By: GNCC Racing
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (June 7, 2016) – The eighth round of the 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, is set to take place this Saturday, June 11, with the second annual Dunlop Tomahawk GNCC at the popular Seneca Highlands in Odessa, N.Y. While N-Fab/Maxxis/AmPro Yamaha/Lonestar/MXP’s Walker Fowler heads into this round fresh off his overall win just two weeks ago, CST/LSR/Induction Solutions/DeRisi/SG/Tire Blocks’ Adam McGill will be looking for redemption after a mechanical issue on the final lap ultimately took him out of podium contention in Ohio.
Fowler managed to lead every lap at The John Penton GNCC, but the win did not come without a little pressure from McGill. After McGill struggled to get his quad started on the last lap after coming together with a lapped rider, it allowed Fowler to open a huge gap on the rest of the class as he crossed the finish line victorious. McGill will be heading into this round looking to have a flawless race, but in GNCC Racing anything is possible, leaving the podium positions open for anyone in the talented XC1 Pro field to claim.
“We got second last year at the Tomahawk GNCC and I’m looking forward to going back there,” said McGill. “We’ll be coming in this round strong and hoping to prove to everyone that we are still in it for the National Championship.”
However, the battle for the top spot on the podium won’t be between just Fowler and McGill. Both Coastal Racing/MSR/Maxxis’ Brycen Neal and Maxxis/Fly Racing/HMF/Ye Olde Cycle Barn/Suzuki’s Chris Borich will also be looking to take the overall win home as well. The pair have both shown a great level of speed and skill throughout the first half of the season, with multiple podium finishes, but both lack a win this season. Neal and Borich will head into this weekend with a winning mentality as they fight to stand on the center of the box.
Show Hauler/Canyon Motorsports/GBC’s Landon Wolfe put forth an impressive ride at The John Penton GNCC and moves into this weekend ranked fifth and looking to repeat his success. Now that Wolfe has a top-five finish behind him, he will aim to use that as motivation to land on the podium for the first time this year at the conclusion of the two-hour race on Saturday.
N-Fab/Maxxis/AmPro Yamaha/Lonestar/MXP’s Cole Richardson was well on his way to a podium finish in Ohio, but faced a small mechanical issue. Richardson will return this weekend eager to turn his season around and find his fit in the XC1 Pro class.
Sitting just one point behind Richardson is JMR/ATVriders.com/DWT’s Jarrod McClure, who also had his fair share of issues at the previous race where he was only able to complete two laps. McClure finished third overall at the inaugural Tomahawk GNCC and will use that as momentum heading into this Saturday.
Saturday’s race schedule is as follows: Youth ATV racing begins at 8 a.m., followed by amateurs, 4×4 Pro and Women at 10 a.m., and the pros and top amateurs race at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon will also include 50cc Micro racing taking place at 4:30 p.m.
Adult (12+) gate admission is $20 for the full weekend and $10 for kids (6-11), with kids five and under free. Gate admission includes pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. Camping will be available at no additional charge to racers only.
This weekend is co-sanctioned with WNYOA, a series that produces local racing events in New York, and will ultimately bring out a full slate of local racers. All local racers are invited to compete at this event, as GNCC Racing offers classes for riders of all skill and experience levels. The amateur race entry fee is $40 and riders can sign up at the track.
For a complete schedule of the weekend’s activities, please visit the Dunlop Tomahawk GNCC event page on the series website by clicking here.
Tune in to RacerTV.com on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET to catch live streaming of the Pro ATV race. For more information on GNCC LIVE visit www.racertv.com.