GBC Racers Light Up the Podium
at Camp Coker GNCC
Anaheim, CA (4/28/2017)
- It was hot and humid in Society Hill,
SC as racers and spectators gathered for Round
6 of the Grand National Cross Country series,
but the challenging conditions were not enough
to keep GBC Motorsports racers from finishing
on the podium at the Camp Coker Bullet.
Rob Smith put in the run of the day for GBC Motorsports
racers aboard his Dirt Commander-equipped Can-Am.
Smith matched his 2016 season-best performance
with a 2nd place finish in the stacked 4x4 Pro
class, claiming the 2nd best overall time in the
Racer Doug Robey has his GBC Motorsports Dirt
Commander equipped Can-Am firing on all cylinders,
winning the 4x4 A class and earning his best overall
ranking with an 11th place finish. Fellow GBC
rider Matt Ewart joined Robey on the 4x4 A podium
with a 3rd place finish, good for 20th overall.
Katelyn Osburn and Kara Merritt have been consistent
this season and proved that the warm weather could
not slow them down. Osburn's 3rd place finish
was her fourth podium of the season in the WXC
class, and Merritt finished just minutes later
in 4th place. Silver Masters rider Paul Holleron
scored 3rd place in his class, bringing GBC's
podium tally to four in the 10am race.
As the day heated up, so too did the competition
with the top level sport ATV classes taking to
the course. GBC racers fought valiantly in the
stacked XC1 Pro class, and once again it was Landon
Wolfe leading the way with a 6th place finish.
Tucker Wyatt grabbed the number 8 spot, followed
by Johnny Gallagher in 9th and Marty Christofferson
So far this season the XC2 Pro-Am class has been
dominated by GBC's Devon Feehan, but the Honda
rider could not pull off another back-to-back
class win. Instead it was Matt Lindle with the
fastest time for GBC Motorsports, taking 2nd place
in the class and 9th overall. Feehan's 4th place
finish was his first podium miss of the season,
but his strong season start has him atop the XC2
Another dynamic GBC Motorsports duo scored the
top two spots in the Vet A class. Longtime GBC
racer Jeff Pickens tore up the Camp Coker course
aboard his Ground Buster III and XC-Master tires.
In addition to claiming the Vet A victory, Pickens
laid down the 2nd best overall time among the
amateur classes. Fellow GBC rider Tom Koontz put
in a solid race himself, earning 2nd place and
bringing the GBC Motorsports podium tally to a
total of seven on the day.