GBC Motorsports Enjoys a Successful Yamaha SXS & ATV Roundup

GBC's Johnny Gallagher completed 18 laps and won by two minutes in the grueling 2-hour King of the Mountain Challenge.

GBC’s Johnny Gallagher completed 18 laps and won by two minutes in the grueling 2-hour King of the Mountain Challenge.

GBC Motorsports returned as a sponsor of the 5th Annual Yamaha SXS & ATV Roundup, which took place this past Labor Day Weekend at Brimstone Recreation in Huntsville, TN. GBC reps and racers were on hand to celebrate in the festivities, participate in the competitions, and enjoy one of the best events of year.

GBC Motorsports supplied the Brimstone EMS crew with an ambulance.

GBC Motorsports supplied the Brimstone EMS crew with an ambulance.

Along with acting as an event sponsor, GBC Motorsports supplied the Brimstone EMS crew with a loaner SXS ambulance for year-round use. The event kicked off Friday with some open trail riding and the SuperATV.com Show and Shine competition. As more and more visitors rolled in, country music artist Tyler Farr took the stage to get the weekend’s festivities started.

Saturday featured several fun competitions and events throughout the Roundup festival area, including the GBC Motorsports Pole Bend. For the second year in a row, GBC Motorsports rider Randy Hamilton took top honors in the contest, and followed it up with his third straight obstacle course title. Saturday night was all about music though, as Jay Faires and Chris Janson opened for country music superstar Gretchen Wilson on the Yamaha main stage.

Gallagher was joined by 2nd place finisher Randy Hamilton (right) and Kevin Trantham (left) in third.

Gallagher was joined by 2nd place finisher Randy Hamilton (right) and Kevin Trantham (left) in third.

Sunday marked the main event, as hundreds of ATV and SXS racers prepared for the legendary King of the Mountain races. The ATVs started things off Sunday morning, and for most of the two-hour race GBC racers Johnny Gallagher and Randy Hamilton pushed the envelope. Hamilton followed closely for the first half of the race, but Gallagher’s experience and endurance helped him inch away over the final 45 minutes to take a two-minute victory. Along with the King of the Mountain title, Gallagher was awarded the King’s sceptre and the $2,000 purse. Kevin Trantham finished third.

Gallagher took home the King of the Mountian title, $2,000 dollars in cash, and the coveted King's sceptre.

Gallagher took home the King of the Mountian title, $2,000 dollars in cash, and the coveted King’s sceptre.

The SXS race did not feature a tight battle at the front like the ATV race did, as Danny Oliver and Chris Wilson of Sparta, TN jumped out to a huge lead. They converted that lead into a 5-lap victory over Andrew Kyle and Byron Tuttle of Cumberland Gap, TN in second and Nick and Misty Hoskins of London, KY in third.

GBC Motorsports is proud to support ATV and SXS racing and events like the Yamaha SXS & ATV Roundup held annually at Brimstone Recreation. For more information on GBC Motorsports tires visit HYPERLINK “http://www.gbcmotorsports.com”www.gbcmotorsports.com, and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest product and racing updates.

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