PARTS UNLIMITED MASON-DIXON: GNCC ATV RACE REPORT

Cole Richardson Victorious in Pennsylvania

by Kayla Bolton; Photos by Ken Hill

MT. MORRIS, Pa. (June 4, 2023) – The Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, (GNCC Racing) held its eighth round of racing, Parts Unlimited Mason-Dixon, at Mathews Family Farm in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. Saturday saw sunny and dry, dusty conditions, which was a nice change from last round’s weather in Ohio.

Richardson earned his first win of the season at the Mason-Dixon GNCC.
Richardson earned his first win of the season at the Mason-Dixon GNCC. – Ken Hill

As the XC1 Pro riders took off, Richardson Racing/Action Off-Road/Kenda Tire’s Cole Richardson would make his way into the lead on the opening lap. As the race worse on, Richardson continued to hold the lead position. On the last lap of the race, Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Brycen Neal would continue to try and make a push for the lead but would be unable to pass Richardson. Richardson would hold onto to earn the win at round eight, with Neal coming in just one second behind him.

Hunter Hart Racing/Ithaca Recreation Sports/Fly Racing’s Hunter Hart would battle back from a sixth place start to the day to round out the top three overall finishers. Hart would steadily make his way towards the front of the pack, but he would ultimately run out of time to try and make a charge for the lead.

Coming through to earn fourth was OBOR Tires/Moose Racing/Parts Unlimited/Lonestar’s Adam McGill. As the race got underway, McGill would run inside the top three for the first couple of laps. McGill would continue to push and would hold on for a top five finish at the eighth round as he continues to sit third in the Championship Standings.

Brycen Neal and Hunter Hart rounded out the top three finishers at round eight.
Brycen Neal and Hunter Hart rounded out the top three finishers at round eight. – Ken Hill

Action Off-Road/GBC Tires/Rath Racing/SSi Decal’s Josh Merritt would earn fifth overall on the day as he battled back-and-forth for the duration of the race. Stewart Boys Racing/GBC/Pierce Performance/Focus X’s Wyatt Wilkin would come through to take sixth after starting his day back in the ninth place position.

Coming through in seventh was JMR/GBC/Elka/Moose Racing’s Jarrod McClure as he had a steady race in Pennsylvania. Action Off-Road/Pro Graphx/Kenda/Pierce Performance’s Jay Shadron would make his way from 10th to eighth place as the checkered flag flew. Action Off-Road/AMSOIL/Fly Racing’s Chris Borich and Pierce Performance/Action Off-Road/GBC/Active Waste Solution’s John Glauda Jr. rounded out the top 10 XC1 Pro finishers on Saturday afternoon.

Steve Harrell (center), Tanner Walker (left) and Grayson Eller (right) rounded out the top three XC2 finishers.
Steve Harrell (center), Tanner Walker (left) and Grayson Eller (right) rounded out the top three XC2 finishers. – Ken Hill

In the XC2 Pro-Am class it was Steve Harrell Racing/BNR Motorsports/Kenda/HMF’s Steve Harrell earning his seventh class win of the season. Walker Racing/Nine2 Technologies/Kenda Tire’s Tanner Walker would battle his way up to second in the XC2 class, earning his first podium finish of the season. Phoenix Racing Yamaha’s Grayson Eller would come through to round out the top three finishers in the XC2 class.

In the 4×4 Pro class it was Edgewood/TMS/DeRisi Racing’s Brandon Frazier coming through to earn his third overall and 4×4 Pro class win of the season. Frazier remains second in the points standings with just 12 points separating himself and first place.

LW Racing/OBOR/Action Off-Road’s Landon Wolfe would run second in the 4×4 Pro class for the duration of the race, while Ryco Racing/Kenda Tires/KMK Off-Road/Elite Graphic’s Cody Collier would come through to round out the podium in third.

Brandon Frazier earned the 4x4 Pro win in Pennsylvania.
Brandon Frazier earned the 4×4 Pro win in Pennsylvania. – Ken Hill

In the WXC class, Pro Graphx/Penske Racing Shocks/Lonestar’s Chloe Harper would lead from start to finish, earning her first-ever WXC class win. Elioff Racing/BNR Motorsports/GBC Tires/ Fly Racing’s Jessica Elioff and Hurricane Hannah/Fly Racing/OBOR Tires/HMF’s Hannah Hunter would battle back-and-forth behind Harper as they would swap second place multiple times throughout the race. Elioff would hold onto second as they came through to the checkered flag. Hunter would come through just four seconds behind her to take third in the class.

Bryce Pullen earned the ATV Youth overall win on Saturday morning while Andrew Smallwood and Ryan Wilhelm finished second and third overall on the day and in the YXC1 Super Mini Sr. (13-15) class. Avery Collins would come through to earn the YXC2 Super Mini Jr. (12-13) class win. Ryder Reick and Bodie Buckhannon rounded out the top three YXC2 finishers.

Chloe Harper (center), Jessica Elioff (left) and Hannah Hunter (right) rounded out the top three WXC finishers.
Chloe Harper (center), Jessica Elioff (left) and Hannah Hunter (right) rounded out the top three WXC finishers. – Ken Hill

In the Micro ATV race, it was Bryson Dickerson coming away with the overall and MXC1 (8-9) class win. Michael Stringfellow and Torque Tong would round out the top three overall finishers as well as the top three in the MXC1 class. Chad McCormick would come through to take the MXC2 (6-8) class win, with Casen Jennings and Hunter Lazzell rounding out the top three finishers in the MXC2 class.

Earning the 50 Sr. (6-7) class win was Kolston Wilson while Justin Collins Jr. earned the 50 Jr. (4-5) class win. Brantley Slack earned the 90 Stock (8-9) class win and Tori Barrett earned the 110 CVT Stock (8-9) class win.

Maverick Boyer would come through in the Micro Bike race to take the overall and MXC1 (8-9) class win in Pennsylvania. Tripp Lewis would battle back to the front, earning second overall and first in the MXC2 (6-8) class. Gage Lane rounded out the top three overall Micro Bike finishers and brought home second in the MXC1 class.

Shawn Remington Jr. would round out the top three MXC1 finishers, as Davey Fairfield and Mason Peek rounded out the MXC2 class top three finishers. Krue Russell would earn the 50 Sr. 1 (7) class win, Tanner Toland would take home the 50 Sr. 2 (6) class win while Henry Cecco earned the Micro-E (4-7) class win. Ryder Bower would finish first in the 50 Jr. 1 (6-7) class, Braddox Hall earned the win in the 50 Jr. 2 (4-5) class, Hudson Utz earned the Micro Shaft Drive (4-6) win, and Jase Williamson took home the Trail Rider (7-9) class win.

Cypress Gorry earns another Specialized eMTB win.
Cypress Gorry earns another Specialized eMTB win. – Ken Hill

In the Specialized eMTB GNCC National Championship, Cypress Gorry continues to lead the way as he earned his fourth-straight win of the season. Gorry holds the points lead as the series heads to Snowshoe Mountain in a couple of weeks. Charlie Mullins would line up again for the eMTB race, battling back-and-forth for the duration and holding onto second overall on the day. Gus Michaels would round out the top three overall and XC1 Pro finishers at the Mason-Dixon GNCC.

Talon Hawk would come through to earn the XC2 win, his second-straight win of the season. Rogerio Filho took home the XC3 (40+) class win, while Alexandra Cardozo earned the WXC win. Charly Bates came through to take the Women’s class win, while Nicole Hiles earned the Women Vet (30+) win. Nick Vassey would earn the Amateur class win, Jon Agin battled back to take the Senior (40+) class win, Troy Zimmerman earned the Masters (55+) class win, Dave Brenneman earned the Big Bore (200lb+) class win and Trevor Harris earned the Youth (9-13) class win.

Talon Hawk earned the XC2 Specialized eMTB win in his home state of Pennsylvania.
Talon Hawk earned the XC2 Specialized eMTB win in his home state of Pennsylvania. – Ken Hill

Catch GNCC Pro ATV and Motorcycle Racing free via RacerTV.com all season long. Pro ATV Racing starts Saturday’s at 2pm ET, with the exception of Big Buck, Snowshoe and Ironman events where they will start at 1pm ET. GNCC Pro Motorcycle Racing will begin at 1pm ET on Sunday’s. Later in the year GNCC Racing will premiere on MAVTV with event highlight episodes.

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Cole Richardson (center), Brycen Neal (left) and Hunter Hart (right) rounded out the top three finishers at the Parts Unlimited Mason-Dixon GNCC.
Cole Richardson (center), Brycen Neal (left) and Hunter Hart (right) rounded out the top three finishers at the Parts Unlimited Mason-Dixon GNCC. – Ken Hill

Parts Unlimited Mason-Dixon Results and Points Standings
Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania
Round 8 of 12
Saturday, June 3, 2023

XC1 Pro Event Results:

  1. Cole Richardson (YAM)
  2. Brycen Neal (YAM)
  3. Hunter Hart (YAM)
  4. Adam McGill (HON)
  5. Josh Merritt (YAM)
  6. Wyatt Wilkin (YAM)
  7. Jarrod McClure (HON)
  8. Jay Shadron (YAM)
  9. Chris Borich (YAM)
  10. John Glauda Jr. (YAM)

*Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Brycen Neal (197)
  2. Hunter Hart (166)
  3. Adam McGill (153)
  4. Cole Richardson (151)
  5. John Glauda (130)
  6. Wyatt Wilkin (110)
  7. Joshua Merritt (103)
  8. Jay Shadron (102)
  9. Jarrod McClure (101)
  10. Steve Harrell (88)

*Indicates that the Overall National Championship Standings will determine the 2023 National Champion.

XC2 Pro-Am Event Results:

  1. Steven Harrell (YAM)
  2. Tanner Walker (YAM)
  3. Grayson Eller (YAM)
  4. Layne McCormick (YAM)
  5. James Glauda (YAM)
  6. Dylan Walraven (YAM)
  7. Kenny Shick (YAM)
  8. Jeremy LeDonne (YAM)
  9. Branden Owens (YAM)
  10. Chase Allison (YAM)

XC2 Pro-Am Series Standings:

  1. Steve Harrell (235)
  2. Grayson Eller (163)
  3. Branden Owens (156)
  4. Layne McCormick (135)
  5. Dylan Walraven (134)
  6. Tanner Walker (128)
  7. James Glauda (122)
  8. Kenny Shick (97)
  9. Chase Allison (75)
  10. Gabriel Naud (72)

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How to Watch

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About GNCC Racing

The Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized is the world premier cross country racing series. Founded in 1975, the 12-round motorcycle and ATV championship and 9-round eMTB championship, is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling two and three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,700 riders through racetracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks, and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised live on RacerTV.com. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

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