BNR A Team Leads Parts Unlimited GNCC Dealer Challenge

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Thomas Koontz GNCC

With three rounds of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series in the books, the Parts Unlimited GNCC Dealer Challenge is well underway. Forty seven teams signed up for the program this year, which is designed to enhance the involvement of dealership support to racers in the series.

North Lima, Ohio’s BNR A Team currently leads the way with a full slate of ATV racers on board. Thomas Koontz (Junior A 22+) heads BNR with teammates Robert Smith (U2), Baby Mac (College A) and Kevin McKeown (College B) helping to put BNR on top of the leader board.

Caser, NC’s DeRisi Racing Woodhead team only trails BNR by 11 points in the overall standings with stellar performances so far by ATV riders Braden Henthorn, who secured his first win in the XC2 Pro Am class at round three, and teammates David Reeves (Junior A 22+), Brycen Neal (College A) and Kylie Ahart (Women).

The team edges out Greg’s ATV Team II, who currently sits in third place overall. Pat McGuire (XC2 Pro Am) leads the way with teammates Jordan Digby (90 Open 8-11), Dustin Dickerson (24+ C) and Aaron DeLancy (Senior B 38+), all putting in great finishes to put their team up front in the early stages of the competition.

Only a few points back in the fourth place position, it’s GT Thunder Team I, out of Millersburg, Ohio. GT Thunder Team I consists of ATV riders Dave Simmons (Masters 50+), Glenn McConnell (Masters 50+), Brayden Shick (Schoolboy A/B) and Tom Wright (Senior A 38+). And yet another Ohio-based team inside the top five is R2W2 of Toledo, made up of ATV racers Casey Repass (Vet A 28+), Rusty Repass (Senior B 38+), Schoolboy (13-15) rider Colton White and Vet B (30+) rider Daniel Webb.

The 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series heads to Union, SC for round four of racing at the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC Apr. 14-15, 2012.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

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