By: GNCC Racing
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (May 12, 2016) – Lawrence County Recreational Park in Springville, Ind. will host the sixth round of the 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, this weekend, May 14-15. While FMF/KTM Factory Racing’s Kailub Russell has dominated the past three rounds, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing/Bel-Ray’s Josh Strang has not lost sight of the National Championship.
After a rough start to the season, Russell’s recent results show that he finally has everything under control and will continue to be a contender for the overall win. Just last year Russell won the Limestone 100 GNCC, and he will look to repeat his success this Sunday.
“Limestone is a nice track with some good dirt,” said Russell. “Of course it’s a riding park so there are a lot of different trails in all conditions. I’m just going to work hard during the week and go for another win.”
One rider who will have his eyes set on taking the win away from Russell will be Josh Strang. After having issues at the previous round, Strang fell to second in the points championship and will be eager to earn the white plate back this weekend. With two overall wins and four podium finishes, Strang has been Russell’s biggest competition all year and will continue his fight for the National Championship this weekend.
Finishing just off the podium at the previous Camp Coker Bullet GNCC was JCR Honda/Lucas Oil/Maxxis/FLY Racing’s Chris Bach. The Indiana native is no stranger to the track conditions present at the Lawrence County Recreational Park and will look to capitalize on his home-turf advantage to take his first overall win of the season.
N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha’s Daniel Milner, sitting fourth, is setting himself up for a season-best finish. Milner has not made a podium appearance since landing a second place at the Wild Boar GNCC, and will attempt to turn his season around and find himself on the box at the conclusion of the three-hour race this Sunday.
After an impressive ride at the previous round, Westfield Powersports KTM Presented by Moose Racing’s Jordan Ashburn now sits tied for fifth in the National Championship standings. Ashburn looks as if he has finally adjusted to his new bike and setup, and will continue to be a podium contender heading into Indiana.
Tied with Ashburn is Coastal Racing/Rockstar/Husqvarna’s Ryan Sipes. Sipes was missing from the front row at the Camp Coker Bullet GNCC due to having surgery from an injury he sustained just a few weeks ago, but he will make his return this weekend as he continues his quest for his first podium of the year.
Sunday’s race schedule is as follows: Youth Bike racing begins at 8 a.m., followed by amateurs and women at 10 a.m. and pros and top amateurs at 1 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.
For a complete schedule of the weekend’s activities, visit the Limestone 100 GNCC event page on the series’ website by clicking here.
Tune into RacerTV.com on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST to catch LIVE coverage of the Pro Bike race. For more information on GNCC Live coverage, visit www.racertv.com.