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FMF Camp Coker Bullet: ATV Race Report
Hunter Hart Takes Home the Win in South Carolina
SOCIETY HILL, S.C. (April 16, 2023) – The Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, (GNCC Racing) hosted round five, FMF Camp Coker Bullet, at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve in Society Hill, South Carolina. Racing kicked off on Saturday, April 15, with the fastest ATV racers taking to the woods of South Carolina for the last time this season. Sunny and warm conditions greeted the racers throughout the day, as temperatures continued to rise in every aspect throughout the day.
As the XC1 Pro class took off, it was Pierce Performance/Action Off-Road/GBC/Active Waste Solution’s John Glauda Jr. grabbing himself the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 Pro Holeshot Award to start his day. It didn’t take long for Hunter Hart Racing/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart to make a move into the lead position on the opening lap, but he would soon be faced with a battle from current defending champion, Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Brycen Neal.
Neal would make his way into the lead position on the second lap of the race and would begin to place a gap over the rest of the field. Hart would remain second throughout the rest of the race as Glauda Jr. continued to hold onto the third place position. At the conclusion of the race, a penalty was assessed on Neal for a track infraction where he went off the course over the 25 feet and made a pass on another rider while doing so. This resulted in a two position penalty, placing Hart as the FMF Camp Coker Bullet overall winner, Glauda in second overall and Neal rounding out the top three overall.
Richardson Racing/Action Off-Road/Kenda’s Cole Richardson had made his way into fourth overall as the checkered flag flew, after starting his day back in the eight place position on lap one. Richardson would steadily move up through the pack, but he was ultimately unable to make a push for another podium finish this weekend.
Rounding out the top five overall finishers was, OBOR Tires/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/Lonestar’s Adam McGill. As the race got underway McGill would find himself running fourth on the first couple of laps, but he would soon face a battle with Richardson. However, he unfortunately would be unable to make a pass back around Richardson before the checkered flag flew on the day as he came through just 4 seconds behind him.
Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Kenda/Pierce Performance’s Jay Shadron would battle back to come through sixth overall on the day, while Stewart Boys Racing/GBC/Pierce Performance/Focus X’s Wyatt Wilkin would finish in the seventh overall position at the fifth round of the series. JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure would have a bad start to the day as he came through 10th on the opening lap, McClure would put his head down and push but would only be able to make it up to eighth overall as time expired on the day.
Bullet Proof Doorz/BNR Motorsports/Senge Graphic’s Ronnie Rusch would finish the day in ninth, while Action Off-Road/GBC Tires/Rath Racing/BNR/SSi Decal’s Josh Merritt would come through 10th in the XC1 Pro class. Abney Racing/Action Off-Road/Maxxis/Lonestar Racing’s Austin Abney would complete the race 11th in the XC1 class, but for Action Off-Road/AMSOIL/Fly Racing’s Chris Borich he would unfortunately suffer a crash, banging himself up a bit and riding back to his pits to call it a day after coming through sixth on the opening lap.
In the XC2 Pro-Am class it was Steven Harrell Racing/BNR Motorsports/Kenda/HMF’s Steven Harrell grabbing the early lead after Pierce Performance/Action Off-Road/Waynesburg Yamaha's James Glauda earned himself the $100 BNR Motorsports XC2 Holeshot Award. Harrell would lead the duration of the race in South Carolina, earning his fifth-straight win of the season. Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Grayson Eller would battle back from a sixth place start on the day to finish second, his best finish of the season thus far. Action Off-Road/Pierce Performance/GBC/Blud Lubricant’s Dylan Walraven would round out the XC2 Pro-Am top three finishers on the day after making his way in the last podium position.
Taking the Top Amateur honors at this weekend’s FMF Camp Coker Bullet was Junior A racer, Daulton Keyes who came through to take his class win and finish 15th overall on the day. Alex Thieman would be second on the overall podium, but he would finish first in the College A class as he came through 16th overall in South Carolina. Tavin Cook rounded out the Top Amateur podium with a second in College A and a 17th overall finishing position at round five.
As the 11 am race got underway it was the number one machine of Ryco Racing/Kenda Tires/KMK Off-Road/Elite Graphic’s Cody Collier jumping out to grab the $100 BNR Motorsports 4x4 Pro Holeshot Award and early lead. It would be an all-out battle for the duration of the 2-hour race for the 4x4 Pro competitors as Collier soon faced a battle with both Edgewood/TMS/DeRisi Racing’s Brandon Frazier and LW Racing/OBOR Tires/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe. Frazier would make the pass for the lead with Wolfe in tow as they made their way around Collier on the second lap, however, Collier would fight back and make the move on Wolfe who was experiencing power steering and brake loss.
As the white flag flew, Frazier held the lead with Collier seven seconds behind him and Wolfe another 18 seconds behind them. Collier would put his head down and push, making a last lap effort to take over the lead from Frazier. As the pair emerged from the woods, Collier would hold a 1.3 second lead over Frazier to take his third win of the season. Frazier would come through second, and Wolfe would round out the 4x4 Pro and overall podium.
When the WXC class took off it was JMR/Action Off-Road/GBC/Moose Racing’s Katelyn Osburn earning herself the $100 BNR Motorsports WXC Holeshot Award to start the day. However, she would soon be challenged by WXC rookie, Pro Graphx/Penske Racing Shocks/Lonestar’s Chloe Harper. Harper would lead the first two laps of the race, but she would soon have Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC/Fly Racing’s Jessica Elioff hot on her heels ready to make the pass. Elioff would make the pass stick with one lap remaining in the race. As the racers came around, Elioff would continue to hold the lead with almost a minute gap over the rest of the WXC field. Hurricane Hannah/Fly Racing/OBOR Tires/HMF’s Hannah Hunter would also make the pass on Harper as the pair battled throughout the last lap of the race. Hunter would come through just .928 seconds ahead of Harper to round out the WXC top three overall finishers of the day.
As the Youth ATV race concluded, Andrew Smallwood would come through to cross the line first overall on the day and earn himself the YXC1 Super Mini Sr. class win. Andrew currently holds the points lead in the YXC1 class as he’s earned third wins thus far in the season. Clayton Correnti would come through to earn second overall and in the YXC1 class while Ryan Wilhelm rounded out the top three finishers in the race.
Avery Collins would battle through to earn her second YXC2 Super Mini Jr. class win of the season. Stetson Owens and Jaxson Ostrich came through second and third in the class to round out the YXC2 class podium. Keelyn Eichelberger would bring home the 250 (13-15) class win, while Isaac Smith earned the 250 (13-15) Limited class win this morning. Eli McCrary earned the 125 (8-12) class win, with Cane Cecco taking the 125 Limited (8-12) class win. Chase Rayburn would come through first in the 90 (8-12) class, with Isabella Gouker coming through to earn the Schoolgirl Sr. (13-15) class win on the day. Paisley Stout earned the Schoolgirl Jr. (12-15) win, Jerzi Tong would battle through to take the Girls Sr. (12-15) class win. Raelynn Dickerson took the Girls Jr. (8-11) class win, while Stratton Weddle earned the 70 CVT (6-11) class win.
Torque Tong would battle through the race to earn his second overall Micro ATV win and MXC1 win of the season. Bryson Dickerson and Michael Stringfellow would battle for the lead throughout the race as well, but they would come through to earn second and third overall and in the MXC1 class. Chad McCormick would take the MXC2 class win with Colt Delabar and Casen Jennings rounding out the top three.
Cash Knecht would come through first in the 50 Sr. (6-7) class, while Justin Collins Jr. took home the 50 Jr. (4-5) class win. Brantley Slack earned the 90 Stock class win in South Carolina, while Tori Barrett earned the 110 CVT Stock (8-9) class win.
In the Micro Bike race, it was Gage Lane coming through to earn his second overall and class win of the season followed by points leader, Maverick Boyer, coming through second overall and in the MXC1 class. Tripp Lewis of the MXC2 class would battle through to earn third overall and first in his class. Davey Fairfield and Levi Brace would round out the MXC2 top three finishers at round five.
Krue Russell would battle back to earn the 50 Sr. 1 (7) class win, while Cash Knecht earned the 50 Sr. 2 (6) class win. Henry Cecco would take home the Micro-E (4-7) class win, while Wake Davis earned the 50 Jr. 1 (6-7) win and Carson Zink earned the 50 Jr. 2 (4-5) class win. In the Micro (4-6) Shaft Drive class it was Hunter Siegel taking the win and Ben McDougald would earn the Trail Rider (7-9) class win.
The AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Doug Kirik from Lebanon, Ohio. Doug served in the United States Air Force as a Senior Airman (E-4). While in the USAF, Doug was deployed to Iraq and stationed at the largest military base there, formerly known as LSA Anaconda. Doug was there for over eight months, and then won the Airman of Iraq award for evacuating and saving lives from a massive missile strike. Doug races in the 30+C class, and currently sits fourth in the points standings. Doug was awarded a $250 AMSOIL Shopping spree, and a set of Kanati Truck tires courtesy of GBC. He also received a commemorative American flag from Columbia Sign and Co. along with a pair of 100% camouflage goggles.
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FMF Camp Coker Bullet Results and Points Standings
Society Hill, South Carolina
Round 5 of 12
Saturday, April 15, 2023
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- Jay Shadron (YAM)
- Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
- Jarrod McClure (HON)
- Ronnie Rusch (YAM)
- Josh Merritt (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Hunter Hart (127)
- Brycen Neal (121)
- Cole Richardson (114)
- John Glauda Jr. (82)
- Adam McGill (80)
- Jay Shadron (73)
- Wyatt Wilkin (64)
- Jarrod McClure (58)
- Steve Harrell (53)
- Chris Borich (52)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2023 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- Steve Harrell (YAM)
- Grayson Eller (YAM)
- Dylan Walraven (YAM)
- Kenny Shick (YAM)
- Logan Huff (YAM)
- Jeremy LeDonne (YAM)
- Albert Jadosh (YAM)
- Tanner Walker (YAM)
- Layne McCormick (YAM)
- James Glauda (YAM)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Steve Harrell (150)
- Grayson Eller (106)
- Branden Owens (101)
- Dylan Walraven (87)
- Tanner Walker (78)
- Layne McCormick (75)
- James Glauda (66)
- Kenny Shick (60)
- Chase Allison (49)
- Gabriel Naud (49)
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