Adam McGill made a statement in his home state
of West Virginia on Saturday when he took the
win after a nail biting battle to the finish.
McGill was followed by HMF’s Chris Borich
and Reliable Tool Supply’s Chris Bithell.
The excitement took place at the second running
of the Mountaineer in Masontown, West Virginia.
The eighth round of Grand National Cross Country
racing featured mountainous terrain, sloppy
mud sections and a lot of rocks.
Racing's #521 Adam McGill grabbed the
Pro XC1 ATV Holeshot by edging out #13
Racing's Adam McGill pulled a 20 second
lead over Chris Borich in lap one,
but Borich tightened up the gap in
the final laps
Adam McGill started his day by grabbing the
Team Woodhead / DeRisi Racing Holeshot award
and led the pack of pros into the woods. McGill
put the hammer down and gapped second place
by 31.437 at the end of lap two. He continued
to charge even as Chris Borich and Chris Bithell
closed the gap on him. McGill did lose the
lead for a few miles near the end of the race,
but in true McGill fashion put on an exciting
show as the finish line approached.
McGill came flying through the last few turns
with Chris Borich just a wheel behind him.
The two bumped and banged all the way till
the final turn. Borich tried to take the inside
line and in an effort to block him McGill
cut in close. With so many quads and so little
space, Borich drilled the side of McGill’s
ATV. The pair seemed to lock up for a second,
before McGill was able to move forward and
take the win by less than a half a quad length.
The fans went wild, excitement was abundant
and adrenaline was pumping for both the racers
and the crowd.
#521 Adam McGill held the lead heading
into the finish, but #1 Chris Borich
wasn't going to give up the win without
a fight as the pair came together with
the checkered flag in sight
dust settled, McGill claimed his first
win of the year in front of cheering
homestate crowd, which boosted McGill
up into the 2nd spot in points
“The planets lined up, the moons, the
stars and all that stuff; it was just a good
day. I couldn’t have asked for much
better. My Baldwin engine was ripping all
day, all the Lonestar components were flawless
and my ITP tires hooked up everywhere,”
regarded McGill from the podium. This is McGill’s
first win of the season and the win boosted
him to second in overall points.
Maxxis Tire’s Chris Borich had an exciting
race, crossing the checkers in second. He
rode in second and third for much of the race
before a thrilling end of the race battle