Published on November 11th, 2011 | by Joe0
Team GBC Motorsports Saddles up for the “Dude Ranch”
Anaheim, Calif. – November 10, 2011 – Each April, famed country music singer Loretta Lynn opens up the pristine horseback trails of her Hurricane Mills, Tennessee ranch to ATVs for the oldest stop on the GNCC racing tour.
Known for its mountainous and rocky terrain, this facility is one of the year’s most torturous tests of both rider and machine. Originally slated for April 30-May 1, torrential rains forced a postponement of the event until this past weekend. With a facility as unique as this not even biblical flooding could wash away the excitement!
In the XC1 Pro ranks GBC’s Bryan Cook and Kevin Yoho engaged in an early battle that pushed them into an impressive 6th and 7th in the final standings. Jeff Pickens was in the mix with Cook and Yoho early on, but some late race issues held him to 9th place on the day.
XC2 Pro Am racer Eric Hoyland fought hard over the 2nd place position all day, coming up just one second short. Nevertheless, Hoyland landed his GBC-equipped Derisi Racing machine on the podium. Georgia native Richie Brown used the grip of his Ground Buster II rear tires to grab the XC2 holeshot award to start off the day.
Kristen Atwell put together another solid performance, finishing 2nd on the day in the final round of racing. She’ll end up in 3rd place in the Pro Womens class on the season.
In the earlier morning race, GBC rider Forrest Whorton notched yet another win in the 4×4 45+ class, bringing his win total to 12 in just 13 rounds of competition.
GBC Motorsports is proud of all of its riders for their hard work and dedication through the 2011 GNCC season. Keep an eye out for our End of Season Wrap-up next week. In the meantime, stop by and say hello on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gbcmotorsports and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gbcmotorsports.