GNCC Racing is proud to continue bringing an AMSOIL Moto Hero to each round of the 2021 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, 100% Goggles and ARMA will be donated a Black Edition – ProKit full of ARMA supplements and gear.
To nominate yourself or someone you know, click HERE.
2021 AMOSIL Moto Heroes
Round 1 - Big Buck
Jason Flynn was nominated and awarded the AMSOIL Moto Hero at round one. Flynn served in the United States Marine Corps, both in active duty and in the reserves for 20 years. He was deployed five times to three different continents including Iraq where he was assigned to units in Ramadi and Fallujah. Flynn raced Motocross and was named by Jason Weigandt in 2003 as “The Flying Captain,” but in 2004 the USMC moved him to Oklahoma and then onto deployment. After retiring from racing for 15 years, Flynn has reemerged to enjoy the GNCC Series. Flynn raced in the Super Senior B (45+) class at and would bring home the class win. Thank you for your service Jason Flynn!
Round 2 - Wild Boar
Joe Bromley of Warrington, PA. Joe is 27 years old, and raced in the Warrior class. He recently completed his duties in the U.S. Coast Guard, station in Norfolk, Virginia. Bromley was part of the Operation Specialist (S2) and served on the USCG Cutter “Dependable.” He was a boarding team officer and sharpshooter as well as serving in drug interdiction, lifesaving operations, air traffic controller and navigations. Joe is also an 11-Time AMA National Champion in Flat Track and Hare Scrambles.
Round 3 - The General
The General AMSOIL Moto Hero went to Kentucky’s Chris Sumner. Chris has been racing GNCC for over 10 years, and is from Cadiz, Kentucky. Chris served in the Army; 4th infantry and 1st Special Forces Operations Detachment – Delta. Chris was nominated by 16 of his family and fellow competitors, including Ryan Sipes.
Round 4 - Camp Coker Bullet
The Camp Coker Bullet Moto Hero was awarded to Monterey, Tennessee’s Greg Phillips. Phillips currently leads the Warrior class points standings. He has served in the National Guard, worked as a Police Officer for over 20 years and also worked as a private investigator for the DA. Greg was awarded a $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. 100% Goggles also donated goggles for each moto hero in 2021, while ARMA has sent a black edition – pro kit full of ARMA supplements and gear.
Round 5 - Tiger Run
Tiger Run AMSOIL Moto Hero: Michael Warren. Hailing from Chepachet, Rhode Island, Warren is 46 years old and is currently racing in the Warrior Bike class. He sits 4th in the points standings, but also is an intricate part of the Pit Crew for his son who races in the afternoon bike race. Warren joined the Military in 1993 and is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 and will be deployed to an undisclosed location in January 22. Warren went home with a $250 AMSOIL Shopping Spree, Kanati Truck Tires from GBC, a Commemorative American Flag from Columbia Flag & Sign Co. plus a gift certificate for their online store. He also earned a pair of 100% military appreciation goggles and an ARMA Black Edition Box full of supplements and gear.
Round 6 - Hoosier
The Hoosier AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Angelo Sciarretti. Angelo served in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer 3rd E4. He was deployed to Japan from 2014 until 2018. Angelo served in the West Pacific and was part of The Valiant Shield in 2016. He served on the USS Stethem. He races in the Warrior class, which is a new championship class this year and is for active or retired military. He goes home with a $250 AMSOIL Shopping Spree, Kanati Truck Tires from GBC, a Commemorative American Flag from Columbia Flag & Sign Co. plus a gift certificate for their online store. He also earned a pair of 100% military appreciation goggles and an ARMA Black Edition Box full of supplements and gear.
Round 7 - The John Penton
The AMSOIL Moto Hero went to Trevison Brunton, father of Gear Rep and racer Steven Brunton. Trevison is a World War II Veteran, and was drafted into the Korean War, serving in the United States Armed Forces. He is 91 years holding hailing from Port Orange, Florida. Trevison comes from a long line of military service as his father, siblings, wife and kids all served in the military. A Special Thanks to AMSOIL, GBC Tires, Columbia Sign and Flag Co., 100% Goggles and ARMA for their continued support of the GNCC Moto Hero program.
Round 8 - Mason-Dixon
The Mason-Dixon AMSOIL Moto Hero recipient was Pennsylvania’s own, Doug Whitmer. Doug served in the Pennsylvania National Guard as a Staff Sargent, and he was an airborne & air assault instructor. Doug was a GNCC Pro ATV racer from 1987 through 1991 and then was the mechanic for 8-time Champion, Barry Hawk. Doug continues to work in the GNCC Racing community as a mechanic on the Coastal GASGAS Factory Racing Team and has two boys that race in the 250 A (Cole Whitmer) and 250 B (Lane Whitmer) classes. He goes home with a $250 AMSOIL Shopping Spree, Kanati Truck Tires from GBC, a Commemorative American Flag from Columbia Flag & Sign Co. plus a gift certificate for their online store. He also earned a pair of 100% military appreciation goggles and an ARMA Black Edition Box full of supplements and gear.
Round 9 - Snowshoe
The AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Salem, Connecticut’s Dale Yommer. After being nominated by 11 individuals, everyone wrote about how deserving he was of the award due to his service and selflessness. Dale served 24 years in the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer (E7 Ranking). Dale served on many submarines, and he is now an engineer designing submarines. Dale raced in the Warrior class for active military and veterans. He goes home with a $250 AMSOIL Shopping Spree, Kanati Truck Tires from GBC, a Commemorative American Flag from Columbia Flag & Sign Co. plus a gift certificate for their online store. He also earned a pair of 100% military appreciation goggles and an ARMA Black Edition Box full of supplements and gear.
Round 10 - The Mountaineer
The AMSOIL Moto Hero was a special presentation at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer GNCC as the round honors first responders each year. This year it fell on the 20th anniversary of September 11th, and GNCC Racing honored Sue Walker from Pennsylvania. Sue was one of the very first, first responders that was on the side of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. She works with the EMS and Fire crew in her county, and her vehicle was the first one onsite after the plane had gone down. Sue was there with her co-workers searching for survivors and helping anyway she could. Sue received a set of GBC Kanati truck tires, an AMSOIL Shopping spree, 100% goggles, ARMA Blitz kit, and an American Flag from Columbia Flag & Sign Co.
Round 11 - Burr Oak
The AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Donny Griffith at the Burr Oak GNCC event. Griffith hails from Dundee, Michigan and currently races in the ATV Warrior class. He sits third in the points, and he earned his first win of the season at round 10. Griffith is part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade “Sky Soldiers.” This is an Airborne Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the United States Army. Griffith has been deployed to Iraq and served with the Army E4 Paratrooper ranks. He was nominated 26 times by his fellow competitors and family, and a common note from everyone who nominated him was that he was a great team leader. Donny received a set of GBC Kanati truck tires, an AMSOIL Shopping spree, 100% goggles, ARMA Blitz kit, and an American Flag from Columbia Flag & Sign Co.
Round 12 - Buckwheat 100
The Buckwheat 100 AMSOIL Moto Hero was awarded to Charleston, West Virginia's Sam Stamper. Sam races in the Warrior Bike class during the 10 a.m. race on Sunday's and is currently ranked fourth with six top three finishes in the class this season. Sam serves in the United States Army, and he has served two combat tours in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Sam continues to serve his country, and has been for 10 years now. He has continued to help serve through the pandemic and aid in the COVID-19 relief. Sam will receive a set of GBC Kanati Truck Tires, an AMSOIL Shopping Spree, 100% Goggles, ARMA Blitz Kit and an American Flag courtesy of Columbia Flag & Sign Co.
Round 13 - Ironman
The Ironman AMSOIL Moto Hero honors were given to Crawfordsville, Indiana native, Glen Switzer. Glen served from 1945-1946 as active duty on ABC 13 US Salisbury. He was a Navy Yeoman Captain 3rd class. Glen also served five years on active reserve. However, Glen has also had a huge impact on the community of Crawfordsville as he and his wife, Mary, started the American Legion and have been active member for 76 years. Glen has been very active in the community as he attends functions and always can be found helping out veterans and their American Legion.
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|