This Has to Be The Craziest Finish in GNCC Racing History + Video

Seth Fargher
by Seth Fargher
You can't make this stuff up!

Last weekend’s X-Factor Whitetails GNCC race in Peru, Indiana started out like so many others this season. Walker Fowler lead much of the race and had a 10-second lead over second place as he approached the finish line. In what can only be described as a devastating turn of events, Fowler ran out of fuel just one hundred feet or so from the finish line.

In an effort to help the champ in a moment of need, several spectators jumped the barrier and aided Fowler in pushing his YFZ450R across the finish line. Unfortunately, this is against the official rules as riders must push the machine across the line under their own power. Though Fowler was penalized, it’s likely he would have achieved the same finish either way as the second through third place riders were not far behind him. In true Walker Fowler form, he shared a statement on his Facebook page clearing the air and letting the spectators know that he held no ill-will towards them and genuinely appreciates their efforts to help.

This video below captures the whole episode as well as the aftermath and Fowler’s response.

Seth Fargher
Seth Fargher

Growing up in Oregon, most of Seth's involvement in the powersports world was limited to what he saw in magazines and videos. Following a brief stint in the corporate world, Seth took a flying leap (literally) and moved to California to pursue a career in freestyle motocross. Though short lived, the opportunity immersed him in the industry and is now a well-established off-road writer.

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