West Virginia's Adam McGill Brings the Noise at
Gets Back to
Winning Form in front of Home Crowd
SNOWSHOE, W. Va. (September 13, 2008) -- Adam
McGill admitted he used the summer break from
the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series
to get back into the game. Into the game he got
Saturday as McGill, who lives just west of
Clarksburg, W. Va., won Saturday's Pro ATV
portion of the Moose Racing Snowshoe GNCC. The
race marked the beginning of the fall swing for
America's largest off-road racing series.
Winner Adam McGill (center) celebrates
with Bill Ballance (left) and Jarrod
McGill (No. 5 KTM) traded the lead twice with
Chris Borich (No. 2 Team Rockstar/Suzuki) and
just held off eight-time GNCC Champion Bill
Ballance (No. 1 Yamaha) at the end to notch the
victory, his fourth this season. Jarrod McClure
(No. 14 ATVRiders.com/Honda) finished third,
marking his second podium of the season.
McGill now has the most victories of any single
Pro rider on the tour. The victory was also
McGill's first since late April.
"It was a
phenomenal thing to run up front and to get a
win at home," said McGill. "We had some bad luck
the whole way, but the team always stayed behind
me. They kept their heads down and worked hard."
Ballance, who was still suffering the after
effects of a two broken ribs sustained last week
while practicing for this race, was right on
McGill's rear bumper throughout the final lap
around the 14-mile course.
"I have a huge
amount of respect for Bill, both on a
professional and personal level," said McGill.
"It was a little scary seeing him behind me at
the end, but I just put the pedal to the metal
on this KTM and I had the bike I needed at the
"The crew really did a great job putting
this bike together," concluded McGill.
Ballance retains the points lead going into the
next race, scheduled for Sept. 27 in New Berlin,
The Moose Racing Snowshoe GNCC continues
tomorrow with a full card of motorcycle racing.
SNOWSHOE, W. Va. (Sept. 13, 2008) --
Results of Saturday's Can-Am Grand National
Cross Country Pro ATV race at Snowshoe Mountain
(Showing finishing position, rider, bike number,
bike brand, and hometown):
Adam McGill, 5, KTM, West Union, W. Va.
Bill Ballance, 1, Yamaha, Smiths Grove, Ky.
3. Jarrod McClure, 14,
Honda, Kaska, Pa.
Johnny Gallagher, 783, Yamaha, Aurora, Ohio.
5. Brandon Sommers, 784,
Yamaha, Millersburg, Ohio.
Chris Borich, 2, Suzuki, Sunbury, Pa.
Ryan Lane, 18, Honda, Bicknell, Ind.
Jeffrey Pickens, 22, Honda, Uniontown, Pa.
Matthew Smiley, 4, Honda, Kunkletown, Pa.
William Yokley, 11, Honda, Tompkinsville, Ky.
11. Brandon Ballance, 5002, Yamaha,
12. Bryan Baker, 38,
Polaris, Knob Noster, Mo.
Cook, 8, Honda, Casar, N.C.
Kiser, 7, KTM, Alva, Fla.
Hess, 23, Honda, Muenster, Texas.
Sloan Jackson, 79, Honda, Lebanon, Ind.
Todd Demaree, 26, Honda, Versailles, Ind.
Chris Bithell, 3, Can-Am, Irwin, Pa.
Brent Sturdivant, 12, Can-Am, Montrose, W. Va.
CAN-AM CLEANS UP...Can-Am won all
three Utility Class races on Saturday. Can-Am
riders Michael Swift (4X4 Unlimited), Jerime
Dudding (4X4 Lites) and Scott Kilby (4X4 Open)
all carried the Can-Am colors into victory lane.
Yokley commemorative coin
WEATHER WOES...Though fog and rain enveloped
Snowshoe Mountain early on Saturday, slight
schedule changes and hard work by the GNCC staff
allowed Junior and Amateur ATV racing to go with
little drama. The fog lifted late in the
morning, allowing the afternoon events to run
under partly cloudy skies.
COMMEMORATES...William Yokley was honored this
weekend by sponsor The National Guard with
commemorative coins featuring a likeness of
GRAND PRIX...Saturday's ATV
racing featured Grand Prix-style starts, running
down the main road in front of Snowshoe Village.SPOTTED...ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV
Pro National Championship standout rider Pat
Brown competed in Saturday's XC-1 Pro Class
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About GNCC Racing:
The Can-Am Grand National Cross
Country series is America’s premier off-road
racing series. The 13-round championship series
is produced exclusively by Racer Productions and
has run since 1973. Cross country racing is one
of the most physically demanding sports in the
world. The nearly three-hour long GNCC races
lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks
ranging from eight to twelve miles in length.
With varied terrain including hills, woods, mud,
dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events
are tests of both survival and speed. GNCC
Racing will air weekly television shows on the
Versus network starting August 2. GNCC featured
sponsors include Can-Am, Parts Unlimited, Moose
Racing, Maxxis, Pirelli, Wiseco, Acerbis, Elka,
Geico, Klotz, FMF, ITP and Weekend Warrior, and
riders compete for over $3 million in series
prizes and contingency money. Associate sponsors
include Alpinestars, Cometic, HiPer Technology,
Laegers, Moose Utility Division, The National
Guard, Powersport Grafx, REM, Scott, Thor, Tire
Balls, Twin Air, Ogio, Rekluse, and MotoTee’s.
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