Video highlights and results from the the Mason Dixon GNCC, round 11 of the 2019 championship – Thad Duvall got his fourth win of the season ahead of Ricky Russell as Kailub Russell suffers a mechanical. 

 

Among dry and dusty conditions in southern Pennsylvania, Thad Duvall took his fourth victory of the 2019 season at the Mason-Dixon GNCC ahead of Ricky Russell and Trevor Bollinger in third.

The dusty track conditions proved difficult for many riders but Duvall and the Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna team had it dialled to the chequered flag for a win which cuts Kailub Russell’s championship lead to 37 points with two rounds remaining. 

Kailub Russell was not the only rider to suffer bike problems, particularly with completely shot air filters in the dusty conditions – his KTM teammate Ben Kelley also lost out. Luckily for Kailub, a team member with a spare filter swapped it and after a bump start he came home in sixth for some points. 

Ricky Russell placed second after a hard-fought race swapping positions until the white flag lap where he made it stick. 

Despite a sixth place start, Trevor Bollinger pushed as others struggled to land the final podium spot. Bollinger has been battling with illness the last months but with this third place finish it looks like he’s getting back. 

First ever XC2 Pro class win for Liam Draper

2019 champion Ben Kelley moved up to the XC1 Pro class this weekend leaving the path clear for Liam Draper to take his first ever win in the XC2 class win. Craig Delong clinched second place after having to battle his way to the front and Evan Smith rounded the podium. 

Jake Forman takes his first ever win at the FMF XC3 125cc class

The FMF XC3 125cc class saw changes throughout the race with Jake Forman coming out on top to take his first ever win. Class leader Jesse Ansley managed to hold back Chase Colville’s attacks to cross the line in second. After leading the race for a while Colville was forced to a long pit stop due to bike issues but regrouped for third. 

Tayla Jones tops the WXC class

After exchanging the lead with Becca Sheets throughout the race, Tayla Jones made a last lap pass to claim the win. Sheets came second with Korie Steede finishing third to earn her first ever WXC podium finish. 

XC1 Pro results:

  1. Thad Duvall (HQV)
  2. Ricky Russell (YAM)
  3. Trevor Bollinger (HQV)
  4. Andrew Delong (HON)
  5. Layne Michael (HQV)
  6. Kailub Russell (KTM)
  7. Josh Toth (KTM)
  8. Benjamin Kelley (KTM)
  9. Chris Venditti (KAW)
  10. Takanori Nakajima (YAM)

Overall 2019 GNCC Championship standings with two rounds remaining:

  1. Kailub Russell (295)
  2. Thad Duvall (258)
  3. Steward Baylor Jr. (198)
  4. Ben Kelley (166)
  5. Trevor Bollinger (162)
  6. Ricky Russell (123)
  7. Andrew Delong (121)
  8. Josh Strang (103)
  9. Jordan Ashburn (113)
  10. Josh Toth (107)

XC2 250 Pro results:

  1. Liam Draper (KTM)
  2. Craig Delong (HQV)
  3. Evan Smith (HQV)
  4. Austin Lee (HON)
  5. Zach Hayes (KTM)
  6. Ben Parsons (HQV)
  7. Jesse Groemm (KTM)
  8. Dylan Yearbury (YAM)
  9. Samuel Evans (KTM)

XC2 250 Pro 2019 series standings:

  1. Benjamin Kelley (300)
  2. Michael Witkowski (189)
  3. Craig Delong (188)
  4. Evan Smith (183)
  5. Liam Draper (172)
  6. Austin Lee (164)
  7. Ryder Lafferty (145)
  8. Jonathan Johnson (137)
  9. Alex Teagarden (123)
  10. Ben Parsons (113)

 

Next stop for the GNCC series is the Mountaineer GNCC at Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, in October 12 - 13.

More GNCC information and full results: GNCC.com 

Full race playback: RacerTV.com 

Photo Credit: Ken Hill
 
 
 
 
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