FMF CAMP COKER BULLET: GNCC ATV RACE REPORT

Neal Makes it Four-In-A-Row at Round Four

FMF Camp Coker Bullet: ATV Race Report

Neal Makes it Four-In-A-Row at Round Four

By Kayla Bolton – Photos by Ken Hill

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 24, 2024) – The 2024 Progressive Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, hosted round four, the FMF Camp Coker Bullet, at Moree’s Sportsman’s Preserve in Society Hill, South Carolina. Saturday saw some amazing racing conditions as the rain tapered off much earlier than expected.

The afternoon race saw some cool and partly cloudy conditions as they made their way to the starting line. When the green flag flew it was Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Brycen Neal earning what is said to be only his third ever $250 Kanati Performance Tires holeshot award. From there Neal would not look back as he continued to push throughout the duration of the race in the number one position. Neal would come through with almost a five minute lead over the rest of the field to earn his fourth-straight win of the season.

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Brycen Neal (Phoenix Racing Yamaha) clinched his fourth-straight win of the season. – Ken Hill

Behind Neal, WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/BNR Motorsports/Yamaha Racing’s Walker Fowler was making his way up through the pack after coming through fourth on the opening lap. Fowler would continue to push himself through the sandy conditions, making his way up to third and then into second as the white flag flew indicating one more lap to go. Fowler was able to hold onto second and gain a 42 second lead over third place.

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Walker Fowler got a lousy start but still charged hard for a second place finish. – Ken Hill

Coming through to round out the top three finishers on the day was Action Off-Road/GBC/BNR Motorsports’ Josh Merritt. As Merritt made his way around on the opening lap, he would find himself battling at the front in second. Merritt would continue to battle towards the front for the duration of the race as he put his head down and pushed to remain in that third place position. This is Merritt’s second time finishing in the top three this season, as he currently sits third in the points standings.

After a good start to the day, McGill Mafia/OBOR Tires/Moose Racing’s Adam McGill found himself battling between third and fourth for the entire length of the two-hour race. McGill would be unable to make a pass back for the last podium spot, but he would come through to earn fourth overall on the day. Action Off-Road/GBC/Houser Racing’s Wyatt Wilkin had his work cut out for him as he came through eighth on the opening lap. Wilkin continued to push and would make his way up to fifth overall as the checkered flag flew.

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Josh Merritt (Action Off-Road/GBC/BNR Motorsports) earned his second podium of the season with a third overall. – Ken Hill

Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s John Glauda Jr. found himself battling back-and-forth for the extent of the race. Glauda Jr. would come through to earn sixth overall on the day. BNR Motorsports/Fearless/Kenda Tires’ Steven Harrell would also have a consistent day as he came through to earn seventh overall in South Carolina.

After coming through fifth on the opening lap, Action Off-Road/Maxxis/Fly Racing/Lonestar’s Austin Abney would find himself battling to finish eighth overall on the day. Bullet Proof Doorz/BNR Motorsports/Senge Graphic’s Ronnie Rusch would come through behind Abney to finish ninth overall on the day. While Action Off-Road/AMSOIL/CB Racing’s Chris Borich rounded out the top ten overall and in the XC1 Pro class.

JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure eleventh would bounce back to finish eleventh overall on the day after back-to-back mechanical’s taking him out of races. Unfortunately for Hunter Hart Racing/Fly Racing/Ithaca Recreation Sport’s Hunter Hart he would be unable to make a lap after a mechanical took him out of the race early on.

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Braxton Grosse (CST Tires/LMR Motors/Elka/Fly Racing) earned his second XC2 Pro-Am class win of the season in another sandy terrain race. – Ken Hill

As the XC2 Pro-Am class took off towards the first turn it would be Action Off-Road/GBC/FXR/BNR Motorsport’s Kenny Shick earning the $100 BNR Motorsports holeshot award. As the race wore on, CST Tires/LMR Motors/Elka/Fly Racing’s Braxton Grosse would find himself working his way up from a fifth place start to take over the lead on the third lap. Grosse would put his head down and push once in the lead, coming through to earn the win with a 50 second lead over the rest of the field.

BNR Motorsports/Pierce Performance/GBC Tire’s Alex Thieman also had his work cut out for him as he came through in the sixth place position on the opening lap. Thieman would continue to make the necessary passes to put himself in podium contention. As the white flag flew, Thieman would make the pass for second in the class, coming through with nine seconds over third place. Action Off-Road/Pierce Performance/Guts Racing’s James Glauda found himself stuck in the back on the opening lap and would have to work his way up through the pack. Glauda would also make a last lap pass from fourth to round out the top three in the XC2 Pro-Am class.

Earning the Top Amateur honors at round four was the College A (16-18) competitor, Brody Lee who came through 18th overall and remains undefeated in the College A class. Dayton Hickey would come through in 21st overall to earn second on the Top Amateur podium as well as in the College A class. Andre Williams rounded out the top three Top Amateurs as he came through 22nd overall and third in the College A class.

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Branson Solesbee (center) earned the 4×4 Pro class win, while Gavin Jenkins (left) and Kaden Wharff (right) rounded out the top three 4×4 Pro finishers. – Ken Hill

As the 11 am race kicked off and the 4×4 Pro line went roaring into the first turn it would be Kenda/KMK Off-Road/Ryco Electric’s Cody Collier grabbing the $100 BNR Motorsports Holeshot Award and the early lead. Collier would continue to push throughout the race, having almost a three minute lead over the rest of his competitors at one point. However, on the last lap Collier would begin to have some machine issues causing him to fall back to fifth in the class.

Solesbee Racing/OBOR/DeRisi/Fly Racing’s Branson Solesbee started his day back in fourth, but he would continue to push and find himself taking over the lead position on the final lap. Solesbee would come through to earn the 4×4 Pro class win, while Moose Racing/Full Throttle Heating & Cooling/Kenda Tires’ Gavin Jenkins would battle back and finish second in the class. KMK Off-Road/OBOR/FXR’s Kaden Wharff rounded out the 4×4 Pro podium as he came through in third.

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Chloe Harper (Osburn Off-Road/Pierce Performance/Moose Racing) earned her first WXC win of the 2024 season. – Ken Hill

As the WXC class jumped off the line it was JMR/Action Off-Road/GBC/Moose Racing’s Katelyn Osburn earning herself the BNR Motorsports $100 Holeshot Award. However, it wouldn’t take long for Osburn Off-Road/Pierce Performance/Moose Racing’s Chloe Harper to battle her way into the lead position. Harper would put her head down and push throughout the duration of the race, ultimately coming through to earn her first win of the 2024 season and finishing third overall in the morning race.

Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tire’s Jessica Elioff would make her way into second on lap two of the race, and battle back from there for the remainder of the race. Elioff would come through to cross the line second in the WXC class, as she still remains in the points lead. JMR/Action Off-Road/GBC/Moose Racing’s Katelyn Osburn would continue to battle after earning the holeshot and would finish her day third in the WXC class.

Earning the overall win in the 11 am race was 250 All-Star competitor, Cole Lykins. His fellow 250 All-Star classmate, Andrew Smallwood, would come through to finish second overall on the day.

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Cole Lykins (center) earned the overall win in the 11 am race, Andrew Smallwood would earn second overall and Chloe Harper finished third overall in the race. – Ken Hill

In the Youth ATV race it would be Garret Cox coming through after a consistent race to earn the Youth Overall and YXC1 Super Mini Sr. (13-15) class win at round four. Avery Collins would find herself battling back in the second place position and would find herself being able to hold on until the finish. Noah Lykins would round out the top three ATV Youth finishers as well as in the YXC1 class.

Then in the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. (12-13) class it would be Landon Glauda making the pass for the lead at the halfway point, ultimately holding that number one spot until the checkered flag flew. Jackson Hancock and Jacob Smallwood would both finish second and third in the YXC2 class in South Carolina.

Isaac Smith would come through to earn the 250 (13-15) class win, Ryder Mauney came through to take home the 250 (13-15) Limited class win. Wyatt Dolan earned the 125 (8-12) class win, and Tate Hall would earn himself the 125 (8-12) Limited class win. Beau Collins earned the 90 (8-12) class win, Kelci Stringfellow would come away with the Schoolgirl (12-15) class win at round four. Raelynn Dickerson took home the Girls Sr. (12-15) class win at round four, while Jaycie Berg earned the win in the Girls Jr. (8-11) class and Casen Jennings would earn the 70 CVT (6-11) class win.

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Garret Cox (center) came through to earn the Youth ATV overall win and YXC1 Super Mini Sr. class win, while Avery Collins (left) and Noah Lykins finished second and third overall and in the YXC1 class. – Ken Hill

The Micro ATV Overall and MXC1 (8-9) class win was earned by Chad McCormick, which was his third win of the season. Colt Delabar would come through to earn second overall, while Casen Knecht earned the third place position overall. Both, Delabar and Knecht would also earn second and third in the MXC1 (8-9) class.

Then in the MXC2 (6-8) class it would be Kruz Libecco earning the class win with Kolston Wilson coming through to earn second in the class, while Justin Collins Jr. battled back to earn third in the MXC2 class. Cash Knecht took home the 50 Sr. (6-7) class win, while Ryder Lewis earned the 50 Jr. (4-5) class win. Kolson Conklin came through first in the 90 Stock (8-9) class and Angel Magana would finish first in the 110 CVT (8-9) class on Saturday.

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Chad McCormick came through to earn the Micro ATV overall win at round four. – Ken Hill

Coming through to earn the Micro Bike Overall and MXC1 (8-9) class win was Tripp Lewis, his second win of the season, while Todd Toland and Ben McDougald came through to earn second and third overall. Toland and McDougald would also round out the MXC1 top three finishers on the day.

In the MXC2 (6-8) class it was Kane Morrison coming through to take the class win in South Carolina. Weston Ford would continue to battle and finish second in his class, while Maura Tsakanikas would come through to earn third in the MXC2 class.

Also earning wins in the Micro Bike race was Peyton Austin in the 50 Sr. 1 (7) class, Carson Zink taking home the win in the 50 Sr. 2 (6) class and Hunter Siegel earning himself the  50 Jr. 1 (6-7) class win. Jacobi Duvall would come through first in the 50 Jr. 2 (4-5) class, Weston Brace  would earn the Micro-E (4-7) class win at round four and Carson Propst came through to earn the Micro (4-6) Shaft Drive class win. Joey Ford entered in the Trail Rider (7-9) class and would earn himself the class win.

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FMF Camp Coker Bullet Top Three Overall: Brycen Neal (center), Walker Fowler (left) and Josh Merritt (right).

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Society Hill, South Carolina
Round 4 of 13
Saturday, March 23, 2024

XC1 Pro Event Results:

  1. Brycen Neal (YAM)
  2. Walker Fowler (YAM)
  3. Josh Merritt (YAM)
  4. Adam McGill (HON)
  5. Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
  6. John Glauda Jr. (YAM)
  7. Steven Harrell (YAM)
  8. Austin Abney (YAM)
  9. Ronnie Rusch (YAM)
  10. Chris Borich (YAM)

*Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Brycen Neal (120)
  2. Walker Fowler (96)
  3. Joshua Merritt (78)
  4. Adam McGill (64)
  5. Wyatt Wilkin (62)
  6. Hunter Hart (55)
  7. Austin Abney (53)
  8. Chris Borich (51)
  9. Steven Harrell (51)
  10. John Glauda Jr. (40)

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

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XC2 Podium with 1. Braxton Grosse (HON) 2. Alex Thieman (YAM) 3. James Glauda (YAM)

XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:

  1. Braxton Grosse (HON)
  2. Alex Thieman (YAM)
  3. James Glauda (YAM)
  4. Grayson Eller (YAM)
  5. Alex Elioff (YAM)
  6. Dylan Walraven (YAM)
  7. Tanner Walker (YAM)
  8. Jeremy LeDonne (YAM)
  9. Christopher Howard (YAM)
  10. Tucker Wyatt (HON)

XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:

  1. Alex Thieman (92)
  2. Grayson Eller (91)
  3. Braxton Grosse (90)
  4. Dylan Walraven (68)
  5. James Glauda (67)
  6. Alex Elioff (57)
  7. Christopher Howard (49)
  8. Kenny Shick (45)
  9. Daulton Keyes (45)
  10. Danick Pauqin (41)

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