Spartanburg, South Carolina: With four races yet to go in this 13-race national series, Racer Justin Wood wrapped up the 2017 GNCC ATV 4×4 Lites championship at the AMSOIL GNCC Wiseco John Penton national, at SundayCreek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio. Wood has an insurmountable lead with seven class wins, and his closest challengers having only one win each.
Wood told us, “I was committed to a family vacation in Florida that conflicted with this event due to a change in the GNCC schedule, but at the last minute we decided to roll back home. I made a call to my race family and they picked up my bike. It had only been washed since Snowshoe, with nothing else done to prepare it. So I drove all night straight to the John Penton.
“We sprayed the radiator out at the trailer and went straight to the line. The bike ran great to the start line but then started acting up after the race started. We had a little mud in the clutch and a rip in the air filter; I know better to prep before a race but just couldn’t sit this one out, so there we were.
“We were last off the line and had a rough go at getting the bike to feel comfortable. After two pit stops we began picking up the speed a bit and we went from sixth to second place. We were in this race. On the last lap we were2:38 down from last-year’s champ, so we just put our head down and rolled on hard, grabbing the win while putting an additional two-minute lead on second place. That’s a wrap on the 4×4 Lites class for us and all the guys and my teammates have been great to race with. Now, where to put this MXU 700 next? Maybe a pro class…”
Wood added, “I would like to thank my sponsors for putting together one heck of a program for us, and an awesome bike: KYMCO USA, CST Tires, DWT Rims, Motorex, Fastt Flexx, Rox Speed FX, Golding Clutches, Fly Racing, MZM, Axis Shocks, Tireblocks, Spider Graphics, Vanilla Gorilla, McGill Mafia, GSE Performance, Kenny Vincent, The Sleep Temple, and Vigilant Vet Racing.”
Congratulations to Wood and his entire team and many, many supporters. Now What?…
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