2017 Coastal Racing ATV Race
Brycen Neal back with Coastal
Racing for 2017
Waynesburg, PA (1/18/2017) -
Coastal Racing is pleased to announce its seven-rider
motorcycle and ATV lineup for the 2017 racing
season. Contesting the full Grand National Cross
Country (GNCC) Series and other select off-road
events across the country, the Coastal Racing
ATV and motorcycle race team will compete for
National Championships at the highest levels of
professional off-road racing.
On the two-wheeled side, ISDE Overall Gold Medalist
and Kentucky native Ryan Sipes will return to
the Coastal Racing team to compete in the XC1
Open Pro class aboard a Husqvarna FX350. Sipes,
who sat out half of the 2016 season due injury,
is healthy and ready to contest a championship
title this season.
Pennsylvania's Craig DeLong joins the Coastal
Racing Husqvarna-backed team for the second-consecutive
season where he will compete in the XC2 250 Pro
(16-24) class aboard a Husqvarna FX250. In 2016,
DeLong finished 2nd overall in the class with
one victory and seven podium finishes.
West Virginia native Layne Michael will once
again line up alongside his teammate DeLong in
the XC2 250 Pro class, where he will also compete
aboard a Husqvarna FX250. Michael finished 3rd
in the series in 2016 with three total wins and
six additional podium finishes under his belt.
The Coastal Racing team welcomes the addition
of 125cc World Enduro Champion Jack Edmondson
to its 2017 lineup. Edmondson, a native of Great
Britain, made his U.S. racing debut at the final
round of the GNCC Series in 2016 where he ran
inside the top five before succumbing to problems
late in the race. Edmondson will compete full-time
in the all-new XC3 125 Pro-Am class aboard a Husqvarna
On the ATV side, Ohio native Brycen Neal will
contest the XC1 Pro Championship aboard a Yamaha
YFZ450R. Neal rounded out the 2016 season with
the National No. 5, where he captured six podium
finishes throughout the season.
Neal is once again joined by teammate Eli Kiger,
who will make the jump to College A (16-21) this
season. Kiger was forced to sit out the end of
last season due to injury but the Pennsylvania
native is ready to go for the 2017 season aboard
his Yamaha YFZ450R. Coastal Racing's newest recruit
is Tennessee's Drew Landers, who will compete
alongside Kiger in the College A class aboard
a Yamaha YFZ450R.
The 2017 Grand National Cross Country Series
kicks off March 4 and 5 in Union, South Carolina.