the Trail Rider win in Ohio.
The next round of racing will take place on October 8-9 in Newburg, West Virginia for the AMSOIL Buckwheat 100. To find out more information on the event, as well as weekend schedule, start rows and track maps, click HERE.
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Kanati Tires Burr Oak Results and Points Standings
Round 11 of 13
Saturday, September 24, 2022
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Walker Fowler (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Austin Abney (YAM)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
- Ronnie Rusch (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Brycen Neal (247)
- Walker Fowler (277)
- Hunter Hart (270)
- Cole Richardson (192)
- John Glauda Jr. (178)
- Devon Feehan (176)
- Jay Shadron (157)
- Jarrod McClure (151)
- Adam McGill (128)
- Wyatt Wilkin (122)
*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)
- Tanner Walker (YAM)
- Logan Huff (YAM)
- Branden Owens (YAM)
- Chase Allison (YAM)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Jay Shadron (321)
- Wyatt Wilkin (255)
- Steve Harrell (224)
- Branden Owens (203)
- Dylan Walraven (173)
- Grayson Eller (166)
- Daniel Peters 166)
- Tanner Walker (149)
- Shane McMillen (116)
- Chase Allison (90)
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