by: Kayla Bolton
Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 3:35 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GNCC Racing Hosts Penultimate Round in West Virginia
Oktoberfest Celebration Saturday Evening
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 6, 2022) – This weekend the penultimate round of the 2022 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, heads to Newburg, West Virginia for the AMSOIL Buckwheat 100 event.
On Saturday all eyes will be on the afternoon pro race as Magna1 Motorsports’ Brycen Neal and WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler continue to battle for the National Championship. With just seven points separating the two, they will look to battle at the front for that number one spot.
The Original Formula 88/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart continues to make podium appearances but is eager to take away a win from the two front-runners. This weekend Hart will be looking to take the top spot from Neal and Fowler as there are only two rounds that remain. Getter Nissan/Kenda/Action Off-Road/Richardson Racing’s Cole Richardson is hopeful he can battle for a podium finish this weekend after finishing right off of third place last round. OBOR/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/McGill Mafia’s Adam McGill is also looking to continue making his way up and land on the podium before the season completes.
After earning the XC2 Championship Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Pierce Performance’s Jay Shadron is looking to move up to XC1, leaving room for someone else to grab the win in the class. Action Off-Road/DIRTNASTY/Twizted Vision’s Wyatt Wilkin is hoping he can benefit from Shadron moving up and grab a class win. However, he will have to hold off Hetrick Racing/Kenda/Elka/HMF’s Steve Harrell who has been making his way onto the podium too.
In the 4x4 Pro class OBOR/Can-Am/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe is looking to win his fourth-straight win of the season, while Kenda/Nine2/Custom Axis’ Cody Collier and Action Off-Road/Fly Racing/OBOR Tires’ Burke Marsiglia are both looking to put a stop to that and battle at the front once again this weekend.
OBOR Tires/Fly Racing’s Hannah “Hurricane” Hunter wrapped up her WXC National Championship at the previous round, but she is aiming to keep her winning ways going. While Team Pickens/Fly Racing/GBC Motorsports/Yamaha’s Traci Pickens is hoping to regain her position in the center of the podium and first timer Shupps Racing/Off-Road Vixens/Moose Racing’s Taylor McClish on the podium last round is hoping she can once again battle for a podium finish.
On Sunday, Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Jordan Ashburn earned the GNCC Overall National Championship at the previous round, but he is still hoping to finish the year strong and earn the win. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong, who sits second in the points, is hoping he can earn a win before the season ends. This weekend DeLong will be aiming for that center spot on the podium.
DeLong’s teammate Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall is also looking to earn a win before the close of the season. Duvall has finished third at the last two rounds of racing, and this weekend will look to battle at the front. Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing’s Ricky Russell is another rider hoping to return to the front of the pack and battle for what could be his second win of the year. FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Josh Toth looks to return to the top five this weekend and continue battling at the front of the pack.
In the XC2 class it was Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing’s Jonathan Girroir earning another win this season after returning from injury. He’s hoping to keep his winning ways going as he looks to earn his fourth win on Sunday. Tely Energy Racing/KTM’s Liam Draper earned second, but he is hoping he can breakout and earn a win. Then there is also Liqui Moly Beta Racing’s Jonathan Johnson who earned third and is hoping he can remain towards the front of the pack for the last two rounds of racing.
Babbitt’s Online/Monster Energy/Kawasaki Team Green’s Lyndon Snodgrass, who did not have a great race last weekend, continues to lead the points and has the possibility of clinching his XC2 National Championship this weekend if he finishes second or better in his class.
The FMF XC3 125 Pro-Am class continues to see Magna1 Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Brody Johnson lead the way in the points. Johnson also has the ability to clinch his championship this weekend over Carolina XC/Moose Racing/XC Gear’s Zack Hayes.
Liqui Moly Beta Racing’s Jason Lipscomb and Solid Performance/GASGAS/Fly Racing’s Max Fernandez are hoping they can continue to battle for a podium finish or even a win.
In the WXC class AmPro Yamaha’s Rachael Archer leads the way and continues to win as she’s earned five thus far in the season. Archer will be looking to continue to grow her points lead with another win this weekend in West Virginia. However, Rockstar Husqvarna/Surge Off-Road Coaching’s Tayla Jones and Trail Jesters KTM Racing’s Korie Steede are both hoping to put a stop to her win streak as they both have earned wins this season and want to earn another before the season completes.
This weekend at the AMSOIL Buckwheat 100 in Newburg, West Virginia there will be ePeeWee Racing at 5:30 pm on Saturday followed by an Oktoberfest Celebration with the polka-rock band Sweet Lips starting at 8 pm. For full event information, click HERE.
Be sure to watch the action live on www.RacerTV.com on Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 1 pm.
For more information on the GNCC series, visit the official website at www.gnccracing.com or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.
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PREVIOUS ROUND RESULTS AND STANDINGS
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)
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Jordan Ashburn (HQV)
- Craig DeLong (HQV)
- Thad Duvall (HQV)
- Ricky Russell (GAS)
- Joshua Toth (KTM)
- Grant Baylor (GAS)
- Steward Baylor (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Jordan Ashburn (242)
- Craig DeLong (181)
- Benjamin Kelley (180)
- Trevor Bollinger (148)
- Ricky Russell (139)
- Grant Baylor (133)
- Johsua Toth (122)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (122)
- Ruy Barbosa (105)
- 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.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.