AMSOIL HOOSIER GNCC ATV RACE REPORT

Walker Fowler Ties Chris Borich on All-Time Wins List

AMSOIL HOOSIER: GNCC ATV RACE REPORT – by Kayla Bolton

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (April 28, 2024) – The Progressive Grand National Cross Country (GNCC Racing) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, hosted its sixth round of racing at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana with the AMSOIL Hoosier GNCC event. Saturday morning the rain showers and thunderstorms rolled through the area, creating slick and muddy conditions to begin the day. However, the rain showers would pop back up throughout the day, creating some very different racing conditions throughout even the same races.

Walker Fowler earned his 75th Overall Career Win in Indiana, tying Chris Borich for first on the All-Time Wins list.
Walker Fowler earned his 75th Overall Career Win in Indiana, tying Chris Borich for first on the All-Time Wins list.Mack Faint

When the XC1 Pro class took off the line it was WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/BNR/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler grabbing himself the $250 Kanati Tires XC1 Holeshot Award. However, he would have a handful of riders right behind him ready to battle for two hours of racing.

Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Brycen Neal would once again lead the majority of the race as he made his way into the lead on lap one. Yet, Fowler was not giving up as he was less than two seconds behind him on lap one. Neal and Fowler would continue to battle for the duration of the race, with Fowler making a last lap pass to secure his first win this season and his 75th overall career win, tying Chris Borich on the All-Time Wins list for first.

Neal would come through in second, and Action Off-Road/GBC/Houser Racing’s Wyatt Wilkin would work his way up from a sixth place start to the day to physically finish third overall. Nevertheless, a one position penalty was assessed on Neal as he missed a double-striped placard, putting him third overall and Wilkin into the second place position.

McGill Mafia/OBOR Tires/Moose Racing’s Adam McGill looked like he was going to be stepping onto the podium again at the AMSOIL Hoosier GNCC, but he would unfortunately be unable to hold off Wilkin as the rain picked back up. McGill would finish fourth overall on the day in Indiana and remains fifth in the championship points standings.

Wyatt Wilkin battled back for a podium finish at the AMSOIL Hoosier.
Wyatt Wilkin battled back for a podium finish at the AMSOIL Hoosier.Mack Faint

Indiana’s own, Action Off-Road/Maxxis/Fly Racing/Lonestar’s Austin Abney would have his best race thus far in the season as he came through to finish fifth overall on the day. Abney would have a nice rebound race after crashing at the previous round, and ultimately thinking he had injured his leg. Action Off-Road/GBC/BNR Motorsports’ Josh Merritt would have put in a good ride as he came through sixth on the day, Merritt remains third in the points standings.

Having a consistent race was Hunter Hart Racing/Fly Racing/Ithaca Recreation Sport’s Hunter Hart as he came through in seventh on each lap of the race. Hart would continue to try and push throughout the day, but the muddy and slick conditions would make it tough on majority of the class. Hart would end up seventh in XC1 and eighth overall. Action Off-Road/AMOSIL/CB Racing’s Chris Borich would come through to finish eighth on the day in XC1, and ninth overall in the race.

Two other riders that had consistent races throughout the ever-changing weather conditions were JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure and Bullet Proof Doorz/BNR Motorsports/Senge Graphic’s Ronnie Rusch. McClure would come through to finish ninth in XC1 and 10th overall, while Rusch would finish 10th in XC1 and 11th overall on the day. BNR Motorsports/Fearless/Kenda’s Steven Harrell would come through in 12th to finish his day and 11th in XC1. Unfortunately for Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s John Glauda Jr. he would have some issues before completing the first lap resulting in a DNF on the day.

Branden Owens returned to GNCC Racing and earned the XC2 Pro-Am class win.
Branden Owens returned to GNCC Racing and earned the XC2 Pro-Am class win.Mack Faint

As the XC2 Pro-Am class took off it was Chris McAnallen getting a good jump off the line and earning himself the $100 BNR Motorsports XC2 Holeshot Award in Indiana. As the pack of racers headed into the woods for their lap one it was Sturdivant Racing’s Branden Owens who would make his return to GNCC Racing and take over the early lead in the XC2 class.

Owens would continue to lead for the duration of the race as he placed a sizeable gap over the rest of the XC2 competitors. Owens would come through to earn the win. Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Grayson Eller would make a push as he started his day in fifth, making his way up to finish second in the class. Hilltop Motorsports/Precision Trenching/Action Off-Road’s Daulton Keyes made his way up to finish third in the class after his day started back in sixth on the first lap.

Earning the Top Amateur Honors at the AMSOIL Hoosier was College A competitor, Jeremiah Wolf who would come through to win his class, and finish 19th overall. Talan Stout, also racing in the College A class would come through to earn second on the Top Amateur podium after finishing 20th overall. Jeff Pickens rounded out the top three Top Amateur finishers as he earned the Senior A class win and finished 23rd overall.

Brandon Frazier earned his third 4x4 Pro win of the season at round six.
Brandon Frazier earned his third 4×4 Pro win of the season at round six.Mack Faint

As the morning ATV race got underway it would be Pro Row 784/TMS/Edgewood/DeRisi’s Brandon Frazier jumping off the line and grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports 4×4 Pro Holeshot Award. Frazier would put on a hard charge right off the bat in the race, charging to a 14 second lead after lap one and continuing to grow the gap as the race wore on. Frazier would hold the number one spot until the checkered flag came out, earning his third win of the season, and taking over 4×4 Pro points lead. Kenda/KMK/Ryco Electric’s Cody Collier would run in second place for the duration of the race as he would push through the conditions to try to battle for another win this season. SBR/Action Off-Road/DeRisi/HMF’s Hayden Mickelson rounded out the 4×4 Pro and overall podium in the morning race as he came through to finish third in Indiana.

Jessica Elioff grabbed another WXC class win in some muddy and slick conditions.
Jessica Elioff grabbed another WXC class win in some muddy and slick conditions.Mack Faint

When the WXC line saw the green flag waving, it would be Makenna Bruderly earning herself the $100 BNR Motorsports WXC Holeshot Award to start the day off. However, it would not take long for Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tire’s Jessica Elioff to make a move and put herself into the lead spot. As the race wore on Elioff would continue to hold that number one spot until the checkered flag flew, earning her fourth win of the season.

Osburn Off-Road/Pierce Performance/Moose Racing’s Chloe Harper had her work cut out for her as she started back in the sixth place position on lap one. Harper would continue to push, making her way into second by lap two. Harper would be unable to make a run for the win this weekend but would finish second in the WXC class on the day. Kenda/Moose Racing/Teixeira Tech’s Hannah Hunter would run at the front of the pack for the majority of the day as she started her day in third and would complete the race third in the WXC class.

Landon Glauda earned the Youth Overall win from the second row in the YXC2 class.
Landon Glauda earned the Youth Overall win from the second row in the YXC2 class.Mack Faint

As the Youth ATV race came to an end it would be a YXC2 Super Mini Jr. class sweep for the top three overall spots as Landon Glauda would come through to earn the win, while Chase Rayburn and Evan Leisure would round out the top three overall finishers and top three of the YXC2 class.

Maverick Smith of the 250 (13-15) Limited class finished fifth overall as he also earned his class win on the day. Gracie Wolfe finished sixth overall and earned the Schoolgirl (12-15) class win in Indiana. Noah Lykins earned the YXC1 Super Mini Sr. class win, while Grant Hunter and Kole Brandt finished second and third in the YXC1 class. Isaac Smith would earn the 250 (13-15) class win, while Braxton Hesler earned the 125 (8-12) class win and Bentley Phillips took home the 125 (8-12) Limited class win.

Bryson Dickerson would come through to earn the 90 (8-12) class win, while Alexis Collins took the Girls Sr. (12-15) class win at round six. Lydia Arnold would grab the Girls Jr. (8-11) class win, while JP Pickens Jr. earned the 70 CVT (6-11) class win.

Casen Jennings earned the Micro ATV Overall win on Saturday morning.
Casen Jennings earned the Micro ATV Overall win on Saturday morning.Mack Faint

In the Micro ATV race it would be MXC2 competitor, Casen Jennings coming through to take the overall win and his class win at the AMSOIL Hoosier. MXC1 competitor, Chad McCormick would come through to earn second overall, and his class win on the day,  while Easton Schmitt would round out the top three overall and finish second in the MXC2 class. Hunter Lazzell and Kolton Johnson would battle through to earn second and third in the MXC1 class at round six, while Kolston Wilson rounded out the top three in MXC2.

Henry Cecco would finish fourth overall in the Micro ATV race, while also earning the win in the 90 Stock (8-9) class. Sage Shields would come through to earn the 50 Sr. (6-7) class win, and Ryder Lewis would earn the 50 Jr. (4-5) class win.

Tripp Lewis battled back to take the Micro Bike Overall win.
Tripp Lewis battled back to take the Micro Bike Overall win.Mack Faint

Coming through to earn the Micro Bike overall win was Tripp Lewis, he would also earn the MXC1 class win in Indiana. Ellis Austin would have a consistent day as he ran second for the duration of the race, crossing the line second overall and in MXC1. Daxton Mullins would battle back to finish third overall and round out the top three in the MXC1 class.

In the MXC2 class it would be Kane Morrison earning the win, while finishing fourth overall on the day. Maura Tsakanikas would battle her way back up to second after starting back in fifth on the opening lap, and Weston Ford rounded out the top three MXC2 class finishers at round six.

Other Micro Bike winners included Peyton Austin in the 50 Sr. 1 (7) class, Carson Zink in the 50 Sr. 2 (6), while Hunter Siegel earned the 50 Jr. 1 (6-7) class win and Jacobi Duvall took home the 50 Jr. 2 (4-5) class win. Jayce Young earned the Micro-E (4-7) class win, Carson Propst came through to take the Micro Shaft Drive (4-6) class win and Easton Weaver would win the Trail Rider (7-9) class.

Darrell Young was honored as the AMSOIL Moto Hero in Indiana.
Darrell Young was honored as the AMSOIL Moto Hero in Indiana.Mack Faint

The AMSOIL Moto Hero was award to Darrell Young of North Augusta, South Carolina during the afternoon start at this weekend’s AMSOIL Hoosier GNCC. Officer Young serves in Law Enforcement and as a Firefighter. He has served for 24 years in Law Enforcement and 8 as a Firefighter. Officer Young is an arson investigator and crisis negotiator. When Officer Young isn’t on duty, his family and friends say he is always the first one to help when needed. Officer Young’s son Jayce Young races in the Bike Micro and earned the Micro-E (4-7) class win earlier in the day. Darrell received a $250 AMSOIL shopping spree, a $500 Kanati performance tires gift certificate as well as a commemorative American flag courtesy of Columbia flag and sign co along with a $200 gift certificate for their online store.

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AMSOIL Hoosier GNCC Top Three Overall: Walker Fowler (center), Wyatt Wilkin (right) and Brycen Neal (left). 
AMSOIL Hoosier GNCC Top Three Overall: Walker Fowler (center), Wyatt Wilkin (right) and Brycen Neal (left). Mack Faint

AMSOIL Hoosier GNCC Results and Points Standings

Crawfordsville, Indiana
Round 6 of 13
Saturday, April 27, 2024

XC1 Pro Event Results:

  1. Walker Fowler (YAM)
  2. Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
  3. Brycen Neal (YAM)
  4. Adam McGill (HON)
  5. Austin Abney (YAM)
  6. Joshua Merritt (YAM)
  7. Hunter Hart (YAM)
  8. Chris Borich (YAM)
  9. Jarrod McClure (HON)
  10. Ronnie Rusch (YAM)

*Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Brycen Neal (171)
  2. Walker Fowler (151)
  3. Joshua Merritt (114)
  4. Wyatt Wilkin (105)
  5. Adam McGill (93)
  6. Hunter Hart (84)
  7. Steven Harrell (74)
  8. Austin Abney (69)
  9. Chris Borich (63)
  10. Ronnie Rusch (59)

*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2024 National Champion.

XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:

  1. Branden Owens (YAM)
  2. Grayson Eller (YAM)
  3. Daulton Keyes (HON)
  4. James Glauda (YAM)
  5. Kenny Shick (YAM)
  6. Christopher Howard (YAM)
  7. Keaton Henderson (YAM)
  8. Jeremy Ledonne (YAM)
  9. Tucker Wyatt (HON)
  10. Dylan Walraven (YAM)

XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:

  1. Grayson Eller (135)
  2. Alex Thiemans (132)
  3. James Glauda (105)
  4. Braxton Grosse (104)
  5. Dylan Walraven (84)
  6. Daulton Keyes (81)
  7. Christopher Howard (78)
  8. Alex Elioff (75)
  9. Kenny Shick (67)
  10. Keaton Henderson (66)

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