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2017 GNCC Racing Series
Round #9 - John Penton
Millfield, OH
July 8, 2017

GNCC Racing Series

Walker Fowler Takes 8th Win at John Penton GNCC
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Millfield, OH (7/9/2017) - The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, continued today, July 8, in the Buckeye State with the 28th Annual Wiseco John Penton GNCC held at the popular Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio. After a substantial amount of rain fall the day before, track conditions were slippery and wet as WFR/Yamaha/Maxxis/Fly Racing’s Walker Fowler pushed his way from behind to another overall victory.
Pro ATV Podium GNCC Racing

GNCC Racing Pro XC1 ATV Podium (left to right)
Chris Borich (2nd), Walker Fowler (1st), Adam McGill (3rd)

Once the green flag waved on the ninth round of the GNCC series, CST/Induction Solutions/LSR/HiPer/Spider Graphix’s Adam McGill found himself in a favorable position and earned the $250 Wiseco Holeshot Award. Fowler remained in close proximity throughout most of the first lap until the eight-mile mark where he became tangled with a vine and he had to dismount his quad.

Adam McGill GNCC Racing

#521 Adam McGill grabbed the GNCC Pro XC1 ATV Holeshot

“We got down in the pro only section with some big rocks on a ridge,” explained Fowler. “And a big section of grape vine went through one a-arm, over the frame rail, under a foot peg, and out the back and it stopped the bike dead. Thankfully a young man named Gage and his friends jumped in and we got the bike flipped over and worked on it for forever, or so it felt like. When I finally got the bike going I was sitting third place in XC2.”

Walker Fowler GNCC Racing

Two-time GNCC Champion, Walker Fowler, got tangled up in a vine in the first lap, which had him battling through the pack for the rest of the race as he picked up spots with each passing lap

With Fowler now in the back of the pack, McGill focused on setting the pace up front with JMR/ATVriders.com’s Jarrod McClure and GBC/Canyon Motorsports/Fly Racing’s Landon Wolfe following. By the conclusion of the second lap, Chris Borich had worked his way into second with McClure right behind him.

Walker Fowler GNCC Racing

Yamaha's Walker Fowler took over the lead in the final lap to claim his 8th win of the season, which extends his points lead to 85 points

When the race reached its halfway point, Fowler had moved into sixth with McGill still leading the way. At the end of the third lap, McGill, Borich and McClure were within inches of each other, with fourth and fifth not too far behind.

As the leaders approached the hill climb, McGill was still accompanied by Borich, and as they emerged on the motocross track, the top-five were all wheel-to-wheel. Perhaps the biggest update was Fowler sitting in fourth right on the rear wheels of McClure. McGill, Borich, McClure and Fowler stayed in the same order as they raced through the infamous mulch pile.

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