Hunter Hart Wins GNCC Youth Championship
The 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Youth ATV Championship has been won by Hunter Hart of Newfield, NY.
Hart dominated the ATV 90 Open (8-11) class all season long, sweeping every round except for his home state race at Unadilla when he sat out with a broken arm. Hart healed up and continued to edge out tough competition including Cody Collier, Blaine Martin, Zachary Jones, Josh Simmons and Charlie Welch – all who contested Hart for the Overall lead until the final round of racing. Hart, an 11-year-old sixth grader, goes down in GNCC Racing history as the youngest Youth Overall champion on the circuit.
“GNCC Youth racers are the future of the sport and Racer Productions would like to congratulate all Youth competitors on a well-done 2011 season,” says Trail Boss Jeff Russell.
Youth ATV racers compete on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. for one hour on a specially designed course throughout the woods, mimicking the very same obstacles that GNCC Pros see in the afternoon race.
Hart and the rest of the 2011 GNCC Champions will be honored at this year’s GNCC Awards Banquet Dec. 2 and 3 in Morgantown, WV at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center. The top 10 ATV racers in each class will receive awards on Friday, Dec. 2.
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