GNCC Racing Series
Round #13 - Ironman
October 28, 2017
Cody Miller Wins Ironman GNCC,
Ironman GNCC SXS & Single
Seat Race Report
Crawfordsville, IN (11/1/2017)
- Cody Miller had a race of firsts at the season
ending Ironman round of the AMSOIL GNCC Series
presented by Maxxis. He scored his first holeshot
of the season, won his first race of the year,
and clinched the GNCC championship for Yamaha,
its first. But it wasn’t at all easy and with
the points close at the end, the title chase definitely
came down the final round.
Overall UTV Podium (left to right)
Kyle Chaney (2nd), Cody Miller (1st),
Jamie McCoy (3rd)
Cold temperatures and snow were in the forecast
on race day. As in years past, the track was quickly
rutted and became slick. With tight woods, open
fields and a motocross section, the circuit had
a nice blend of different terrain.
Cody Miller was fast off the line in his Yamaha,
shocking everyone when he took an unlikely holeshot.
From there, a three-car battle developed with
Miller, his brother Hunter and Kyle Chaney all
in the mix.
Cody Miller grabbed his first holeshot
of the season
Hunter Miller tried to strike on one of the uphill
sections, but contact with Cody Miller sent him
back. Chaney briefly took the lead using lapped
traffic, but Cody Miller wasn’t going to be denied
and he took the lead in the motocross section
and went on to victory. Chaney finished second
and Jamie McCoy was third. Both were driving Can-Ams.
Miller found himself in a three way battle
for the win with Hunter Miller & Kyle
Chaney, but in the end, Cody claimed his
first win of the season & clinched
his 2nd straight XC1 UTV Championship
“That thing came out of the hole like a rocket,”
said Cody Miller. “Kyle and I were having a great
race. He didn’t give me any breathing room. We
got behind a lapper and Kyle got out ahead of
me. I finally got him in the motocross section
over here, but he gave me very few opportunities.”
The victory handed Cody Miller his second consecutive
GNCC title. It was also Yamaha’s first GNCC title
and second championship of the season. A Yamaha
driven by CJ Greaves won the TORC Pro Stock title.
Consistency is what made it happen for Cody Miller.
Along with his victory here, he scored three runner-up
finishes and two fourth-place runs.
“Thank God for consistency,” said Cody Miller.
“That’s what put me here in the center of the
box for the championship. My Yamaha, by far, is
one of the most reliable machines on the track.
Yamaha stood behind me this year and gave me great
support. It was a learning experience at first
and the car has gotten so much better every race.”
#1 Cody Miller
celebrates his 2nd Straight GNCC Pro XC1
UTV Championship at the Ironman GNCC
For Cody Miller, racing is more than just a vocation.
It’s a family tradition. Cody and Hunter Miller
both grew up racing ATVs and a hot line of competition
runs in their blood.
“I have to thank my mom and dad for the opportunity
of growing up in this environment,” said Cody
Miller. “I have a long history of racing and I
couldn’t have been here without their help. My
brother has been my main competition all of my