Cross country racers headed to the mountains of Kentucky for the second round of the 2013 KCCR Series and Kevin Cunningham came out a winner.
Hardwicks Creek KCCR took place on a pristine 7,000 acre plot of land that is nestled in the heart of mountain country about an hour east side of Lexington, Ky. The track was 8.5 miles long and consisted of many high speed field sections, tight technical woods, a few moderate hill climbs, and several creek crossings.
After finishing second at the AMA MAXC Opening Round co-sectioned by KCCR in Canaan, Ind, Cunningham made the most of his trip south to Hardwicks Creek. He was able to grab the holeshot in the Pro AA Class to take the early lead. Despite getting hung up and losing the lead briefly, Cunningham was able to put down an impressive charge to regain the lead to earn the win in the Pro AA Class by ten minutes ahead of second place.
“I started off good and I got the holeshot. I just wanted to put my head down and go with the flow and try to get out front and pace myself,” says Cunningham. “I ended up getting hung up around the 2-mile marker and three guys got around. I got back inline and got around them and tried to ride smart. I ended up getting a good win out of it.”
Finishing second in the KCCR Pro AA Class was Phillip Wall aboard his Dirt Work’s backed Honda TRX450R. Rounding out podium was Teixeira Tech’s Mike Pflum.
In the Open A Quad Class, Matt Wigal took the checkers on his Honda TRX450R. Placing second was Jason Street, while Cody Gibbs was third.
In the C (15-24yrs) Quad Class, Dustin Hoskins took the win aboard his Yamaha YFZ450R. Justin Haste placed second followed by Logan Johnson in third.
The KCCR Series will make its third stop for round 3 in Nashville, Ind. on June 29 to co-sanction with the AMA National MAXC Racing Series. Round 3 will take place at the AMA MAXC Big Nasty.