AMSOIL GNCC Racing ATV Highlights: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC

AMSOIL GNCC Racing ATV Highlights: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC

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AMSOIL GNCC Racing ATV Highlights: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC

ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC

Walker Fowler Earns Tenth Overall Win of the Season

MASONTOWN, W.VA. (September 24, 2017) – Race conditions were near perfect with a hot and humid day at the sixth annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC in Masontown, West Virginia. The lack of race meant dust was a huge factor at the eleventh round of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC), presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, but WFR/Yamaha/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Walker Fowler didn’t let it faze him where he once again made his way to the middle of the box to take home the coveted overall win.

Westley Wolfe rocketed off the start on his ATV Innovations/Solo Pilot-backed Suzuki to earn his first ever $250 Wiseco Holeshot Award. Wolfe was accompanied by Brent Sturdivant and Fowler through the first turn. While the three found success, CST/Induction Solutions/LSR/HiPer/Spider Graphix’s Adam McGill struggled through the first turn where he got hung up and fell off his quad.

 

Westley Wolfe got a favorable jump off the line to earn the $250 Wiseco Holeshot Award.

Once the riders emerged at the field section at the five-mile marker, Sturdivant had a clear track in the lead with Fowler and Wolfe wheel-to-wheel in second and third.

Fowler secured the lead position by the time the leaders reached the FMF PowerPoint rock garden. Sturdivant maintained second place with Coastal Racing’s Brycen Neal settling into third. Fourth through eighth place remained in close proximity through the technical rock garden.

 

Walker Fowler earned his tenth win of the season at the Mountaineer Run GNCC.

Neal got off to an unfavorable start, but made quick work through the pack and sat in second showing promise to catch Fowler as the opening lap came to a close. Sturdivant held onto third, but ended up having to cut his race short and on the second lap. Sturdivant’s misfortune allowed for JMR/ATVriders.com-backed Jarrod McClure to move into third.

Throughout the rest of the race, not much changed in terms of the podium positions, but once the white flag came out Neal had made up substantial amount of ground on Fowler as they worked their way through the lapped riders.

Brycen Neal’s impressive ride demonstrated it won’t be long until he’s standing in the middle of the box.

Neal was on the rear wheel of Fowler through the FMF Powerpoint, but made a small mistake and had to dismount his quad and get it back on track. Neal’s mistake didn’t cost him too much time and he was able to get going again before McClure could catch up.

With only a few miles from the finish, Fowler was able to cruise to his tenth overall win of the season. Neal followed in second, with McClure rounding out the overall podium.

Overall Podium: (2) Brycen Neal, (1) Walker Fowler, (3) Jarrod McClure.

Along with their impressive finishes, both Neal and McClure moved up to second in third in the championship standings. Six-time GNCC champion, Chris Borich finished just off the podium in fourth after starting the race in seventh.

After grabbing the holeshot, Wolfe placed fifth with BNR Motorsports/Maxxis/Pro Graph-X/Precision’s Josh Merritt and Pierce Performance’s Cody Collier in sixth and seventh overall.

Ithaca Recreation/Maxxis/Quad Tech/Storm Peak Crossfit’s Hunter Hart snagged the $100 All Balls Racing Holeshot Award in the XC2 Pro-Am class and lead every lap from start to finish. Both Hygear Suspension’s Greg Covert and M.R. Unlimited/Hygear Suspension/GBC Tires/Tire Spine’s Devon Feehan applied the pressure to Hart, but had settle for second and third.

XC2 Pro-Am Podium: (2) Greg Covert, (1) Hunter Hart, (3) Devon Feehan.

Pierce Performance’s John Glauda Jr. took home top amateur honors in the 1 p.m. race, with an impressive ninth overall finish and class win in the College A (16-21) division. Tanner Walker and Coastal Racing’s Drew Landers filled the amateur overall podium.

With the 10 a.m. overall win, Cunningham Racing/Can-Am/Maxxis-backed Kevin Cunningham secured his second consecutive 4×4 Pro National Championship. Team UXC Racing’s Kevin Trantham crossed the line in second overall, while DeRisi Racing/Tire Spine/Can-Am/Goldspeed’s Robbie Pecorari finished third overall.

Kevin Cunningham wrapped up his second consecutive 4×4 Pro National Championship.

Trantham made his return to the podium in the UTV race where he earned his first-ever overall win. Miller Brothers Racing/AmPro Yamaha’s Cody Miller and Can-Am’s Hunter Miller rounded out the overall podium.

UTV Overall: (2) Cody Miller, (1) Kevin Trantham, (3) Hunter Miller.

Pirate MX/Axis/Texiera Tech’s Angel Knox earned her fifth WXC victory of the season. Yamaha’s Traci Pickens and Ye Olde Cycle Barn’s Alicia McCormick followed in second and third.

 

WXC Podium: (2) Traci Pickens, (1) Angel Knox, (3) Alicia McCormick.

John Baughman made a last-lap pass on OTR Wheel Engineering Racing/Polaris’ Colin Truett for the Single-Seat UTV race victory. Robert Boynton raced his way to third overall.

Single Seat UTV Podium: (2) Colin Truett, (1) John Baughman, (3) Robert Boynton.

Layne McCormick took home a well-deserved youth ATV overall championship and the overall youth win in the 8 a.m. race. Second and third place came down to the wire with Bryce Husband and Colton Buck rounding out the overall podium.

Layne McCormick was awarded the No. 1 plate for the Youth ATV Overall championship.

The 1 p.m. ATV Pro race was broadcast LIVE in its entirety on RacerTV.com and can be viewed as archived video online by visiting the GNCC LIVE page. A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series travels to St. Clairsville, Ohio in two weeks, October 7 and 8, with the Polaris Ace Powerline Park GNCC.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC

Masontown, West Virginia

Round 11 of 13

Saturday, September 23

XC1 Pro Event Results:

Walker Fowler (YAM)

Brycen Neal (YAM)

Jarrod McClure (HON)

Chris Borich (SUZ)

Westley Wolfe (SUZ)

Josh Merritt (YAM)

Cody Collier (YAM)

Johnny Gallagher (YAM)

Marty Christofferson (HON)

Landon Wolfe (HON)

*Overall National Championship Standings:

Walker Fowler (325)

Brycen Neal (194)

Jarrod McClure (183)

Chris Borich (182)

Adam McGill (180)

Landon Wolfe (149)

Hunter Hart (119)

Johnny Gallagher (118)

Marty Christofferson (116)

Devon Feehan (113)

*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2017 National Champion.

XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:

Hunter Hart (YAM)

Greg Covert (YAM)

Devon Feehan (HON)

Matthew Lindle (HON)

Brandon Icard (HON)

Wes Kinsley (SUZ)

Cameron Bruce (YAM)

Steven Covert (YAM)

Levi Coen (HON)

Bryson Hoppes (YAM)

XC2 Pro-Am Series Points Standings:

Devon Feehan (269)

Hunter Hart (261)

Greg Covert (246)

Matthew Lindle (206)

Brandon Icard (147)

Levi Coen (137)

Kenny Shick (130)

Sam Hough (101)

Cameron Bruce (94)

Bryson Hoppes (94)

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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