GNCC AMSOIL HOOSIER: ATV RACE REPORT
Brycen Neal Takes Over Number One Spot in Indiana
By Kayla Bolton
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (May 7, 2023) – The sixth round of the 2023 Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, (GNCC Racing), kicked off at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana for the AMSOIL Hoosier event on Saturday, May 6.
As the afternoon race got under way it was JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure getting the jump off the line first to earn himself the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award. By the time the racers reached timing and scoring on the opening lap it was Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Brycen Neal leading the way with McClure right behind him. Neal would continue to hold the number one spot for the entire afternoon race, placing over a minute gap between himself and second as he crossed the finish line.
After getting a great start to the race, OBOR Tires/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited-backed racer Adam McGill would make his way into second overall on lap two of the race. McGill would continue to hold second and try to close the gap between himself and Neal. After being unable to make a pass for the lead, McGill would find his pace and race to earn his first podium finish of the season in second overall.
Pierce Performance/Action Off-Road/GBC/Active Waste Solution’s John Glauda would make a last lap pass on Hunter Hart Racing/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart to take the final podium position at the AMSOIL Hoosier. Glauda would battle throughout the day with Hart and a handful of other riders, but he would manage to come through the finish just 1.3 seconds ahead of Hart to earn his third-straight podium finish of the season. Hart would hold onto fourth overall on the day.
Earning his best finish yet this season, Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Kenda/Pierce Performance’s Jay Shadron would come through to take the fifth overall finishing position. Indiana’s own Abney Racing/Action Off-Road/Maxxis/Lonestar Racing’s Austin Abney would also have his best finish of the season thus far, as he came through to earn sixth overall on the day.
Stewart Boys Racing/GBC/Pierce Performance/Focus X’s Wyatt Wilkin earned his third-straight seventh overall finish after trying to battle for a top five finishing position in the earlier part of the race. Action Off-Road/GBC Tires/Rath Racing/BNR/SSi Decal’s Joshua Merritt would battle back to earn eighth overall on the day and in the XC1 Pro class.
Coming through ninth in XC1 was Action Off-Road/AMSOIL/Fly Racing’s Chris Borich as he made his way into the top 10 in XC1 after running 12th on the first couple of laps.
Richardson Racing/Action Off-Road/Kenda Tire’s Cole Richardson had a late race mishap as he was running third on the second lap. When Richardson came through on the next lap, he was back to ninth and then 12th in the class. Richardson would try to remain focused and made his way back into 10th in XC1 to finish out the race. Bullet Proof Doorz/BNR Motorsports/Senge Graphic’s Ronnie Rusch would come through 11th in the class.
As the XC2 Pro-Am class took off it was McCormick Racing/Stewart Boys Racing/Action Off-Road’s Layne McCormick jumping off the line first to earn the $100 BNR Motorsports XC2 Holeshot Award. McCormick would lead for the opening lap of the race, but he would soon have Owens Racing/Osburn Off-Road/Moose Racing/OBOR Tire’s Branden Owens battling him for the top spot. Owens would make the pass stick on the second lap, and he would not look back. Owens would come through to earn his first win of the season with a 43 second gap back to second.
Steven Harrell Racing/BNR Motorsports/Kenda/HMF’s Steven Harrell would battle and push himself for the duration of the two-hour race as he ran in second for the entire race in Indiana. Harrell would cross the line in second, ending his win streak, but keeping his National Championship hopes alive. McCormick Racing/Stewart Boys Racing/Action Off-Road’s Layne McCormick would hold on to earn another podium finish this season as he crossed the line third in the XC2 class.
Taking home the Top Amateur honors from the AMSOIL Hoosier was College A competitor, Alex Thieman as he finished 15th overall on the day. Tavin Cook, also a College A competitor, finished 20th overall earning him the second spot on the Top Amateur podium. Elijah Edmondson rounded out the top three Top Amateur finishers with his 21st overall finishing position. Edmondson also competed in the College A class.
As the 4×4 Pro class took off it was BNR Motorsports/Can-Am/GBC/HMF/Tennessee Towing’s Robbie Pecorari, but it would not take long for Edgewood/TMS/DeRisi Racing’s Brandon Frazier to take over the lead position as they came through timing and scoring on the opening lap. Frazier would continue to push and place a gap over the rest of the field, earning himself his second overall win of the season.
Coming through to earn second on the day in the 4×4 Pro class was LW Racing/OBOR/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe as he held that position from the start of the race until the checkered flag flew. Ryco Racing/Kenda Tires/KMK Off-Road/Elite Graphic’s Cody Collier rounded out the top three in 4×4 Pro as he maintained the third place position throughout the duration of the race.
Team Pickens/GBC Tires/Yamaha/Fly Racing’s Traci Pickens got off to a good start as she grabbed the $100 BNR Motorsports WXC Holeshot Award. The race was on as multiple racers held the lead position throughout the course of the two-hour race.
However, it would be Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires/Fly Racing’s Jessica Elioff battling back from her seventh place start to the day to take her fourth win of the season and extend her points lead in the points standings after six rounds. As she came through third on the opening lap, JMR/Action Off-Road/GBC/Moose Racing’s Katelyn Osburn held onto the number one spot for a brief period of time. Elioff would make the pass on Osburn, but Osburn would be able to hold onto second in the WXC class. This is Osburn’s fifth podium finish of the season, and she is currently ranked third in the points standings.
Hurricane Hannah/Fly Racing/OBOR Tires/HMF’s Hannah Hunter seemed to have some bad luck in Indiana as she started back in sixth on the first lap of the race and had to try to work her way through the pack. Hunter would be able to earn the last spot on the podium as she made a last lap pass to take third in WXC.
Brody Lee out of the Schoolboy Sr. class would come through to earn second overall on the day, while Johnny Gallagher would come through to finish fourth overall and take home the Super Senior (45+) class win.
Coming through to earn the ATV Youth overall win was Bryce Pullen of the YXC1 Super Mini Sr. (13-15) class. Ryan Wilhelm would try to battle back to make a pass for the lead but would run out of time and come through second overall and in the YXC1 class. Then it was Avery Collins out of the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. (12-13) class earning third overall on the day and first in her class. Rounding out the top three in the YXC1 class was Clayton Correnti. Gavin Brand and Jaxson Ostrich came through to earn second and third in the YXC2 class at the sixth round of racing. Earning fifth overall on the day was Garrett Cox, who also earned the 250 (13-15) class win.
Isaac Smith would take the win in the 250 (13-15) Limited class. Eli McCrary earned the 125 (8-12) class win in Indiana, while Kane Cecco took home the class win in the 125 (8-12) Limited class. Chase Rayburn would battle to earn the 90 (8-12) class win. In the Schoolgirl Sr. (13-15) it was Isabella Gouker taking the win, with Paisley Stout taking the Schoolgirl Jr. (12-15) class win home. Gracie Wolfe would earn the Girls Sr. (12-15) class win with Falyn Holcomb taking the Girls Jr. (8-11) class win. Stratton Weddle would earn the win in the 70 CVT (6-11) class at Ironman Raceway.
In the ATV Micro race, it was Torque Tong coming through to earn the overall win, and the MXC1 class win at round six. JP Pickens Jr. would come through to earn second overall and, in the class, while Bryson Dickerson rounded out the top three overall finishers and MXC1 class top three.
The MXC2 class saw Casen Jennings come through to earn the win while Ryder Tenney and Tryent Faircloth rounded out the top three finishers of the MXC2 class in Indiana. Grady Miller would come through to take the win in the 50 Sr. (6-7) class, while Brycen Saylor would earn the win in the 50 Jr. (4-5) class. The 90 Stock (8-9) class saw Brantley Slack take home the class win at the sixth round of racing.
Taking home the Bike Micro overall win at the sixth round was Maverick Boyer in the MXC1 class. Then it would be the MXC2 competitor, Tripp Lewis finishing second overall in the race with Gage Lane in the MXC1 class taking third overall and second in his class. Rounding out the top three MXC1 finishers was Zachary Kemp, while Davey Fairfield and Todd Toland rounded out the top three finishers in the MXC2 class.
Krue Russell would earn his third win in the 50 Sr. 1 (7) class, as he takes over the points lead by two points. Ryder Baricska brought home the win in the 50 Sr. 2 (6) class, while Henry Cecco battled through to take the Micro-E (4-7) class win on Saturday morning. Wake Davis came through to take the 50 Jr. 1 (6-7) win, with Braddox Hall coming through first in the 50 Jr. 2 (4-5) class. Hunter Siegel continued his domination in the Micro Shaft Drive (4-6) class as he earned his sixth-straight win of the season. In the Trail Rider (7-9) class it was Logan Blue taking the win at Ironman.
At the third round of the Specialized Turbo eMTB GNCC National Championship it was Ride Kanuga/Specialized/Rouleur Coaching’s Cypress Gorry coming through to take the overall win with Gear Bicycle Sales/Specialized’s Charlie Mullins coming through to earn second overall and in the XC1 Pro class. Specialized/ShimanoMTB’s Gus Michaels would battle back to take third overall at the third round of the Specialized Turbo eMTB series.
Coming through to take the XC2 class win was Coastal Racing’s Talon Hawk. Hawk would make the pass for the lead on the second lap, and he begin to place a gap over the rest of the field until the checkered flag flew. Rogerio Filho would race to earn the XC3 (40+) class win in Indiana.
In the WXC class it was Ginny McFall earning another class win, and extending her points lead in the class. Charly Bates came through to earn the Women class win, while Nichole Hiles took home the Women Vet (30+) class win. Nick Vassey battled back to earn the Amateur class win, while Jon Agin earned his third-straight win in the Senior (40+) class. Taking his second win of the season in the Masters (55+) class was Brad Myers, and in the Big Bore (200lb+) class it was Marty Aloisio earning the win. Trevor Harris would come thorugh in the Youth (9-13) class to earn the win in Indiana.
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AMSOIL Hoosier Results and Points Standings
Round 6 of 12
Saturday, May 6, 2023
XC1 Pro Event Results:
- Brycen Neal (YAM)
- Adam McGill (HON)
- John Glauda (YAM)
- Hunter Hart (YAM)
- Jay Shadron (YAM)
- Austin Abney (YAM)
- Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
- Joshua Merritt (YAM)
- Chris Borich (YAM)
- Cole Richardson (YAM)
*Overall National Championship Standings:
- Brycen Neal (151)
- Hunter Hart (145)
- Cole Richardson (122)
- Adam McGill (105)
- John Glauda (103)
- Jay Shadron (89)
- Wyatt Wilkin (78)
- Steve Harrell (64)
- Joshua Merritt (63)
- Chris Borich (61)
*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2023 National Champion.
XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:
- Branden Owens (YAM)
- Steve Harrell (YAM)
- Layne McCormick (YAM)
- Grayson Eller (YAM)
- Dylan Walraven (YAM)
- James Glauda (YAM)
- Tanner Walker (YAM)
- Kenny Shick (YAM)
- Jeremy Ledonne (YAM)
- Gabriel Naud (YAM)
XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:
- Steve Harrell (175)
- Branden Owens (131)
- Grayson Eller (124)
- Dylan Walraven (103)
- Layne McCormick (96)
- Tanner Walker (92)
- James Glauda (81)
- Kenny Shick (73)
- Gabriel Naud (60)
- Albert Jadosh (57)
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