By: GNCC Racing
MORGANTOWN, W.Va (March 22, 2017) – The 43rd Annual AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, travels to Sparta, Ga., this weekend, March 25 and 26, for the third round of the 13-race series. Race fans will line the 12-mile course to witness firsthand if WFR/Yamaha/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Walker Fowler can extend his winning streak at the Maxxis Cannonball GNCC.
With much of the attention being on the two-time champion, Fowler, the expert field behind him has been busy proving that the championship is still anyone’s game. Coastal Racing’s Brycen Neal has proven himself to be a top contender, where he has yet to finish off the podium. At the inaugural Cannonball GNCC event last year, Neal had a stand-out performance finishing third. With his past success in Georgia, Neal will carry that momentum with him as he aims to steal the top spot of the box from Fowler at this weekend’s race.
JMR/ATVriders.com’s Jarrod McClure will also be a rider to keep an eye on this weekend. One of McClure’s strongest attributes is his ability to excel under pressure, and if he plans on putting an end to Fowler’s success he will have to utilize that strength this Saturday. With two top-five finishes credited to him thus far, that could be the extra bit of motivation McClure needs to return to the center of the box.
Coming into this weekend fresh off his podium finish in Florida is CST/Induction Solutions/LSR/HiPer/Spider Graphix’s Adam McGill. McGill landed a spot on the Cannonball GNCC overall podium last year, and will be looking to better his result and stand on the center of the box at the conclusion of the two-hour race.
Six-time GNCC champion Chris Borich has yet to make a podium this season. Borich has ran in a top-five position the first two races, but has just missed the box. With 73 overall wins throughout his career, Borich will be eager to add another victory to his resume.
GBC/Canyon Motorsports/Fly Racing’s Landon Wolfe is setting himself up for a personal best season. After ending the 2016 year with his first ever podium, Wolfe has been a man-on-a-mission as he tries to continue his success.
In the XC2 Pro-Am division, M.R. Unlimited/Hygear Suspension/GBC Tires/Tire Spine’s Devon Feehan has commanded the first two races of the year where he has taken both wins. However, Ithaca Recreation/Maxxis/Quad Tech/Storm Peak Crossfit’s Hunter Hart and Iowa’s Matthew Lindle have demonstrated that they have the speed needed to take the top spot from Feehan. The battle will continue this Saturday at the Hill Family Farm.
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 top amateurs and pros race at 1 p.m. Following Saturday’s afternoon race will be 50cc Micro racing taking place at 4:30 p.m.
Tune in to RacerTV.com on Saturday at 1 p.m. EST to catch LIVE streaming of the Pro ATV race. For more information on GNCC LIVE coverage, visit www.racertv.com. A highlight show featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m.
The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series heads to Sparta, Georgia this weekend, March 25 and 26, for the Maxxis Cannonball GNCC. For a complete schedule of the weekend’s activities, please visit the Cannonball GNCC event page on the series website by clicking here.