GBC Race Report: GNCC Round 1 – River Ranch, FL

Anaheim, Calif. – March 16, 2012 –The 2012 GNCC race schedule kicked off this past weekend at the River Ranch in Lake Whales, Florida, and it was GBC’s Bryan Buckhannon leading the way with the overall top spot in the opening round. It is no surprise that many GBC racers rose to the challenge despite what many described as the toughest course they have ever seen.

New to the GBC Motorsports family, Bryan Buckhannon made a bold statement by not only winning the 4×4 Open class, but also taking the AM overall. Forrest Whorton opened the season with a win in the 4×4 Senior class, which he dominated in 2011 by winning 12 of 13 races.

In the highly competitive Pro Women’s class, GBC’s young guns Kylie Ahart and Kara Merritt placed 3rd and 4th respectively.

In the afternoon Pro race it was Johnny Gallagher leading the way for GBC with a 5th place finish in XC1 and a 5th place overall. Derisi Racing’s duo of Braden Henthorn and Eric Hoyland both fought their way onto the XC2 podium, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively and 6th and 7th overall.

Brycen Neal topped the College A class and also earned top Amateur honors. Jay Shadron and Kevin McKeown gave GBC the top 2 spots in the college B class, while AJ Koontz and David Reeves grabbed 1st and 2nd in the Junior A class.

With impressive results in Round 1 behind them, the GBC team will make quick preparations and head north for Round 2 at the General in Washington, Georgia this weekend.


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