Following his first GNCC win of 2018 at Steele Creek two weeks ago, Thad Duvall is looking to keep his momentum rolling into South Carolina this Sunday.

 

Thad Duvall heads to Moree’s Sportman’s Preserve in Society Hill, South Carolina for the 3rd Annual CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC full of confidence this weekend. Ready to take up the battle again with points leader Kailub Russell who's winning run at the first three rounds of GNCC has built a 14 points cushion. 

Russell has his focus set on earning his sixth-straight National Championship, but Duvall is putting up stiff competition this season.

Hailing from Belton, South Carolina, just three hours west of Society Hill, are team-mates and brothers, Steward and Grant Baylor. Steward Baylor Jr. has had a consistent start to the 2018 season, finishing on the podium at the first three rounds. 

 

GNCC Camp Coker 2018 Steward Baylor Enduro21 560

Photo Credit: Ken Hill

 

After undergoing shoulder surgery during the off-season, Grant Baylor hasn’t had the best of luck coming into season thus far. Mechanical issues kept him from finishing the race at round four, and he is now facing a hand injury sustained while practicing.

JCR Honda’s Trevor Bollinger battled at the front of the pack at round four, and finished third overall in his hometown of Morganton, North Carolina. After the excitement of earning his first podium of the season in front of family and friends, Bollinger will once again be eager to fight for a top three finish.

XC2 250 Pro class

Ben Kelley has three-consecutive wins and leads the way in the XC2 250 Pro class points standings. Kelley currently tops Pascal Rauchenecker and defending XC2 250 Pro Champion, Josh Toth in the series standings. Sitting just outside of the top three is Craig Delong who will be competing to finish on the box this Sunday.

 

GNCC Camp Coker 2018 Craig Delong Enduro21 560

Photo Credit: Ken Hill

 

XC3 125 Pro-Am class 

Jesse Ansley controls the points lead from Cody Barnes, 10 points behind with Jason Raines holding onto the third place position. Two weeks ago it was Ansley taking the win in the FMF XC3 class, his second of the season, from Chris Venditti and Alex Teagarden.

The Moree’s Sportman’s Preserve, Society Hill event will also treat fans to a live concert from The New Black Seven at the Camp Coker GNCC on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. 

Admission to the concert is included with wristbands. Gate Admission for Adults (12 and over) is only $20, Kids (6-11) $10 and 5 and under get in free. 

 

Sunday’s race schedule: 

Youth bike racing at 8am, amateurs and women at 10am, pros and top amateurs take to the track at 1pm.

The event is co-sanctioned with SETRA, a series that produces local racing events in the southeast and will bring out a full slate of local racers. All local riders are invited and encouraged to compete in the event, as GNCC Racing offers classes for riders of all skill and experience levels. 

 

Overall National Championship Standings:

  1. Kailub Russell (115)
  2. Thad Duvall (101)
  3. Steward Baylor Jr. (83)
  4. Trevor Bollinger (72)
  5. Ben Kelley (65)
  6. Josh Strang (58)
  7. Layne Michael (52)
  8. Pascal Rauchenecker (48)
  9. Josh Toth (46)
  10. Craig Delong (36)

XC2 250 Pro Series Standings:

  1. Ben Kelley (115)
  2. Pascal Rauchnecker (88)
  3. Josh Toth (80)
  4. Craig Delong (70)
  5. Liam Draper (51)
  6. Austin Lee (44)
  7. Evan Smith (43)
  8. Nick Davis (40)
  9. Zack Hayes (39)
  10. Jonathan Johnson (38)

 

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