Team ITP Race Report: GNCC Round 13

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Dave Simmons ITP

ATV racers wrapped up the grueling 13-round Grand National Cross Country series this pas weekend in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. and Team ITP racers finished the season in style.

Dave Simmons ( Yamaha) raced to his ninth overall morning race victory and his 13th straight win in the Super Senior 45+ class. He’s the Muhammad Ali of amateur cross country ATV racing.

Glenn McConnell (Yamaha) won the finale by eight and a half minutes. His seventh victory of the season was just enough to secure the Masters (50+) class championship.

Patrick McGuire ITP

Matt Hanna, with Greg’s ATVs & Cycles in his corner, finished second in the XC2 Pro-Am finale, securing third-place in the standings.

Winning the title in that XC2 Pro Am class for Team ITP was Patrick McGuire (Yamaha), who finished fifth on Sunday.

Adam McGill ( Honda) fought through an up and down season with a respectable fourth place finish on Sunday and a fourth-place finish in the final standings.

Photos by Amy McConnell, XCountry Photos

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

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