The Turner family’s Big Buck Facility in Cross Anchor, SC has been an annual stop on the GNCC tour for 18 years and counting. With its diverse terrain and signature red clay it is always a favorite stop for racers and spectators alike.
Jordan Phillips started things off in a big way for GBC Saturday morning with a win the in the 4×4 Pro class, also nothing top Utility Overall honors. The second win in three races solidifies Phillips as a contender for the inaugural 4×4 Pro title. Bryan Buckhannon put in another solid ride to land on the 4×4 Pro podium in 3rd place, while Rob Smith’s 4th place finish gave GBC three of the top four riders in the class.
Tanner Bowles grabbed his third win in the 4×4 A/B class and Terry Whiteside continues the GBC Utility class domination with yet another win in the 4×4 Senior class. In other morning race action, Pennsylvania native Shane Pitzer topped the Schoolboy C class.
The story of the afternoon race for GBC was the XC2 class, where three of the top five finishers were aboard GBC-equipped machines. Marty Christofferson has been steadily improving each race of 2014 and Round 4 marks the time where it all came together for the XC2 rookie, who grabbed his first podium finish. “I can’t say enough about how well my XC-Masters worked out there today, and I’m just so pumped to be up here on the box,” said Marty after his 2nd place finish.
Just behind Marty was BNR’s AJ Koontz, who rounded out the podium in 3rd place. Brody Livengood put in a great ride to secure 5th place after 2 hours of racing. The highly coveted Top Amateur award went to Daryk Pitzer, who topped the College A class for the first time in 2014.
Other outstanding rides by GBC supported racers included: Quincy Cunningham 2nd (WXC), Leroy Shook 3rd (Senior A/B), Todd Moskala 3rd (Vet B), Michael McAvoy 4th (Junior A), Kevin McKeown 4th (College A), and Chandler Burner 5th (16-18C)
The entire team of GBC Motorsports would like to send our condolences to Brandon Sommers and the Sommers family on the loss of Lazarus Sommers (founder and owner of GT Thunder) and his wife Mary Ann Sommers in a tragic accident while traveling to the Big Buck GNCC.
We will next see the GBC racers in action April 26-27 in Springville, IN for the Limestone GNCC. Be sure to check www.GBCMotorsports.com for a full lineup of ATV tires, and catch up with us on Facebook, Instagram andTwitter.