GNCC & WORCS: Moose Racing On Podium
2010 GNCC & WORCS Motorcycle Racing
Both the WORCS and Can-Am GNCC Racing series’ wrapped up this past weekend with events in Mesquite, Nev. and Crawfordsville, Ind., respectively.
An uncharacteristically dry summer in Indiana created some dusty and challenging conditions at the Ironman GNCC but that didn’t stop more than 10,000 spectators from coming out and cheering on their favorite racers.
Newly crowned GNCC XC1-class champion, Josh Strang had a good ride going as he led just past the halfway point, but a clogged air filter brought on bike troubles and Strang would ultimately finish in 11th position.
Team rider, Jesse Robinson battled the tough conditions and a cold to take the early lead in the GNCC XC2 class but after three hours of intense riding, Robinson would finish with a hard-earned second place, less than a minute behind the winner.
Jesse Robinson says: “Once I got in the lead I put my head down but when I would charge I would start coughing, so I was never able to ride like I wanted to ride.”
With his second place finish at the Ironman GNCC, Robinson secured third overall in the championship points, earning himself two wins in the process.
Out west in Nevada, the final WORCS event of the season took place in Mesquite, Nev. with the top three positions in the Pro class still up for grabs.
The “Junkyard Dog” John Dowd made his second WORCS appearance of the season, Justin Soule was looking to earn himself the final podium spot in the overall standings, and recent Pro 2-class champion, Ryan Abbatoye stepped up to try his hand in the Pro class. Needless to say Moose Racing was well represented!
The two-hour long WORCS race was filled with multiple leaders, including Dowd, and plenty of drama. When the dust settled, Soule was the top Moose Racing rider in the Pro class via a third place finish. Despite his strong finish, Soule finished the season in fourth overall, collecting four podium WORCS finishes along the way.
With the absence of Abbatoye in the Pro 2 class, the door was left wide open for fellow Moose Racing rider, Corey Floyd to take home the win, his fourth podium finish of the season. Like Soule in the Pro class, Floyd earned himself fourth overall for the season in the competitive Pro 2 class.