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GBC Race Report: Kayla Smith on Podium at WORCS 7 - 08/10/2012

 GBC Motorsports headed to Anza, CA this past weekend as the WORCS ATV series made its seventh stop of the season at Cahuilla Creek MX.

GBC Motorsports’ Kayla Smith continues to develop as an excellent Side-by-Side pilot with another impressive race at Cahuilla Creek. Smith overcame the hot and dusty conditions to finish in 2nd for the second consecutive race in the SXS Production 700 class. Kayla’s efforts were good enough for 5th overall of the Side-by-Sides and moved a few points closer to a top 3 spot in the standings.

The next and final round of the 2012 WORCS ATV series is slated for September 14-16 at Honolulu Hills in Taft, CA. Get the latest GBC Motorsports racing news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

 GBC Motorsports headed to Anza, CA this past weekend as the WORCS ATV series made its seventh stop of the season at Cahuilla Creek MX.

GBC Motorsports’ Kayla Smith continues to develop as an excellent Side-by-Side pilot with another impressive race at Cahuilla Creek. Smith overcame the hot and dusty conditions to finish in 2nd for the second consecutive race in the SXS Production 700 class. Kayla’s efforts were good enough for 5th overall of the Side-by-Sides and moved a few points closer to a top 3 spot in the standings.

The next and final round of the 2012 WORCS ATV series is slated for September 14-16 at Honolulu Hills in Taft, CA. Get the latest GBC Motorsports racing news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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GBC Race Report: GNCC Round 9 - 07/12/2012

After battling the best off-road ATV racers in the world at 8 events during the last 4 months, the team of GBC Motorsports athletes had one final obstacle in the form of triple digit race day temps to conquer before entering the 8-week break from GNCC racing action.

Starting things off right in the morning race it was once again the dynamic duo of Bryan Buckhannon and Forrest Whorton grabbing class wins in the 4x4 Open and 4x4 Senior classes. To illustrate the dominance of these two riders in 2012, each of them need only score 1 podium finish in their respective classes in the remaining four rounds to secure the class championship. 

BNR’s Rob Smith has been steadily improving all year and placed his Dirt Commander equipped Can-Am on the Utility Overall podium for the first time, with a 3rd place overall and 2nd place in the U2 class.

When the afternoon race lined up temperatures had reached upwards of 102 degrees and all in attendance knew that only the strongest would survive this brutal test of man and machine. In XC1 competition Kevin Yoho had a stellar ride spending much of the day inside the top 5 before a crash late in the race dropped him to 7th on the day. Following Kevin home in 8th place was the veteran Johnny Gallagher.

Despite a last lap mishap that saw him lose one of his riding boots, DeRisi Racing’s Braden Henthorn topped the XC2 class for his 2nd win of the season and now sits only 11 points out of the points lead. “My GBC tires worked awesome out there today,” Henthorn said from the podium. “I grabbed the lead about halfway and thought I had it in the bag until I ran my leg over on the last lap and ripped my boot off. I wanted this win so badly I just hopped back on the bike, left my boot behind and high-tailed it to the finish.” Joining Henthorn on the XC2 class podium in 3rd place was his teammate Eric Hoyland.

AJ Koontz topped the Junior A class for the 4th time this season and is locked in a tight points battle for the class championship as well. Brycen Neal came up just seconds short of another College A class win and overall amateur award, ultimately settling for 2nd place. Close behind Neal was Brody Livengood who matched his season high 4th place on the day.

Other standout performances included Kevin McKeown’s 2nd place in the College B class, James Reeves’ 3rd place in the Junior A class, and Ashley Barbee’s 2nd place in Women’s Amateur class.

GBC Motorsports’ GNCC athletes will enjoy an 8 week break before returning to action September 15th in New Berlin, NY at the famed Unadilla facility. Be sure to check in on your favorite GBC riders throughout the racing season by visiting our Facebook (www.facebook.com/gbcmotorsports) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/gbcmotorsports) pages.

After battling the best off-road ATV racers in the world at 8 events during the last 4 months, the team of GBC Motorsports athletes had one final obstacle in the form of triple digit race day temps to conquer before entering the 8-week break from GNCC racing action.

Starting things off right in the morning race it was once again the dynamic duo of Bryan Buckhannon and Forrest Whorton grabbing class wins in the 4x4 Open and 4x4 Senior classes. To illustrate the dominance of these two riders in 2012, each of them need only score 1 podium finish in their respective classes in the remaining four rounds to secure the class championship. 

BNR’s Rob Smith has been steadily improving all year and placed his Dirt Commander equipped Can-Am on the Utility Overall podium for the first time, with a 3rd place overall and 2nd place in the U2 class.

When the afternoon race lined up temperatures had reached upwards of 102 degrees and all in attendance knew that only the strongest would survive this brutal test of man and machine. In XC1 competition Kevin Yoho had a stellar ride spending much of the day inside the top 5 before a crash late in the race dropped him to 7th on the day. Following Kevin home in 8th place was the veteran Johnny Gallagher.

Despite a last lap mishap that saw him lose one of his riding boots, DeRisi Racing’s Braden Henthorn topped the XC2 class for his 2nd win of the season and now sits only 11 points out of the points lead. “My GBC tires worked awesome out there today,” Henthorn said from the podium. “I grabbed the lead about halfway and thought I had it in the bag until I ran my leg over on the last lap and ripped my boot off. I wanted this win so badly I just hopped back on the bike, left my boot behind and high-tailed it to the finish.” Joining Henthorn on the XC2 class podium in 3rd place was his teammate Eric Hoyland.

AJ Koontz topped the Junior A class for the 4th time this season and is locked in a tight points battle for the class championship as well. Brycen Neal came up just seconds short of another College A class win and overall amateur award, ultimately settling for 2nd place. Close behind Neal was Brody Livengood who matched his season high 4th place on the day.

Other standout performances included Kevin McKeown’s 2nd place in the College B class, James Reeves’ 3rd place in the Junior A class, and Ashley Barbee’s 2nd place in Women’s Amateur class.

GBC Motorsports’ GNCC athletes will enjoy an 8 week break before returning to action September 15th in New Berlin, NY at the famed Unadilla facility. Be sure to check in on your favorite GBC riders throughout the racing season by visiting our Facebook (www.facebook.com/gbcmotorsports) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/gbcmotorsports) pages.

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GBC Race Report: Dirt Series 4 - 07/11/2012

The Dirt Series is quickly becoming one of the premier motocross-style race series in Southern California, and GBC Motorsports is proud to be a part of the ever-growing excitement. GBC Motorsports riders are leading the charge aboard their Bomb Squad MX tires as the series reaches its halfway point.

GBC’s Dylan Dixon is having a breakout season in the 450 Pro class but did not race this round at Competitive Edge MX Park. Dixon holds on to a solid points lead after winning each of the first three rounds.

Joey Berg was coming off of two straight wins in the 450 Pro-Am class. Berg experienced some difficulties and finished Round 4 in 7th, but retains his 2nd place position in the class standings.

GBC’s Quad Open racer Javier Palacios continues to put together an impressive season, notching his second victory at the Hesperia, CA track. Palacios leads the class standings thanks to four straight podium appearances.

250 Open rider Justin Luna made his second podium appearance of the season with a 3rd place finish. Despite missing the first round of racing, Justin is in 4th in his class and looks to continue climbing the rankings.

GBC Motorsports swept the podium in the 450 Intermediate class, as Justin Christensen won his second straight race. Esteban Velasquez and Paul Velasquez took 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Kayla Smith continues to find success with her GBC Dirt Commander equipped Teryx. Smith kept her perfect season alive with her fourth straight UTV 700 win and holds a commanding lead in the standings.

The next round of Dirt Series racing is yet to be scheduled. Stay tuned to our Facebook page [http://www.facebook.com/gbcmotorsports] and the Dirt Series Facebook page [http://www.facebook.com/TheDirtSeries] to catch all Dirt Series updates in coming weeks.

The Dirt Series is quickly becoming one of the premier motocross-style race series in Southern California, and GBC Motorsports is proud to be a part of the ever-growing excitement. GBC Motorsports riders are leading the charge aboard their Bomb Squad MX tires as the series reaches its halfway point.

GBC’s Dylan Dixon is having a breakout season in the 450 Pro class but did not race this round at Competitive Edge MX Park. Dixon holds on to a solid points lead after winning each of the first three rounds.

Joey Berg was coming off of two straight wins in the 450 Pro-Am class. Berg experienced some difficulties and finished Round 4 in 7th, but retains his 2nd place position in the class standings.

GBC’s Quad Open racer Javier Palacios continues to put together an impressive season, notching his second victory at the Hesperia, CA track. Palacios leads the class standings thanks to four straight podium appearances.

250 Open rider Justin Luna made his second podium appearance of the season with a 3rd place finish. Despite missing the first round of racing, Justin is in 4th in his class and looks to continue climbing the rankings.

GBC Motorsports swept the podium in the 450 Intermediate class, as Justin Christensen won his second straight race. Esteban Velasquez and Paul Velasquez took 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Kayla Smith continues to find success with her GBC Dirt Commander equipped Teryx. Smith kept her perfect season alive with her fourth straight UTV 700 win and holds a commanding lead in the standings.

The next round of Dirt Series racing is yet to be scheduled. Stay tuned to our Facebook page [http://www.facebook.com/gbcmotorsports] and the Dirt Series Facebook page [http://www.facebook.com/TheDirtSeries] to catch all Dirt Series updates in coming weeks.

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GBC Race Report: Kayla Smith Continues to Impress - 06/20/2012

 

Round 6 of the 2012 WORCS ATV series took competitors to On the Edge Raceway in Central, Utah this weekend. The rough course paired with heat and dust made for a difficult race, with several racers experiencing substantial mechanical problems.



Despite the challenging terrain and conditions, GBC’s Kayla Smith piloted her Rhino to a 2nd place finish in the SXS 700 Production class. Coming off of a class win in the previous round, this finish marked her 4th podium appearance of the series while also earning an 6th place overall SXS finish.

Smith has been enjoying a successful racing season in 2012 in a variety of race series, thanks in part to her GBC Dirt Commanders. According to her team the 8-ply SXS tires “held up perfectly to the brutal conditions of this track,” which included rocky terrain, water crossings and silt beds.

Look for Smith and other GBC racers this weekend at Round 3 of the Dirt Series at Pala Raceway, Round 5 of the Yamaha Quad-X Series at Speedworld MX, and Round 8 of GNCC Racing at the Motosport.com Snowshoe. Visit us online at www.gbcmotorsports.com for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on ATV/UTV products, events and races.