• Forrest Wharton, Garon Davis and Nathan Hornacheck won their classes in Round 10 of the GNCC.
• XC1 Pros Bryan Cook, Kevin Yoho and Jeff Pickens finished 7-8-9 at Unadilla.
• Jeff Pickens and Pro Womens rider Kristen Atwell both grabbed holeshots on their X-Rex and GBII XC tires.
Anaheim, Calif. – September 16, 2011 – GBC Motorsports enjoyed more top 10 finishes in the XC1 Pro class at the 10th round of this year’s GNCC at Unadilla in New Berlin, New York last weekend. Several more GBC riders won their class races and look to finish the 2011 GNCC season strong, with just four rounds left to race.
Always a popular stop on the GNCC tour, the famed Unadilla Valley Sports Complex served as the return from a nine week summer break. Many anticipated that the aftermath of hurricane Irene would turn the event into a muddy mess. Despite numerous road closures and widespread flooding throughout the surrounding areas, racers and fans were treated to near-perfect race conditions.
There are two major factors when competing for the holeshot at the national level: quick reactions and superior traction. GBC riders Kristen Atwell and Jeff Pickens seem to have mastered the quick reaction, and used the grip of their GBC X-Rex and GBII XC tires to wheelie away with the lead in the Womens Class and XC1 Class, respectively.
When asked about the key to getting holeshots in this 2011 season Jeff Pickens replied, “It’s all about the GBC tires and Rekluse clutch. They do all the work – all I do is hold on.”
The XC1 Pro race saw three GBC riders finish in the top ten, with Bryan Cook, Kevin Yoho and Jeffrey Pickens finishing 7-8-9- after a grueling seven laps of racing. “I was able to get the lead from Pickens early,” Yoho said. “Tires were hooking up awesome and I held the lead until a crash on lap two dropped me back in the pack. I fought hard all day and am happy with the 8th place considering all that happened.”
GBC Motorsports is thrilled to congratulate Forrest Wharton and Garon Davis, who each secured wins this past weekend while also pulling ahead to nearly insurmountable leads in their respective class championship points standings. Wharton’s win was his 8th of the season and boosted him to a 32-point lead over the rest of the +45 4x4 Class. For Davis, Unadilla was win number five and puts him 48 points ahead of the other Sport (15+) Class racers.
BNR Motorsports backed Nathan Hornacheck rode his GBC-equipped Yamaha to his first win of the season in the Junior B Class and did so in dominating fashion, finishing more than 7 minutes ahead of the competition.
Round 11 of the 2011 GNCC brings the action to the Mountain Ridge in Somerset, Pennsylvania, September 24-25.
About GBC Motorsports: GBC Motorsports has been building ATV tires for over 30 years. Manufactured under the Greenball name initially, in 1995, GBC Motorsports was formed to focus on bringing to the ATV and Powersports market performance tires for every riding style. GBC Motorsport’s passion is to provide the highest quality, best value, and most innovative performance tires to the Powersports enthusiast.