Kymco Riders Earn Podiums at Unadilla GNCC

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Kymco USA’s ATV team took first and second in the 4×4 Lites class, a second place finish in the 90cc Limited class, and a ninth place finish in the Sport (15+) class at the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) race at the historic Unadilla Valley Sports Complex in New Berlin, NY.

Kyle Golding took the checkered flag in the two-hour 4×4 Lites race atop his Kymco Maxxer 450i IRS, finishing just 1 min. 7 sec. ahead of teammate Zach Stoddard and his Maxxer 450i IRS. The victory positions Golding second in his class overall standings. Stoddard is third overall, 11 points behind Golding.

Kymco Team Rider Brendan Golding roared to a second place finish in the 90cc Limited race on his Mongoose 90R. The podium finish positions Brendan second in his class standings, only one point behind the leader.

In the two-hour Sport (15+) race, Taylor “Turbo” Stoddard scrambled to ninth place on his Mongoose 300. The hard-fought finish keeps Stoddard eighth in his class overall standings as the team prepares for the next GNCC race, Sept. 24, at Mountain Ridge in Somerset, Pa.

“This was awesome, absolutely awesome,” Kymco Team Race Manager Al Golding said upon seeing Kyle take the checkered flag. “We go through two weeks of prep for two hours of constant pounding on the guys and equipment. Now we go back to two weeks of prep to do it all over again.”

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

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