GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge
ATV & SxS Race ReCap
Anaheim, CA (8/27/2012) - The
GBC Motorsports Heartland Challenge has grown in
popularity each year since the inaugural event in
2008 to become one of the most prestigious ATV endurance
races in the United States. The 2012 edition featured
over 100 teams tackling the meticulously prepared
course in every conceivable class of ATV and UTV
Motorsports Heartland Challenge
- Carlisle, Iowa - August 16-18, 2012
Racing action began Friday evening with the Motoworks
Can-Am team led by Kyle Chaney taking the UTV
overall win. The Coastal Yokley Racing team led
much of the 4-hour event until a huge crash crippled
their machine and ended their race early.
Saturday morning’s youth action was highlighted
by the tenacious efforts of Team Yamaha, who was
able to recover for the overall win despite losing
a machine and some precious race time early in
GBC’s own Kory Ellis sounded the starting
horn to signal the beginning of the 10-hour main
event at 1:30pm on Saturday. All in attendance
were treated to an instant classic as the top
pro teams of Team Dirtworks and Team Yamaha engaged
in a back-and-forth battle that would last well
into the nighttime portion of the race.
Eventually the Yamaha team of Walker Fowler,
Gabe Phillips and GBC’s Johnny Gallagher
pulled a comfortable lead which they held to the
completion of lap 34 just after 11:30pm to take
the overall win and $6,000 payout.
Event photography provided by JK Photography.
To view more photos or to order prints from the
event visit http://jkfamilyphotography.com/f678799667
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