GNCC Racing is proud to continue bringing an AMSOIL MotoHero to each round of the 2023 series. Racers, fans and industry personnel are welcome to nominate themselves or someone they know for this prestigious honor, who is either currently serving in the military, retired from the military, or is a first or former first responder. A new Moto Hero will be recognized at each GNCC event.
Each AMSOIL Moto Hero is awarded an $250 AMSOIL Shopping spree, Kanati Lite Truck tires from GBC, a commemorative American flag courtesy of Columbia Flag & Sign Co. along with a certificate from their store and 100% Goggles.
To nominate yourself or someone you know, click HERE.
2023 AMOSIL Moto Heroes
Round 1 - Big Buck - Kyle Napier
The Big Buck AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Kyle Napier of Hyden, Kentucky. Napier served in the Army. He served twice in Afghanistan in the Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a purple heart recipient and has one arcom with valor, along with two presidential citations. Kyle and his friend have also walked over 22 miles between counties to honor fallen veterans who have died by suicide.
Round 2 - Wild Boar - Jeremy Lentz
The AMSOIL Moto Hero at the Moose Racing Wild Boar was awarded to Jeremy Lentz, 43. Jeremy is in the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant, but back home he is the Father and mechanic for youth bike racer, Travis Lentz. Jeremy enlisted in the Air Force right out of High School and has served his country for over 20 years. Jeremy was deployed and served as an aircraft mechanic.
Round 3 - The General - Anthony Dibasilio
The AMSOIL Moto Hero at The Specialized General was awarded to Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Team Manager, Anthony Dibasilio. He joined the Army right out of high school and was a Sergeant at the 127th MD Company. Anthony was deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom and was in Israel for six months at the start of the war in 2003. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was in Iraq from April 2004 until 2005.
Round 4 - Tiger Run - Broc French
The AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Broc French at this weekend’s Tiger Run GNCC. Broc is from Southport, Florida and serves in the United States Air Force. Broc has been in the USAF for 15 years and has served in 4 deployments to the Middle East. Broc received numerous leadership awards while in the service and has nominated over 25 times by family, friends and fellow racers in the series. It was said in almost every nomination that Broc is what a true moto hero is all about. Broc received a $250 AMSOIL Shopping spree, a set of Kanati Truck Tires courtesy of GBC Tires, a commemorative American Flag and gift certificate from Columbia Sign and Company as well as a camouflage pair of 100% Goggles.
Round 5 - Camp Coker Bullet - Doug Kirik
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.
Round 6 - Hoosier - Robbie Hechinger
The AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Robbie Hechinger from Brownsburg, Indiana. Robby is a deputy for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office in Crawfordsville, Indiana and has been on the force since 2014. He has been part of their K9 Unit since 2017, where he works with his K9 partner, Titan, who is an eight year old Belgian Tervuren. Robby has been racing dirt bikes for fun since 1996 and raced in the Warrior class on Sunday morning. Robby helps out at the Shaver family farm, and at their shop, Tom’s Marine Sales. He also works for the sheriff’s department at certain Ironman Raceway events. Robby was awarded a $250 AMSOIL shopping spree, a set of Kanati Truck tires courtesy of GBC, a Columbia Flag and Sign Co. American flag and gift certificate, along with a pair of 100% camo goggles.
Round 8 - Mason-Dixon - Adam Chapman
Adam Chapman, 42, from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania was honored as the AMSOIL Moto Hero at the Mason-Dixon GNCC. Adam was enlisted in the United States Navy, and now serves as the Captain of the Waynesburg Volunteer Fire Department. Adam was honorably discharged from the Navy, and has now served over 20 years inside the Waynesburg Fire Dept. Adam served on the USS Roosevelt and was deployed six days after the 9/11 attacks. In every nomination, it is said that Adam is the first to jump in and help whether it be in life, at the track or during his line of work. Adam is part of the JD Higgins Pit Crew at the GNCC and other racing events. Adam was awarded a $250 AMSOIL shopping spree, a set of Kanati Truck tires courtesy of GBC, a Columbia Flag and Sign Co. American flag and gift certificate, along with a pair of 100% camo goggles.
Round 9 - Snowshoe - Harold Kramer
The AMSOIL Moto Hero was award to Harold Kramer from Chapmanville, West Virginia. Harold served in the Army on Active Duty for 22 years and 4 months. He is now retired but served as an E-7 Sergeant First Class. He served in three combat tours, and worked within the Airborne Forces, Air Assault Troops and was a Drill Sergeant for many soldiers. Harold received an AMSOIL Shopping Spree, a set of Kanati Truck tires courtesy of GBC Tires, a pair of 100% camo goggles and a commemorative American Flag and gift cart from Columbia Sign and Co.
Round 10 - The Mountaineer - Jacob Hefner
The AMSOIL Moto Hero went to Jacob Hefner from Ronceverte, West Viriginia. Hefner has five years of active service, and is ranked as a sergeant. Hefner was worked on State Active for the West Virginia Program. He has helped build new houses for people who had their homes destroyed by the 2016 flood, and has even traveled to Guatemala to help build a school for an overpopulated community. On the civilian side, Jacob is a lineman for his local power company as he continues to help his community and country. Jacob will receive a set of Kanati Truck tires courtesy of GBC, an AMSOIL Shopping spree, an American Flag and gift. card from Columbia Sign & Co. and a pair of camo 100% goggles.
Round 11 - Buckwheat 100 - Cody Wolford
The AMSOIL Moto Hero went to Cody Wolford from Dryfork, West Virginia. Cody served in the Army 101st Airborne 1st 320th Field Artillery Division. He was a sergeant with the 13F MOS, also known as a fire support specialist. This is a critical role in the U.S. Army as he was responsible for providing artillery, mortar and naval gunfire support to ground units during combat. Cody served 3 1/2 years from 2017 – 2020. He was deployed to Africa for Justified Acord of 2020 to help train side by side for peacekeeping missions and crisis response. Cody received a set of Kanati truck tires courtesy of Kanati and GBC, a set of 100% camo goggles and a commemorative American flag and gift card courtesy of Columbia Sign and Co.
Round 12 - Ironman (Saturday)
The AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Kyle Shouse from Lake Villa, Illinois. Kyle is a firefighter and paramedic. He works with Reach Out Worldwide, a nonprofit founded by the late actor, Paul Walker. Kyle deploys to Natural Disasters worldwide, ranging from earthquakes to hurricanes and he helps out whenever it is needed. Kyle had to miss last year’s Buckwheat 100 race due to being deployed to help after the deadly and destructive Category 5 Hurricane Ian. Kyle received a set of Kanati Truck Tires courtesy of Kanati and GBC, a set of 100% goggles and a commemorative American Flag and gift card courtesy of Columbia Sign and Co.
Round 12 - Ironman (Sunday)
Sunday’s AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Charles Stout from Lexington, Kentucky. His grandson and wife nominated him for the award. Taylor works for Rocky Mountain ATV/MC as an activation specialist. Charles was in the United States Navy from 1961 until 1966. He was with the Attack Squadron VA85 until 1965 and made several short deployments. He was deployed for 11 months to the Mediterranean Sea where he was stationed on the USS Foresstal. When he returned home he was extended to four months due to the Vietnamese conflict, and was transferred to be put in charge of a top secret vault. Charles was honorably discharged on March 8, 1966.
2022 Moto Heroes
|Big Buck||Allen Carpenter|
|Wild Boar||Pauline Kelly Brunton|
|The General||Dan Thompson|
|Tiger Run||Corey Showalter|
|Camp Coker||Eli Boland|
|The John Penton||Charles Marshall|
|The Mountaineer||Cruise Johnson|
|Burr Oak||Corey Benton|
|Buckwheat 100||Hunter Boyle|
2021 Moto Heroes
|Big Buck||Jason Flynn|
|Wild Boar||Joe Bromley|
|The General||Chris Sumner|
|Camp Coker Bullet||Greg Phillips|
|Tiger Run||Michael Warren|
|The John Penton||Trevison Brunton|
|The Mountaineer||Sue Walker|
|Burr Oak||Donnie Griffith|
|Buckwheat 100||Sam Stamper|
2020 Moto Heroes
|Big Buck||Travis Snelson|
|Wild Boar||Cory Pancake|
|The General||David Parsons|
|Camp Coker Bullet||Shawn Mingus|
|High Point||Louis Olian|
|The John Penton||Wesley Smith|
|High Voltage||Scott Dowlin|
|The Mountaineer||Ken Hill|
|Burr Oak||Troy Stanley|
|Ironman||Devon Manciocchi & James Williams|
|Buckwheat 100||Matt Noe|
2019 Moto Heroes
|WILD BOAR||Zachary Rohr|
|THE GENERAL||Erin Hendershot|
|STEELE CREEK||Kristin Power|
|CAMP COKER BULLET||William O'Brien|
|THE JOHN PENTON||Steve Pallo|
|HIGH VOLTAGE||Brian Swead|
|BLACK SKY||Tom Levesque|