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Moose Racing Wild Boar: ATV Race Report
Neal, Harrell and Elioff Continue Success in Florida
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 5, 2023) – The second round of The 2023 Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, (GNCC Racing) took place in Palatka, Florida at Hog Waller Campground and ATV Resort for the Moose Racing Wild Boar GNCC.
As the race got underway it was the XC1 Pro Rookie, Stewart Boys Racing/GBC/Pierce Performance/Focus X’s Wyatt Wilkin jumping off the line first to earn the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award. However, as the riders made their way through the course it would be Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Brycen Neal emerging in the number one spot on the opening lap.
Neal would continue to lead the way for the duration of the race, placing over a two minute gap on the rest of the field. Behind Neal the race was on as multiple riders would swap positions back and forth for majority of the race.
Hunter Hart Racing/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart would make his way into second after a fifth place start to the day. Hart would try to push and catch Neal, but ultimately would be unable to make up the time. Hart would cross the line in second, earning his second podium finish of the season.
After finishing second at the opening round just two weeks ago, Richardson Racing/Action Off-Road/Kenda’s Cole Richardson would battle back to round out the top three overall at round two. Richardson would hold onto the third place position until he saw the checkered flag waving. Now Richardson and Hart sit tied in the points standings after finishing on the podium at the first two rounds of racing.
OBOR Tires/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited-backed racer, Adam McGill would have a good ride as he came through in the fourth place position. McGill would start his day in sixth, but he would continue to make his way up through the pack as he made the necessary passes throughout the race.
As JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure came through on the opening lap, he would find himself in the second place position. However, as the race wore on McClure would find himself running fifth overall on the day. McClure would continue to push, but he would be unable to make up any time on the rest of his competitors as the checkered flag came out, he would cross the line 27 seconds behind McGill.
Finishing sixth overall on the day was Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Kenda/Pierce Performance’s Jay Shadron. After coming through ninth on the first lap, Shadron would put his head down and push through the sandy terrain. Action Off-Road/Fly Racing/AMSOIL-backed racer, Chris Borich would come through to earn seventh overall on the day in Florida.
Bullet Proof Doorz/BNR Motorsports/Senge Graphics’ Ronnie Rusch would battle back from a 10th place start to the day as he crossed the line in eighth overall. Action Off-Road/GBC Tires/Rath Racing/BNR/SSi Decal’s Josh Merritt would finish ninth overall after running in a top position for the opening lap of the race.
Rounding out the top 10 in the XC1 Pro class was Abney Racing/Action Off-Road/Maxxis/Lonestar Racing’s Austin Abney. After grabbing the holeshot Wilkin would cross the line in the 11th place position. Unfortunately for Pierce Performance/Action Off-Road/GBC/Active Waste Solutions’ John Glauda Jr., his day would never really get started as he suffered from an illness before the race started.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class it was Steven Harrell Racing/BNR Motorsports/Kenda/HMF’s Steven Harrell making his way into the number one position on the opening lap of the race. Harrell would continue to hold the lead for the duration of the race, earning his second-straight win of 2023. Action Off-Road/Pierce Performance/GBC/Blud Lubricant’s Dylan Walraven would get off to a great start as he held the second place position from start until finish. Working his way up from an eighth place start was Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Grayson Eller. Eller would continue to push, making a pass for the last podium position on the last lap of the race.
Earning the Wild Boar Top Amateur honors was Daulton Keyes, who came through 17th overall, first in the Junior A class. Alex Thieman would come through in 19th overall, first in College A, earning himself second atop the Top Amateur podium. Rounding out the Top Amateur podium was College A second place finisher, Elijah Edmondson, who came through in 20th overall.
When the 4x4 Pro class took off the line in Florida it was BNR Motorsports’ Robert Smith grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports 4x4 Pro Holeshot Award. However, LW Racing/OBOR Tires/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe would make his way into the lead after a brief battle with Ryco Racing/Kenda/KMK Off-Road/Elite Graphic’s Cody Collier.
Collier would unfortunately fall back to fourth by the time the checkered flag came out, but Wolfe would remain in the lead and earn his first win of the season. Coming through to take second in the 4x4 Pro class was Stewart Boys Racing/Action Off-Road/DeRisi Racing/HMF’s Hayden Mickelson. Then making his way through after starting back in the fifth place position was Solesbee Racing’s Branson Solesbee, his first 4x4 Pro podium finish.
As the WXC class took off the line it was Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires/Fly Racing’s Jessica Elioff grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports WXC Holeshot Award to start her day. Elioff would continue to hold the lead and push forward, earning her the third overall spot in the morning race, and her second-straight WXC class win of the season. Behind Elioff, Hurricane Hunter/Fly Racing/OBOR Tires/HMF’s Hannah Hunter and JMR/Action Off-Road/GBC/Moose Racing’s Katelyn Osburn would battle back-and-forth for the final two podium positions. Hunter would make the pass stick on Osburn, making her way to the finish in second while Osburn would come through with a third on the day.
In the youth race it was Andrew Smallwood coming through to take the overall and YXC1 Super Mini Sr. (13-15) class win. Smallwood has earned the first two wins of the season, as Bryce Pullen came through to earn second overall and in the class for the second-straight time this season. Coming through in third overall and in YXC1 was Clayton Correnti of Alva, Florida.
In the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. (12-13) class it was Jacob Smallwood coming through to earn his first win of the season. John Hancock and Bodie Buckhannon would round out the top three finishers in the YXC2 class at the second round of the season.
It was Garrett Cox coming through to earn the 250 (13-15) class win, while Isaac Smith would earn the 250 (13-15) Limited class win. Beau Collins battled to win the 125 (8-12) class win, with Kane Cecco earning the 125 (8-12) Limited win. Landon Glauda would take the top spot in the 90 (8-12) class. Then in the Schoolgirl Sr. it would be Isabella Gouker taking the center spot of the podium. Paisley Stout would come through to earn the Schoolgirl Jr. class win at round two. While Jerzi Tong took the Girls Sr. class win, it would be Falyn Holcomb coming through to earn the Girls Jr. class win. Stratton Weddle would battle through to take the 70 CVT class win.
As the Micro ATV race came to an end, it was Jase Strouse earning the overall and MXC1 (8-9) class win. Bryson Dickerson would come in right behind him to earn second overall and in the MXC1 class. Dickerson and Strouse currently sit first and second in the points with 1 point separating them. Michael Stringfellow would come through to earn third overall on the day.
In the MXC2 class it was Joshua Swantek earning the win, followed by Colt Delabar and Chad McCormick rounding out the top three. Kolston Wilson would take the win in the 50 Sr. (6-7) class, while Justin Collins would earn the 50 Jr. (4-5) class win. Brinlee Royster would come through to take the 90 Stock (8-9) class win in Florida.
When the Micro Bike race saw the checkered flag flying, it was Maverick Boyer coming through to earn the overall and MXC1 class win. Then it would be Tripp Lewis from the MXC2 class coming through to earn second overall on the day and take his class win. Rounding out the top three overall in the Micro race was Blake Abboud as he came through second in the MXC1 class.
Shawn Remington Jr. would come through to take third in the MXC1 class, while Todd Toland and Logan Goodwin would round out the top three in the MXC2 class. In the 50 Sr. 1 (7) class it was Krue Russell coming through to earn his class win, while Ryder Baricska grabbed the 50 Sr. 2 (6) class win. Moises Pita would take home the Micro-E (4-7) class win. Deegan Deel came through to grab the 50 Jr. 1 (6-7) class win, while Carson Zink took the 50 Jr. 2 (4-5) class win. It was Hunter Siegel battling back to earn the Micro Shaft Drive (4-6) class win and a Florida native, Julieta Mathison taking part in the Trail Rider (7-9) class and earning the win.
Next weekend The Specialized General will take place at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Georgia. This will feature the first round of the 2023 Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship on Friday afternoon at 4 pm. ATV Racing will take place on Saturday with Motorcycle racing on Sunday. Camping fees apply at this venue as it is an established campground. Camping is $15 per night ($45 for Thursday arrival, $30 for Friday and $15 for Saturday). Hookup and other specialty spots are available by calling Aonia Pass MX.
Catch GNCC Pro ATV and Motorcycle Racing free via RacerTV.com all season long. Pro ATV Racing starts Saturday’s at 2pm ET, with the exception of Big Buck, Snowshoe and Ironman events where they will start at 1pm ET. GNCC Pro Motorcycle Racing will begin at 1pm ET on Sunday’s. Later in the year GNCC Racing will premiere on MAVTV with event highlight episodes.
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Moose Racing Wild Boar Results and Points Standings
Round 2 of 12
Saturday, March 4, 2023
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Jay Shadron (YAM)
- Chris Borich (YAM)
- Ronnie Rusch (YAM)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
- Austin Abney (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Brycen Neal (60)
- Hunter Hart (46)
- Cole Richardson (46)
- Adam McGill (30)
- Jay Shadron (30)
- Jarrod McClure (29)
- Joshua Merritt (28)
- Chris Borich (25)
- Wyatt Wilkin (21)
- Steve Harrell (20)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2023 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- Steve Harrell (YAM)
- Dylan Walraven (YAM)
- Grayson Eller (YAM)
- Branden Owens (YAM)
- Layne McCormick (YAM)
- Tanner Walker (YAM)
- Joseph Ponte (YAM)
- Albert Jadosh (YAM)
- Nicholas Royalty (YAM)
- Chase Allison (YAM)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Steve Harrell (60)
- Branden Owens (43)
- Grayson Eller (42)
- Dylan Walraven (41)
- Tanner Walker (33)
- Layne McCormick (31)
- James Glauda (23)
- Albert Jadosh (22)
- Kenny Shick (20)
- Daniel Peters (20)
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How to Watch
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About GNCC Racing
The Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized is the world premier cross country racing series. Founded in 1975, the 12-round motorcycle and ATV championship and 9-round eMTB 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 2,700 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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