GBC Race Report: GNCC 6 & WORCS 5

Another weekend full of racing has come and gone, and with it came several more class wins for GBC Motorsports riders. This time, GBC earned five GNCC class wins and one WORCS class win. More importantly, however, is the fact that as we near the halfway point of both series it is evident that all riders are putting in strong performances while staying healthy.

GBC Riders Rock the Limestone 100 GNCC
Hopes were high rolling into the second consecutive brand new facility for the Limestone 100 in Springville, Indiana, and both the track and the team of GBC Motorsports riders delivered.

Leading the way this weekend was sophomore XC1 rider Kevin Yoho, who led early and kept himself within the lead pack through the race, even setting the fastest lap on Lap 3. Yoho finished the race in a season best 6th place and has been steadily improving with each round. It appears that Kevin may be right on the verge of a breakthrough performance, serving notice that this quiet speedster from Ohio is the real deal. Johnny Gallagher put in another consistent run for 8th place and remains in the 6th position in the XC1 season standings.

Braden Henthorn’s rough start landed him in 13th at the completion of Lap 1, but he overcame these early difficulties and climbed all the way to a podium spot. Henthorn finished 2nd in the XC2 Pro-Am class, helping him maintain a slim points lead in the class standings. Randy Hamilton earned his first ever Pro-Am Top 5 finish and continues to improve rapidly in only his second year of GNCC competition.

Brycen Neal delivered his 3rd class win of 2012 in the ultra-competitive College A division, while Kevin McKeown took top honors in the College B class.

In some morning race action Bryan Buckhannon made it 5 wins in 6 races in the 4×4 Open class, enhanced by an impressive 2nd place Overall out of more than 230 riders. Forrest Whorton also earned his 5th win of the season in the 4×4 Senior class on his GBC Dirt Commander equipped Can-Am Outlander.

Ashley Barbee must have liked the feeling of winning in Kentucky just two weeks ago, because she made it two in a row by grabbing another Amateur Women’s class win. Kylie Ahart finished 4th in the Pro Women’s class, and is in 3rd in the season standings.

The GBC Motorsports team will return to GNCC action May 26-27 in Masontown, West Virginia for the Can-Am Mountaineer Run.

Kayla Smith a Class Winner at Race Town 395
WORCS ATV Racing traveled to Adelanto, CA for Round 5 of the 2012 season this past weekend, and one GBC Motorsports rider made an impression. Kayla Smith not only made her third appearance on the podium at Race Town 395 – she won her class and posted the 5th best overall time out of more than 40 SXS Production racers. The victory puts Smith in 4th place in the season standings in the SXS Production 700 class.

Fellow GBC driver Mitch Guthrie Jr. put up a season best 5th place finish in the SXS Production 1000 class, moving him up into a 5th place tie in the standings.

WORCS Racing will take competitors to On the Edge Raceway in Enterprise, UT for Round 6 of the season.

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