Richardson stays perfect with XC2 win
Chris Bithell earned his first win since 2013 with an impressive performance on a very muddy course at the Limestone 1000 GNCC, round five of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country. Team Maxxis/FLY/Yamaha’s Chris Borich put together another solid performance, capturing second overall ahead of JMR/ATVRiders.com’s Jarrod McClure rounding out the podium in third.
McClure got off to a quick start, capturing the $250 AMSOIL XC1 Pro Holeshot Award as he led a string of racers into the woods on the opening lap.
N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha/Maxxis/Lonestar’s Walker Fowler to made his move into the lead during lap one, but a mechanical issue on lap three ended his day. Maxxis/B. Neal Motorsports’s Brycen Neal moved into the lead briefly before battling with Bithell. Neal also suffered a mechanical issue on lap three, ultimately ending his chances an overall podium finish.
Fasttrax/Wolf Racing’s Brian Wolf finished a season best fourth in the XC1 class ahead of GBC YAMAHA HMF’s Johnny Gallagher and Showhauler/Maxxis/Cycle Barn’s Landon Wolfe, who also had their best finishes of the season. CST/PirateMX.com/LSR/DeRisi/Tireblocks/SG’s and current points leader, Adam McGill experienced his worst finish of the season with a ninth overall.
In XC2 Pro Am, N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha/Maxxis/Lonestar’s Cole Richardson led wire-to-wire to claim the class victory ahead of RYCO Racing’s Cody Collier and Honda’s Martin Christofferson. Richardson remains undefeated in the 2015 season, and continues to hold the XC2 Pro Am points lead ahead of Martin Christofferson and Cody Collier.
The 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series resumes May 9 and 10 with the Dunlop Tomahawk in Odessa, NY.
Limestone 100 GNCC XC1 Results Chris Bithell (SUZ) Chris Borich (YAM) Jarrod McClure (HON) Brian Wolf (HON) Johnny Gallagher (YAM) Landon Wolfe (YAM) Adam McGill (HON) Braden Henthorn (HON) Kevin Yoho (YAM) Brycen Neal (YAM)
Overall XC1 Standings Adam McGill (122) Walker Fowler (95) Jarrod McClure (89) Chris Borich (86) Chris Bithell (78) Brycen Neal (76) Cole Richardson (71) Johnny Gallagher (56) Jay Shadron (52) Brian Wolf (50)